Lhasa is not only rich in cultural tourism resource, but also in natural tourist sights, such as mountains, lakes and rivers. Rivers in Lhasa attract tourists not just for their charming scenery. They are also perfect options for outdoor enthusiasts keen on drifting or boating.
A short ride out of Lhasa City to view the countryside scenery and experience local life will make your trip in Tibet more interesting. Located in the beautiful Yerpa Valley and near a Tibetan village, Drak Yerpa is a wonderful destination for cycling and trekking as well as exploring daily life in Tibet.
Monasteries in Tibet have traditionally served as primary locus for the generation and preservation of Tibetan culture, both material and intellectual. Visiting monasteries, especially the three most important monasteries in Lhasa, you will see many precious cultural relics, traditional Tibetan buildings and monks’ daily life.
Tibetan cuisine reflects Tibet’s geography, climate, customs and its people’s character. In order to learn more about Tibet, don’t miss local food. In Lhasa, there are many Tibetan restaurants and tea houses where local people spend their spare time, so they are also great places to get close to locals.
Tibet is a religious land where pilgrimage has become a significant part of local people’s daily life. In Lhasa, you can see thousands of pilgrims every day, why not join them and do what they do to feel the devoutness from the bottom of their hearts.
With a long history, Tibetan handicrafts mirror Tibet’s economic and cultural development. They are not only highly practical, but also have great aesthetic value. Thus, we highly advise you to spare some time to learn more about them.
Taking a tricycle to travel around Lhasa is a unique experience. You can hail a tricycle almost everywhere in Lhasa and ask the driver to stop anywhere you want. The driver may take you to some little-known but very interesting places hiding in deep valleys of Lhasa.
Lhasa offers photographers many opportunities to take photos. The ancient traditional buildings, monasteries with golden roof, devout pilgrims, beautiful Lhasa valley and its surrounding mountains, all are awesome and unique pictures.
Lhasa is surrounded by many mountains, about 4000-5000 meters above sea level. Most of them are available for climbing or hiking. You can get great views of the whole Lhasa valley and may also find some meditation caves where pilgrims and hermits meditate or practice Buddhism.