St. Regis Lhasa Resort
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... entry is actually being made at the end of our time in Tibet. One can not be too picky about being warm, things being clean, & toilet facilities in Tibet. 2 of our hotels have not had heat & it is not warm here. In fact, it is cold. We brought body warmer items made for winter hunting in Nebraska, so we were toasty in ...
... food are very similar. Curry, momos, rice, and the other staples we have enjoyed for the last five weeks, were the primary menu items. Our next stop after lunch was the Sera Monastery, formerly home to several thousand monks, but now home to only 362. It is much dirtier than Potala, but constructed more like a campus, than the palace type layout of Potala. The shrines and assembly halls were very beautiful here, but the mandalas made out of ...
Buddhism is the main religion in Tibet and it shares characteristics with the ancient Bon religion that was present in Tibet long before Buddha sat under his tree and became enlightened. This form of Buddhism helped to cultivate the romantic idea of Tibet being a ‘Shangri-La’ and the many myths surrounding the country’s holy men, some believing that Lama’s ...
There was an earthquake in Nepal the other night. Felt it here but no damage, hoping the aftershocks will be over before we get there.
Still exploring Llasa, been to the Sera Monastery & Potala Palace ( used to be the Dalai Lama's home) Tomorrow off to Nam-Tso Lake. Took a Tibetan cooking class.
Next we spend a week driving across the Tibetan plateau to Everst Base Camp.
... bed early while I went out and got some dinner. I couldn't believe it I was feeling great. I was sure if any of us was going to get sick from altitude it would have been me. (We found out later the driver and guide had a bet on to see who would be sick first and the most, they both said me!). The next day was quite cold and we were pleased we purchased warm clothes in Kathmandu. We headed up the road to Tingri, which sits at a nice 4300m! We sat outside in ...
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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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