02 Tibet Lhasa
Lhasa is the beautiful capital city of Tibet and also the political, cultural and economic center of the Tibetan region. Situated at an altitude of 3490 m (11450 ft), Lhasa is where most travelers begin their exploration of wonderful Tibetan culture and landscape.
Lhasa means “place of the gods” in Tibetan language. Because of its importance in Tibetan history, the city hosts a great number of world renowned attractions. Among them are the magnificent Potala Place, important religious sites such as Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery, and various popular points of interest like Barkhor Street and Lhasa Carpet factory.
Lhasa is a great travel destination all year round. Summer is the peak season, while winter is less crowded but offers great deals. Lhasa is easily accessible by air, train or bus. You can choose a short Lhasa city tour to visit the major sights in town. You can also opt for a long trip that includes many other significant sites outside the city. After your time in Lhasa, it is easy to venture from here into faraway Tibetan wonders. We regularly organize trips for destinations such as Lake Yamdrok, Tashilunpo Temple, and Mt. Everest, etc.
|Visa requirements||For foreign travelers visiting Tibet, you will need valid Chinese visa and all the necessary Tibet travel permits.|
|Languages||Tibetan, Mandarin, English|
|Currency||Chinese Yuan (CNY)|
|Area (km2)||30,000 square kilometers (11,583 square miles)|
|Country name||Tibet, China|