Shanghai Tibet Tours include most of the scenic spots in Shanghai and Tibet.

Shanghai and Tibet Tours

Travel map from Shanghai to Lhasa Shanghai, the metropolis, is called “Mo Du (魔都)” by Chinese people. Mo means ambition and Du means metropolis. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the World Expo in Shanghai, and the Bund are the landmarks you can’t miss for your Shanghai tours. What’s more, Shanghai is also one of the most important transportation hubs connecting to Lhasa.

"Lhasa" means "Holy Land" or "Buddha Land" in Tibetan. It has long been the political, economic, cultural, and religious center of Tibet, with a history of 1,300 years. The magnificent and majestic Potala Palace is a symbol of supreme political and religious unity. You must be feeling exhilarated by the images of snowy mountains, sacred lakes, mysterious temples, and pilgrims on this pure land.

Let's explore Shanghai and Lhasa in one tour package, to see the elegance of Shanghai and the infinite of Tibet.

Top Shanghai Tibet Tours

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You won't feel boring on the train as you will enjoy the changing scenery all the way. You will see Tibetan antelope, wild yak, Namtso lake, etc. After crossing the Tanggula Pass, Tibet is at your feet.
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You will begin with a Shanghai tour where you are able to visit Suzhou for appreciating the amazing gardens and natural beauty of Tongli Water Town. Then fly to Lhasa and start your fantastic Lhasa tour, during which you can witness the The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, various kinds of Monasteries, and the world's highest mountain Everest!
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This 15-day tour will take you to visit the six famous cities in China from east to west. You will have an opportunity to visit the capital city Beijing. Then take a short tour to Xi’an. After that, you are going to visit Lhasa, the roof of the world then fly to Chongqing to enjoy the breathtaking view of Yangtze River as well.
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Explore China like an insider. From the east to west, visit Shanghai - the fastest growing city in Asia, Xián-the the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, Tibet -the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, and Beijing- the capital of China. You won't miss any highlights.
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The train tour will be an unforgettable and unique experience in your lifetime. By taking this train tour, you will have 3-day Shanghai tour to feel the mix of tradition and modernity first, then experience the world’s highest train riding from Shanghai to Lhasa along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, finally arrive in Lhasa to visit Buddhism monasteries, view stunning natural scenery and discover the profound Tibetan culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many flights from Shanghai to Lhasa? And what is the rough cost?

There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Lhasa. You must have a stop or exchange of a plane during the whole trip. China Eastern Airlines MU2335 is the only daily flight to Lhasa. Departs at 6:45 a.m. and arrives in Lhasa at 2:40 p.m., having a stop in Xi’an for around two hours. Please note the departure airfield is Pudong Airport and Terminal 1. And the other air companies, like China Air, Sichuan Airlines, offer connecting flights to Lhasa (exchange flights in Chongqing, Kunming, Chengdu, etc.) according to their schedule. Please check the real-time information online when booking the air tickets. It usually takes 8-10 hours to reach Lhasa and costs at least USD420/person for the economy class.

Yes, there is a train depart from Shanghai to Lhasa every day. The train number is Z164, departing at 20:08 and arriving at 19: 30 (+2). The entire trip is about 48 hours. That means you need to stay for two nights on the train. You are suggested to take the soft sleeper, which makes you feel more comfortable compared with the hard one. Of course, the cost is higher. The net price is USD215/person. And, there is a commission charge if you get the tickets from agents. The charge varies from USD65 – 100 per ticket depending on the different tourist seasons.

Besides the essential documents like your passport and China Visa, you also need a Tibet Entry Permit, which is issued by the Tourism Bureau of the Tibet Autonomous Region(special note: foreign journalists and diplomats cannot enter Tibet as tourists).

To obtain your Tibet Entry Permit, please book a Tibet tour with a Tibet travel agency prior. Therefore your travel agency can help you apply for your Tibet Entry Permit with the info of pre-arranged tour itinerary, guide, driver, vehicle, accommodation, etc., as well as your passport and China Visa. The whole process usually takes 7 to 20 working days, according to your destinations in Tibet. After getting your entry permit, your travel agency will send it to your hotel in Shanghai or the airport before you boarding the flight to Lhasa. Or, send you a copy of the permit by email if you get to Tibet by train.

If you board a airplane to Tibet, you need to show your original Tibet Entry Permit. However, if you take a train to Tibet from Shanghai, the copy of your Tibet Entry Permit is enough.

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