Flights to Tibet from Dubai
- by Eric
- Last Updated: 2021-03-16
Famous as the richest city in the Middle East, Dubai is a city-state and has the most population in the United Arab Emirates. As a resident in such a big and rich city, a tour in Tibet is a unique experience that may change your spirit. Being famous as "the Roof of the World", Tibet is a mysterious and remote region for most visitors. During the travel to Tibet, you can experience the Tibetan religious culture, have a view of crystal lakes, step on snow-capped mountains, and visit sacred monasteries. Besides the splendid Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple and the busy Barkhor Street, you will also get impressed by majestic Mt. Everest, amazing Yamdrok Lake, and holy Mt. Kailash. Well, how to travel to Lhasa from Dubai?
Dubai is 3219 kilometers from Lhasa. Flights usually take 18.5 or more hours in total and have 2 layovers. The price is not cheap, takes about 1000 ~1500 USD. The faster one is to take a direct flight from Dubai to Guangzhou then have a stopover in Chongqing, which only needs 18.5 hours. But the price is more expensive, it will take about 1500 USD. The price varies from day to day, but you can check it online easily.
Dubai to Lhasa Flight Brief Info
- Aerial Distance：3747 miles (6031 km)
- Duration：at least 18.5 h
- Major Airlines: Emirates Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines
- Altitude：16m（Dubai）- 3650m（Lhasa）
- Layovers: At least 2
- Airport: Dubai International Airport(DXB) – Lhasa Gonggar International Airport (LXA)
How to Travel to Tibet?
Dubai is 3219 kilometers from Lhasa. For Dubai travelers, it's convenient to fly to Lhasa, Tibet. Since there is no direct flight between Dubai and Lhasa, passengers have to transfer flights in Kathmandu, Nepal or New Delhi, India or major cities of China and then take a flight or a train to Lhasa.
Dubai to Tibet via Kathmandu or New Delhi
Taking flights from Dubai to Kathmandu or New Delhi then to Tibet is one of the popular ways for travelers as the flight duration is relatively short. Flights usually take 7 or more hours in total and have two layovers at DEL Airport in and KTM Airport in Kathmandu. The price is relatively expensive, takes about 1000 ~ 1200 USD. You are recommended to take a direct flight to KTM airport, which only needs 4.3 hours then fly to Lhasa. But the price is more expensive, about 1200 USD in total. The price varies from day to day, but you can check it online easily. Currently, there is no train from Kathmandu to Tibet so you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or take an overland tour.
Please note, you have to stay in Kathmandu for at least three days for your Chinese group visa application. So the actual time of flying to Kathmandu/Delhi takes much longer than flying to mainland China then to Lhasa, Tibet.
Dubai to Tibet via China Mainland
Taking flights from Dubai to China mainland and then to Lhasa is the fastest way. The Chinese inland cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, or Guangzhou are recognized as tourist cities with rich historical attractions and local delicacies. So you can stay there for 2 or 3 days for sightseeing. The fastest flight to Lhasa takes about 18h 30m. You will fly to CAN airport in Guangzhou and have a stopover at CKG airport in Chongqing then fly to Lhasa. Alternatively, you also can take a Tibet train from the above-mentioned cities to enjoy the amazing scenery of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Documents Required When Traveling from Dubai to Tibet
Currently, the only international flights to Lhasa, Tibet are from Kathmandu. If you prefer to enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you need to first book with a Tibet travel agency at least 10 workdays in advance for your Tibet Travel Permit. And when you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to stay at least 3 working days there to get your China Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Only if you have these two permits can you enter Tibet from Nepal.
Alternatively, you can fly to mainland China first, then take domestic flights or trains to Tibet. You still need your Tibet Travel Permit with the help of a Tibet Travel Agency. And you also obtain your China Visa in your home country.
Right now, an individual traveler cannot apply for Tibet Travel Permit directly, so you should contact a qualified Tibet travel agency. As a local travel agency in Tibet, Great Tibet Tour is a group of experts specializing in arranging your Tibet trip. Contact us, and we'll guarantee your Tibet Travel Permit and arrange you for a perfect journey in Tibet.
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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