on the way from airport to hotel in Lhasa
We had 8 days in Tibet. Due to the high altitude, we need first 2 days to acclimatized, therefore, no activities for the first 2 days. We visited Lhasa ( 12001ft/3658m), Tsedang (11483ft/3500m)my favorite city. Also known as the cradle of Tibetan Civilization. one of the famous tourist place is the first palace in Tibet - Yungbulakhang( The Palace of Mother and Son, built 2BC)It is located on top of Jormo Zhaxi Ceri Mountain that doesn't look too high, but boy, believe me - it almost killed me!!! My all time favorites is the Yamdrok Lake. Our guide - Sampa was right : Nirvana!
We also visited Gyanste (13255ft/4040m) and Shigatse (12585ft/3836m). The Tibetans are very religious and friendly. You will feel very peaceful and calm when you are in Tibet. Although the car ride from Lhasa to Tsedang were 7 hours but the scenery were too beautiful that we didn't even feel like taking a nap! We missed the opportunity to visit Namtso Lake ( the holiest lake for Tibetan) due to the road to Namtso Lake was closed during winter time. Here are some pictures :