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China has a rich history spanning over 5,000 years, with countless cultural and architectural wonders left behind by various dynasties, emperors. China boasts 56 ethnic groups, each with its language, customs, and traditions. Meanwhile, Tibet also known as Roof of the World is a mystical and spiritual land nestled high in the Himalayas, with a blend of culture, religion, and tradition that has thrived for centuries. Tibet's other big draw is the elemental beauty of the highest plateau on Earth.

A journey through China and Tibet allows you to experience the vast diversity of China. Whether it's walking along the Great Wall of China, joining pilgrims on a kora around a Tibetan monastery, or simply soaking in the breathtaking scenery of both regions, you'll create memories that will last a lifetime.

Asia Odyssey Travel offers a wide range of China Tibet Tour Packages that cater to different types of travelers with varying budgets and travel styles. We can also design a customized itinerary for your personalized travel experience.

What are the features of our different China Tibet Tour Packages?
China Tibet Group Tours - the most cost-effective way to travel by sharing the cost with a group
Best China Tours with Tibet - the most comfortable way to travel with a personal guide and private vehicle
Explore Tibet from Popular Gateway Cities - the most convenient way to travel from gateway cities
Tailor-made Your China Tibet Trip - the most personalized way to travel with a customized itinerary designed to suit your interests and preferences.

Recommended China Tibet Group Tours

Explore the captivating and diverse culture, as well as the natural wonders of Tibet with our affordable China Tibet Group Tours. Share the cost with fellow travelers from around the globe and make lasting friendships with like-minded individuals. Our Tibet group tours are thoughtfully designed to include iconic attractions and a variety of appealing activities, ensuring that you have the best possible authentic experience in China and Tibet. Join us now for a China Tibet Group Tour that won't break the bank!
Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River

15 Days China Impression Small Group Tour: Experience Classic China & Nature

Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze - Shanghai
Now, it is time to plan and travel to see the world! China, a magical and mysterious land with many incredible wonders, offers you so many to explore. Traveling in a small group for 15 days, you can...
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Mount Everest in Tibet

13 Days China Group Tour from Shanghai with Holy Tibet Discovery

Shanghai - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Xian - Beijing
Tibet, situated in the mysterious western region of China, is the highest place on earth. It has the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest, rising 8848.86 meters above sea level. Breathtakin...
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Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

13 Days Essential China Group Tour with Lhasa & Chengdu Pandas

Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Lhasa - Shanghai
In our 13 days China group tour, you will go to visit five stunning destinations (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu and Lhasa) all over China, taking you to explore essential China in all-sided way w...
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Best China Tours with Tibet

If you're planning to explore China Tours with Tibet, we have carefully selected 3 of the best options for you, based on the feedback and real experiences of our previous customers. Our China Tours with Tibet offers the perfect combination of the most popular destinations and the mysterious Tibet. With our private tours, you can enjoy a seamless travel experience, with all logistics taken care of, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your trip. You can also contact us to customize your trip.

China Tour to Tibet

17 Days China Highlights Tour with Holy Tibet Discovery & Chengdu Pandas

Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
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8 Places
China is a vast country which many diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. In 17 days, you can discover many different parts of China - all highlights in one trip. Start in Beijing and end in Shan...
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Tashilumpo Monastery, Tibet

13 Days Shanghai Tibet Xian Beijing Tour

Shanghai - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa - Xian - Beijing
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13 Days
8 Places
This 13 days Shanghai Tibet Xian Beijing Discover China Tour will include the must-visit Golden Triangle and world-famous EBC tour in Holy Tibet. It is a must-do journey for Tibetan culture lovers, ...
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China Tour to Zhangjiajie

16 Days China Odyssey Tour with Golden Triangle Cities, Lhasa, Zhangjiajie & Pandas

Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
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16 Days
6 Places
Fancy about a once-in-a-lifetime OYDSSEY TRAVEL in China? How about combining unique discoveries in holy Tibet and wonderful exploration on incredible mountains? This 16 day China tour starts from B...
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Explore Tibet from Popular Gateway Cities

Tibet is located in the remote and western parts of China. If you're unsure where to begin your journey, consider exploring Tibet from popular gateway cities such as BeijingShanghaiChengduXiningXianChongqing, and Hong Kong. These cities offer convenient access to Tibet and serve as excellent starting points for your journey. Flying is the most popular choice among travelers due to its speed and convenience while taking the train via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway provides stunning landscapes and unique train ride experiences. 

