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Luxury Travel in Tibet? It’s Possible!

When you think of Tibet, it probably conjures up images of rustic snow-covered mountain tops, sweeping rocky plateaus and yaks meandering in the streets. Perhaps you’ve heard about the nomads living in tents, roaming from place to place? Well, you’re not wrong! This is the beauty of Tibet, tucked high up in the Himalayas, 3610 metres above sea level.

Tibet is a tranquil place where time stands still and as a visitor you can enjoy a sneak peek into the remnants of a bygone era. But that doesn’t mean your journey to the “rooftop of the world” needs to be as arduous and gruelling as the landscape itself or as minimalistic as the traditional Tibetan lifestyle.

Luxury trips to TibetOur clients are enjoy Tibetan hotpot in their luxury tour.

Lhasa, Tibet’s capital city is well equipped to provide you with all the modern comforts you need for a holiday that exudes a little bit of luxury in one of the most breath-taking spots in the world.In recent years, five star hotels have begun making their mark on Tibet’s arid landscape. Today you can choose from the St Regis Lhasa Resort, Intercontinental Lhasa and the Shangri La.

St Regis Lhasa Resort

The St Regis Lhasa has stunning views of the majestic Potala Palace (a sight you simply can’t miss) and is a mystical haven with luxurious rooms and its own golden energy pool and Iridium spa. Decorated in traditional Tibetan style, the St Regis exudes all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel. With three restaurants to choose from, you can dine in the Chinese restaurant Yan Ting, while Chef prepares an exciting array of authentic Cantonese, Sichuanese, Hunanese and TanFu cuisine overlooking the resorts shimmering man-made lake. Or try Social, the resort’s all day dining restaurant with stunning floor to ceiling windows, showcasing amazing Lhasa views.

St Regis Lhasa ResortThe luxury bathroom in St Regis Lhasa Resort

Si Zi Kang is one of Lhasa’s top restaurants. Dine in a relaxed setting where Tibet’s long and vivid history wraps around you for a rare and relaxed experience through ancient artefacts, paintings, smells, sights and sounds. They also have a deluxe wine bar - Decanter By Haut-Brisson with outdoor seating in the warmer months or cozy indoor seating for those cooler months. Relax on plush leather sofas and sample exquisite aged cognacs and fine cigars.

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise

The Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise is an architectural dream made up of seven pyramid like structures including a giant glass atrium lobby and over 470 rooms with views of the Lhasa river valley and spectacular mountain landscape.

Intercontinental Lhasa ParadiseAll-day Dining Restaurant in Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise

Dine out at Feast, the hotel’s all day dining restaurant with an array of western and asian favourites, including a live cooking station. Long Xuan is the resort’s Chinese restaurant, boasting authentic spicy Sichuan flavours …or you can enjoy a cocktail in the Moonlight Lounge or test the ancient art of tea drinking in Cha Lounge.

Shangri-La Hotel

The Shangri La oozes elegance and harmony nestled in the shadows of the world famous Potala Palace. Here you can dine in Shang Palace or the all day dining restaurant, Altitude, which also features live cooking stations with a variety of international cuisines. Lodgers Lounge and Shambala are ideal for a relaxing drink and light meal overlooking the rugged mountains. Shambala serves imported beer, whiskies and cocktails with mouthwatering Yunnan and Tibetan style tapas.

Lhasa Shangri-La HotelLhasa Shangri-La Hotel

All dining areas draw their decor from Tibetan culture and Lhasa’s unique landscape. Shu Garden serves authentic Sichuan cuisine and delicious hot pot and has ten private dining rooms with stylish and intimate settings.

Tibet Tours also offers picnics for your off road tours to some of Tibet’s most remote areas as well as your own private chef plus traditional Tibetan cuisine in the finest local restaurants.

Due to the strict guidelines about entering Tibet - it’s mandatory to have a guide and a tour itinerary but you can do this with a little more comfort and contact our travel experts to hire your own individual guide and driver which also means you can establish your own time frame and sightsee at your own pace. Take private tours to Tibet’s most sacred spots including the fascinating Sera Monastery, Summer Palace, stunning Jokhang Temple, the bustling Bazaar markets, and the great heritage site, Potala Palace.

For something a little extra, see the Thangka art works - an exquisite exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist culture over thousands of years. The Drak Yerpa temple high up in the mountains is also an unforgettable experience.

At Tibet Tours we have several luxury tours ranging from a 5 to 6 day relaxing vacation to a 7 to 10 day family trek with the highest quality camping equipment and cooking services. A unique experience that takes in Tibet’s unrivalled culture and landscape. We also operate a photography journey for those keen to capture the very best with their lens, along with self drive tours and a luxury train ride with a soft sleeper cabin and Chinese, Tibetan and Western cuisine.

Tick Tibet off your bucket list and do it in superb style!

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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