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 the 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.

They are two ways to travel to Tibet from Europe

  1. Traveling from Europe to China and to Tibet
  2. Traveling from Europe to Nepal and to Tibet

 1. How to travel Tibet from Europe through China

They are two important documents Travelers will need to travel to Tibet from Europe.

  1. China visa 
  2. Tibet Travel Permit 

Before explaining about the Tibet Travel Permit, there is a 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.

1. China visa 

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 in your country in Europe.

One thing to remind, not to mention about traveling to Tibet, it will be very difficult to obtain a China visa or even can be rejected if travelers mention traveling to Tibet.

Travelers can mention the trips in China at Beijing or Chengdu or other cities in China. For more information on easier ways to obtain a China visa, you can send us an Email at

Photo: Stunning Mount Everest the roof of the world 

2. Tibet Travel Permit

After getting the China visa, Travelers can forward the scans of their passport and China visa and with these documents, the Tibet Travelers travel agency in Tibet can easily issue the Tibet travel permit from the Tourism office in Tibet Autonomous Region.

 The next question is the nearest and most accessible and if possible inexpensive cities in China from where Travelers can take a flight or take the train to Tibet.

Below are a few of our recommendation cities from where you can fly or take the train to Tibet.

Travelers can also take flight or take the train from other cities in China if preferred.


Through our experience with previous Travelers, Beijing is one of the most chosen cities 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 the 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 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 the 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 do buy the flight tickets from Europe to China and to Tibet?

Flight tickets from Europe, from your Country to Beijing, Chengdu, or other cities, Travelers from Europe can easily buy by themselves in any domestic airlines through 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 date 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

Once travelers get to Tibet, travelers can pay the flight fee with the trip fee in cash.

How do buy the train tickets from China to Tibet?

Train tickets from cities in China to Tibet are sold around 1 and a half months before, you can buy the train ticket with an APP (Trip) 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 pieces of 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.

Photo: Top Trek in Tibet at East face of Mount Everest Kanshung valley

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 two ways to travel to Tibet. By Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or by Overland from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet.

  1. Tibet Travel Permit 
  2. China Tibet Group visa 

These are the two documents Travelers will need to travel to Tibet from Nepal. 

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 the 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.

China Tibet Group visa

With the scan of Passport copy, Tibet Travelers can easily issue the invitation letter from the 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 three full working 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 the 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 a group visa and it cannot be extended and cannot be separated into individual visas after it's been issued. 

China Tibet Group 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. 

How to buy 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 tickets cost around 500-600 US Dollar Per Person. You can also buy by yourself through

 If we buy the tickets for you, please send some deposit through PayPal:

Important information to remember before arranging the China Tibet group visa, Tibet Travel Permit, and Flight to Tibet are......

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 Dollars per person through PayPal, please go to the next step, China visa and Tibet Travel Permit and Flight to Tibet.  

This is the information on how to travel to 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 to Tibet, Email us at

Written By :Tenzin

Sep 28, 2017


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