If time is enough, foreigners might usually choose Beijing as the first stop of their China Tibet tour. Of course, the convenient transportation either by train or by air is a big advantage, but the unique charm of Beijing also draws a lot of followers.
Beijing, the capital city of China, is well-known as its long history and a booming economy. It’s also a famous tour place where you can learn Chinese history by visiting the amazing Forbidden City, the sublime Temple of Heaven, the awe-inspiring Great Wall, etc.. Besides, you can sleep one night in Hutong, one kind of typical house for Beijing folks, with a totally different appearance and strong flavor of living life compared to other cold modern buildings in Beijing.
After 3~4 days stay in Beijing, tourists can go to Lhasa by train or by plane. It takes 44 hours to arrive at Lhasa by the only daily train from Beijing. It's a long-time traveling but you can have the wonderful sightseeing along the Qingzang Railway; the other hand it can help you acclimatize to the high altitude step by step. If your itinerary is tight, there are three flights flying to Lhasa from Beijing every day for your option.
In Tibet part, Lhasa and Mt. Everest are the must-see spots for most tourists. Depends on the different schedule, you can also choose an in-depth Tibet tour including the Holy Namtso Lake, Mt. Kailash, or some Tibetan festival tour as you like. You will see the gorgeous plateau landscape and feel the strong Tibetan Buddhist atmosphere. Overall speaking, you can witness the sharp contrast of two different nature and culture by joining Beijing-Tibet Tour.