How to travel from Germany to Tibet?

Every year many German travelers are traveling into Tibet through big travel agencies in Germany via paying a big amount of money and not so much flexible in the tour. 

Many travel agencies in Germany will contact travel agencies in China and travel agencies in China 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.

They are two ways to travel Tibet from Germany

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

1.How to travel Tibet from Germany through China

Two important documents necessary to travel to Tibet is the China visa, and Tibet travel permit. 

 Tibet Travel Permit

Before explaining about the Tibet Travel Permit, there is very important document Tibet Travelers will request from German 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.

 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 Berlin, Frankfurt but do not 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 the trips to China in Chengdu or Beijing.

For more information on easier ways to obtain the China visa, you can send us Email at

After the China visa and Tibet Travel Permit, the 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.


Flight ticket cost around 247 USD one way.

Train ticket soft sleeper cost around 200 USD one way.


Flight ticket cost around 486 USD one way.

Train ticket soft sleeper cost around 200 USD one way. 


Flight ticket cost around 498 USD one way.

Train ticket soft sleeper 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 German 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 Chengdu after receiving the address and phone number of the hotel from travelers, we can also recommend hotels at the airport like Chengdu Shangliu airport Mingkang hotel. (Phone number of the Manager is: 18583628058) Please make sure to speak Chinese, if not please let us call them) 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 German 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 Germany to Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai or other cities, travelers from Germany can easily buy by yourself in any domestic airlines. 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 

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 (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 information on how to travel from Germany to China and to Tibet. Below Tibet Travelers will explain how to travel from Germany to Tibet through Nepal.

Photo: The stunning Mount Kailash 

2. How to get to Tibet from Germany through Nepal

German Travelers can fly to Kathmandu Nepal via India or other countries or even directly through Germany. From Nepal, they are two ways to travel to Tibet.

1. Travel to Tibet via flight from Kathmandu

2. Travel to Tibet via overland from Nepal border

Travelers will need two important documents namely China Tibet group visa, and Tibet Travel Permit. 

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.

China Tibet group visa

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 three 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.

China visa fee rates

China visa fee rate for the German citizen 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 500-670 US Dollar Per Person. You can also buy by yourself through

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

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. Please 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 Germany.

Every year many travelers from Germany are traveling to Tibet, that is one of the main reasons for Tibet Travelers article on how to Travel Tibet from Germany.

For your Journey to Tibet, Email Tibet Travelers today: 

Written By :Tenzin

Jun 21, 2017


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