Located in the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters, Tibet can offer limited accommodation options. But it doesn’t mean that the condition of accommodation in Tibet is extremely poor. As Tibet’s tourism has developed fast in recent years, the hotel conditions have also been improved greatly. International tourists can also enjoy a great Tibet tour by choosing the most suitable hotels to stay.
Tourists can find kinds of accommodations to stay, including star hotels, Tibetan-style boutique hotels, mid-range hotels, and tents. In Lhasa, tourists can choose better hotels to stay because they may have limited choices when they are traveling to those remote areas in Tibet, such as Everest Base Camp. Here we will provide detailed information about Tibet accommodations for tourists to know.
Types of Hotel in Tibet
5-star hotels or luxury hotels can be found in Tibet for international tourists to stay for a luxury Tibet tour. Most of those hotels are international brands that enjoy a good reputation all over the world. Even in Tibet, they are trying their best to improve their service and facilities to meet the need of all distinguished guests.
Tibetan-style boutique hotels are the most recommended options for tourists who want to get to know more about the Tibetan lifestyle. Those hotels are decorated in a Tibetan style and can offer tourists the feel at a local Tibetan house. The living environment is generally comfortable and high class. For many reasons, these hotels are costly as well.
Most tourists may choose to stay at mid-range hotels because they are budget and also comfortable. Most of them are certified for international tourists to check in. Do not underestimate its living environment because those hotels are certainly not bad. You can definitely expect to have a clean and quiet stay at those hotels.
Except for those hotels, tourists can only choose to stay in a local hostel, or a guest house, or a tent when they travel to remote places, which will only provide a place to sleep. So, if you plan to go stay overnight at Mount Everest Base or Namtso, you’d better not expect too much about the condition.
Service at Shangri-La Hotel
Where to Stay in Lhasa?
Most luxury hotels are located in Lhasa city, which gives tourists lots of choices. It depends on their need and budgets. If they desire 5-star hotels that are well equipped with modern facilities and the most comfortable living environment, they can choose the St.Regis Resort Lhasa, Shangri La Lhasa Hotel, and Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise. St.Regis Resort Lhasa and Inter Continental Lhasa Paradise are close to Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, and Jokhang Temple, which will be convenient for tourists to travel around Lhasa.
As for 4-star hotels in Lhasa, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa, Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel, and Songtsam Choskyi Linka Lhasa may be the most recommended ones for international tourists to stay. Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa is only a 10-minute walk to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street area and offers a view of the Lhasa River.
Besides, Lhasa also has many choices for tourists with lower budgets. Those hotels can provide basic living equipment and they are clean to stay. However, you’d better book with a travel agency to make sure that you can stay comfortably at hotels with better service.
Where to Stay in Shigatse?
Shigatse also offers one 5-star hotel for tourists, which is Qomo Langzong Hotel. Located closely to Tashilunpo Monastery, this hotel is well-equipped with 24 hours service, oxygen supply systems, and free Wi-Fi. Its rooms are decorated with Tibetan style to make guests feel the authentic Tibetan living environment. If you prefer more budget hotels in Shigatse city, the Tashi Choeta Hotel can be a great choice since it is only a 20-minute walk from Tashilunpo Monastery. It is also a Tibetan-style hotel that offers great service to its guests. Besides, the Manasarovar Hotel is a good choice for most international tourists since it is located in the center of Shigatse city.
Qomo Langzong Hotel
Where to Stay in Everest Base Camp?
It is well known that Everest Base Camp offers poor accommodation service. What tourists can expect are only Tibetan guest houses and tent hotels with basic facilities. And tourists can choose to stay in the Rongbuk Monastery’s guest house, which is 8km from the EBC. It is highly suggested that tourists should bring their own sleeping bags and some daily necessities to avoid getting awkward.
EBC Tent Guestroom
Where to Stay in Namtso?
Staying overnight at Namtso is the only chance to get an excellent view of the stunning sunrise. But there are only tents or simple iron rooms for tourists to stay. But it is worthwhile because the sunrise in Namtso will reward everyone who is waiting for it.
Although it seems like Tibet can only offer limited accommodation for tourists around the world, you can still have a lifetime Tibet tour here. At least, we will try our best to make sure every tourist will get the chance to book a comfortable and private hotel as they wish. Book with us and you will get professional advice on how to choose the best hotel in Tibet for yourself.