How to Plan Your Kathmandu to Lhasa Tours?
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Compare the following 3 best Kathmandu to Lhasa tours and decide whether you prefer to travel by overland or by flight. This unforgettable Kathmandu to Lhasa experience offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty of these two incredible regions. At Asia Odyssey Travel, we offer a wide range of itineraries to suit different interests and travel styles, so you're sure to find the perfect tour for you.
Planning a Kathmandu to Lhasa tour can be a complex process, with many factors to consider. As a foreign visitor, you are required to enter Tibet from Nepal with a China Group Tourist Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. For both travel documents, individual travelers can only get them through a local Tibet travel agency. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of travel information to help you plan your Kathmandu to Lhasa tour. Check out our latest and useful articles on topics such as How to Obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Top Attractions to See, Best Things to Do, how to get to Lhasa, and the Best Time to Visit Lhasa/Tibet. Start planning your Kathmandu to Lhasa tours today and discover the unique culture and natural beauty of the two destinations.
The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to early June and September to November. In fact, Tibet is worth a visit all year round, because the sceneries vary in different season. If you like winter view, winter is also good travel time with clearest snow-capped mountains and the most colorful rivers. However, the roads in Tibet might be frozen in winter. Please ask us for the exact weather if you plan to travel in winter.
In order to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit, you need to apply for a Chinese visa in the Chinese embassy or consulates in your country first. If you book a tour with us, we will send an invitation letter to you to help you apply for a Chinese visa.
Once you get a Chinese visa, please send the photocopies of the visa and your passport to us, and we will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. Please note that international tourists must book a tour with a local travel agency in Tibet if they want to travel to Tibet.
After the permit is issued, we will send it to your hotel or the places you stay in China. You need to show the permit while boarding on a train or flight to Tibet. The government do not allow travel agencies to send the permit overseas.
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.
Yes. The Gyirong Border between Nepal and Tibet is currently open for travelers in 2023, and it's possible to enter Tibet from Nepal without a Chinese visa. Instead, travelers will be issued a Chinese Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. To obtain this visa, it's necessary to book your travels through a certified tour operator in Tibet.
To enter Tibet from Nepal, all travelers must obtain a China Group Tourist Visa through the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Kathmandu. Additionally, foreign travelers must obtain a Tibet Travel Permit to visit Tibet. These permits are mandatory for all foreign travelers and must be obtained before entering Tibet.