16 Unforgettable Things to Do in Tibet

Tibet is a place of mystery and wonder, it is one of the last places in the world where you can witness timeless religion, people and landscapes. With that combination, there is no shortage of things to do in Tibet.

If you’re adventurous enough to venture out of the city, there are some incredible opportunities to see dramatic landscapes, rural areas, off the beaten path religious sites and the mighty Mount Everest.


It is a huge, gorgeous palace that sits on top of the highest peak within Lhasa.  The palace was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 uprising.

Visit the Potala Palace

Visiting Drepung first was a great way to set the mood for the rest of our time in Lhasa. The monastery is beautiful, with bright colored window dressings set against off white walls that reach for the bright blur sky.

Drepung Monastery

After our visit to the Drepung Monastery and a hearty lunch in a local restaurant, we moved on to the Sera Monastery. This monastery is also located just slightly outside the city but is another that is worth the visit.

Sera Monastery

Observe A Monk Debate in Lhasa

Tibet is full of interesting things to see and do, but one of the most unique things to do in Tibet is watch the monks debate philosophy at the Sera Monastery.

This temple is considered the most sacred place in Tibet by the local Tibetans and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage ensemble that includes the Potala Palace.

Jokhang Temple

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