How to Travel to Tibet from Malaysia?

How to Travel to Tibet from Malaysia?

Great news for Malaysian travelers! You can now enjoy visa-free travel to China for up to 15 days, including travel to Tibet. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Tibet travel beauties without the hassle of obtaining a visa. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure.

The best way to travel from Malaysia to Tibet is to take a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu and then a connecting flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Before going further, let's take a look at the table of contents for traveling from Malaysia to Tibet.

1. 15-Day China Visa-free for Malaysian citizens.

Malaysian travelers can now visit China without the hassle of a visa for up to 15 days. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are top travel destinations for Malaysian travelers, and we've designed an 11-day Tibet tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar specifically for you.

2. Taking a flight to Tibet from Malaysia.

To find the most efficient route from Malaysia to Lhasa, Tibet, you can opt for a 4-hour 41-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu, which costs 160 USD. We can help you secure discounted flight tickets. This is followed by a 2-hour and 10-minute flight from Chengdu to Lhasa.

Malaysia and China share the same time zone, making it ideal to catch the earliest flight from Kuala Lumpur at 9 am. This flight arrives in Chengdu at 13:40. Upon arrival, collect the Tibet travel permit from our agency at the Chengdu airport. Subsequently, board the flight to Lhasa around 16:00, reaching Lhasa by approximately 18:20.

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3. Payment app 微信 (WeChat) in China.

Tencent recently announced that it has simplified the process for international visitors to mainland China to register for a WeChat account and link international cards to Weixin Pay. On April 12th, Tencent also stated that it is exploring interoperability with more overseas eWallets. Overseas users can easily register for a WeChat account using their mobile number, fill in basic card details, and link an eligible international card with Weixin Pay to access tens of millions of merchants in China.

The simplified card-linking process allows international visitors to spend up to a certain amount safely and conveniently. However, users who want a higher transaction limit can submit relevant information to complete an identity verification process, which can be completed in seconds through passport verification. For verified international users, Weixin Pay has increased the single transaction limit from $1,000 to $5,000 and the annual transaction limit from $10,000 to $50,000. In addition to linking international cards to Weixin Pay, international visitors can also apply for and link UnionPay’s Tour Card, which is a prepaid card, through Weixin Pay.

The release also mentioned that Malaysian visitors can soon make payments in mainland China using their existing local eWallet in the PayNet system by scanning a Weixin Pay QR code displayed by merchants. Tencent’s cross-border payment platform, Tenpay Global, will work with NetsUnion to connect more wallets. Tencent stated that inbound tourism to China continues to increase, leading to a rise in the use of mobile payments by visitors when traveling in mainland China.

Tencent also allows WeChat users to link their cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, JCB or Discover to make payments at tens of millions of merchants in China. The company is committed to improving the mobile payment experience and offering more convenience for overseas users through initiatives such as supporting international cards on Weixin Pay and connecting overseas local wallets. Additionally, tourists can use Weixin Pay to pay for their Tibet travel payments.

4. Malaysian Hindu Travelers.

Are you a Malaysian Hindu looking to travel to Tibet? Then you must visit Mount Kailash, the Palace of the great Hindu God Shiva. And guess what? The shortest way to reach this holy destination is in just 12 days! You don't need to worry about the arrangements; we at Tibet Travelers organize group tours for Hindu Malaysian travelers a few times a year.

Join us for a spiritual and adventurous journey to Mount Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar. Siva, the leader of a Malaysian Hindu pilgrim group, visits Tibet multiple times a year with fellow pilgrims and is acquainted with Tibet Travelers Manager Tenzin Dhondup, who happens to be his good friend.

5. Malaysian Muslim Travelers.

For 2016, our initial tour is being organized for Yasmin and her three children, who belong to a Malaysian Muslim family, as numerous Malaysian Muslims are visiting Tibet. There are various reasons behind this trend, with one being the significant presence of Muslims in Tibet, along with the existence of a Mosque located near Bhakor Street in Lhasa city.

For the first time, I was allowed to witness the exquisite beauty of the Mosque in Lhasa while visiting with them. I am so grateful to Yasmin for being there for me during the early days of my business when things were tough. Thank you so much, Yasmin! Plus, we've provided Halal food options for Muslim travelers so you can feel comfortable and at home during your visit. Suppose you're a Muslim traveler interested in experiencing Tibetan culture and nature. Let's explore together!

For those seeking spiritual experience, Mount Kailash is considered the center of the world and offers a 52km trek around the sacred mountain over three days.

Mount Kailash

Photo: The Stunning Mount Kailash

6. Malaysian Buddhist Travelers.

Malaysian Buddhists love traveling to Tibet because it's the ultimate destination for Mahayana Buddhism! The Jokhang Temple, in particular, is an absolute gem among Buddhist temples worldwide. It houses a 2600-year-old Buddha Shakyamuni statue that Buddha himself blessed, making it a must-see for any spiritual traveler. The center of the world and the palace of Buddha Chakrasamvara is what Mount Kailash is also referred to as.

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. The second Tibet trip we recommend is a 17-day Tibet travel journey from Lhasa that takes you to Mount Kailash, where you will trek for three days over 52km at an altitude of 5000 meters. During this tour, you will also visit the Guge Kingdoms and Mount Everest base camp.

Mount Everest North Face with MoonPhoto: Mount Everest's north face and moon

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. For those who enjoy spirituality, hiking, nature, and hot springs, we suggest taking our 9-day travel journey to Tibet, which includes breathtaking nature excursions. Our suggestion for those who enjoy trekking is our 11-day Ganden to Samye trek.

8. Past Malaysian Travelers 

We have enjoyed organizing tours for numerous individuals from Malaysia at Tibet Travelers. We are pleased to announce that we have received 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor from past Malaysian travelers.

9. Conclusion 

There are some great reasons why Malaysians love to travel to Tibet over other parts of Asia or Europe. And if you still need to, we highly recommend adding Tibet to your travel bucket list! It's a natural beauty; a unique culture will blow you away. We want to give a big shout-out to all the Malaysian travelers who have visited Tibet and supported our local communities.

We want to ensure your Tibet trip goes smoothly, let us know if you have any questions regarding traveling to Tibet from Malaysia. You can reach us anytime through Live Chat, DM on Instagram, or by sending us an email at I can't wait to help you plan your Tibet tour and tibet travel adventure!

Written By :Tenzin

Sep 20, 2017


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