Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, covers an area of 544 square kilometers and is The Land of Gods in Tibetan, sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It has a history of over 13 centuries. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Lhasa is famed as the City of Sunshine.
It is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region and the center of Tibets political, economic, cultural and religious activities. There are many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are world famous.
Since Tibet has been open from 1985, Tibet Lhasa tour is one of the popular tour in Tibet .Tibet is popularly known as the roof of the world for its very geographical location. Its beautiful sceneries and wonderful landscapes are treats for the eyes of the tourist, mountaineers and explores. Spending a night in nomads tent, relishing. The taste of delicious non spicy mutton, drinking Tibetan Tea and barley beer (Chang), riding Tibetan horse and Yak, dancing to the tune of melodious music from vibrating Tibetan guitar (Danyen), climbing high and holy mountains, exploring the mysterious, inhabited open spaces and sacred lakes makes your holiday a memorable one. One can never resist the temptation to visit this holy place again. Potala palace is the one the vital place of the Lhasa Tibet tour. Tibet Potala Palace is no doubt one of the wonders of the world. It was first built by the greatest king Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century and was later expended to its present form by the fifth Dalai Lama in the seventeenth century. This 13 storey building accommodates 1000 rooms, living quarter of the Dalai lamas, apartments for Regents, Tutors, High Lamas, splendid ceremonial areas, offices of Chapel, Shrine and corridors, Treasuries, cell for monks and servants, granaries and store rooms. The 5th Dalai Lamas Kudung (Choren) is covered with 3700 gold and the 13th Dalai Lama, with a ton of gold besides priceless jewels. It is about 3000m above the valley floor.