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Guangzhou and Tibet Tours

Guangzhou and Tibet Tours

Travel map from Guangzhou to Lhasa Guangzhou is located in Southern China, which is a major city of China as well as an ideal arrival hub for international travelers. Connected with overseas countries by international flights and mainland cities by domestic flights and trains, Guangzhou is the gateway to inland China. Guangzhou owns a unique colonial history and developed economy, which makes it a city with a lot of historical sites and modern landmarks. In Guangzhou, you can climb the second-highest tower, Canton Tower, and enjoy the full view of Guangzhou city. You can gain knowledge about Chinese traditional culture at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, and touch the modern history of China at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. As a modern city, Guangzhou offers exciting nightlife. Circus shows will feast your eye while yummy snacks at night markets will satisfy your appetite.

After your marvelous exploration in Guangzhou, you can transmit to Tibet by plane or by train. The Guangzhou-Lhasa Train(Z264) departs at 11:45 every other day. The whole train journey takes two days and covers a distance of 4980 kilometers. Domestic flights are always available at Guangzhou Airport, and the journey takes about 6 hours 15 minutes with a stopover.

In Tibet, you will never miss the must-see sites in Lhasa. The tour will take you to the great Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, the busy Barkhor Street, and the beautiful Sera Monastery. To extend your trip to remote areas, you can also witness the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest, and have a kora around the holiest mountain of both Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism - Mount Kailash.

Here We have designed some tours to incorporate Guangzhou and Tibet, as below. They are all flexible and ready to be customized to meet your interests, schedule and budget.

Guangzhou - Lhasa
Take you from Guangzhou to Lhasa by train, showing Qinghai-Tibet railway, as well as the different cultures and nature.
Have a Guangzhou to Lhasa train trip then follow the classic Lhasa to Shigatse route to experience the best of Tibet.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any train to Tibet from Guangzhou?

Yes, there is a direct train Z264 to Tibet from Guangzhou every day, which departs from Guangzhou Railway Station at 11:45 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 16:45 on the third day, in a total of about 53 hours. It covers a distance of 4980 kilometers. There are three kinds of train tickets, including hard seat, hard sleeper berth, and soft sleeper berth. Since you will stay two nights on the train, soft-sleeper is recommended for ensuring your comfortable train journey.

Flying to Tibet is the most convenient way, and it's the choice of most travelers, as taking a train to Tibet takes very long.  One of the daily flights from Guangzhou to Tibet is with a stopover in Chongqing, run by China Southern Airlines. It departs from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at 08:05 and arrives at Lhasa Gonngar Airport at 14:05. It takes you 6hrs to arrive at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa. You can also transfer flights in other mainland cities, such as Kunming, Xián, or Chengdu.

Guangzhou can be traveled all year round. And the best time to visit Guangzhou is in fall with balmy weather and the most comfortable temperature within the year. However, it mainly depends on your budget, personal interest, and your time schedule. If another time suits you better, you can also go there.

While the best time to visit Tibet is from May to October. During those months, the oxygen content is higher, the weather is warmer, the sun is bright, you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery in Tibet.

In summary, visiting Guangzhou and Tibet from May to October is recommended.

Travel to Tibet from Other Cities of China

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