Frequently Asked Questions about Hong Kong Tibet Tour
When is the best time to visit Hong Kong and Tibet together?
The best time to visit Hong Kong is from Oct. to May of the next year. The summer in Hong Kong is very hot and rainy, and there are more typhoons during the summer.
Summer and autumn are the best seasons to tour Tibet. During this time, you will be rewarded with mild weather and superb visibility. It is the prime time for outdoor activities in Tibet. Besides, if you want to enjoy a budget Tibet tour, winter is a good option for you. This period is the off-season of Tibet travel, and you can save loads of money. And you can also experience a New Year Festival in Tibet in winter.
So, it is recommended to travel to Hong Kong and Tibet together in autumn and winter.
What permits should I prepare for Hong Kong Tibet tour?
If you plan to visit Hong Kong, you need to obtain the Chinese Visa in advance, in addition to the passport. The Chinese Visa can be obtained from Any authorized Chinese Embassy in your home country or the third country. You can apply for it by yourself or via the travel agency.
And, international tourists, before going to Tibet, have to apply for Tibet Travel Permit. Tibet Travel Permit, also called Tibet Visa, which has to be applied through an authorized local Tibet travel agency. It will be checked when you take the train or flight to Tibet.
Besides, if you plan to visit “unopened areas” or military sensitive areas in Tibet, such as Mount Everest, Shigatse, Ngari, Nyingchi, etc., you also need to apply for Alien’s Travel Permit, Foreign affairs permit, and Military Area Entry Permit.
While, if you are a Hong Kong resident holding an HK SAR Passport and Home Return Permit, you can travel to Tibet by yourself without Tibet Travel Permit. But still, need to apply for Foreign affairs permit when visiting some remote areas like Mount Everest or Mount Kailash.
This may seem complicated, but don’t worry about it. Because we will offer one-stop service for applying for travel documents, as long as you book Hong Kong Tibet tour packages through us.
How to get to Tibet from Hong Kong?
The fastest way to get to Tibet from Hong Kong is by flight. There are a larger number of flights back and forth between Hong Kong and Tibet every day. You’d better choose to take the connecting flights from Chongqing, as the flight time is the shortest one. The whole journey will take around eight and a half hours.
Besides, if you have enough time, you can go to Tibet by train. Because there is no direct train from Hong Kong to Tibet now. You need to first take a short train trip from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, then take the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. There are more than 30 trains every day from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station and only takes about 1 hour. While you will spend about 53 hours from Guangzhou to Lhasa.
Therefore, if you desire to experience the train journey but wouldn’t like to waste so much time on the way, you can fly from Hong Kong to Chengdu at first then head to Tibet by train. The flights from Hong Kong to Chengdu takes less than 3 hours, and the train from Chengdu to Lhasa takes about 36 hours. No matter you visit Tibet from Hong Kong by plane or train, you’d better book ticket advance, especially in tourist season.
How many days are required to tour Hong Kong and Tibet together
How many days are required to tour Hong Kong and Tibet together depends on what you want to experience, your travel schedule, budget, travel preference, etc.
You need at least 6 days to tour the two destinations, but you can only experience the basics of the two locations within such a period. Therefore spending 10 and 12 days enjoying a Hong Kong Tibet tour is more suitable. However, if you want to get a little more in-depth, you need to add more time to your travel plan.