Welcome to Lhatse
The modern town of Lhatse (ལྷ་རྩེ་; 拉孜; Lāzī) is a convenient overnight stop for travellers headed to western Tibet. Lhatse is more or less a one-street town with a small square near the centre. The 3km-long main street runs east–west and used to be part of the Friendship Hwy, but this has now been diverted to the north. Passing traffic will mostly be heading to Everest Base Camp, the Tibet–Nepal border or the turn-off for western Tibet, about 6km out of town past a major checkpoint.
If you have time to kill you could visit the renovated Changmoche Monastery at the western end of town.