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Planning a Tibet Lhasa 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 before entering 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 Tibet 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 Lhasa trips today and discover the unique culture and natural beauty of this charming land.
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.
Lhasa is home to many world-famous iconic attractions, each offering a unique insight into the region's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Here are some of the most popular attractions in 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.
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.
Due to its high altitude of over 3,650 meters, high altitude sickness can be a concern for travelers visiting Lhasa. However, don't worry - most travelers are able to adjust to the altitude and experience Lhasa without any issues.
Here are some tips to help prevent and manage altitude sickness during your Lhasa tour:
(1) Acclimatize slowly: It's important to acclimatize gradually to the high altitude by spending a few days in Lhasa before undertaking any strenuous activities. This will give your body time to adjust to the thinner air and lower oxygen levels.
(2) Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and other fluids to avoid dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness symptoms.
(3) Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine: These substances can dehydrate you and make it more difficult for your body to acclimatize to the high altitude.
(4) Eat light and healthy meals: Eat light, nutritious meals to help your body adjust to the high altitude and avoid heavy or greasy foods that can make you feel more sluggish.
(5) Take medication: Medications such as acetazolamide (Diamox) can help prevent altitude sickness by increasing ventilation and reducing fluid buildup in the lungs. However, it's important to consult with a doctor before taking any medication for altitude sickness.
(6) Rest: Take breaks and rest often during your Lhasa tour to give your body time to adjust and avoid overexertion.