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As the nearest international metropolis to Tibet, Chengdu takes advantage over travelling to Tibet as a gateway city. There are dozens of daily flights from Chengdu to Lhasa, taking only about 2.5 hours to cover a liner distance of 1250 km. The train from Chengdu to Lhasa also leaves every other day and will run for around 36 hours. En route, you will see stunning landscapes like prairies, alpine lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks, Gobi deserts presented along the miraculous Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Chengdu itself is a city full of glamour and fun. From spicy and tasty Sichuan food to cute and rare Giant panda, from bustling streets of Chunxi Road to leisure-styled Renmin Park, it will be a relaxing and pleasant sightseeing in this popular tourist destination before you start the journey to the roof of the world.

By taking a Chengdu Tibet tour, you will experience different landscapes from modern yet leisurely urban city to mysterious yet intriguing Buddhist world. Also, it is your free choice to travel to Tibet from chengdu either by train or flight, based on whether you want to travel fast or linger on to appreciate the scenery on the way.

Perhaps the best option for you, our well-designed Chengdu Tibet tours can bring you the most appealing highlights you are looking forward to in the two destinations. With excellent services guaranteed, you can opt to travel light just in Chengdu and Lhasa, or experience an in-depth discovery of Sichuan basin and Tibet plateau, to set foot in faraway regions like Mount Everest and even Nepal border. Check more details of Chengdu Tibet tours and travel guide below in this page to find what you may be interested in.

Best Chengdu Tibet Tour Packages

We have carefully designed a wide selection of Chengdu and Tibet tour packages. You can choose to enjoy your Chengdu Tibet tour either by train or flight. If there is no suitable trip you prefer, we can also help to customize your perfect itinerary according to your own needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chengdu Tibet Tour

Why should I travel to Tibet from Chengdu?

Among all the mainland gateways cities to Tibet, Chengdu is one of the most popular options as a jumping off point for tourists, basically for three reasons. Firstly, there are the most frequent flights to Tibet from Chengdu. Besides more than 30 direct flights from Chengdu to Lhasa, there are also flights to Shigatse and Nyingchi respectively from the international hub city.

Secondly, the train from Chengdu to Lhasa departs every other day and runs a shorter distance than many other train routes to Tibet. Last but not the least, Chengdu as a charming city and popular tourists’ destination in China, is worth visiting before one head to take a Tibet tour. The second-to-none Sichuan food, adorable Giant Panda, and more here are waiting for you to discover.

How to get to Tibet from Chengdu?

For tourists who have ample time, you can take a Tibet train to Lhasa from Chengdu. Though it is not the shortest train journey to Tibet, the train from Chengdu to Lhasa only takes about 36 hours, and will allow tourists to gradually get acclimated to high altitude on the plateau. The scenery along the renown Qinghai-Tibet Highway is also amazingly breathtaking.

For tourists who have a short tour plan or do not want to spend much time on the way, flying to Tibet from Chengdu could be a good choice. The direct flights from Chengdu to Lhasa departs from early morning to late evening and only takes more than 2 hours to reach Lhasa Gonggar Airport.

If neither trains nor flights are your style, you can also try another way, namely overland trip from Chengdu to Lhasa. Taking a road trip from Chengdu to Lhasa will let you experience the world-class G318 National Highway, which boasts ever-changing unrivalled scenery from plains to plateau. Lasting about 8 days in total, the overland journey from Chengdu to Lhasa is doomed to be a once-upon-a-lifetime experience that any adventurous travelers should not miss.

When is the best time to visit Chengdu and Tibet?

Chengdu is a city that can be visited all the year round, while the best time could be March to June and September to November, when the weather is relatively comfortable and pleasant compared to other seasons. Tibet, on the other hand, goes through more huge differences from season to season in terms of its climate. The best time to visit Tibet is spring and autumn, when the temperature is mild and it rains less. With clear sky and steady temperature, it is a good time to explore the vast land of Tibet, including trekking to Mount Everest.

Summer in Tibet always comes with heavy rain which can cause debris flow or landslide in some mountainous region of Tibet. While in winter, it will become extremely cold, windy and snowy, with night temperature dropping below zero in most areas. Roads to many attractions, like Mount Kailash, will also be blocked due to heavy snow.

What travel documents are required to take a Chengdu Tibet tour?

The primary travel document for your Chengdu Tibet tour is the Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet visa. As the entry permit to Tibet Autonomous Region, the Tibet Travel permit can only be obtained through an authorized travel agency, with your passport and China Visa copies. It usually takes a long time, at least one week, to get the permit issued, especially during the high travel season with increasing foreign tourists to Tibet. So it is suggested to apply the permit in advance before your tour departure.

If you plan to visit Mount Everest region during your Chengdu to Tibet trip, you will also need to obtain the Aliens’ Travel Permit, besides the Tibet permit. And if your tour covers Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, and some more other restricted places in Tibet, you need to obtain the Military permit also. As the leading tour operator with years of permit application experiences, we can help you to obtain your Tibet travel documents. Just contact us for more details.

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