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Take a Chongqing Tibet tour to experience blend of modernity and tradition, adventure and tranquility in 2024!

Chongqing and Tibet are two fascinating destinations in western China. Chongqing, reputed as “Mountain City of China”, is a vibrant metropolis located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, known for its famous hotpot cuisine, unique terrain, and panoramic views. Chongqing also serves as a popular gateway to Tibet, with direct flights taking just 2.5-3 hours. Tibet, on the other hand, is a mysterious region located on the Tibetan Plateau, known as the "Roof of the World." Travelers can experience a unique blend of nature, culture, and spirituality that is unlike anywhere else in the world.

How to Plan a Chongqing Tibet Tour?

Chongqing is approximately 2300 kilometers from Lhasa, and there are two transportation options available to travel from Chongqing to Lhasa, which are by flight and train. 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 experiences.

If you have 4 to 8 days in Tibet, there are various plans available to fully explore in and around Lhasa, or take a trip to Mount Everest from Lhasa and make stops at highlighted spots such as Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, and Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery. To extend the tour further, it is also possible to visit Mount Kailash after the EBC tour. Whether you are seeking spiritual enlightenment or looking to explore the natural beauty of Tibet, there are many Tibet tour packages available to cater to your interests.

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3 Best Chongqing Tibet Tours

The following are 3 best Chongqing Tibet tours that you can explore Chongqing first and then go to Tibet either by flight or train. Pick your likes. Besides, our Chongqing Tibet tours can be customized to meet your individual preferences and just tell us your ideas!
Chongqing - Lhasa
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Chongqing Hongya Cave
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Train to Lhasa
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...

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Experience the wonders of Tibet with our affordable Tibet Group Tours and share the cost with travelers from from around the globe. With a lower price and a small group of like-minded travelers, you can make new friends and refresh yourself on the roof of the world. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Tibet by exploring its stunning landscapes and visiting its magnificent Tibetan Buddhist sites. Join us now for a Tibet Group Tour with top-notch service and unbeatable prices.
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa
Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Lhasa - Shanghai
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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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If you plan to explore China Tours with Trains to Tibet, consider our China Train Tours to Tibet as your top option. The world-reknowned Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining West Railway Station, and ends at Lhasa Railway Station. You can board the trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, and Xian to Lhasa via Xining and experience the best train journey to Tibet. Join our China Tibet Train Tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash to discover the natural wonders and rich Tibetan Buddhist culture at the best price and with the best service!

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Chongqing Tibet Tours Planning & Useful Articles

Planning a Chongqing Tibet tour can be a complex process, with many factors to consider. As a foreign visitor, you are required to travel with a registered travel agency and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit, or Tibet Military Permit before visit Tibet, which can add to the complexity of planning your trip. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of travel information to help you plan your Chongqing Tibet tour. Besides, if you want more choice to explore Tibet from other gateway cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Hong Kong, you can check the following tour packages and travel guide to plan your China Tibet tour.

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    1. Do I need to get a Tibet permit to visit Lhasa? How long does it take to obtain?

    All foreign travelers are required to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit to visit Lhasa and Tibet. The permit can only be applied for through a registered travel agency in Tibet (we are local based Tibet travel agency with office setting in Lhasa) and is required to purchase flight or train tickets to Tibet. Travelers should plan ahead and allow sufficient time for the permit application process, as it can take  two weeks to obtain the necessary permits.

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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.

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    4. What does the train from Xining to Tibet offer?

    The train from Xining to Tibet offers a comfortable and scenic way to travel through the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It provides a unique and unforgettable travel experience. Here are some facilities equipped on the train from Xining to Lhasa/Tibet:

    1.Sleeping Berths: The train has four types of sleeping options, including soft sleeper, hard sleeper, soft seat, and hard seat.

    2.Dining cars: The train offers a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages in dining cars. If Chinese and Tibetan dishes is not to your taste, you can bring some instant food.

    3.Toilets/Restrooms: The train has both Western-style and squat-style toilets available in each soft sleeper carriage. However, passengers should be prepared for their towels, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer.

    4.Oxygen supply systems: The train is equipped with oxygen supply systems and supplemental oxygen to help passengers adjust to the high altitude.

    5.Observation decks:Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Tibetan Plateau.

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    5. 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.

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    6. When is the best time to visit Lhasa?

    The best time to visit Lhasa is during the spring and autumn months, from April to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather in Lhasa is mild and pleasant, with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures. Summer, from June to August, can be rainy, and the region can get crowded with tourists. However, it's a great time to witness traditional Tibetan festivals, like Shoton Festival and explore the stunning natural beauty of this mysterious land.

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    7. How to get to Lhasa? By air or by train, which one is better?

    There are usually two ways to get to Lhasa , depending on your starting point and travel preferences.

    (1) By Air: You can fly to Lhasa Gonggar Airport from major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guangzhou, as well as from some international destinations such as Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport is located about 62 kilometers (38.5 miles) from Lhasa and can be reached by taxi or bus.

    (2) by train The Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects Lhasa with several major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, and Xining. The train journey is a popular way to reach Lhasa as it offers stunning views of the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan mountain range. However, the journey can take several days, so it's important to plan accordingly.

    Once you arrive in Lhasa, our team at Asia Odyssey Travel will be there to greet you with English-speaking guides and experienced drivers. We'll escort you from the airport or train station to your hotels in Lhasa.

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    8. 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.

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My experience with Asia Odyssey Travel was exceptional as they provided thorough assistance throughout my train tour, from start to finish. From my initial contact with Mike to the follow-up from Lucy, their service was fantastic. Mike maintained excellent communication throughout the entire process, and when I needed to make amendments to my train tickets, he promptly and efficiently resolved the changes. Everything went smoothly, and I couldn't find any faults with their service. I highly appreciate their dedication and professionalism in ensuring a seamless experience.

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I’m Maziar from Australia. We had a wonderful private tour guided by Asia Odyssey in June 2023. Issac from Asia Odyssey was very helpful all through out our trip. The trip was very well organised and well planned. Hotels perfectly located and tour guides and drivers in each city been very supportive and helpful. I hope I can go back to China to visit that wonderful land again and I will defend suggest Asia Odyssey to anyone searching for help and guide to visit china.
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I’m Maziar from Australia. We had a wonderful private tour guided by Asia Odyssey in June 2023. Issac from Asia Odyssey was very helpful all through ...

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Wonderful Tibet trip with the help of Amy from Odyssey Travel
This 11 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable organized by Amy and her team. Organization of this tour has been perfect, me and my husband were very lucky to join a group with very pleasant 3 group members, it is a ideal size of a group for a good harmony. We have all really appreciate our tour guide Pusto for his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile, he is more than a tour guide like a close friend. The time has been well managed by our tour guide to avoid loss time on road and arrived at EBC in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset, really great! Namtso lake is incredibly beautiful too, we love every minute of it there : -)
Our contact girl Amy, we are very thankful to her for her patience and efficiency to obtain our Tibet visa and train tickets in time, this made us know how important her help and support has been to us. Also she followed up day by day on our health conditions, provided us tips on how to maintain the best of health on such altitudes and it worked, big kudos to Amy!
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