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Best Things To Do in Lhasa

For any tourist wishing to have an experience of a lifetime, there is nothing better than a vacation with so many eclectic things to do in Lhasa. The land of spirit and dream is a great destination to visit, whether you travel goal is pilgrimage, adventure or just a leisure vacation. Following a thousand years of changes, it has figured out how to hold its antiquated royal residence, thick with religious history, its old sanctuaries, relics and avenues while at the same time keeping pace with current society. Guests have every reason to take inspiration and visit the decent attractions of Lhasa when they come to Tibet. A day trip into the countryside of Lhasa reveals the monastic ruins and restorations of Ganden, passing monks on the way to isolated shrines and enjoying fantastic panoramas across the valley.

Lhasa is also known as "the City of Sunlight" for it enjoys much more sunshine than most places in the world. As the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa boasts numerous well-preserved Buddhist constructions, most of which are mysterious palaces and monasteries. No matter what your interest is, let’s say climbing majestic towering mountains, circling around holy lakes, visiting sacred monasteries, riding horses across the vast grasslands, or hiking through national parks, Lhasa has something for you. Lhasa houses some of the most renowned temples and monasteries like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery etc. And when it comes to natural sceneries, it is replete with breathtaking landscapes in the form of Mt Kailash, Yamdrok Lake and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon. Lhasa is also the best place to climb the world’s highest peak in the Himalayas-the Mount Everest. There are so many great places to see and amazing things to do in Lhasa that your vacation will remain jampacked with several interesting activities.

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    About the Activity:Get on board for one of the most exhilarating journeys of your life time in the Tibetan landscape with this 9 day long tour.Arrive at Lhasa and this is the starting point of your tour and you will be visiting the different attractions close to Lhasa.Explore the authentic Tibetan culture by visiting Jokhang temple, Bhakor street, Sera monastery, Potala palace, and the bustling Lhasa market.Trek through some of the most serene landscapes of Tibet in the foothills of Himalayas like Tsurphu, Leten, Bartso, Dorje Ling Nunnery and Yangpachen.Ravishing Tibet will take care of your through out the trek and carry umpteen number of beautiful memories with you and head back home.Choose any dates between April to January which are considered as the best months to visit these places.

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    About the ActivityInvoke in this 9 days 8 nights tour from Lhasa to Mount Everest tour and explore the authentic Tibetan culture and the world's highest mountain peakVisit Jokhang temple, Bhakor street, Sera monastery, Potala palace, and the bustling Lhasa market. Drive to the beautiful grasslands of Damxung and visit Namtso Lake also known as the 'Heavenly Lake.' Start your journey towards the Mount Everest basecamp and on the way visit Yamdrok lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, seven-story tall Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery.  Marvel at the sunrise over the Mount Everest as you sip your tea in the morning and start your journey to Kodari crossing the Lalung-la and Nyalam pass.  End your journey by crossing the Friendship bridge at Kodari, the Nepalese border. 

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    About the Activity:Visit the exotic Tibetan landscape and explore the valleys, pilgrimage and many moreIn Tibet, visit Jokhang temple, Bhakor street, Sera monastery, Potala palace, and the Norbu Linka Palace. Trek on some of the toughest trails like Yangpachen nunnery , Leten, Bartso, Visit the Namtso Lake, also known as the "Heavenly Lake," and feel the freshness of the surroundings and enjoy the picturesque beauty. 

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Attractions

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Norbulingka

Lying at the western rural areas of Lhasa, Norbulingka is 2 km toward the east of the Potala Palace. In 1988, the State Council approved it to end up a national vital social relic security unit. On Dec. 14, 2001, the UNESCO included Norbulingka into the expansion subjects of the Potala Palace which is enrolled as a World Cultural Heritage site. In 2001, the State Tourism Administration evaluated Norbulingka as 4A on the national tourism locale level.

