How to travel from Europe to Tibet?
Europe is one big continent where many beautiful countries are a neighbor to each other. Europe is also one continent where people have respect and love for Nature and where people love to travel.
Every year many Travelers from Europe are traveling to Tibet through big travel agencies in Europe via paying a big amount of money and not so much flexible in the tour.
Many travel agencies in Europe will contact travel agencies in China or Nepal and travel agencies in China or Nepal will contact local travel agencies in Tibet like "Tibet Travelers" so price of the tour becomes very expensive when so many middle agencies in between, this blog explains how to travel to Tibet by yourself contacting directly to local Tibetan travel agencies in Tibet without paying a big amount to many middle travel agencies and having flexible in the tour in Tibet.
Photo: Beauties of Eastern Tibet Nyingchi Region
They are two ways to travel Tibet from Europe.
Traveling from Europe to China and to Tibet or
Traveling from Europe to Nepal and to Tibet.
1.How to travel Tibet from Europe through China
Tibet Travel Permit
Before explaining about the Tibet Travel Permit, there is very important document Tibet Travelers will request from European Travelers who are planning to travel from China, (China Visa) With the scan of China visa and passport, Tibet Travelers can issue the Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism office in Lhasa.
Most important question is always about China visa, which plays the biggest role in issuing the Tibet Travel Permit. China visa can be issued at the Chinese Embassy in the nearest bigger city at your country in Europe.
One thing to remind, not to mention about traveling to Tibet, it will be very difficult to obtain the China visa or even can be rejected if travelers mention about traveling to Tibet. Travelers can mention about the trips in China at Beijing or Chengdu or other cities in China. For more information on easier ways to obtain the China visa, you can send us Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the China visa and Tibet Travel Permit, next question is the nearest and most accessible and if possible inexpensive cities in China from where you can fly or take the train to Tibet.
Below are few of our recommendation cities from where you can fly or take the train to Tibet.
Travelers can also fly or take the train from other cities in China if preferred.
Through our experience with previous Travelers, Beijing is one of the most chosen city before traveling to Tibet. Many travelers from Europe are flying to Tibet from Beijing.
Flight ticket from Beijing to Lhasa, Tibet cost around 486 USD one way
Train ticket soft sleeper from Beijing to Lhasa, Tibet cost around 200 USD one way
Another city chosen by Travelers who are traveling to Tibet from Europe is Chengdu.
Flight ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet cost around 247 USD one way
Train ticket soft sleeper from Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet cost around 200 USD one way
Tibet Travel Permit for Flight from China
The original Tibet Travel Permit is needed to take the flight from China to Tibet so Tibet Travelers request European Travelers to stay 1 night in China at a hotel near the airport or in the city so Tibet Travelers can express the permit to hotel reception. Tibet Travelers is not allowed to express the permit outside of China. Tibet Travelers will express mail the permit to the hotel in Beijing or other cities after receiving the address and phone number of the hotel from Travelers, we can also recommend hotels at the airport in Beijing like Beijing Airport Yuanhang international hotel (Phone number: 010 8416 6060 ) You can book this hotel from www.Ctrip.com or also through us.
Tibet Travel Permit for Train from China
For the train to Tibet from China, scan printed copies of the permit will be okay to board the train so Tibet Travelers will send the scan of a permit to European Travelers after issuing from Tibet Tourism office. Travelers can print the 2 papers of the permit and buy or pick the train ticket from the train station and also board the train safely.
How to buy the flight tickets from China to Tibet?
Flight ticket from Europe, from your Country to Beijing, Chengdu or other cities, Travelers from European can easily buy by yourself in any domestic airlines through www.expedia.com or another website in google.
Tibet Travelers can help to buy the best price flight tickets from China to Lhasa, Tibet, and Tibet, Lhasa to China. Once we have the confirmation dates, we will check the lowest price for that dates and we will let you know with details of the flight, once Travelers confirm the price and flights details, Tibet Travelers will buy the tickets for you with some deposit through PayPal email@example.com
Once travelers get to Tibet, travelers can pay the flight fee with the trip fee in cash.
How to buy the train tickets from China to Tibet?
Train ticket from cities in China to Tibet are sold around 1 and half month before, you can buy the train ticket with an APP (Ctrip) which can be easily downloaded and has many languages or through us. Tibet Travelers will charge some service fee to buy the train ticket, in the high season, Tibet Travelers cannot guarantee about getting the ticket but we will do all our best to get them.
These are the few important information on how to travel from Europe to China and to Tibet. Below Tibet Travelers will explain how to travel from Europe to Tibet through Nepal.
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2. How to get to Tibet from Europe through Nepal
European Travelers can fly to Kathmandu Nepal via India or other countries or even directly through Europe from your country.
From Nepal, they are 2 ways to travel to Tibet. By Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or by Overland from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet.
Tibet Travel Permit
Tibet Travelers Tour Guide will be waiting at Lhasa Gongkar airport or Kyirong Nepal Border with the original Tibet Travel Permit, our Tour Guide will help to register you at the Lhasa airport security or Border security with the China visa from you and Tibet Travel Permit from Tour Guide.
After registration, if by Flight to Tibet from Nepal, Our Tour Guide will take you to the hotel in Lhasa where you can meet our Travel Agency Manager by discussing itinerary and price, Manager will answer all your questions on tour itinerary and after everything is good then you can pay the amount for the trip and flight ticket.
If by overland from Nepal, Our Tour Guide will start the tour according to itinerary after discussing with the Travelers, you can also pay the trip fee to our Tour Guide if the Tour is from Nepal border overland.
With the scan of Passport copy, Tibet Travelers can easily issue the invitation letter from Tibet Tourism office, after getting the invitation letter, we will scan it to our Nepal friend agency, who can help to arrange the China visa for you in Kathmandu, Nepal. Travelers must stay 2 full days in Nepal for issuing the China visa or you can travel in Nepal with the scan of passport copy and give the original passport to our Nepal agency so he can obtain the China visa from Chinese Embassy in Nepal. After getting the China visa, Our Nepal agency will deliver the China Visa and Passport to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Travelers will get around 20-30 days China visa duration, this will be group visa and it cannot be extended and cannot be separated into individual visa after it's been issued.
China visa fee rates
China visa fee rate for the European continent Countries citizens will cost 110 US Dollar Per person including the service fee of our Nepal agency.
Flights from Nepal to Tibet
Tibet Travelers can help to buy the flight tickets from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet round trip or one way. Round trip ticket cost around 500-600 US Dollar Per Person. You can also buy by yourself through www.expedia.com
If we buy the tickets for you, please send some deposit through PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before the China visa and Tibet Travel Permit and Flight to Tibet
One of the most important things to arrange before the China visa, Tibet Travel Permit, and flight to Tibet is the Tour in Tibet.
Travelers can choose one of our private tour or group tour fix departures, after confirming the Tibet tour with 50 US Dollar per person through PayPal, please go to next step, China visa and Tibet Travel Permit and Flight to Tibet.
These are the information on how to travel Tibet from Europe, every year many Travelers from Europe are traveling to Tibet, that is one of the main reasons for writing Tibet Travelers article on How to Travel Tibet from Europe.
Thank you for your time, if you are planning to travel Tibet, Email us email@example.com