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Weekend in Lhasa?

Madison, Wisconsin
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Weekend in Lhasa?

Hi there,

I'll be traveling to China for my first time this summer; I'll definitely be in Shanghai and Beijing for work, but I'd like to get out of the cities for a few days and do some trekking and sightseeing. My work trip stretches for two weeks, but I'll probably take some vacation days on one or both ends depending on how the trip works out. So I have a free weekend between Friday afternoon and Monday morning to fill, as well as some days before or after the work trip.

Is Lhasa feasible to do over a weekend? Are there any day treks that are accessible from there? Or should I plan to visit Yangshuo/Guilin over that weekend and go to Lhasa from Beijing after work ends?

Madison, Wisconsin
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1. Re: Weekend in Lhasa?

Also, I'll likely be traveling with a few undergraduate and graduate students. Would anyone have any recommendations for tour companies or travel agencies for Tibet? How long does it take to get a permit to get into Tibet from China?

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2. Re: Weekend in Lhasa?

A bit too far for a weekend. Take a look at Yangshuo instead.

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3. Re: Weekend in Lhasa?

Hallo, I suggest you to read here before decide to go in Tibet:


My Best Regards


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4. Re: Weekend in Lhasa?

if you only have 4 days, maybe you can only traveling in Lhasa city, there will not be able to trekking

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