Shangri-La Lhasa

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Why we like it

  • Luxurious resort set in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Relax and unwind at Shangri-La's signature CHI, The Spa
  • Located near Potala Palace, the traditional residence of the Dalai Lamas

A&K Top Tip

We recommend enjoying a local barley wine and some authentic Tibetan-Yunnan tapas at Shambala, where you can take in the mountain views from the comfort of the garden terrace.

Guest Testimonial

Our consultant (Annie Jensen) really was excellent designing a great itinerary minimising our time waiting around for transfers and both hotels, Four Seasons Bali and Oberoi Lombok exceeded our exceptions.

- SL, Hertfordshire

Perched right in the heart of the Himalayas, the Shangri-La Hotel is perfectly located close to many of Lhasa's attractions. The property offers 262 spacious guestrooms and 17 suites, as well as the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge for an extra touch of luxury, and all rooms afford views of either the majestic mountains or magnificent Potala Palace. The hotel's décor is inspired by Tibetan design, with traditional architecture and textiles featuring throughout the property.

Enjoy an intimate meal in one of the 10 private dining rooms at Shang Palace, serving delicious Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine in a stylish setting. Alternatively, all-day restaurant Altitude features live cooking stations offering a variety of international fare.

Useful info

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Best time to be there

The severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.

Fly to

Lahasa via Chengdu, China or Kathmandu, Nepal

flying time

2 hours from Chengdu or 1 hour 5 minutes from Kathmandu

time difference

GMT +7 hours


Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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