Lhasa to Shigatse 6-Day Holiday Blast

Who says it’s too cold to visit Tibet for the holidays? Actually, December Lhasa has an average daytime temperature of 7-10 C (45-50 F), offers beautiful clear skies and great hotel discounts! You will need a jacket, preferably down, and with the sun shining at this altitude, you will be comfortable.

The Western influence makes the holiday season in Lhasa extra special. Many stores will be decorated with Christmas trees and Santas and many restaurants and hotels will have special celebrations. At the same time, the feel of this history-laden city, the extraordinary landscapes wherever you look and the local culture are all very much present.

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Lhasa to Namtso Sky Lake—Day Trip

Located about 250 km from Lhasa along the Qinghai Tibet highway, Namtso Sky Lake lies at an elevation of 4,718 m/15,549 ft and is the second largest salt water lake in Tibet. Bordering the sacred Nyenchen Tanglha snowy peaks, you can explore Tashi Do Hermitage.

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Lhasa to Drak Yerpa Caves—Day Trip

Drak Yerpa, Caves of Mystical Realization, lies about two hours northeast of Lhasa. Built on the limestone cliffs of the Yerpa Valley, this area is renowned for its historic complex of temples and 108 meditation and retreat caves, some of which date from the earliest period of Buddhism in Tibet.

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