St. Regis Lhasa Resort
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What a day!
I'm not sure I've experienced anything as magical as the Potala Palace. Built on a hill, the first part of the Palace was constructed in the 7th century but most of it was added and restored in the 17th century.
We arrived and lined up at a gate with other tourists, going through security where they confiscated any …
... an experience, to be standing at the foot of the world's highest mountain with not another soul in sight. The excitement and glorious sun provided us with some distraction from the cold, so we were able to frolic around and take thousands of photos before the shivers set in.
The rest of the day was spent enjoying the beautiful mountain views from the road. Then after the town of Nyalam, the steep descent to normal altitudes began. Down the mountains we drove, on ...
... arrive into Lhasa. The traffic is rather busy and we find ourselves standing in
a 3 lane jam of traffic. At one point I am the last bike of the bunch and here
on my tail is a taxi who is going mad with his horn and shouting and screaming
at me to get out his way!! I wonder what the hell he is thinking or where he’s
going to go as the whole road is blocked!! Finally the cars alongside me move
slightly and then this clown decides to buffer up onto my bike and starts ...
... 12 and 14 hours travelling which is tiring in itself especially for Simon and Teresa. The other weird thing is that now we are near Tibet our movements are so closely monitored we are o n a time trial from place to place and if we arrive too early the truck is fined. Accordingly we have to drive at about 50km per hour everywhere to avoid fines and check in every 200 kilometres or so with our progress.
You fly to Lhasa, the spirtual heart of Tibet. En route you enjoy a fantastic view of the snowcapped mountain ranges as you fly over the Tibetan Plateau - the earth's highest ecosystem and one of its last remaining great wildernesses, also the source of Asia's greatest rivers. Upon your arrival at Gongkar Airport, two hours outside of Lhasa, you will meet your Tibetan guide and driver and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSt. Regis Lhasa Resort
The beautiful look and feel of this hotel strikes you from the moment you walk in the door. They manage to make it minimalist zen, yet include the flavored accents of Tibet. Service has been excellent. Highly recommended!
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