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.
The Songtsam Lodge Laigu has 20 rooms available to guests, which can be divided into
three different room and suite types. Views look out upon the snow-packed landscapes
and craggy mountain scenes that surround the lodge, as well as the ancient village loca
ted nearby. Guests will find high-end amenities one would expect of a busy urban hotel
alongside unique mountain comforts, such as floor heating imported from Denmark. R
ooms are decorated in a style that is minimal but welcoming, and plush seats and sofas
complement natural wood furnishings.
These rooms at Songtsam Lodge Laigu can be configured with a king-size bed or two twins beds, and offer sweeping views of the surrounding high-altitude landscape.
The lodge has four deluxe suites, which feature additional space and seating for guests.
The primary facility at the Songtsam’s lodge in Laigu is an in-house library. The library i
s furnished with sofas, oxygen concentrators, under-floor heating, and a coffee machin
e, and it is an ideal place for guests to take advantage of the lodge’s free Internet acces
s – at times a rare commodity in Tibet.
The lodge’s in-house library features an ample range of both Eastern and Western classics for guests. Materials are available in different languages, upon request.
The in-house restaurant at the Songtsam lodge in Laigu can accommodate up to 60 pe
ople, and it offers a creatively inspired menu and under-floor heating. Patrons will find t
heir appetites further stimulated by views that look out upon rolling, forested mountain
landscapes and the stark glaciers that surround the lodge. An array of fine teas are ava
ilable, as are fine wines, and entrees include gourmet renderings of classical Asian com
fort food favorites and simple, stripped-down dishes in which fresh, local ingredients ar
e allowed to stand alone.
Classical Asian-style dishes are served alongside delicious teas and other beverages at the Songtsam Lodge Laigu’s in-house restaurant. Noodle and meat-based dishes incorporate ingredients like fresh bok choi and sustainably sourced meat and seafood.
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