Traveling to Tibet from China

Plan to explore Tibet? How about traveling to Tibet from China? As a fast developing country, it’s easy to get to China from countries all over the world. Travel to Tibet from major cities in China is convenient because of the developed traffic. What’s more, having some days in different cities and enjoy Chinese traditional culture is also a unique experience.

For international travelers who want to enter Tibet from China, a Tibet Travel Permit is indispensable. Issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, it takes more than 10 days to get to it. You should apply for a Chinese Visa in advance and hand in your documents with the scanned photo of the Chinese Visa. Pay attention, international travelers are not allowed to travel alone in Tibet according to rules. It means that travelers should contact a Tibetan travel agency and book a tour. Travelers must be organized in a group and be companied by a permitted travel guide. You can contact us, we offer various travel packages with Tibetan travel guides, and guarantee you the Tibet Travel Permit.

You are suggested to book your tour at least one month before your departure because it takes days to get your Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism Bureau and confirm hotels. It usually takes more than 10 days to get your Tibet Travel Permit. Although Tibet located on a massive plateau and overs huge area, our travel consultants will help you to choose the most suitable itinerary which meets your interest, schedule, and budget.

There are two popular ways to travel to Tibet from China, by train and by plane.

In major cities in China, trains towards Tibet are available. For example, you can board the train in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Chongqing and many other cities. There are two classes of cabins available, the hard sleeper cabin and the soft sleeper cabin. You’re suggested to choose the soft sleeper cabin for a comfortable bed and more privacy. An important benefit of traveling to Tibet by train is that you are less likely to suffer from altitude sickness. Travel by train offers you a longer journey than by plane so that you can adapt yourself to the altitude little by little. What’s more, the cabins are equipped with oxygen system, which will offer you abundant oxygen. It’s no need to worry about your health. Besides, travel by train is a rewarding journey because of the breathtaking landscapes along the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway. During your journey, you will enjoy snow-capped mountains, crystal lakes, tranquil pastures and massive wilderness. They’ll add highlights to your tour in Tibet. The ticket for soft sleeper cabin from Beijing to Lhasa costs CNY 1, 144, from Shanghai costs CNY1, 262.5 and from Chengdu costs CNY 997.5. However, travel to Tibet by train is popular and tickets are always in huge demands. During high seasons, it’s hard to get a ticket. You’re suggested to book your tour in advance and we can prepare the tickets before your departure.

Another way to get to Tibet is by plane. Connecting flights are available every day in major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, etc. You’re suggested to depart from Chengdu because this city is close to Tibet and direct flights are available. You will have a more flexible schedule and the flying time will be shorter. Take care of your Tibet Travel Permit, you should show it when you are boarding the plane.

To realize your Tibet dream and enjoy an unforgettable travel in Tibet, please contact us. We are always ready to help and looking forward to serving you wholeheartedly.

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