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Chengdu
  • Xining
  • Xian
  • Chongqing
  • Yunnan
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Beijing Tibet Tour to Mount Everest

12 Days Tibet Tour from Lhasa to EBC with Classic Beijing Exploration

Beijing - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
The capital of China, Beijing, is located in the North China, usually served as the most popular gateway to China. While, traveling to Tibet from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is a lifetime-trip to exp...
Beauty views along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

13 Days Beijing to Lhasa with Everest Base Camp Tour by Train

Beijing - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
As Tibet is a high-altitude region, taking a train to Tibet is a great option for travelers who want to experience the stunning scenery along the Tibetan plateau and acclimate to the altitude gradua...
Qinghai-Tibet Railway

9 Days Classic Tibet Train Tour from Beijing

Beijing - Lhasa
The 9-day Tibet train tour from Beijing is a classic and popular itinerary that allows tourists to explore the imperial and modern capital Beijing and savor the best of Lhasa in a short time before ...
Qinghai-Tibet Railway

8 Days Tibet Train Tour from Beijing | Beijing Xining Lhasa

Beijing - Xining - Lhasa
Beijing, served as the No.1 gateway city, is the first choice that most people enter China, there are many famous landmarks and attractions in Beijing, such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden...
Namsto Lake

11 Days Tibet Train Tour from Shanghai with Everest Base Camp & Namtso Lake

Shanghai - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Damxung - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Embark on an unforgettable adventure and take a train ride from Shanghai to Tibet! Marvel at the stunning views of the majestic Himalayan Mountains and the vast grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibet Plate...
The Shanghai Tower

6 Days Spiritual Tibet Tour from Shanghai by Flight

Shanghai - Lhasa
Take a journey of a lifetime with a 6 Days Spiritual Tibet Tour from Shanghai that offers a unique blend of modern charm and religious significance. Begin your adventure in the bustling metropolis o...
Shaanxi History Museum

14 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour with Everest via Ancient Xian

Shanghai - Xian - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Want to travel to Tibet from Shanghai? The train journey to Tibet is considered an unforgettable travel experience and takes you through highlights of Qinghai and northern Tibet. Along the Qinghai-T...
Train to Lhasa

13 Days Shanghai & Xining Tibet Train Tour with Qinghai Lake

Shanghai - Xining- Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Want to travel to Tibet from Shanghai? Taking the Qinghai-Tibet Railway can be a romantic and evocative experience. The train ride transports you to a different world, one far from the hustle and bu...
Chengdu Giant Panda, Sichuan

7 Days Chengdu Tibet Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Chengdu- Lhasa
As the most important gateway city to Tibet, Chengdu is widely known as the Hometown of Giant Pandas, the Happiest City in China, etc. Before traveling to Tibet, you can take a short stop to visit t...

6 Days Chengdu Panda & Lhasa Highlights Tour by Flight

Chengdu- Lhasa
Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip that combines your love for pandas with your dream of visiting Tibet? Look no further than our 6-day Chengdu Lhasa tour! Start your journey in Chengdu, where yo...
Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan

11 Days Chengdu Lehsan Emei & Tibet Train Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Chengdu - Leshan - Emei - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Embark on an unforgettable 11-day train tour from Chengdu to Tibet! Starting in Chengdu, you'll have the opportunity to interact with adorable pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base. Following this, you'l...
Train To Lhasa

10 Days Chengdu & Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Chengdu - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Gyirong Port (China and Nepal Border)
Looking for an a lifetime overland adventure to Kathmandu? Well, with the Chengdu Tibet Train Tour, that dream can become a reality! You'll have the opportunity to meet the adorable pandas in Chengd...
Qinghai-Tibet Railway

8 Days Tibet Train Tour from Beijing | Beijing Xining Lhasa

Beijing - Xining - Lhasa
Beijing, served as the No.1 gateway city, is the first choice that most people enter China, there are many famous landmarks and attractions in Beijing, such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden...
Train to Lhasa

13 Days Shanghai & Xining Tibet Train Tour with Qinghai Lake

Shanghai - Xining- Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Want to travel to Tibet from Shanghai? Taking the Qinghai-Tibet Railway can be a romantic and evocative experience. The train ride transports you to a different world, one far from the hustle and bu...
Xining Tibet Train Tour

