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Lhasa

Tibet’s capital sits in a stark valley ringed by snow-capped mountains that reach a colossal 5,500 metres. At an altitude of 3,490 metres itself, it is one of the world’s highest cities - Lhasa even means ‘Place of Gods’. Although it has seen a rapid expansion in recent years and become a typical modern city, Lhasa still retains that magical atmosphere that tempted adventurers to make attempt after attempt to reach it for hundreds of years. It remains the Holy Land for Tibetan Buddhists, the valley around it still dotted with red-robed-monk-filled monasteries.

An important settlement for over 1,000 years, Lhasa has so much to discover. Whilst your first glimpse of the mighty Potala, settled on its hilltop, will take your breath away, it is amongst the white-washed alleyways of the Old Tibetan Quarter that you will find the city’s, and Tibet as a whole’s, heart and soul. The spirituality is still thick around the Jokhang, Tibetan Buddhism’s most sacred temple, and its pilgrimage circuit, the Barkhor. Both are still thronged with pilgrims spinning their prayer wheels and prostrating themselves. The Potala Palace (the Dalai Lama’s winter palace), the Norbulingka (the Dalai Lama’s summer palace) and the Jokhang are all UNESCO World Heritage sites, and definite must sees, but the main thing to enjoy in Lhasa, is that wonderful air of mysticism that modernity cannot erase.

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holiday duration 16 Days from
holiday price 5,490pp

Journey to the roof of the world to uncover the mysteries of Tibet in the incredible city of Lhasa whilst enjoying the very best cultural, historical and natural treasures that China has to offer – from the Great Wall and Terracotta Army to the Yangtze River.

holiday duration 23 Days from
holiday price 6,290pp

Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to ‘the roof of the world’ where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.

holiday duration 21 Days from
holiday price 7,990pp

Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world, before descending into the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.

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Lhasa At A Glance

Time difference: EST +12
Flight time: Approx. 30 hours with 1 layover
Visa required: Yes
Currency: Yuan
Tel Code: +86
Population: 1.357 billion
Official Language: Mandarin

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