Frequently Asked Questions about Shanghai Tibet Tour
When is the best time to visit Shanghai and Tibet together?
If you have concerns on the coldness and harsh climate of high plateau, then the best time to visit Shanghai and Tibet will be spring and autumn season. This is also the recommended time for most travelers. During this time, the weather in Tibet will be mild and comfortable, suitable for travelling across both Tibet and Shanghai. You can also enjoy nice trekking on the mountain areas.
If you want to travel on a budget, then it is suggested to avoid the peak season. The high travel season of Tibet will be April to October, especially from June to September. Besides, during the traditional Chinese holidays, many popular tourist destinations including Shanghai and Tibet will be a sea of people.
How to get the required travel permits for Shanghai Tibet tour?
First, you can get the required Chinese Visa on your own with your valid passport. The Chinese Visa can be applied in your home country or a third country. With it, you can enter China from your departure city.
Then in order to enter Tibet, you need to contact a local travel agency like us, which will help you get the required Tibet Travel Permit. Since individual application of the Tibet permit is not allowed, neither does single travel in Tibet.
To make it simple, just book your Shanghai Tibet tour with us, and send the copies of your passport and Chinese Visa to us. Then we will help to get the Tibet Travel Permit and send it to you after issued. Then you can hold the permit to board the train or flight to Tibet from Shanghai.
How many days are required to tour Shanghai and Tibet?
How many days to spend for a Shanghai Tibet tour may vary from person to person, according to different travel interest, budget etc. Normally a classic Shanghai Tibet tour will need at least 8 days.
Most people will spend two to three days touring Shanghai city, to cover all the highlights there, including the outskirt area. Then from Shanghai to Tibet, you can choose to take a direct train or flight. The train from Shanghai to Tibet will take around 47 hours on the way, while the flight only for nearly 8 hours. It is recommended to book an early flight for cheap price if you want to reserve the time to tour Tibet.
While in Tibet, the travel time you need will be at least 4 days, to a classic sightseeing in Lhasa city. If you go beyond the capital city to explore more of Tibet, you will add more days to visit Everest Base Camp, Namtso Lake, Mount Kailash etc.
What are the must-sees when touring Shanghai?
The first must-see in Shanghai should be the Bund, which is located on the banks of the Huangpu River in Huangpu District. It is the true portrayal of Shanghai’s glamour in old times. One can leisurely stroll from south to north along this 1.5-kilometer long street, which is lined with dozens of foreign buildings with very different styles.
Yu Garden, is a good place to appreciate the classical garden architectures in the south region of the Yangtze River. It is built in the year of Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty, and covers an area of more than 30 acres.
The Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is another landmark you should not miss. Up to 5.5 kilometers, it is the today’s commercial district in Shanghai, and the four major department stores here are the first precedents of the industry in Asia. It is the paradise for shoppers at home and abroad.
The Oriental Pearl Tower is one of Shanghai's iconic cultural landscapes and is included in China's first batch of AAAAA-level tourist attractions. Beijing about 468 meters high, the tower is provided with space capsule, revolving restaurant, Shanghai City History Development Exhibition Hall etc.
There are also many other top sights worth visiting, like Jing'an Monastery, Shanghai Disney Resort, City God Temple etc. If you go deep into exploration of Shanghai, you will find more different charming features of the city.