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.
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. The best rafting time in Lhasa is from June to September. As a professional Tibet travel agency introducing thousands of foreigners to visit Tibet each year, we can provide admirable service and advanced drifting equipment for tourists, such as canoes, paddles, life jackets, helmets, drifting bags, cold-preventing clothing and shoes. Besides, we have an experienced team, including international guides, Tibetan guides, dedicated coaches and a professional rescue team trained in wilderness first aid and river rescue. At present, here are four main drifting/boating rivers with official permits in Lhasa for your option.
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.This trip is designed for you to enjoy authentic Tibetan food and beverage in Lhasa. Your tour guide will take you to visit some Tibetan restaurants and tea houses in Lhasa.
Here are three streets, including Lingkhor, Barkhor and Nangkhor, in Lhasa for pilgrims to make ritual walks. They are respectively the outer, the middle and the inner sacred paths around Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple in Lhasa.
Lingkhor is the most common name of the outer sacred path in Lhasa, matching its inner twin, Barkhor. In its heyday, it was about 8 kilometers long, enclosing Old Lhasa, Potala Palace and Chokpori Hill. It passed through willow-shaded parks where Tibetans used to picnic in summer and watch open air operas on festival days. In former times, it was crowded with men and women circumambulating clock-wise, sometimes by means of full-body prostrations. Unfortunately, most of Lingkhor has been wiped off by New Lhasa. Only one stretch still remains west of Chakpori. It stretches left before a bridge between walls and willow trees. The bridge is about 1 km west of Potala.
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. This tour will take you to see how Tibetan incense and Tibetan carpet are made. They are two significant kinds of handicrafts in Tibet. Learning about them, you will have a better understanding of Tibet’s culture and local people’s life.
Tunba town, Nyemu county of Lhasa, is an important incense production area which produces Tunna Tibetan incense. Tunba incense is one of the best known local products of Tibet. The town is accessible by highway No. 318 and is 20 km from Nyemu county and 110 km from Lhasa. It has many spots related to incense production. It is also the hometown of Tumi sambadha, founder of Tibetan script.
There are three kinds of Tibetan carpet. The first kind is made of fine hair of yak and knitting wool, with colorful and complicated design and light in weight. The second kind is made of fine wool of sheep, with simple design, including some more complex designed thin blanket made of colorful wool.