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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
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.
Thank you for organising a fantastic holiday (Annie Jensen) The guides and drivers were helpful considerate and polite. All the guides were informative in their own way which we found interesting. As we passed the children they were delighted to see us and practice their English 'Hello'. We spoke to local people and children, everybody was very pleasant. The cycling distances were just right, we had time to stop an
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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.
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.
Lahasa via Chengdu, China or Kathmandu, Nepal
2 hours from Chengdu or 1 hour 5 minutes from Kathmandu
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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Suggested itineraries in Tibet
Nights: 10 | from £4,286pp
Tibet feels like a real-life Shangri-La, a time-warp realm hid-den in the Himalaya and swirled by incense and an air of mystery. In ten days you can explore its palaces, monaster-ies and backstreets, as well as adding quick visits to two of China’s greatest cities.