Day 3 in Lhasa.

I’m enjoying every moment of my time in Lhasa!

Yesterday we had a free day and 11 of us chartered a minivan to go and visit the Ganden Monastery 1.5 to 2 hours outside of Lhasa (depends on whether one’s van has a flat tire or not).

The Monastery is at 4.300m, so about 500m higher than Lhasa. We did a 1 hour walk around the mountain at the back of the Monastery and the views were just spectacular. We then had an hour left to explore the Monastery.

Last night we had a group dinner: buffet style food – very nice – and some entertainment put on by the ever-smiling staff afterwards.

Another brilliant day. We are also having great weather: yesterday was very warm again; last night it rained and we heard some serious thunder; today looks like it will be fine again.

This afternoon we are visiting the Potala Palace… can’t wait!

Tomorrow we leave at 9am to drive to Gyantse.

Tashi delek from Lhasa!