Travel Blogs from Lhasa
18-09-13 Shigatse to
Today was to be another one of those early starts and
when my alarm went off at 06h15 I simply felt like switching it off and going
back to sleep. As we are still up at about 3400m, the altitude certainly seems
to want to make one sleep non stop. Energy wise it simply knocks one for hell
Hotel is rated (Not sure by who) at 4 stars. By far the worst hotel on the trip. Supposedly an old Holiday Inn. Good location, but short on creature comforts. It was okay, but not a place I would want to stay at. Sights were unbelievable. Climbing up to the Potala Palace is a real challenge when you cannot breathe. But it was definitely worth it. …
Andrew had the bright idea of leaving for Pangla pass at 5am so that we could catch our first glimpses of Everest at sunrise. Well, it was a good and a bad idea. Bad because we were all grumpy as hell and it was freezing cold. Good because it was really quite spectacular. The scenary from here to Rhongpu Monastery was absolutely stunning. Because …
... find a place to sit down, have a coffee & swap stories of our afternoons. We have dinner & try the Yak Pie, we have images of a deep pan Shepherd's pie with some type of pastry on top. The Yak pie arrives - it is flat & looks more like a Mexican quesadilla - no one says anything & we take a slice each. We take a mouthful & look at each other for the verdict - Tony says, "it's ok, but it's missing something", he then gets up & comes ...
... and watched a Tibetan cultural show with dancing and singing. We got to taste som Tibetan food and drinks, none of which I liked very much, hehe!
Taking it easy tonight, very tired after two nights of bad sleep in a very hard bed, and happy about having the internet again. Although no facebook for another week, until we are out of China!
We are spending the next 3 days here in Lhasa, and are looking forward to exploring this ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
This hotel was fab and certainly worth paying the price for. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.