House of Shambhala

No.7 Jiri Erxiang, Lhasa, Tibet, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

Farewell Walkabout

A travel blog entry by kimm

Our last day in Lhasa today, so we walked around taking in Lhasa life one last time. I wanted to take some pictures, because there are a lot of typically Tibetan things and a lot of craftsmen toiling away in the smallest workshops. In the end though, I just breathed it in. My amateur pictures would not have done justice to the life and people here …

Tibet you can't guess where I'm heading next,

A travel blog entry by griceydoesasia


... I did manage some sleep.The morning brought even more stunning views, now the mountain peaks were closer and snow covered. The scrubland was a little barer with more rocks around and now herds of Yak, which look a little like Rastafarian cows, milling around in the vast expanse. Another lake appeared and as the still rising sun peeped from between the mountains the whole landscape came to life, it was breathtaking. Tibet here we ...

Loving the "Land of God"

A travel blog entry by alxs


... bags and presented our Tibet permit and passports to leave the airport.

We met our guide Nawong, who is a native Tibetan and began the hour drive to Lhasa--it used to take two hours before they built a 3 km tunnel through the mountain. We again had to present our visa and passports at a check station on the highway.

Our tour guide spend a lot of time answering ...

Touch the heavens...or hell?!?!?

A travel blog entry by dunk_and_amanda


... which was nice. In the afternoon we went on a local bus, to the outskirts of the city, to a monastery on the hill. It was a huge place and worth the visit. By the time we got back we were shattered because of the thin air, so it was another early night!

Monday 19th Sept.

We got up and went to the temple in the centre of Lhasa. It is their most sacred temple, so we went (even though, after Mongolia, we were pretty templed out!). It was 8 pounds ...

Drak Yurpa Monastery

A travel blog entry by dj-travelblog09

This is a posthumous entry but I can still remember this day as clearly as if I was there yesterday. It was probably not a great idea going so high so early but we were told by our guide it was 'only' about 4200m but in fact it was 4850m as displayed on the massive sign as we approached the cliffs. Our permit did not allow us to go to any of what are considered the 3 great monasteries in and around Lhasa, the Ganden, Sera and Drepung Monastery. Wanting to get our ...

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