Norbulingka signifies "Treasure Garden" in the Tibetan dialect. It was first implicit the mid-eighteenth century and expected today's scale through numerous extensions. Norbulingka has 3 sections: the patio before the royal residence, the castle and woodland. With more than 400 arrangements of rooms, the greenhouse takes up 3.6 square kilometers, among which 3.4 square km are green knolls or woods.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • Temple • Losel Doll Museum • Shop • Hummingbird Café
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Yangbajing Hot Springs

Yangbajain is a town 87 kilometers northwest of Lhasa City. It is a rich green valley encompassed by the Nomads with yaks and sheep along the slope. The town is well known for its Yangbajain Hot Springs which are geothermic and have been created and used to deliver a large portion of the power for Lhasa and ranges adjacent. The field of Yangbajing Hot Springs field has a height of around 4500 meters which makes it the most noteworthy elevation of its kind in China.

The water temperature is around 30 to 84 degrees centigrade. The Yangbajing Geothermol Power Station is situated on the edge of the Yangbajing Hot Springs field. As the principal geothermal force station it has a territory of around 30 square kilometers.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • 87 Km’s long • Surrounded by green valley • Water temperature varies from 30 to 84 degrees centigrade
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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.



Location
: Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

Best time to visit
: Anytime in the year

Highlights
: • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.
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Meru Monastry

Another attraction in Tibet which is a must see for you is the Meru Nyingpa Monastry. Meru Nyingpa is an unassuming monastery settled profound inside the complex back streets and whitewashed dividers of the old Barkor neighborhood. Its history comes to back to the establishing of the Jokhang, to the starting point of Budhhism in Tibet. The Jokhang, housed inside the bigger complex of the Tsuklakkhang, is a notable structure and the focal church of the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Highlights: The religious community is swarmed with Tibetans thumbing prayer beads or chanting prayer. Another fascinating element of the religious community is one of a kind devout complex situated inside the focal point of Lhasa. The structure of Meru Nyingpa contains the components that portray the quintessential Tibetan Buddhist religious community.

Location: Meru Nyingpa Monastery is located in the Barkor area at the heart of the old city of Lhasa.

Price: The entry to this monastery is free of cost.
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Nyenchen Thangla Traverse

This trek is going through canyons, forested slants, snow capped glades and the fields of the Changtang. The trek starts on the principle street to the Namtso lake, 5km past the Damxung-Lhasa Hwy turn-off. The trail cuts over the relentless Nyenchen Tanglha range and heads straightforwardly for Tashi Do, the praised headland on the southeast shore of Namtso.

 

Location
: Tibet

Best time to visit
: April to June and September to December

Altitude
: 5,300 m

Difficulty level
: Average

Highlights
: • Go down into the entrails of the Potala Palace, the great yet spiritless bastion of the Dalai Lamas. • Join the rearranging, mumbling pioneers around the places of worship of the Jokhang Temple, the otherworldly heart of Tibet. • Take after friars, beggars and kindred travelers around the Barkhor Street, Lhasa's entrancing medieval explorer circuit. • Take in a supplication to God meeting or some friar debating at Sera and Drepung Monastery, two of the biggest and most in place of Tibet's incredible religious communities.
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Ramoche Temple

Lately we can see that Tibet is becoming a hit among the tourist destination in the world. This time while you are visiting there you should definitely visit the Ramoche Temple. With peaceful vicinity and amazing views this Buddhist monastery is another most important temple in Lhasa after Jokhang Temple. Also, considered as a sister temple to Jokhang temple, this temple was believed to be originally built to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue.

Highlights: Another interesting thing about the monastery is the life sized stature of 8-year-old Sakyamuni. This figure is regarded as a great saint in Ramoche Monastery which was carried to Tibet by the Nepalese Chizun Princess. One can see the ten pillars holding some of the relics such as the encased lotus flowers, coiling cloud, jewelry, and particular Tibetan Characters.

Location: Situated in the northwest of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, it is east of the Potala and north of the Jokhang.

Price: The entry is free of cost.
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Potala Palace

This astonishing castle has the pleasure of being the most astounding antiquated royal residence on the planet, with its most noteworthy point achieving 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above ocean level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) over the city of Lhasa. The Potala Palace has remained for quite a long time as a demonstration of the Tibetan individuals and their convictions. A huge number of travelers from around the globe come each year to pay reverence to this great home and the image it remains for.

