Songtsam Laigu

As Songtsam’s highest property, which is set against a backdrop of towering glaciers and rolling, verdant hillsides, the Songtsam Lodge Laigu is a gem of high-mountain luxury located in the Tibetan prefecture of Chamdo. Rawu Lake, the largest lake in eastern Tibet, lies within view of the lodge, and the more than 12,000-foot altitude adds to the sense of ruggedness. For travelers coming from nearer to sea level, the Laigu lodge is equipped with state-of-the-art oxygen concentrator technology to enable a 24-hour closed oxygen supply. Other high-end technology features at the lodge include floor-heating systems imported from Denmark, triple-layered vacuum glass windows that provide warmth and UV protection, and readily accessible WiFi. There is also a library available to guests that can accommodate up to 16 people and is furnished with sofas, oxygen concentrators, under-floor heating, and a coffee machine. All 20 of the hotel’s accommodations, which can be broken down into three room and suite types, feature wide-ranging views of the surrounding glaciers, forests, and sky. The night sky is especially spectacular here and offers unmatched stargazing thanks to the altitude and lack of light pollution.

Why We Love This Hotel

Natural Surroundings: Guests at Songtsam’s Laigu lodge will find no shortage of activities available for them in the outdoors. The ancient Laigu glacier is a hike away on foot, and the pristine forest and lake of Dusong Tso are also nearby.

High-level Technology: The lodge’s availability of high-end, technology-forward features is impressive, especially given the stark surroundings of snow-capped glaciers. Public WiFi is easily accessible, as are heated floors and oxygen supply.

Locally Inspired Aesthetics: Design features at the lodge pay special attention to environmental sustainability in tectonic designs and constructions, meaning much consideration was given to local Tibetan customs and citizens.

Nyingchi, Tibet
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