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.

Beautiful landscape of Tibet
Many international tourists travel to Lhasa from Shanghai but there's around 2,944 kilometers distance. Check the three viable options to get to Tibet from Shanghai, namely: by Shanghai Lhasa train, by flight, or by a combination of plane and train travel.
Namtso
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 to Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Check the list of the flight schedules, price, required documents, and so on.
Tibetan New Year
Great Tibet Tour provide you the 2019 calendar of Tibetan Festivals such as Losar Festival, Saga Dawa Festival, Gyantse Horse Racing Festival, Nagqu Horse Racing Festival, Shoton Festival, etc. Let's see the event details.
travel to tibet from spain
There're two ways to travel to Tibet for tourists from Spain. One is to get through gateway cities in mainland China with your China Visa. Another way is to enter Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal with your China Group Visa, as well as your Tibet Travel Permit.
Scenery in Xiamen
If you are going to travel to Tibet from Xiamen, you need to know there's no direct train or flight. You may transit from other transport hubs like Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, etc. Check the related train/flight schedule and price, find your desired tour route.
Packing list
What to pack for Tibet? This article gives travelers a detailed packing list to make you well-prepared before your Tibet tour, especially for those first-time visitors. Also, we provide some tips to prevent the altitude sickness, as it's what you need to know before you Tibet journey.
Mount Kailash
Taking flights to Tibet from US seems to be the best way to explore Tibet since there are multiple flights from the USA to Chinese cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. and Kathmandu, Nepal. Then you can transfer your flights to Lhasa directly.
Taken in Kathmandu
Traveling from Lhasa to Kathmandu is not short and easy. It takes 7~14 days to complete this trip depending on your itinerary. You may have a flight or overland tour to enjoy the different highlights. This Tour is definitely one of the most memorable journeys in your lifetime.
There are 5 major airports in Tibet
There are five major airports in Tibet currently, linking Tibet with outside faster and cost-effective. Check the detailed info of the related airports - Lhasa Gonngar Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Ngari Gunsa Airport.

Airports in Tibet

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flight to Tibet
The easiest way to book 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.
Appearance of Gonggar airport, Lhasa.
Lhasas Gonggar Airport is the busiest airport in Tibet. You can take the domestic flights from/to Chengdu, Xian, Beijing, Shanghai to get to Lhasa, or the only international flight from/to Kathmandu, Nepal. Check the flight schedules, price, transportation, as well as the frequently asked questions.
Festivals
Best time to visit Tibet depends on what you want to see and to do in Tibet. To make it clear, we list the best traveling time according to your tour destination or activities you want to get involved in, you will see the related seasons and weather accordingly.
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.
RMB 10, 50, 100 YUAN
What bothers you a lot when you are packing your luggage for your Tibet tours? Money! What kind of currency does it use in Tibet? If credit cards are accepted? How to exchange money in Tibet? Check this post and find the answers.
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.
Travel to Tibet from Australia
If you are from Australia and desire to travel in Tibet, this article is just for you. Here is a detailed info about the documents you need before flying to China and Tibet as well as the transportaion from Australia to Tibet.
high-altitude sickness
Many people worry about how to keep healthy when traveling to Tibet. The main reason is the concern of the high-altitude sickness. So, how to deal with altitude sickness when visiting Tibet?
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.
Travel to Tibet from Nepal
Traveling to Tibet from Nepal offers the opportunity to experience two different cultures and you will better understand Tibet. There're two ways currently. You will see the recommended itineraries, highlights along the way and the necessary permits.
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 Qinghai-Tibet railway. In this post, you will read the train schedule, ticket details, booking way, facilities, map, required permits, and so on.