Tibet Nature Tour

How To Get To Tibet?


How to Get to Tibet? For Centuries, Tibet was unknown to most people in the world. Even if it’s a well-known place for some, people still have no idea…

With recent years of developments in Tibet, Tibet now offers a comprehensive transportation system of airlines, trains, and highways. People worldwide have an opportunity to visit Tibet’s beauty and experience its unique culture.

There are two access points from where you can enter Tibet. These are from cities in mainland China and also Nepal.

You can take a flight to Tibet from mainland China, ride a train to Tibet, or take an overland drive to Tibet. From Nepal, you can take a flight from Kathmandu or drive through border towns like Kyirong (China-Nepal Border) or Purang (China-Nepal Border).

How to get to Tibet from Mainland China?

If you decided to travel to Tibet from any city in mainland China, there you have options like taking a flight or train to Tibet. Before you enter China, you need to apply for a Chinese visa from your nearby China Embassy. If you need any assistance in applying for your Chinese Visa, Tibet Nature Tour is always happy and capable of sending any supporting letter or an Invitation Letter to you to apply for the visa.

Taking a Flight from any city in China

Taking a flight to Lhasa from Mainland China is the easiest way and fastest way to go to Tibet. If you are lucky, you may get a seat by the window side, where you can view the snow-capped mountains rising above all the clouds.

You can take flights from any city in mainland China, but Chengdu is the best getaway city leading to Tibet. As there will be more than 10 fights taken off to Lhasa every day.

For a piece of important information, before entering Tibet by flight, you will have to get your Original Hard copy of the Tibet Travel Permits. Without which you will not allow taking the flight to Tibet.  For that reason, we will arrange our friends in mainland cities to hand over the Tibet permits to you at the airport or to your stopover at any hotel in mainland China.

Taking a Train to Tibet

Taking a Train ride to Tibet from Mainland China is the best option to enter Tibet from Mainland China. Because the train fare is fairly cheaper than the flight ticket, also taking a train will help to acclimatize the altitude and you will enjoy the stunning view of the Tibetan plateau. However, from July to the 15th of October, it will be difficult to book train tickets, as it is the peak tourism season in Tibet. Being said that, still Xining is the best option from where you can get a hard sleeper train ticket to Tibet at least. Because there are around 6 trains departing to Lhasa each day.

An overland drive to Tibet

The Government had constructed 6 China National Highways in Tibet Autonomous Region to connect with mainland China. 

Sichuan – Tibet North Line Highway (G318), 

Sichuan – Tibet Highway South Line (G317), 

Qinghai – Tibet Highway (G109), 

Yunnan – Tibet Highway (G214), 

Xinjiang – Tibet Highway (G219), 

and China – Nepal Highway. 

Of all these China National Highways, Sichuan – Tibet North Line is the most attentional Getaway Highway because this highway provides the most beautiful scenery of the Tibetan Plateau.

How to get to Tibet from Nepal?

If you choose to get to Tibet from the Nepal side, then you have options like taking a flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, or an overland drive through China Nepal Border. You can take a flight from your home to Nepal, and apply for a Nepal visa once you land at the Kathmandu, Nepal Airport.

After you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal there you need 3 working days to apply for a China Group Visa, which is also known as a Tibet Group Visa. No worry about the visa, since our friend in Kathmandu will come to collect your passport and two passport-size photos at your hotel, and he will do the rest.

Once you receive the China group Visa, then you can enter Tibet from Nepal by land or by air. These two options for entering Tibet should be decided while you book your Tibet Trip with us, and we will also organize everything based on your bespoke itinerary.

Getting to Tibet from Nepal is also an excellent option to enter Tibet because staying two or more days in Nepal will help you to perfectly acclimatize to the altitude. You also can explore more places in Nepal to find you a perfect vacation.

Taking a Flight from Nepal to Tibet

If you would like to take a flight to Tibet from Nepal, then there is a bigger possibility that you will get a distant view of Mt. Everest, standing like a giant of the world. Air China and Sichuan Airlines are the airlines from which you can take your flight to Lhasa, Tibet.

Taking a Flight from Nepal to Tibet

Since the beginning of Tourism in Tibet, many travelers took the overland drive from Nepal to Tibet. This overland route is also very popular among Tibet Travelers because you will transit through the great Himalayan ranges, you will witness the cultural diversity of Nepal and Tibet, and so on.

Tibet Travel permit
Tibet Permit

A Tibet travel permit is the most important document you will need while entering Tibet. The Tibet Travel Document serves the same purpose as a visa for entry into Tibet. We will assist you with obtaining the permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau, without any issues. The procedure normally takes between 7 to 14 days.

Hotels in Tibet
Hotels in Tibet

Due to recent years’ development in the Tourism Industry, the average of every hotel in Tibet had leveled up. Therefore we try to find the most suitable accommodation for you. 

6 Days Tibet Culture Tour
Tibet Festivals

Tibet is well-known for its Rich Culture and traditional spiritual life.  We offer tailor-made special tours for you to enjoy the trips during Tibetan Festivals.