Frequently Asked Questions about China Tibet Nepal Group Tour
How many days are needed to tour China, Tibet and Nepal together?
Well, it depends on whether you want a simple sightseeing or an in-depth discovery of the three destinations. The transportation for transfer among one place to another will also be counted. Usually, it takes at least 10 days for most tourists to travel China, Tibet and Nepal together.
When touring China, you need 2-5 days to visit one or two cities in China, like Beijing and Xi’an in sequence. From China to Tibet, the train runs for 22 to 50 hours, from the nearest Xining to farthest Guangzhou. While the flight can also take at least half a day for you to finally land on the plateau.
While in Tibet, you will spend two days touring Lhasa city only. If you want to visit remoter places like EBC, you need to prepare another 4 days. If you travel overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu, 4 to 5 more days are also required. The further you travel beyond Lhasa, the longer of the time you will need.
At last, it will take at least 2 days for you to tour Nepal, to visit the most symbolized city of Kathmandu. Surely, in order to see more cities, like Pokhara, Chitwan, you should prepare more days. If you still feel confused on deciding your spending time, please feel free to contact us for one-to-one suggestion.
Is it expensive to take a China Tibet Nepal tour? How to save on my travel cost?
Well, it will be not cheap for a combined tour to China, Tibet and Nepal. All the three destinations have so many recommended attractions worth visiting. And both Tibet and China are too massive and broad to be included in one single trip. The long distance also brings more expenses on flight or trains on the way.
But there are ways to cut down your travel cost on China Tibet Nepal tour. First, when travelling between China and Tibet, you can choose to take the Tibet train instead of the flight. The train ticket basically retains a fixed price all the year round, while the flight will usually go up during the peak travel time.
And if allowed, you can join in a group tour to save on accommodation and transportation etc. The group tours always contain the most highlighted attractions in popular cities, and offer well-designed itinerary. For example, our China Tibet Nepal group tours cover the best parts of the three have to offer, including Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, EBC, Kathmandu etc. You will not bother to select the places or arrange the itinerary. And it will turn out to save both money and energy to enjoy a group tour.
What kind of travel permit to obtain for visiting China Tibet and Nepal?
If you travel from China to Tibet and then Nepal, you will need to obtain the Chinese Visa, Tibet Travel Permit first. The Chinese Visa is obtained in your home country or a third country through the Chinese Embassy there before you enter China. The Tibet Travel Permit can only be applied via your travel agency, which you also need to use for booking a tour. Your Chinese Visa and passport will be needed for applying the Tibet Permit.
For visiting Nepal, you can get the “On Arrival Visa” if you travel overland to enter Nepal. The application procedure is quite simple. Sometimes it only needs several minutes to issue. You can also get the Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions in advance before your arrival. The visa of Nepal has a valid period of six months.
If you visit Nepal first and then travel to Tibet and China, there is one difference on the permits. You will need to obtain the Group Tourist Visa, instead of the Chinses Visa. The Group Tourist Visa can only be obtained in Kathmandu before you enter Tibet from Nepal.
Besides, when touring Tibet, there are more permits to get, including Alien’s Travel Permit, Military Permit, which are used to visit restricted places like EBC, Mount Kailash in Ngari etc. Your tour guide will handle these permits on your behalf during your tour.