Flights to Tibet from Canada
- by Beatrice
- Last Updated: 2021-09-10
Canada and Tibet go a long way with their intertwined cultures and history. Canada also has a Tibetan communitywhich is small in number but it's already the second or third generations of Tibetan Canadians.This shows that they share a lot in common in the form of their ethnic and cultural identity. A tour to Tibet, by Canadian citizens, is highly recommended especially to learn more about their culture and history.
All Canadian citizens who have a Canadian passport need to require a visa to visit either Tibet or China. It is important to note that the Chinese Embassy cannot issue Tibet Travel Permit for individuals who wish to visit Tibet. You must contactthe local Tibet travel agencie to help you get the document. The Permit allowsto only travel to certain parts of Tibet. If you want to travel apart from Lhasa, you also need to obtain other permits such as the Aliens' Travel Permit, Military Permit, according to your destination. By the way, when you applying your China Visa, not to mention Tibet in your travel plan, or your request would probably get declined.
From Mainland Cities of China
Tourists can pick the best-suited route based on budgetary needs. You can travel from regions such as Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec to Hong Kong via direct flights or connecting flights. The disadvantage of this route is that there's no direct flight from Hongkong to Lhasa, then you need to transit in Chengdu, Chongqin or Kunming. The most expensive and fastest way is to fly to Tibet from Hong Kong via Chengdu. If you are time-bound, this is considered an ideal route to travel. The only disadvantage is that most tourists may suffer from mild altitude sickness due to the sudden and rapid shift in altitudes. Care must be taken to relieve this, so you need to have a good rest in Lhasa for your first two days in Tibet as to ensure a comfortable and pleasant journey.
Flying from Canada to Beijing and from Beijing to Lhasa is also a convenient way. The total time of this journey is about 17 hours and you can choose the seats beside the windows to enjoy the views along the way or the seats next to the hallway to take a good rest because of the large space. You don’t have to worry about booking the tickets. It’s cheap and easy to book the tickets anywhere with internet. Besides, other flights in the mainland cities of China like Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc are convenient, too.
It's convenient to take direct flights from Vancouver to mainland China.
Another flight option is from Toronto to Kathmandu if you don’t want to fly to mainland China and take connecting flights. Then you don't need have to apply for China Visa, either. The ticket price will be expensive because there are no direct flights between these two cities, too. And you need to transfer to Delhi, India or in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and any other cites. There are about ten flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa every week. The airlines included Sichuan Airlines, Air China, China Eastern and China Southern which will all offer you a great experience. The first flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu takes off at about 11:10 A.M by Sichuan Airlines while the last flight takes off at nearly 12:10 P.M. The average time taken to cover the journey is almost one hour and thirty-five minutes. It is said that the best days to book a plane ticket from Kathmandu are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Thursdays because of the lower fare.
Although most of the flight tickets can be booked anytime, you have to consider the time factor if you are planning a budget Tibet tour. Different seasons, different price. The time period from April to October is the best time to visit Tibet. And you may also visit Tibet in low seasons from November to early February as many experienced travelers did cos you can enjoy many discounts for hotels and transportation as well as attraction tickets, etc.
Chongqing to Lhasa Flight
Check the guides about booking flight tickets from Chongqing to Tibet, including the flight schedules, ticket price, airport info, transportation, required documents, and so on.
Flights to Tibet from Singapore
Taking a flight to Tibet has become a popular way for Singaporeans who plan a trip to Tibet. The majority of tourists like to fly to mainland China, such as Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing/Shanghai, Guangzhou or Kathmandu in Nepal and then transfer to Lhasa.
Flights To Tibet from India
If you are flying from India to Tibet, you are suggested to fly to Kathmandu then Lhasa. For cities without direct flights to Kathmandu, you can fly to Delhi first as most connecting flights to Kathmandu have a layover in Delhi. Alternatively, you can also fly from Delhi to Tibet via Major Chinese Cities.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight
Taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is a good option as it's quick and convenient. You can choose direct flights from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport(KTM) to Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA). Check the list of the flight schedules, price, required documents, duration, and so on.
Xi'an to Lhasa Flights
There are multiple direct flights from Xian to Lhasa and from Lhasa to Xian. It takes about 3hrs 20mins for direct flight from Xian to Lhasa. The ticket price is USD319 p.p.
Guangzhou to Lhasa Flight
There is only one direct flight operated by China South Airlines from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet. The duration is about six hours including the one-hour-stopover in Chongqing. Here're also guides to travel from Shengzhen or Hongkong to Tibet via Guangzhou.
Chengdu to Lhasa Flight
There are many flights from Chengdu to Lhasa from 06:00-22:10, with a full price of USD305. This article gives a detailed introduction to Chengdu-Lhasa flight schedules, ticket fare, airport traffic, and precautions for entering Tibet by plane.
Hongkong to Lhasa Flights
There’s no direct flight between Hongkong and Lhasa. Tourists who want to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong have to take connecting flights via Chengdu, Chongqing, or Xián.
Kunming to Lhasa Flights
At present, there are five direct flights between Kunming and Lhasa operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, including three nonstop flights and two flights with one stop in Lijiang. The ticket price is USD315.
Shanghai to Lhasa Flights
Shanghai to Lhasa flight is a convenient and time-saving way. At present, there're four direct daily flights between Shanghai and Lhasa. The travel duration is about 7 to 9 hours with a stopover in Xián or in Chengdu.The full air price is USD480 p.p. for the economic class.
How to Book Flights to Tibet? (the easiest way)
The easiest way to book a flight to Tibet is to entrust your travel agent to take care of everything for you. Therefore you don't need to face the problem of being required to present your Tibet Travel Permit for booking.
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