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Yunnan and Tibet Tours

Travel map from Yunnan to Lhasa Located in the southwest of China, Yunnan province is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from home and abroad. With an area of 394,000 square kilometers, Yunnan is famous for its natural scenic spots and various geographies. Traveling to Yunnan is the best way for tourists to enjoy charming sightseeing and explore the ancient Tea-horse Road culture in such multiple ethnic gathering places. In Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, you must be interested in the Stone Forest. In Dali, you will have intimate contact with its local people. In Lijiang, you may indulge in the old town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. In Shangri-la, you will fall in love with the wonderful scenery.

Located in the west of China, Tibet Autonomous Region is a holy place for most travelers. Tibet is close to Yunnan province, and it's called the roof of the world with grand mountains, peaceful villages, zigzag roads, and snow-capped mountains. Every year, numerous travelers rush to Tibet after touring Yunnan in order to explore the Tibetan mysterious culture and beautiful landscape.

Here We have designed some tours to incorporate Yunnan and Tibet, as below. They are all flexible and ready to be customized to meet your interests, schedule and budget.

Travel Tips: It’s inaccessible for travelers to travel to Tibet from Yunnan by road or by train at present. Thus, there are two options for travelers. The one is to take flights to Tibet from Kunming, Lijiang, or Shangri-La. The other is to take flights to Xining from Yunnan, then transfer a Tibet train from Xining to Lhasa.

Kunming - Lijiang - Shangri-La - Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
Enjoy the highland natural view and brilliant culture from Kunming to Shangri-la to Lhasa. Fascinating and inspiring!
From Yunnan to Tibet, you will experience plateau scenery, mysterious and diverse cultures, and magnificent temples.
Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - ShgngriLa - Rumei - Basu - Bomi - Nyingchi - Lhasa
This journey will take you to appreciate Yunnan and Tibet's mysterious charm and natural beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Tibet from Yunnan?

You can take a direct flight from Kunming, Lijiang, and Shangri-La in Yunnan to Lhasa in Tibet. Currently, there is no train from Yunnan to Tibet. If you want to experience the world's highest railway - Qinghai Tibet Railway, you can fly to Xining and then take the train to Lhasa.

You can’t apply for the Tibet Permit in Yunnan but through a Tibet travel agency. If you choose Great Tibet Tour, we can help you get your Tibet Permit before you board the plane or train to Tibet. Usually, it takes 6 to 12 working days to apply for the permit, and about 3 days to deliver it from Tibet to Yunnan by express. So, after booking your Tibet tours, please send the photocopy of your passport and Chinese visa at least 20 days before your departure. If you have some special requirements, we can handle the urgent permit for you.

Generally, a flight ticket from Yunnan to Tibet costs about 1000 CNY or 150 USD. But this airfare is only for your reference; you can check the real-time airfare online.

When you fly from Yunnan to Tibet, you will land at Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. The Lhasa Gonggar International Airport is located 68 kilometers southwest of Lhasa. It is less than a 1-hour drive on an expressway from the airport to Lhasa downtown.

Travel to Tibet from Other Cities of China

Tailor-made your tours within 0.5~24 hours

Want something different and unique? Just let us know! Please send us your ideas about the travel plans, destinations, attractions, your group, hotel class, etc. We specialize in planning your journey based on our first-hand experience, your budget, style, and interest!