House of Shambhala

Nestled in the maze of alleyways east of the Barkor, this 9-room boutique guesthouse in Lhasa exudes the romance of a by-gone era. The meticulously restored three-story courtyard residence is historically connected to the 13th Dalai Lama, his General, and the General’s notorious poetic son. Even now, local pilgrims continue to visit the inner courtyard shrine. Travelers and locals can relax on the tented terrace teahouse; enjoy camaraderie in the bookshop café; dine on Cuisine from the Himalayan Scene and savor the widest selection of wine in Lhasa at the Dakini Room. Tibetan Tantric Massage is available as well as contemplative meditation and yoga at the Tibetan Tantric Spa. The rooftop restaurant offers visitors a 360-degree view of Lhasa with spectacular views of the Potala Palace and the golden rooftops of the Jokang Temple.