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Night Life

Compared with other cities of China, the nightlife in Lhasa seems more low-key and simple to tourists and travelers in Lhasa. Nightlife activities in Lhasa are often limited to see Tibetan performances, sit around a table and chat with friend or stroll around a night market. A few nightclubs are mainly frequented by locals.

Tianhai Night Market is the most famous night market for its coverall. Snacks gathers together from all parts of China, besides the Tibetan Restaurant, including Sinkiang Noodle with Sauce, Lanzhou Ramen, Sichuan Hotpot, Mutton Da Pai Dang, and so on, fruit and handicraft lining in the street. When the curtain of night is approaching, the street is crowded and illuminated. The Crazy Yak Troupe is worthwhile to watch a Tibetan singing and dancing for your first visit to Lhasa. It entertains at a couple of different venue in Lhasa, including the Crazy Yak Restaurant and the Shangri La Restaurant. The show stats with short performance of various aspects of Tibetan Opera, carrying on with a drinking song which everyone is encouraged to take part in, and culminates in a sketch symbolizing how nomads subhue and tame wild yaks into domestic animals. A pantomime yak comes on stage and appears ot be wild before being restrained and he then walks round kissing members of the audience. The show finishes with the nomed riding out on the back of the yak. A very amusing and entertaining evening indeed.Bars in Lhasa are often attractive for their unique exotic flavors. It is a popular place for you to meet friends and share your travel stories or sit quietly alone relaxing, reading books or listening to music.

Ganglamedo Cafe & Bar

Ganglamedo Cafe & Bar is located on Barkhor Street. "Ganglamedo" means "Snowdrop" in Tibetan. The bar is managed by a woman from Dalian city. It is a complex place with more music records and paintings than other bars. Entering the doo, you will be welcomed by many elaborate canvases and watercolor paintings with the set in Tibet. The strong artistic atmosphere will make you in inebriation

"Makye Ame"

"Makye Ame" means a unsophisticated girl in Tibetan, which is the most famous and comfortable bar in Tibet. The three-storey off-white building on Barkhor Street is the romantic place where the 6th Dalai Lama once waited for his beautiful girl. One of the interesting thing in the bar is that there are many volumes filed with stories written by former visitors. Of course, you could leave your own story too.

National Music Country

National Music Country is operated by a musician who takes characteristic music as the theme of the bar, which is also a good choice for relaxation.

There are 4 bars on the Bar Street opposite to Lhasa Hotel in the National Zhong Road. Among them, the most popular one should be Shicao Hall. Although prices of drinks here are comparatively high, it absorbs many local people.

Other Travelers' Questions

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Ms. Nico Yip from: 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour
Hi, we are 2 adults planning a Tibet trip. We plan to take the train from Chengdu into Lhasa, for a 8-9 days Tibet tour, and flight out from Lhasa to Chengdu. Timing will be in mid-June. Would you be able to arrange the Chengdu-train-Lhasa and Lhasa-flight-Chengdu for us and advice the price?
Thanks!
Brgds/Nico
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Nico Yip,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. We exactly have one departure date on 15th June for the 8-day Tibet Mt.Everest tour, and you are quite welcome to join us! Taking train from Chengdu to Lhasa will cost you about 36 hours (2 nights) on the train, and we are happy to help you book the train tickets. Please kindly note that the direct train tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa is not a daily train, and there is no direct train on odd date on June, I was wondering whether you mind taking connection train with a stop at Xining, you can walk out and have a good lunch there. About the flight ticket Lhasa to Chengdu, there are some discount tickets in June, eg: China Eastern Airline MU5474, Sichuan Airline 3U8698. You can look it on the airline official website. Have a good day.

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user portrait Ms. Alice from: 6 Days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities
HI all,

I am interested in this tour. I would like to know before:

1) DO I need to pay extra if I would like to have 1 bedroom for myself? If yes how much?

2)I have been to around 3200m before and I had altitude sickness. Should I come 2 days before in Lhasa to get acclimatized?

3)If I registered now, would you be able to help for the Tibet permit for me? I have French passport.

Thanks and regards,

Alice
Answered by Helen

Dear Alice,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, and welcome you to join our tour! For your questions: Firstly, our tour price is based on two persons in one room, if you would like to have 1 bedroom for yourself, there is extra single room supplement fee. And the single room supplement fee is different in each month. Secondly, Please feel free worry about the high altitude sickness, keep calm and don't be excited, which is no big problem. If you are afraid of the altitude sickness, you can arrive in Lhasa one day in advance to get acclimatized. Lastly, The Tibet Permit is included in our tour price, we only require your passport and Chinese visa (clear scan or photo copy) to apply for the permit. Have a nice day.

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user portrait Mr. Benedikt Wyss from: 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour
Dear Budget Tibet Tour Team

I'm planning to make a journey in August in China. I want to combine that with your everest Base Camp Tour. Now i have some questions:
How is that with the Permissions, did i get it right that I have only to look for the chinese Visa and you will look for the Tibet Permit?
And if so how have i to proceed, shall i first look for the Chinese Visa or does it make more sense to look for all the permissions at the same time.
Another Question is about the price. Is the price for august your suggesting  fix or is it dependent on how big the group is. Because I dont want to reserve already now  if that means that I have to pay at the end more than I thought.
And my last question concerns the high altitude, whats your experience about that. Are there many tourists struggling with it or is it more or less harmless. (I am from Switzerland so not completely unused to high altitudes).

Thank you for your efforts

Benedikt Wyss
Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Benedikt Wyss,

Greetings from Nancy at BTT. We have 8 Days Lhasa to Mt. Everest then back to Lhasa group tour on 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th and 22nd, 29th Aug. and all dates are available for you. And also the price is fixed, and we will not charge extra no matter how many people in the end. And the group size is 2 to 13 people, so the maximum is 13, please worry free in Aug. all the groups are running on time as it is easy for us to collect enough people. You need to apply China visa in your place firstly, then we will use your passport and China visa to apply Tibet Travel Permit, so for you to travel to Tibet, you just need your passport, China visa and the permit we will provide to you, three of these. 98% of our clients were ok in Tibet after resting 2 or 3days in Lhasa before head to higher places. And also bring some anti-altitude in Lhasa to Everest will help you a lot, and I have clients who were more than 80 years even visited Everest without problem. So you can worry free about it, it is not struggling or that terrible if you relax yourself there.

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