Lhasa Yak Hotel in Lhasa is a beautiful hotel in Tibetan style. Tibetan women, ornamented in beautiful Tibetan costumes manage the reception. It's always busy at the reception. You can just sit in the beautifully decorated hall and enjoy the activity of hotel guests, groups of tourists and guides.
Yak Hotel is one of the hotels in Lhasa that became famous earlier. The location of the Yak Hotel is in the center of the old part of Lhasa, only 2 minutes to Barkhor Street, just across the road, so the surrounding's full of activity and liveliness. Originally providing services for backpackers from all over the world, Yak Hotel still retains the common rooms that budget travelers alike, and the sanitary conditions are good. The most noteworthy is the roof terrace. You can sit on the top of the open-air building and enjoy the nearby Potala Palace quietly and an excellent breakfast. Next to the hotel is the Dunya restaurant. You don't have to walk far for tasty Tibetan lunch or dinner. Besides, there are many small, typical Tibetan restaurants and grocery stores nearby.
There are 117 rooms at various levels in the Yak Hotel which has started operation in 1986. Yak Hotel provides 24-hour hot water, car parking, car and bicycle rentals and a business center service as well.
A visit to Jokhang Temple just takes a 10 mins-walk. An early morning walk to Ani Tsankhung, a small and excellent nunnery monastery is impressive because you walk the kora with many Tibetan pilgrims. It will take only 15 minutes.