Tibet Travel Guide, Advice and Tips

Latest highly practical Tibet Travel advice about weather, best time to visit Tibet, cost, permits, transportation, attractions, high altitude sickness, maps, etc. Check the tips and information for your traveling in Tibet.

See the flight route from Shangri-la to Lhasa.
There is only one flight from/to Shangri-La to/from Lhasa each day, operated by China Eastern Airlines. Normally, the price of an economical class is USD230 p/p. The flight duration is about two hours.
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Nyingchi
Taking a flight to Nyingchi from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there are three flights flying from Chengdu to Nyingchi. Check the flight schedule, price, and FAQs.
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Shigatse
Taking a flight to Shigatse from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there is only one direct flight flying from Chengdu to Shigatse. Here are some details about the time schedule and FAQs.
See the flight route from Nanjing to Lhasa on the map.
Nanjing is a fabulous tourist city with awesome historical sites. If you want to maximize your travel experience to Tibet, or find an alternative if you can't book flight ticket from Shanghai to Tibet, you may choose to fly to Lhasa from Nanjing. Check detailed flight info and FAQ.
Xian is an important hub to fly to Tibet, as there are 7 daily flights.
There are 5 direct flights from Xian to Lhasa and another 5 direct flights from Lhasa to Xian. It takes about 3hrs 20mins for direct flight from Xian to Lhasa.
Travel Tibet Alone
If you travel to Tibet alone, what should you put into consideration? We have made a full list for solo travelers, such as how to choose your travel agency, how to get the document, how to keep cost down, as well as other useful tips.
Making Beijing as the 1st destination before flying to Tibet is a popular choice.
Flying to Tibet from Beijing is convenient since there are several direct flights available every day. Check the lasted updated schedules, airports, and useful info for your traveling from Beijing to Lhasa.
There's only 1 direct flight from Shanghai to Lhasa currently.
Flight information from Shanghai to Tibet. Traveling to Tibet from Shanghai by flight is a convenient and time-saving way. At present, there's only 1 flight from Shanghai to Lhasa.
flight route from Kunming to Lhasa
At present, there are five direct flights flying from Kunming to Lhasa operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, including two nonstop flights and three flights with one stop in Lijiang or Diqing.
From this map, we can know that Tibet is the second largest region of China.
Maps of Tibet shows the location of Tibet on the world, Asia, and China. What's more, you can clearly get the information of Tibet attractions, terrain, routes from these maps.

Where is Tibet?

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Beijing is the capital of China. Everyday, lots of travelers take trains from Beijing to Lhasa.
Beijing Lhasa train (Z21) covers 3757 kilometers long and takes 41 hours to get to Tibet. You will see the highlights along the Qinghai-Tibet railway. You will read the train schedule, ticket details, booking way, facilities, map, required permits, and so on.
Vancouver, the capital city of Tibet
If you are Canada citizen, planning a trip to Tibet should be put into your schedule. Canada has an association with Tibet in cultures and history. Currently there're multiple ways to travel to Tibet from Canada.
Potala Palace in winter
Winter is a perfect time to visit Tibet. We will show you how's the weather in Winter and why you should choose a winter Tibet Tour.

Tibet Winter Tours

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tibet permit
Tibet Travel Permit/Tibet Visa/Tibet Entry Permit is a mandatory document for travelers to enter Lhasa or travel around Tibet. It's issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. To obtain your permit, you need to book your tours with the local Tibet travel agency prior and they will handle it for you.
There're 14 flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa everyday.
There are 14 direct flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet. They are operated by Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern Airlines. It takes about more than two hours to arrive in Lhasa.
Good News
During winter, many Tibetan Attractions are totally free of charge, including the famous Potala Palace.Tibet Autonomous Region in China announced that travelers in Tibet can enjoy preferential policies from February 1st to April 30th in 2018.
December is the low season for Tibet Travel due to the cold weather but you can still enjoy the intensive sunlight during daytime.
December is the low season for tourists. Before you choose to travel to Tibet during this month, it's good to know more about the weather and places to visit.
November is still a good time to visit Tibet.
November is still a good time to visit Tibet. We will show you the upsides of traveling in this month and related travel guide accordingly, such as what to wear, place to visit, etc.
Tibet in autumn is glowing with golden yellow.
October is also one of the best time to travel to Tibet, as the weather starts to cool down with less rain and more sunshine. In October, Tibet is covered with golden yellow color, just like a fairy tale world.
Tibetan September
Tibetan September is the peak tourism season. The climate is comfortable and cool. There are some recommended tours for this month, such as Lhasa tour, Shigatse tour, Yamdrok Lake tour, and hiking tour.