Access to Tibet

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Access to Tibet

By Road:

Although there are several road routes to Lhasa, foreigners are officially allowed to use the Nepal and Qinghai routes only. Usually, foreign travelers start from Chengdu, Qinghai, and Kathmandu.

Nepal route:

Nepal-China Friendship highway is a popular route for connecting to Lhasa. Its’s spectacular trip over high passes and cross the Tibetan plateau, the highest point being the Gyatso-la pass (5200m) outside of Lhatse. This route also brings you close to a number of famous sights, such as Shigatse, Gyantse, and Mount Everest Base Camp. It takes 5 days of traveling over the Tibetan highlands. When traveling from Nepal to Lhasa, foreigners must arrange travel packages through reliable travel and trekking agencies.

By Air:

Tourists can easily get air connections to Lhasa from different places. Some air routes are given as follows:

  1. Kathmandu-Lhasa: Daily flight from April to October.
  2. Beijing-Lhasa: Daily flight
  3. Chengdu-Lhasa: Daily flight
  4. Shanghai-Lhasa: Daily flight
  5. Guangzhou-Lhasa: Daily flight from July to October
  6. Xining-Lhasa: Every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun from March to October.

By Train:

Traveling to Tibet by train gives you much more enjoyment of the wonderful landscapes and a unique experience on the thousands of miles traveling on the roof of the world.

There are seven routes to enter Tibet:

  • Beijing-Lhasa: Aprox.4050km
    • Hard seat price: US$49.00
    • Hard sleeper (Bottom Berth): US$102
    • Soft sleeper (Bottom Berth): US$ 158.00
  • Chengdu-Lhasa: Aprox.3350km
    • Hard seat price: US$41.00
    • Hard sleeper (Bottom Berth): US$89
    • Soft sleeper (Bottom Berth): US$138.00
  • Xian-Lhasa:
    • Hard seat: Yuan 296
    • Soft seat: Yuan 586
    • Hard Sleeper (Upper Berth): Yuan 603
    • Hard Sleeper (Middle Berth): Yuan 621
    • Hard Sleeper (Lower Berth): Yuan 639
    • Soft Sleeper (Upper Berth): Yuan 972
    • Soft Sleeper (Lower Berth): Yuan 1008
  • Lanzhau-Lhasa: Aprox.2188km
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  • Xinning-Lhasa: Aprox.1972km
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  • Shanghai-Lhasa:
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