Lhasa Travel

Lhasa, located in central Tibet, is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It's also the political, economic and cultural center of Tibet. Lhasa lies above the roof of the world, with an average altitude of 3,700 meters. It is known as the world's highest cities. And the Lhasa River which is the tributary of Brahmaputra runs through its territory. In the centre and south of Lhasa is the middle reaches valley plains of the Lhasa River which has smooth relief and rich soil. ...Lhasa Overview


Lhasa Attractions

Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, has a prefecture area of 30,000 square kilometers and its Tibetan name means "The Land of the Gods". It sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It has a history of over 13 centuries. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Lhasa is famed as "the City of Sunshine". It is the center of Tibet's political, economic, cultural and religious activities. There are many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery are world famous.

  • Qangtang Plateau Hiking Qangtang Plateau Hiking:

    This is a mysterious, dynamic and exciting route. What you will see are the snow peaks and meadaows, beautiful lakes and valleys, magnificent Nyainqêntanglha Peak, blooming cole flower fields, rare species of animals and miraculous subterranean heat.

  • Hiking from Gandan Monastery to Samye  Monastery Hiking from Gandan Monastery to Samye Monastery:

    This hiking route is located on an average altitude of 4000 meters above sea level, which makes it a hard-level route. Hikers need to climb over two mountain passes Shuga La and Chitu La, which are located more than 5000 meters above sea level.

  • Yambajan Yambajan: Located about 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) northwest to Lhasa City, Yangpachen attracts visitors for its unique resources: hot springs, though not as famous as other scenic spots such as the Potala Palace in Tibet. Covering an area of 40 square kilometers (2,471 acres), it gains its fame from the abundant geothermic heat which provides people with much to explore.


Lhasa Weather

Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. It has the highland temperate and semi-arid monsoon climate. The climate is mild without severely cold winters or extremely hot summers. Summer and autumn are the most comfortable time while spring and winter are dry and windy. The temperature can differ greatly during a single day.


Lhasa Map

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Lhasa Restaurants

Lhasa, a piece of magic land, is full of exotic ethnic color. Just as its geography, the catering industry of Lhasa is also full of strong ethnic flavor.