10 Days Qinghai-Tibet Railway Tour from Xining to Lhasa & Everest Base Camp

Xining - Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (EBC) - Shigatse - Lhasa
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining West Railway Station, and ends at Lhasa Railway Station. Boarding the train from Xining is the quickest way to experience the best Train Journey to Tibet...
Train to Lhasa

11 Days Chongqing & Tibet Tour Via Xining for Qinghai-Tibet Railway Experience

Chongqing - Xining - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
If you're looking for a train journey to Tibet from Chongqing, the best option is to fly from Chongqing to Xining and then board the train for an unforgettable Qinghai-Tibet railway experience. Imme...
The Anciet City Wall

12 Days Xian Tibet Train Tour with Mount Everest via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Xian - Train to Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Embarking on a Xian Train Tibet Tour is an unforgettable experience that will immerse you in the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of China's most enigmatic destinations. From the ancient ci...
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

11 Days Classic Xian Tibet Tour with Mount Everest (by Flight)

Xian - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
Xi'an, the ancient capital of 13 imperial dynasties, is a must-visit destination for history, culture, and civilization enthusiasts. The world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Walls offer...
Potala Palace

7 Days Explore Essence of Xian and Tibet (by Flight)

Xian - Lhasa
Xian, one of China's oldest cities, boasts over 3,000 years of history and served as the capital for 13 dynasties. As the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, Xian has long been a melting pot of diver...

6 Days Chongqing & Lhasa Impressive Tour (by Flight)

Chongqing - Lhasa
How about making a meaningful trip in the western China from vibrant Chongqing to spiritual Tibet? In 6 days, you will take a meaningful journey through the bustling city of Chongqing and culminatin...
Chongqing Hongya Cave

9 Days Classic Chongqing & Tibet EBC Tour (by Flight)

Chongqing - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
Chongqing, a megacity in southwest China, is located at the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze rivers and is famous for its spicy Sichuan cuisine, including hotpot and other fiery dishes. The cit...
Train to Lhasa

11 Days Chongqing & Tibet Tour Via Xining for Qinghai-Tibet Railway Experience

Chongqing - Xining - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
If you're looking for a train journey to Tibet from Chongqing, the best option is to fly from Chongqing to Xining and then board the train for an unforgettable Qinghai-Tibet railway experience. Imme...
Yunnan Lijiang Old Town

14 Days Yunnan Tibet Discovery Tour with Yamdrok Lake & EBC

Kunming - Lijiang - Shangri-La - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
Located in southwest and western China, Yunnan is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant ethnic cultures of the region’s Bai, Yi, Tibetan, and Naxi people, while Tibet is celebrated fo...
Namtso Lake, Tibet

7 Days Hong Kong Tibet Train Tour from Xining to Lhasa & Namtso Lake

Hong Kong - Xining - Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Have you ever heard of the song Take a Train to Lhasa (坐上火车去拉萨)? This folk song was created in 2006 to celebrate the completion and opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, and quickly became po...
Mount Everest

Tailor-made Your China Tibet Trip

Your perfect trip, tailored just for you!

At our travel agency, we we believe that every traveler is unique. We offer customized tour services tailored to your unique needs. Work with our experienced travel experts to design a personalized itinerary that fits your schedule, interests, and budget. Contact us, you can create memories that last a lifetime and explore the world on your terms.
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China Tibet Travel FAQs - Plan Your China Tibet Trip Worry-Free

  • 1. Is it hard to buy the Train Ticket from Xining to Lhasa, Tibet?

    Xining is the starting point of the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway , annd it is convenient to reach Xining from other cities by air or bullet train. Furthermore, taking a Tibet train from Xining to Lhasa is the quickest way to experience the best Train Journey to Tibet. Therefore, Train Tickets from Xining to Lhasa are very popular, expecially during peak season, when the demand for train tickets can far exceeds the supply. However, we will manage to secure the ticket. Contact AOT Team ahead of the time, and we will try our best to ensure you a lifetime memory on your train journey to Tibet from Xining.

  • 2. What is the highlights of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway?

    TheQinghai-Tibet Railway means the train journey from Xining to Lhasa which is one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.Take the train from Xining to Tibet, you will passing through vast grasslands, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude lakes, yaks and herders’ tents, and barren deserts. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the journey for antelope, foxes, and Kiang, plus the occasional nomad.

