Accommodations for Lhasa and Mt. Kailash Tour

Although there are fewer choices for accommodation in relatively remote areas of Tibet. But just like any other big cities in the world, Lhasa has a wide range of choices, from luxurious five-star to comfortable four-star, also cost-effective three-star and economy hostel for solo travelers to satisfy the guests who have different requirements for accommodations.

Our accommodation arranged in our tour itinerary packages are carefully selected nice hotels. Of course, if you have different requirements for hotel and would like to change or upgrade your hotel, or have any preferred hotels, we could help you with the hotel reservation. Please feel free to keep us informed and we will arrange accordingly.

Yak hotel in Lhasa (3 star)

Yak hotel

#100, East Beijing Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa City (opposite to Barkhor Street)

Since its opening in 1986, Yak Hotel has a history of over 30 years. It is located in the old downtown area of Lhasa City, which has a superior geographical location. It is only 250 meters away from the world-famous Jokhang Temple and Barkor Street, also only around 20-minute walk from the magnificent Potala Palace.

Yak Hotel is also near Ramoche Temple. Various options like western food, vegetarian restaurants, Tibetan restaurants and local snacks could all be found at the neighborhood.

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Gang-Gyan Hotel in Lhasa(4 star)

Gang-Gyan Hotel

#83, East Beijing Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa (near to Barkhor Street)

Lhasa Gang-gyan Hotel is located in the center of Lhasa city, close to the famous tourist attractions such as Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple and Barkor Street. It is on the opposite side of Yak Hotel on East Beijing Road.

It is located in an advantageous geographical position and has convenient transportation. The Barkor Street is right behind the hotel. It only takes a few minutes no matter you are heading to Johkang Temple or shopping mall.

The Gang-Gyan Hotel has elegant European-style rooms and Tibetan-style rooms. From the windows of the rooms on the west side of the hotel, you could have the stunning view of the Johkang Temple and Potala Palace.

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Gesar Hotel in Shigatse (4 star)

Gesar Hotel

Intersection of Longjiang Road and Heilongjiang Road, near South Jilin Road, Shigatse

Gesar Hotel is located in the middle section of Longjiang Road, Xincheng Development Zone in Shigatse. It is 1200 meters west of the largest monastery of the Tibetan Gelug Sect, Tashilunpo Monastery. After the continuous expansion of Panchen in successive dynasties, Tashilhunpo Monastery became the political, cultural and religious center of the post-Tibetan region.

The hotel decoration took 3 years to complete and is based on Tibetan culture, all the hand-built traditional crafts such as sculpture, carve, painting and so on are applied in the design. It integrates tourism, accommodation, catering, entertainment and leisure together, even equipped with tea rooms and sauna rooms.

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Guesthouse at Everest Base Camp

Guesthouse at Everest Base Camp

The Rongbuk Guesthouse is a quadrangular courtyard, opposite to the Rongbu Monastery, it is the highest monastery in the world. The accommodation in the Rongbuk guesthouse are rooms with shared dorm beds. Although the accommodation here is very basic, but you can see the most beautiful stars in the world from here.

The Rongbuk Monastery is built on the hill. It is a five-story architecture, but now only two-stories in use. It is the best place to view the Mt. Everest Peak. You could take unbelievable beautiful picture in front of the white pagoda together with Mt. Everest peak.

Guesthouse at Everest Base Camp

The other accommodation option at Everest Base Camp option is to stay at tent guesthouses owned by the local people. The rooms normally have 6 beds inside with plenty of blankets and boiled hot water provided. There is also a yak-dung stove to keep the room heated. Simple meals like instant coffee, noodles, pancakes, fried eggs can be served. So, generally speaking, the tent guesthouses would be more comfortable than the Rongbuk Guesthouse.

Please note that there are no private bathrooms and no showering facilities in the Everest Base Camp Region. Personal toiletries need to be prepared in advance.  

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Accommodation at Saga:

Accommodation at Saga

Guesthouse during trekking:

Guesthouse during trekking

Accommodation during hiking is usually in shacks, sometimes in tents built by local Tibetans. The toilets are not indoors either. You need to go to public outdoor toilets. Of course, there is no double room or twin-sharing room, no electricity nor network. You can not charge here, so please make sure to bring your power bank during trekking.

All commodities are transported from other parts of Tibet. they took long journeys before they arrive the local tents in the Gandise mountains. So the prices are relatively expensive, and of course very few choices. Since there’s no light and no power after the sunset, please get ready to rest as soon as possible before it gets dark.

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