Shigatse Hotel

Shigatse, Tibet, China

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Climate is not such a major consideration when visiting Tibet as many people might imagine. For a place nicknamed ‘The Land of Snows’, there’s a surprising lack of snow. The boom in domestic tourism means that Lhasa swells with Chinese tourists in the summer and particularly in the week-long vacations around 1 May and 1 October. Winter is very cold, many restaurants are shut and snow can close mountain passes, but some travelers swear by the winter months. There are few travelers about at this time and Lhasa is crowded with drokpas (nomads). The average temperature in January is -2°C.

Spring, early summer and late autumn are probably the best times to visit Tibet. March is a politically sensitive month in the country and there is occasional tightening of restrictions on travelers heading into Tibet at this time, but the weather’s pretty good. April brings reliable weather in eastern Tibet and discounts on accommodation and vehicle rental in Lhasa. Mt Everest is particularly clear during April and May.

From mid-July through to the end of September the monsoon starts to affect parts of Tibet. (The months of July and August bring half of Tibet’s annual rainfall.) Travel to western Tibet becomes slightly more difficult, due to roads being washed away.

It’s worth trying to time your trip with one of Tibet’s festivals. New Year (Losar) in January or February is an excellent time to be in Lhasa, as is the Saga Dawa festival in April or May.

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Description

Although Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, accommodation options are limited. The Shigatse Hotel is three star and the best hotel in town.

Shigatse Hotel was founded in 1985 and the structure is in typical Tibetan style, inside its decorated in the popular Tibetan tradition with modern amenities. It lies to the center of Shigatse city and nearby attractions.

Your stay at the Shigatse Hotel will be in a double room with extra bed on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Shigatse, Tibet, China

Shigatse Hotel lies to the center of Shigatse city, near the site of successive Panchen Lama.

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