 

Location
: central Lhasa, 2 km north of the Lhasa river, 5 km south of Sera Monastery, 3 km east of Norbulingka, and 2 km west of Jokhang Temple

Best time to visit
: Any time in year

Highlights
: • The Red Palace • The White Palace • Inside the Potala Palace • The Golden Roof Group
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Attend Losar

Tibetan New year, otherwise called Losar, is the most imperative celebration in the Tibetan timetable. Tibetan New Year is said to most recent 15 days, however the initial 3 days are generally essential. It is mostly celebrated over a time of 3 days in late The Tibetan date-book comprises of 12 (or 13) lunar months, and Losar starts on the principal day of the Tibetan year. The Tibetan date-book is lunisolar and verging on indistinguishable to the Chinese schedule.



Losar is commended by Tibetan individuals. It is set apart with antiquated functions that speaks to the battle in the middle of good and insidiousness. There is droning and going of flame lights through the group. A specific measure of levity is given by occasions, for example, the move of the deer and the diverting fights between the King and his different pastors. Losar Festival is described particularly by moving, music, and a general soul of fun.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Lhasa

  • What are the activities that can be done in Lhasa?

    Lhasa, mostly renowned for being the world famous centre for Tibetan Buddhism for so long, is a great place to enjoy a vacation. Replete with its charming boulevards and temples that resemble the traditional Tibetan life, Lhasa offers a great tourist experience. It is not wrong to say that Lhasa is a city of wonders replete with interesting history and culture.

    Here are the best activities that you can enjoy in Lhasa:

    • Take a tour of Potala Palace
    • Visit the holy Jokhang Temple
    • Enjoy some fun entertainment at Norbulingka
    • Walk on the famous Barkhor Street
    • Enjoy the serenity of Sera Monastery
    • Dive into Tibetan History at Tibet Museum
    • Take a dip into the hot springs at hot springs

  • Which places are best for trekking in Lhasa?


    Trekking in Lhasa is a perfect way to explore Tibet and a wonderful experience of a lifetime that you can’t get anywhere else on earth. By trekking in Tibet, you can enjoy the unique landscapes on the roof of the world and have a full insight of Tibetan culture. You can sense the subtle and harmonious relationship of people with nature once you step on the highland.

     

    The best trekking near Lhasa would be Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek as it is just 60km far from Lhasa city. This trek is an perfect choice to everyone who would like to have a short trekking near Lhasa to discover countryside and Tibetan village as well as it combines lovely lake Namtso.  Starting from the seat of Karmapa the Tsurphu monastery the trek leads toward Yangpachen hot spring crossing magnificent Tibetan landscape and remote villages meeting with Nomads. It is a very romantic and panoramic trek near Lhasa perhaps best trekking experience. Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek begins at Tsurphu Monastery walk crosses several alpine valleys like Leten valley, Bartso valley. This trek combines with alpine Valleys and mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, cultural and wilderness.

  • Where to experience art and culture of Lhasa?

    Lhasa attracts tourists for its traditional and spiritual ambience leaving everyone spellbound. This mystical yet fast modernizing still resonates with Tibetan culture that was practiced in the most spectacular Tibetan Buddhist temples and shrines in Lhasa. Moreover, the company of Lhasa’ spiritual and devout people makes the art and culture even more beautiful.

    If you wish to explore the cultural side of Tibet, then the best places to go are:

    • Potala Palace
    • The Barkhor
    • Jokhang Temple
    • Tibet Museum
    • Sera Monastery

  • Which are best places for camping in Lhasa?

    One of the best features of Lhasa is that it is the best place to go for camping. And what can be a better than Everest Camp when you’re in Lhasa. Camping up close to the Mount Everest in Lhasa is overwhelming experience which tourists would love to experience in their lifetime. The spectacular view of the glorious Mt. Everest is such a sight to see and feels as if it was one of the greatest achievements of life.

  • Which are some famous pilgrimage sites to visit in Lhasa?

    Surrounded by colossal mountain ranges in southwestern China, the city of Lhasa ("Place of the Gods") is the religious and political capital of the Tibetan world. Not only it’s a dream destination for every Tibetan Buddhist but also for the casual vacationers looking for something unique.

    • Jokhang Temple: This historic temple in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. It houses a venerated Buddha statue and has been a major pilgrimage destination for centuries.
    • Drepung Monastery: Founded in 1416, this monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet's largest and most influential, with over 10,000 monks. It remains active today
    • Potala Palace: This castle-monastery was long the primary residence of the Dalai Lama, who now lives in exile in India. Today it is a state museum and World Heritage Site.

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