Lhasa is famous for The Potala Palace and its sacred monasteries. For western travelers, we usually recommend them taking a 5-days-4-nights tour; two days visit the highlights of Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery; the other day, visit Yamdrok Lake or Namtso Lake.
Because of the high elevation, most of the central and western parts of Tibet are deserted. The eastern part of Tibet, which borders Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, has the most stunning sceneries of the mountains, virgin forests, and lakes. For luxury adventurers, the overland tour from Shangri-La to Lhasa with Songtsam hotels is the most recommendable.
After the last 10 years of rapid development, for luxury travelers, there are Shangri-La, St. Regis, Songtsam Linka, InterContinental, Four Points by Sheraton, etc., and many other local brand hotels in town to cover all the needs of different travelers.