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Lhasa

Lhasa is the spiritual, political, cultural & economic center of Tibet. City Tour can be available all year around. It is very comfortable during Apr. to early Oct. Fewer people come in winter, that you will have the place largely to yourself, and the tour cost is much lower than the high season.  There’s enough to see in and around Lhasa. Potala Palce, Jorkang Temple, Sera, Gandan, Namsto Lake will give you a fantastic stay in Lhasa. 

Potala PalacePotala Palace
Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. View More


Jokhang TempleJokhang Temple
Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace , the Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. View More


Sera MonasterySera Monastery
Sera Monastery in the northern suburbs of Lhasa-the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism. Sera Monastery developed over the centuries as a renowned place of scholarly learning, training hundreds of scholars, many of whom have attained fame in the Buddhist nations. View More


Drepung MonasteryDrepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery (literally “Rice Heap” monastery) lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect. Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic study. View More


Norbulinka Summer PalaceNorbulinka Summer Palace
The Norbulingka, meaning Jewel Park, lies three kilometers (two miles) west of the Potala, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780's up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View More


Ganden MonasteryGanden Monastery
Ganden Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4,300m. Its full name is Ganden Namgyal Ling. Ganden means "joyful" and is the Tibetan name for Tuṣita, the heaven where the bodhisattva Maitreya is said to reside. Namgyal Ling means "victorious temple". View More


Barkhor StreetBarkhor Street
Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square in the old part of the city located around Jokhang Temple and was the most popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals. The one-kilometer-long street's path is deep, silent along with Tibetan style architecture that filled the air with profound ancient culture. About 6,000 people are now living along Barkhor Street. Business is quite busy here and tourists at home and abroad are curiously searching exotic stuffs. View More


Namtso LakeNamtso Lake
Namtso, or Lake Nam, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and should not be missed by any traveler to Tibet. In Tibetan, Namtso means "Heavenly Lake." It is famous for its high altitude and imposing scenery. The lake lies at an elevation of 4,718 m, and has a surface area of 1,920 square kilometers. This salt lake is the largest lake in Tibet. View More


Nechung MonasteryNechung Monastery
Nechung Monastery, easily reached on the way down from Drepung, was the home of the State Oracle of Tibet and abode of protector deity Pehar. Nechung is well worth a visit for its historical role as the seat of the Tibetan State Oracle.

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Drak Yerpa HermitageDrak Yerpa Hermitage
Built on a hillside with more than 80 meditation caves, Drak Yerpa is described as the “life tree” or spiritual axis of Lhasa. The peaceful site offers lovely views and is a great day trip from Lhasa. So it has attracted many eminent monks to practice. Visiting and worshiping here will have a good luck. View More