    There is even a popular song in China called “Take a train to Lhasa”. Listen to the beautiful songs during a train journey from Xining to Lhasa (about 21.5 hours by train) to appreciate the charming beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.

  • 3. How many days do you need to visit Tibet Everest Base Camp?

    For a classic exploration from Lhasa to Mount Everest Base Camp, it is highly recommended to take our 8 Days Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Mount Everest - Lhasa tour.

    Besides, if you plan to trek to the base camp, you will need to allow at least a few days for acclimatization before starting the trek. The trekking can take 4-5 days, depending on your pace and the route you take.

    If you plan to visit other attractions in Tibet, such as Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse, or Mount Kailash, you will need to allow additional time, which may take around 8 to 15 days. The number of days required to visit Tibet Mount Everest depends on the route you take and the activities you plan to do. Please remember, all the tours can be customized to suit your preferences and needs.

  • 4. Should I worry about altitude sickness when travelling in Tibet?

    The average elevation of the region is over 4,000 meters and altitude sickness is a common concern for travelers visiting Tibet. Not everybody will suffer from altitude sickness when traveling in Tibet and most visitors will be in good condition when they arrive.

    The symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It is important to allow time to acclimate to the high altitude and to take precautions to prevent altitude sickness. Travelers should drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and eat light meals that are high in carbohydrates. It is also recommended to take it easy for the first few days, avoiding strenuous activities and allowing time to adjust to the new altitude when arrive in Lhasa. Some travelers may also benefit from taking medication to prevent or treat altitude sickness.

    If symptoms of altitude sickness persist or worsen, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Many hotels and travel agencies in Tibet have oxygen supplies on hand to help alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to consult with a doctor before traveling to Tibet, especially if you have a history of heart or lung problems, high blood pressure, or other medical conditions that may be affected by high altitude.

  • 5. Is Tibet Nepal Border Open to Tourists?

    Good News! The wait is finally over - Gyirong Port (China Nepal Border) is open to tourism and ready to welcome you with open arms, in 2023. Currently, the Gyirong Port is used for tourism, while the Zhangmu Port is primarily used for freight (not for tourists).

  • 6. How long does it take to get my Tibet Permit?
    Generally, it takes 15-20 days to receive your Tibet Permit after your application has been submitted. It takes 8-9 days for the processing of Tibet Pemit in Lhasa. Then it needs to take 3-5 days to send to your hotel in the mainland of China
    However, it's important to note that the application process can take longer during holidays and festivals or when there are special events or political situations in Tibet. The processes are also not available during weekends. So we suggest you email documents to us 20 days ahead. It's better not to leave it to the last min.
  • 7. Where can I get my Tibet Permit?
    After we get your Tibet Permit in Lhasa, our staff will mail it to your hotel in your Tibet-entry cities in the mainland of China. Under extreme circumstances, our staff will manage to deliver it to you in person at the airport or railway station.
  • 8. When will your Tibet Travel Permit be checked?

    Your Tibet Travel Permit will be checked at various points before or during your trip to Tibet. Here are the main checkpoints where your permit will be checked:
    Checkpoint at the point of entry: When you first enter Tibet, your permit will be checked at the checkpoint at the train station or airport. Without Tibet permit, even you are not allowed to board a train or plan.
    Hotels: When you check into a hotel in Tibet, the staff will ask to see your Tibet Travel Permit.
    Attractions: Many tourist attractions in Tibet, such as temples and monasteries, require visitors to show their Tibet Travel Permit before entering.
    Checkpoints on the road: If you're traveling by road in Tibet, there may be checkpoints where your permit will be checked.
    It's important to keep your Tibet Travel Permit with you at all times during your trip to Tibet, as you may be asked to show it at any point.
  • 9. What is Tibet Travel Permit
    The Tibet Permit is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) and is required for all foreign travelers, regardless of whether they are traveling independently or with a group. The permit is intended to regulate and guide tourism in the region, and it's issued only to travelers who book a tour with a registered travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourism Bureau.
  • 10. Can I Apply for a Tibet Permit on My Own?
    No. Application from individuals is not accepted. You must apply for your Tibet travel permit by a travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourism Bureau.

Tibet Tours with Travel Inspiration in 2023

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