This was an unplanned trip on our last day in Lhasa. It was supposed to be rest day in the City before leaving Tibet, but we decided to ask about other options and our guide recommended this trip. It was probably an hour or so...更多
Less than an hour outside of Lhasa and worth the trip if you've seen the closer in monasteries. It involves a pretty steep climb so be prepared. There is a very traditional tea house on premises that is very dirty, but interesting.
Once you are in Lhasa try to rent a car and escape the crowds to Drak Yerpa Monastery. You will be delighted by the atmosphere and the view from the mountain. Its a bit hard to walk all the stairs but worth the effort. Plan...更多
This is less crowded as the Ganden Monastery and is mostly frequented by locals and not foreign tourists.
A bit of a hike up, but if you go slowly and steady this is the most genuine of experiences.
We each took a foldable mountain walking...更多
Seriously why is this place not on more itineraries ? Then again I'm glad it isn't because the calm away from the tourist crowds is part of the magic of the place.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves - but I will also say...更多
Padmasambhava or the Lotus Buddha has meditated in 8 caves during his human lifetime. This is the most important one. Why ? This is the mountain with 108 caves nested in the body of the Green Tara mountain. This is where both the Daila Lama...更多