How to Travel to Tibet from China cities?

How to Travel to Tibet from China cities?

If you're planning to travel to Tibet, we are excited to let you know that there are two great options for getting there!

  1. Travel to Tibet Autonomous Region from other various cities in China.
  2. Travel to Tibet Autonomous Region from Kathmandu, Nepal.

If you are looking to travel to Tibet from cities within China, this article provides guidance. For those intending to travel to Tibet from Nepal, please refer to this separate article.

Travel to Tibet from Chinese cities.

1. How to travel to Tibet from a city in China?

If you're planning to travel to Tibet from a city in China, you have two great options: take a flight to Tibet or hop on a train to Tibet.

To travel from cities in China to Tibet, you need two travel documents: a China Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit. To begin, it's essential to schedule the Tibet travel plan at least two months in advance. This time frame ensures sufficient preparation for assisting you with obtaining a China Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit.

2. How to apply for a China visa?

Obtain a Chinese visa at the nearest Chinese Embassy in larger cities. The process generally takes 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, you can apply for a Chinese visa online.

3. How to get a Tibet Travel Permit?

After obtaining the China Visa, we will promptly secure the Tibet Travel Permit for you using scanned copies of your passport and China Visa.

China Visa

Image: China (L) Tourist Visa Category.

Below are the Specific information and documents that must be provided to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit.

  1. A scan of the passport and China visa.
  2. Confirmation of the tour entry date, exit date, and travel destinations in Tibet.
  3. Deposit 50 US dollars per Person through Paypal.

4. How do you purchase flights from home to China?

You can purchase your flights from your current location to China. We suggest using the Kayak,, and Fare Compare websites to find the best international flights to China. Another option is to search on Google for reliable flight websites.

4. Purchase flights from cities in China to Lhasa, Tibet.

We can help you secure flight tickets from cities in China to Tibet. To board a flight to Tibet, travelers must have the Tibet Travel Permit in its original form. To facilitate this, we typically send the permit to a hotel in China. We recommend that travelers spend a night at a hotel close to the airport to obtain the original Tibet Travel Permit.

4. Or Purchase a train ticket from cities in China to Lhasa, Tibet.

We can help you secure train tickets from cities in China to Tibet, and a service fee will be applied. You can board the train to Tibet by presenting printed copies of the scanned Tibet Travel Permit and name list, which will be emailed to you.

We recommend a few travel itineraries for travelers. The first Tibet travel journey is a 10-day Tibet travel that begins in Lhasa and culminates at Mount Everest base camp and Namtso Lake.

If you're a traveler intending to visit Nepal following Tibet, we highly suggest our 8-day overland excursion from Lhasa to Kathmandu, which includes a stop at Mount Everest's North Face Base Camp.

How to Travel to Tibet from China cities? Photo: Mount Kailash

Image: Sunrise on the Mount Kailash

Trekking enthusiasts can embark on an 11-day journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Tibet. This spiritual and nature-focused adventure features breathtaking excursions.

6. Begin the Tibet Travel by meeting the staff.

Upon your arrival at Lhasa train station or Lhasa Gongar airport, our Tour Guide and Tour Driver will greet you to commence your Tibet travel adventure. You will then meet with the Tibet Travelers' Manager at your hotel in Lhasa to discuss the tour details and embark on your long-awaited Tibet travel journey.

7. Conclusion.

Getting to Tibet from a Chinese city is straightforward with a Chinese Visa. The positive development is that China provides complimentary visas for numerous nationalities; thus, it's advisable to refer to our piece on Chinese visas for the most recent updates on traveling to Tibet.

Here at Tibet Travelers, we may not be the biggest. Still, we take pride in being an accountable local travel agency that's dedicated to arranging exceptional tours in Tibet for our valued travelers.

We want to ensure your Tibet trip goes smoothly, so let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us anytime through Live Chat, DM on Instagram, or by sending us an email at

Written By :Tenzin

Dec 22, 2023


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