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Choosing to enjoy your Tibet tour from Shanghai is such a smart move!

Shanghai is a major transportation hub with excellent air and rail connections to both domestic and international destinations. You're in for a treat as you'll get to experience two very different parts of China.

Shanghai is a city of action and few places in the world evoke so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in name alone. It best serves as an beginning to your China experience: from fancy dining, shopping and skyscraper-hopping to bullet-fast Maglev trains and glamorous cocktails,etc. While, Tibet is a remote and ancient land with a rich cultural heritage and natural landscapes. Despite the rapid modernization, Tibet still preserves its traditional way of life and unique religious practices.

Why Take a Shanghai Tibet Tour?

Convenient Transportation - Shanghai boasts excellent air and rail connections to Tibet. Especially, the train journey from Shanghai to Tibet is a popular and scenic way.
Diverse Culture - Shanghai is a modern and cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture, while Tibet is a remote and ancient land with rich cultural traditions.
Stunning Landscapes - Tibet is a region located in the Himalayas and is known for the stunning natural beauty of its high mountains and picturesque lakes, etc.
Personalized Service - With a reputable travel agency - Asia Odyssey Travel, travelers can enjoy personalized service and expert guidance throughout their trip.
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Popular Shanghai Tibet Train Tours

As Tibet is a high-altitude region, taking a Train to Tibet is a popular option for travelers who want to experience the stunning scenery along the Tibetan plateau and acclimate to the altitude gradually. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is one of the world's highest and most spectacular train journeys, which connects Shanghai and Lhasa, providing a memorable way to travel between Shanghai and Tibet.
Namsto Lake
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If you plan to travel to Tibet from Shanghai, hope our well-selected China Tibet Tour Packages from Shanghai can give you some inspiration. As a china travel agency, started in Tibet 13 years ago, our itinerary design takes into account the reasonable logic of transportation and more possibilities of travel experience between Shanghai and Tibet. No matter where you want to go Shanghai,  LhasaShigatseMount Everest, or Mount Kailash, etc. We can customize your itinerary according to your needs and preferences. Contact a local travel agency to plan your personalized trip.
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Shanghai Tibet Tours Planning & Useful Articles

If you're planning to travel to Tibet but don't know where to start, consider accessing Tibet from popular cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, and Xian, which have direct flights or trains available. With our range of China Tibet Tours, you can choose the best one that suits your interests and preferences. If you have any more questions, simply contact us. With the help of a reputable travel agency that specializes in Tibet tours, the process can be much smoother and stress-free.

Shanghai Tibet Tours FAQs - Plan Your Shanghai Tibet Tours Worry-Free

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    1. Is Shanghai worth visiting?
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    Yes, Shanghai is definitely worth visiting! It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition. With its iconic skyline, historical landmarks, world-class museums, and delicious cuisine, Shanghai has something to offer for every type of traveler.
     
    Some of the must-see attractions in Shanghai include the Bund, a waterfront area with magnificent colonial-era architecture; the Oriental Pearl Tower, a famous landmark with stunning city views; the Shanghai Museum, which houses a vast collection of Chinese art and artifacts; and Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful traditional Chinese garden.
     
    In addition to its attractions, Shanghai is also a shopper's paradise, with numerous shopping districts and markets offering both traditional and modern goods. The city's food scene is also renowned, with a diverse range of local and international cuisine available.
     
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    2. How to get to Tibet from Shanghai?
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    By Air: There are flights from Shanghai to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. But please pay attention that the direct flight usually will make a brief stop (around 1.5 hour) via Chengdu or Xi’an and keep flying to Lhasa, about 7 hours and operates daily. 
     
    By Train: Another option is to take the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world. The train journey from Shanghai to Lhasa takes around 46 hours and offers stunning views of the Tibetan plateau. However, it's important to note that the high altitude can cause altitude sickness, so it's recommended to acclimatize to the altitude by taking the train.
     
    Shanghai to Xining or Xian by Air and then Train to Tibet:
     
    If you want to save time,  we highly recommend traveling from Shanghai to Xining by flight first and then taking the Xining to Lhasa train via the famous Qinghai Tibet railway. As Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai Tibet railway, this approach allows you to enjoy the best part of the Tibet train journey in a much shorter time, which takes only 24 hours, with a comparison of a 46-hour journey from Beijing to Lhasa. Additionally, you'll have more train options to choose from in Xining, as there is only one train between Shanghai and Lhasa.

    If you want to save time and visit more cities, we recommend choosing Xian as connecting point.  Compared with Shanghai Lhasa train 47 hrs, the train from Xian which can short to 31hrs to get to Lhasa. Start from Shanghai, where you'll be able to witness the modernization of China firsthand. And then discover the wonders of ancient China- the Terracotta Army in Xian. Next, enjoy a train journey of a lifetime to Tibet.
     
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    3. When will your Tibet Travel Permit be checked?
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    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.
     
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    4. Where can I get my Tibet Permit?
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    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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    5. How long does it take to get my Tibet Permit?
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    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.
     
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    6. What is the highlights of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway?
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    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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    7. Is Tibet Nepal Border Open to Tourists?
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    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).

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    8. What does the train from Xining to Tibet offer?
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    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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    9. Should I worry about altitude sickness when travelling in Lhasa (Tibet)?
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    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.

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