Frequently Asked Questions about China Tibet Tour
What Travel Document Do I Need for China Tibet Tours?
Firstly, in addition to your passport, Chinese Visa is required when you enter China. You can apply for the Chinese Visa in Chinese Embassy based in your country. Secondly, for visiting Tibet, you need an entry permit called Tibet Travel Permit which can only be applied via a local Tibetan travel agency, like us. This permit will be checked when you take the train or flight to Tibet.
Besides applying for Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit, visiting some unopened places in Tibet, such as Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, still needs other travel permits. These include Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Area Entry Permit etc. But you don’t worry about travel documents. You just need to let us know your travel time, destinations, duration, the number of people, etc. We will prepare all well for you.
When Is the Best Time to Take China Tibet Tour?
In fact, China can be visited all year round. For temperature zone in China are various, you can visit different places according to different climate. As for Tibet, the best time is from April to October, which corresponds to the spring, summer and autumn seasons in Tibet. It will be not that cold during these periods.
If you visit Tibet and China in peak season, from May to August, you may spend plenty of time waiting, and the cost will also higher. What’s more, the peak season is also a rainy season, if it rains, you may not appreciate the scenery. At the same time, if visiting mountain regions, like Mount Everest, you may not view the summit for the mist.
If you visit Tibet in winter, during the low season, you can save money and time. Certainly, making the reservation is also much easier than that of in peak season. More importantly, there are many important festivals that will be celebrated like Losar Festival. You can have an opportunity to explore Tibetan Culture.
How to Get to Tibet from Mainland China?
All right, entering Tibet from Mainland China, you can choose to take the flight, the train or the car. If flying to Tibet, you can take the direct flight to Tibet from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shangri-la, Kunming, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, or Xining.
However, if you want to acclimatize gradually at this high altitude and view the enchanting scenery on the way, taking the Tibet train from Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Lanzhou is the best option.
If time is enough, you want to have an in-depth China Tibet tour. You can drive to Tibet from Yunnan, Chengdu, Xinjiang, Qinghai as well.The overland trip to Tibet will let you discover more hidden beauty along the way.