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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 Mr. Anthony Chan from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Hello,

We are interested in the 7 day Lhasa to Kathmandu Group tour on Sep 22 2018 for 2 people we are interested in upgrading our hotels to 5 star in Lhasa and 4-5 stars in Shigatse if possible. I am also interested in renting a sleeping bag when near the EBC. We will also be on a train arriving from Xining. I am interested in a price quote and also how would we join to tour each day if we are sleeping away from the group. Thanks.

Cheers,
Anthony Chan
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Anthony Chan,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour on 22nd of Sep. And we are glad to help you update your hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse. Although you won’t stay in the same hotel with our group members, our guide will pick you up from your hotel every morning. For the sleeping bag, you can rent one at Shigatse, after tour, our guide will take it back to Shigatse. Moreover, taking train from Xining to Lhasa will cost you about 21 hours (1 night) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train tickets. Please check your email and find more details. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. cristina cardoso from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour
Gostava de visitar o Tibete, não só Lhasa e os mosteiros principais e outras cidades, mas também apreciar a beleza natural, como o Lago do Céu. Que excursão é que me sugere que abrange estas duas vertentes?
Vou sozinha e gostava de me juntar a outro grupo.
Chego de avião de Pequim e pretendo também sair por Lhasa de avião.
Estou a pensar chegar dia 22 ou 23 de julho.
Fico a aguardar uma resposta.
Obrigado
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. cristina Cardoso,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. We currently have one departure date on 22nd July for the 10-day group tour, you are quite welcome to join us! Joining this 10-day tour, you can enjoy the major cities, monasteries and scenic spots in Tibet, which would be a wonderful journey. And flying from Beijing to Lhasa is a better choice, which will cost you about four and half hour. Have a nice day.

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user portrait Ms. Thanh Trinh from: Travel from Gyirong Port to Kathmandu
Hi there,
My group have 6 people want to go to Lhasa via Kathmandu by both flight and drive on July or August. We do want to do any tour in Kathmandu, Nepal. KTM is just a connecting place for us to apply Tibetan visa and permit. Based on that, how long would we should plan for this trip? Because I still have no idea how long for the drive from KTM to Lhasa.
Hope to hear back from you guys soon.
Thank you and best regards.
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Thanh Trinh,

Entering Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for the Chinese group visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we will apply for the visa invitation letter for you; Next we will send the visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu; When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give him your original passport, then he will assist you to apply for the Chinese group visa. Group visa application needs 3 or 4 working days, during that time, you can travel other places in Nepal with your passport copy.

The distance from Kathmandu to Gyirong Port is about 170km and it takes approximately 8-9 hours by car due to not good road condition. Please check your email and find more details. Have a nice day.

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