Spectacular views of the UNESCO listed Potala Palace and the surrounding Himalayas
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.
At the heart of the Tibetan capital, the Shangri-La Lhasa seamlessly blends 5-star luxury with traditional Tibetan style, offering a true sanctuary in this unique city of monasteries, monks and mountains.
Lhasa, Tibet’s capital city, lies on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and is one of the most beguiling and fascinating cities on earth. Perched at the epicentre of this hallowed and historic capital is the luxurious and elegant Shangri-La. The hotel captures the very essence of the Shangri-La brand, named after the legendary travellers’ paradise high in the Himalayas made famous in James Hilton’s novel, ‘Lost Horizon’. The Shangri-La Lhasa blends modern conveniences and opulent decor with traditional Tibetan style, incorporating prayer wheels, Tibetan turquoise and endless knot symbol throughout.
The hotel’s 262 rooms and 17 suites are elegant and spacious, with views of the Potala Palace or the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas. Tibetan interior design gives a true sense of place, inviting you to embrace the tranquillity, spirituality and history of this holy city. Modern comforts are abundant, with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, satellite television and luxurious bathrooms in every room and suite.
Bold colours, rich fabrics and dark woods lift the otherwise subtle décor and give the Shangri-La Lhasa a true sense of place. Tibetan prayer wheels and the infinity symbol of the endless knot feature throughout. Each room and suite is spacious and well-equipped, with luxurious en-suite bathrooms and stunning views of either the Potala Palace or the surrounding Himalayas.
Babysitting and childcare facilities are available at the Shangri-La Lhasa. Interconnecting rooms and cribs are available on request.
A health club, fitness centre and indoor pool are amongst the impressive range of facilities at the Shangri-La Lhasa. Relax with a treatment at the CHI spa, indulge in some reflexology or acclimatise to the altitude in the Oxygen Lounge. For your comfort and peace of mind in this remote Himalayan city, there is a professional health clinic within the hotel.
Dive into the culture and history of Tibet today! Visit Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Barkhor Square, the bustling market of old Lhasa and visit Jokhang monastery, the most important religious activity centre for Tibetan Buddhism.
Visit Drak Yerpa, a fascinating holy cave retreat on a hillside with more than 80 medication caves. Hike up the hill and visit the places where former Tibet King usually meditates at. Explore a local Tibetan Village and enjoy a cup of Yak buttered tea.
Enjoy an outdoor live action drama performance narrating the story of Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty's marriage with the Tibetan King 1,400 years ago.
Visit Ganden Monastery and explore the largest and oldest temple among the six renowned temples of Gelugpa. You may wish to hike up the hill to soak-up breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding Kyi-Chu Valley.
From the underappreciated Pabongka Monastery, hike along Tashi Choling Hermitage and Dode Valley into Chupzang Nunnery, home to 80 red-robed nuns.
Journey through the snow-capped Mount Nalagen into Namtso Lake, the world's highest saltwater lake!
Visit Norbulingka, also known as the Summer Palace for formers Dalai Lamas. The palace consists of 374 rooms of varying sizes. Admire the Tibetan-styled palaces and pay respect to the Buddha as you stroll around the garden.
Transfer to Xigatze and enroute visit Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor owned by the famous noble Pala family and gain an insight into the lifestyle of the wealthy landowning people. Explore the treasures of the remarkable Tashilungpo Monastery.
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.
Visit the remarkable Tibet Museum embellished with magnificent Tibetan architecture and filled with a rich collection of cultural relics and treasures. Explore Sera Monastery, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet.
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.
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The Shangri-La Lhasa is located 40-minutes by road from Lhasa Gongar Airport and a 10-minute drive from the world’s highest railway station. The hotel is situated between the Potala Palace (the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas) and their traditional summer residence, the Norbulingka Palace and within easy reach of Lhasa’s many stunning sights.
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