Gyantze Hotel

Gyantze, China

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  • Central location in the medieval town of Gyantze
  • A mix of Tibetan and western style rooms, with private bathrooms
  • Within walking distance of Gyantse Dzong and the Pelkor Chode Monastery

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Perched high on the ‘roof of the world’, Tibet experiences a diverse plateau climate, with temperatures decreasing as you increase in altitude and latitude. Lhasa is pleasant year-round, with warm summers and chilly winters, but plenty of sunshine year round. Interestingly, most of the rain falls at night, making exploring the city a joy even during the rainier summer months. Due to its extreme altitude, Tibet experiences the strongest solar radiation in China, so you can expect plenty of sunshine! The winter months are predictably cold, with a surprising lack of snow for such a mountainous region. Temperature variations in a 24-hour period can be startling, often showcasing ‘four seasons in one day’ so be sure to pack plenty of layers for your Tibetan adventure.

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Set at the heart of Gyantze in western Tibet, the simple yet comfortable Gyantze Hotel is the perfect base for exploring this historic town, set on an ancient trade route between India and Tibet.

Built in 1986, the Gyantze Hotel has been offering a comfortable place to stay for visitors to this historic town for over 30 years. With a prime position in the town, you are within walking distance of some of the fascinating sights of Gyantze, including the mighty Gyantse Dzong fortress. Rooms are simple, decorated in either the western or Tibetan style, with the latter boasting colourful fabrics and brightly painted murals on the walls. The hotel’s 3 restaurants serve dishes from Tibet, China and Nepal, allowing you to sample flavours from across the Himalayas. There is also an on-site coffee shop to relax in after a day of exploration, perhaps visiting the Buddhist stupa of Gyantze Kumbum that resides next to the 15th century Palcho Monastery.


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The 120 rooms at the Gyantze Hotel are either Tibetan or western in style. Whilst colourful, the Tibetan rooms offer more traditional beds, that aren’t as comfortable as the western-style mattresses. All rooms have en-suite facilities and 24-hour hot water.


  • Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum

    Drive to Gyantze and enjoy a spectacular view of Karo La Glacier with its snow peaked mountains contrasted with blue sky and gorgeous turquoise waters. Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum with its stunningly unique architecture.

  • Yamdrok Lake Day Trip from Lhasa

    Enjoy a spectacular view of Kampa La and Karo La Glacier with its snow peaked mountains contrasted with blue sky and gorgeous turquoise waters. Continue to Yamdrok Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Holiday Ideas

  • Essential Tibet

    Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse

    from SGD $4000 pp 7 nights

    • Visit in Winter to beat the crowds and enjoy a different take of Tibet as the nomads gather in Lhasa for its annual pilgrimage.
    • The trip is carefully planned with specially chosen hotels, private vehicles and guides with oxygen supply readily available during the trip to ensure our adventure in Tibet is as comfortable as possible.
  • Tibet by Train

    Xining, Lhasa, Gyantze, Shigatse & Tsetang

    from SGD $6100 pp 10 nights

    • Traverse the roof of the world through one of the world's most stunning train rides
    • Discover the cradle of Tibetan civilization at Tsetang, home to the first Tibetan palace and monastery
    • Engage in the interesting monk debating session at Sera Monastery
  • Tibet in Depth with Everest Base Camp

    Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri, Gyirong & Kathmandu

    from SGD $5300 pp 10 nights

    • Get as close as possible to view the iconic Mount Everest within the shortest time
    • World's greatest overland journey with view of some of the world's highest peaks such as Cho'oyo and Shishabangma
    • Enjoy hikes into Gyantze Dong and the Everest Base Camp

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Gyantze, China

Gyantse hotel is in the center of the ancient city, Gyantse, 260 kilometers to Lhasa and 212 kilometers to Yatung, a town of military importance on the border, and 90 kilometers to Shigatse, making it a vital communication line in Tibet.

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