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7 Special Things to Do in Lhasa, Tibet

7 Special Things to Do in Lhasa, Tibet, Lhasa, Tibet (B)

Have you dreamed of visiting Tibet? Did you see Seven Years in Tibet and imagine what it would like to befriend the Dalai Lama or have your own spiritual awakening? Have you ever imagined exploring the Tibetan High Plateau? Then this guide is for you.

In my own way, I’d dreamed of doing all of that. During this series, I will share my experience traveling on a three-week trip through Tibet to hike around Mount Kailash and also to visit Everest Base camp.

But today, I’ll tell you about Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and the starting point of most journeys to the Tibetan plateau. Lhasa sits at just under 12,000 feet (11,994.75 feet to be exact; or 3656 meters). That means that by most standards, it is high elevation. But in Tibet, Lhasa is where you go to get used to the high elevation before going to even higher elevation!

When I was in Lhasa, I spent 4 days acclimating and exploring the many beautiful places this city offers. Lhasa was the seat of the Dalai Lama before the Chinese invaded Tibet, so many of the activities in Lhasa still center around the Dalai Lama and Buddhism. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Special Things to Do in Lhasa, Tibet
Guide Location: Tibet » Lhasa
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kimberly Pannali
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Potala Palace
  • Norbulingka
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Barkhor Street
  • Sera Monastery
  • Drepung Monastery
  • Nechung Monastery