Travel to Tibet from Beijing

  • by Meo
  • Last Updated: 2018-02-23

As the capital of modern China, Beijing is an attractive metropolis with age-old history. Being two top visited destinations in China, Beijing and Tibet attract millions of travels all around the world every year. Travel to Tibet from Beijing is a good choice because you can enjoy different culture and nature in China in one journey. What's more, Beijing is an important international arrive hub, you can board flights and trains to Lhasa easily.

Before departing for Tibet, you are suggested to stroll in Beijing city and spend some days to experience ancient Chinese culture. You can visit the majestic Forbidden City, the splendid Temple of Heaven, the amazing Great Wall and the elegant Summer Palace. Wandering in mazy Hutongs and taste traditional Chinese food, you’ll enjoy unique cultures of China. At night, you can watch Beijing Opera Shows and Kungfu Shows, which are really special.

As the capital of modern China, Beijing is an attractive metropolis with age-old history. Being two top visited destinations in China, Beijing and Tibet attract millions of travels all around the world every year.

Before entering Tibet, you should get a Tibet Travel Permit. You must show it when you board the train or plane towards Lhasa. It won’t be issued to individual travelers and travelers must be organized in a group during their journey in Tibet. Book a tour in our agency, we will prepare the permit for you and deliver it to your hotel in Beijing. Don’t worry, we guarantee you the permit once you book your tour, you’ll absolutely have a wonderful travel in Tibet.

The distance between Beijing and Lhasa is about 3,200 kilometers, but you can travel to Tibet easily by train or by plane. Fly to Lhasa from Beijing takes about 6 hours, with a layover at CTU Airport in Chengdu. The ticket costs about USD530. Although there’s no direct flight, connecting flights are available every year. It’s convenient to fly to Tibet, and it’s the fastest way to enter Tibet.

 Fly to Lhasa from Beijing takes about 6 hours, with a layover at CTU Airport in Chengdu.

Another way to enter Tibet from Beijing is by train. This way is suggested because of the amazing scenery. This journey takes about 40 hours, 2 days and 2 nights in the cabin. The famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway will offer you sceneries of the desert, grassland, wildness, pasture, snow-mountains, and lakes. The breathtaking scenery will impress you. There are two classes of cabins available, hard sleeper cabin costs CNY720 per person, while soft sleeper cabin casts CNY1144 per person. For a more comfortable journey on the train, you’d better choose the soft sleeper cabin. Oxygen system is equipped in cabins, you’re unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness.

Once arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet with marvelous landmarks, you can explore Tibet to your hearts’ content. The 1, 300-year-old city has many heritage sites, the three must-see highlights are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Step into the splendid palace, you can have a view of Thangkas, Buddha statues, painting, and Buddhism artworks. In front of the sacred Jokhang Temple, you can see many devoted pilgrims are worshipping. Have a look of unique prayer flags and prayer wheels, you will be moved by Tibetans’ pure spirits. In Barkhor Street, it’s a good choice to buy some Tibetan handicrafts and Buddhist items. You can also do kora in this street with local Tibetans. Turn to the suburb of Lhasa, the famous Drepung Monastery with interesting legend will be your next destination. You also won’t miss debating monks in Sera Monastery. In this 600-year-old temple, monks debate about Buddhism every afternoon from Monday to Friday.

Once arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet with marvelous landmarks, you can explore Tibet to your hearts’ content. The 1, 300-year-old city has many heritage sites, the three must-see highlights are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

As an energetic traveler, you are free to explore remote areas away from Lhasa in Tibet. In our various tour packages, you can trek to the Mount Everest, be shocked by its holiness in its huge shadow. You can also travel to the Everest Base Camp in our comfortable vehicle, stay overnight in the tent and admire amazing sunset and sunrise of Golden Everest Peak.

You can also kora around the Mount Kailash, the most important pilgrimages in Asia and known as “the center of the world”. Devoted pilgrims believe that kora around the Mount Kailash can relieve them from sins in their life.

For nature lovers, we offer packages include visits to the breathtaking Lake YamdrokTso, Lake Namtso, and the holiest Lake Manasarovar. Crystal lakes shine in the sunlight, the fresh air will refresh your body as well as your spirit. In the background of snow-capped mountains, you are absolutely in a picture.

If you want to extend your journey after exploring in Tibet, you can fly to Nepal. We offer Nepal Tibet tour packages, you will have the opportunity to experience different Buddhist culture, nature, and people in a journey.

Contact us, with 13 years’ experience in running tours in Tibet, we will offer you an unforgettable travel in Tibet from Beijing.

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2018-03-18

Hello, I sent you a another mail. I want to go from beijing to lhasa by train in 22 ou 23 july. Then some days - no more than a week - in Tibet. I would like you send me some options and the prices from 1 person.Thank youCristina cardoso

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to have a Tibet tour (less than a week) at the end of July from Beijing on 22 or 23 July by train. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. We have a 6-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour may match your needs.