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.
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.
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 Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, Xian, Chongqing, 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.
Tailor-made Your China Tibet Trip
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).