China is one of the main entrance gate of Tibet. Tibet does not have much entrance immigration from many countries. Entering Tibet is either from China or from Nepal. Tourist entering Tibet from China get opportunity to visit China first and enter Tibet. It also can be three countries visit in the single plan. Land to China, enter Tibet and end your trip to Nepal. This tour is aslo benefit for those who can get good connection flights from homeland with the reasonable cost. To enter Tibet from China, can choose either by train or by flight to Lhasa “The Roof of the World”. Tibet is controlled land for tourist and need special permit issued by TTB. Only registered local agencies are allow to issue permit for any foreigners. Not only the Tibet permit, we registered company should provide guide as compulsory. The minimum tour package in Tibet is with permit, guide, transportation, entrance fees and accommodation. Any group size or even single traveller can enter Tibet from China. Tour cost calculate as per the itinerary with customization.
Enter Tibet from China with flight
Lhasa has only one airport named Gongaar airport in the elevation of 3,600 meters. This airport is one of the highest altitude airports in the world. The main city of Lhasa from this airport is about 60 kilometers takes one hour and half. Lhasa is connected flight with different cities of China like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Xian, Xining, Guangzhou. Flight to Lhasa from China counts domestic flights. There is only one international flight in Lhasa airport from Kathmandu Tribhuban international airport. Enter Tibet from China and from Nepal have different permit procedure.
Enter Tibet from China by train
Train to Lhasa from China considered as one of the world’s top railway link. Train route passing through the highest altitude and appreciated landscape. Train to Lhasa is from major cities of China like Beijing, Dhanghai, Chengdu, Xining, Xian and Guangzhou. Well managed and well equipped train is only one oxygen supplier train in the world. You can get your train ticket online or we also can provide this service. It is more busy and hard to get ticket in the month of July, August and September. It is compulsory to get Tibet travel permit before entering to train from any cities of China to Tibet.
Tour idea of Tibet entering from China
Lhasa is the starting touring point once you land Tibet from China. Spend in Lhasa for three nights and visit two full days is in most of the tour plan. This is also the good way to acclimatize your body in high altitude. Drive to other major cities through beautiful landscape, mountain ranges, beautiful Lakes and typical settlement of Tibetan peoples. Itinerary is suggested to include visiting second largest Tibetan city Shigatse, Tashilampo monastery, Everest base Camp from north side and cross immigration between Tibet and Nepal. In this way, your plan is to explore three countries in single plan. Tour plan of Tibet to Nepal on overland is eight days tour. Tour plan also have option to return Lhasa and exit via China again. There are lots of customization in the tour plan as per the request.
Best season to travel Tibet from China
Tibet is with warm temperature and clear sky during month of May till October. The best time to visit Tibet depends on your travel plan and destinations inside Tibet. Most of the places in Tibet can visit during month of May till October. Month of April and November till December is also the suitable visiting major cities of Tibet like Lhasa. The main tourist movement in Tibet is in the month of July till September. Cost of the tour in the the low season beside mentioned moths are comparatively less.
Major places to include in your travel plan during Tibet tour
Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Everest Base camp via Tingri and Runbuk, Yamdrok Lake, Ganden, Samye, Namtso Lake, Tsedang are inside central Tibet and towards western Tibet are Mt Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, Guge Kingdom, walking around the Kailash valley, Tirthapuri. These are the major searching place to make a plan to visit Tibet. Few peoples choose to trek Kharta valley, Namtso Lake, Everest Base camp, Khamsung valley, Ganden to Samye. Although there are some sacred monastery or places in Tibet, that can be also in the plan for peoples who are interest.
Duration:7 Days (Customization possible )
Trip Grade Easy
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Price Include / Exclude:
- Arrival arrangement in Lhasa
- Accommodation in hotel and guest houses with breakfast
- Local Tibetan guide
- Comfortable transportation
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary and its entrance fee
- Tibet travel permit
- All the formalities of immigration and checking point
- Lunch Dinner and drinks
- Cost of your Chinese visa
- Cost of Nepal visa
- Personal expenses and tipping
- Cost of emergency evacuation in case of need
- valied passport copy by email. (Your passport should valied of 6 month minimum)
- Chinese visa page
- Your one night hotel booking in China before entering Tibet