The most famous building in Lhasa
is the Potala Palace, an architectural
wonder that towers over the city.
Discover within the thousands of rooms
treasures such as intricate shrines and
beautiful frescoes. The Barkhor circuit has the atmosphere
of a medieval carnival where pilgrims
walk past stalls selling religious trinkets
and the sound of chanted prayers fills
the air. The circuit encompasses the
7th-century Jokhang Temple, the most
sacred in Tibet. Also visit Sera Monastery which has
about six hundred monks in residence
and Norbulingka, the former summer
palace of the Dalai Lama.
There are many discoveries to make
outside of Lhasa. In Shigatse visit
Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional
residence of the Panchen Lama and
in Gyantse see the famous Gyantse
Kumbum, the largest shrine in Tibet.
But most importantly as you travel around the plateau, immerse yourself
in the Tibetan culture to better
understand life at the roof of the world.
On this adventure, distances are large
and conditions are basic but you will
experience a land like no other.