• by Meo
  • 2018-02-23

Tibet attracts thousands of international travelers every year, more and more travelers from the U.S. want to explore this mysterious land. Thanks to the modern traffic, travel from the U.S. to Tibet is easy.

Tibet attracts thousands of international travelers every year, more and more travelers from the U.S. want to explore this mysterious land.

The first option to enter Tibet is to fly from the U.S. to major cities in China, then transit to Tibet. Modern cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu, have daily international flights from the U.S., it’s convenient for you to choose one. For example, if you depart from JFK International Airport in New York and land in CTU Airport in Chengdu, the non-stop flight takes only 15 hours and costs about 730USD. If you depart from BWI Airport in D.C. and land in PEK Airport in Beijing, the ticket is about 500USD with a 19-hour duration.

After arriving in China, you can choose to take a plane or a train to get to Tibet. You are suggested to land in Chengdu because there’re more available flights to Lhasa every day and the train tickets are cheaper. Chengdu is close to Tibet, therefore it’s called the gate of Tibet. The non-stop flights from Chengdu to Lhasa takes about 200USD and the flying time is 2.5 hours, which is really a short journey. In this way, you can reach your dream destination and explore this holy land as soon as possible. But you are also suggested to take a train to enter Tibet because you will have the opportunity to accommodate the altitude little by little and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the railway. Train to Lhasa is available in most major cities in China, it costs 627.5CNY/101USD for hard sleeper tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa, while the soft sleeper tickets cost 997.5CNY/161USD. You are suggested to choose soft sleeper cabin for better privacy and more comfortable beds. Along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you’ll have a view of blooming flowers, beautiful pastures, snow-capped mountains and crystal lakes. These breathtaking sceneries will impress you and offer you an unforgettable journey.

Qinghai-Tibet Trailway scenery is amzing. The breathtaking sceneries will impress you and offer you an unforgettable journey.

As an international traveler, U.S. citizens must have a China Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. Firstly, you should apply for your China Visa through the Chinese Embassy in the U.S and then apply for the Tibet Travel Permit with the scanned copy of your China Visa through the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Contact us and book a tour, our travel consultants will deal with your documents immediately and we guarantee you the permit. According to the rule, international travelers in Tibet must in an organized group and accompanied by a guide. We’ll prepare English-speaking Tibetan guides for U.S. travelers, they are hand-picked and expert in guiding, don’t worry.

Another choice to enter Tibet is from Nepal. If you choose this way to start your journey, you should have a China Group Visa. The Group Visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, and you can only get it with the invitation letter of a Tibet travel agency. As a professional local travel agency, we will check your schedule and arrange it for you. With your visa, there’s are 2 ways to enter Tibet. The first choice is by plane. Direct flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa is available every day, you will land in Tibet after 1.5 hours. However, you can also choose to drive along the Friendship Highway, the famous highway connects Kathmandu with Lhasa, and you’ll have a view of changing sceneries on the road.

Lhasa is an ancient city with 1300 years' history. The Potala Palace it the most important landmark of Lhasa.

After your arrival in Lhasa, you can explore this land freely. To realize U.S. travelers’ Tibet dream, we offer different tour packages and various itineraries. We are expert in running tours in Tibet, contact us and we will offer you a once-in-a-lifetime Tibet journey.

Related Articles & Posts

  • Where is Tibet?

    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. ...

  • The Cheapest Way to Visit Tibet

    Taking a train to Tibet is cheaper comparing with flying. Also you may consider joining small group tours to save expense and visit Tibet in low season. ...

  • Travel to Tibet Alone

    If you travel to Tibet alone, what should you put into consideration? Is it possible to travel Tibet alone? Is it necessary to join a group tour? What documents needed to apply? And so on. ...

  • Family Tibet Tour with Kids Tips

    If you want to explore the mystery of Tibet and broad your kids’ eyes, you can have a family Tibet tour with your kids. During this trip, not only can kids know about the traditional culture, but also they can communicate with local people. There are some obligatory tips for family Tibet tour with k ...

  • Is It Okay for the Elderly to Travel to Tibet?

    With regards to the question of whether elderly people should travel to the highlands of Tibet, the answer is definitely a big "YES" for Tibet is an awesome place to visit, despite its high altitude. The cliché that old people should not travel to Tibet because Tibet is near or above the clouds is n ...

  • The cost of Travelling to Tibet

    Many travelers are left for the cost of traveling to Tibet. It should be noted that Tibet is not considered as the budget - friendly destinations in the world. In order to give a moderate cost for traveling to Tibet, there're some factors to put into considerations. ...

  • How can an Indian get into Tibet

    For Indian travelers going to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, you will be treated as pilgrims. Only Foreign Affairs Office of TAR and Pilgrim Center can arrange your tour. We also list the transportation ways for Indian travelers to Tibet. ...

  • Can Americans Travel to Tibet?

    Not the same as traveling to major cities of China, it is a little difficult to travel to Tibet. However, Americans definitely can travel to Tibet. Every American citizen traveling to Tibet should work with an organised travel agency in Tibet. ...

  • Is It Safe to Travel to Tibet

    Besides breathtaking landscape and mysterious Buddhist culture, travelers wonder that is it safe to travel to Tibet? We offer seasoned travel guides and guarantee you a safe, unforgettable and rewarding travel to Tibet. ...

  • Travel to Tibet From Canada

    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 ...

Ask a Quick Question? Ask below or call 0086-891-6873166
or Email Us