Lhasa Attractions

Lhasa attractions center around Tibetan Buddhism of which Lhasa is the capital. The Potala Palace, home of the divinely chosen Tibetan ruler (the Dalai Lama) for centuries, is quite unlike anything else the world has to offer. Buddhist monasteries, temples, hermitages and nunneries surround the city. Barkhor Street is the circuit for pilgrims.

The tourist attractions around Lhasa are rich in Tibetan culture and set in a landscape of austere beauty that inspires religious devotion. Experience the essence of Tibet with our Lhasa tours. Put your mind at ease — we are a trusted tour operator who know how to take the stress out of travel.

Questions and Answers About Lhasa Attractions

John Ho 2012-12-16
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We plan to visit Lhasa in July 2013. Are we allowed to wander around and go to all the tourist attractions on our own or must we go on an organized tour? Can we cover Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Gandan monastery and maybe Namtso Lake in 3 days?Must our group leave Lhasa at the same time, same day and to the same destination and by the same mode of travel?

Hi John, how many people in your group, please? Since this May, the Tibet government changes the regulation for Tibet Travel Permit (this document is the must for visitors to visit Tibet besides China visa) -The minimum number requires 5 people in each group with the same nationality and enter Tibet from the same destination on the same flight on the same date.

You can visit all these places on a private tour, but you need a tour guide to be with you, which is required by the government.

Yes, your group have to  leave Lhasa at the same time, same day and to the same destination and by the same mode of travel.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-18
Abbas 2012-04-14
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We are planning to visit Tibet in August. Is this the good time to travel to Tibet?
Dear Abbas, August is in the summer vacation of the students in China and, so there would be overcrowded and the flights tickets would be a bit higher than the normal situations. Moreover, as being at the high altitude, the temperature in August would be higher than other places in China. I suggest you travel to Tibet in Spring or Autumn as the weather may be cool and you would feel comfortable to enjoy the beautiful and unique scenery there. Hope it helps. Candice Song replied on 2012-04-16
peiyi 2012-01-20
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we would like to visit tibet but pretty worried about the altitude , any suggestion.I am rather weak person and have longed to visit tibet.
Hi Peiyi, I suggest that you consult your doctor for suggestion. In Tibet, you need to pay attention to your physical condition, giving time to acclimatize to the altitude to avoid altitude sickness. Do not run or do strenuous exercise, and take effective measures to prevent sunburn, drink lots of water and rest well especially on the first day of arrival. See Altitude Sickness. Traveling to Tibet with chronic sickness, hypertension or if you have heart disease is unwise. If you have a cold or fever, it is not advisable to go to Tibet, as they can easily turn into pneumonia, which can be fatal in low-oxygen highland areas. See here for more tips travel in Tibet:http://www.chinahighlights.com/tibet/travel-tips.htm Michael Hu replied on 2012-01-21
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