If you are travelling in Tibet, you will certainly go to Lhasa. While there are luxury hotels in the city, boutique accommodations that are up to standards are a rare find. However, Songtsam Linka Lhasa is such a place. It offers the serenity of a retreat high in the mountains, while at the same time being close enough to the city to enjoy the local landmarks such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Drepung and Sera monasteries.
A PEACEFUL PLACE TO STAY
Linka Lhasa stays faithful to traditional Lhasan architecture and craftsmanship. With walls richly decorated with Thangkas and tapestries, you can marvel for hours at the stories and legends that make Tibet such a mysterious and mystical land. The fifty rooms all have wooden floors, tapestries and handcrafted copperware. Fourteen suites have views to Potala Palace. Linka Lhasa features a traditional Tibetan restaurant, a café, a ballroom, a library and a boutique. To ward against altitude sickness, oxygen concentrators operate in every room to create an atmosphere of tranquillity and enjoyment.
ENJOY LHASA, NO COMPROMISE
Some might think the location of Linka Lhasa is a disadvantage. I disagree. Being located at the edge of a park, you will enjoy undisturbed time of rest and recovery. Only a 15-minute drive away from Potala Palace, you can enjoy full days in the city while at the same time enjoying the most charming lodge in town. The lodge itself offers many opportunities to explore, with daily outings to local villages, nearby Yamdrok and Namtso lakes, as well as traditional tea tastings and Thangka painting classes. Visits to Lhasa itself are always on the menu.