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How to Get to Tibet from Other Countries

Despite of its high-altitude land towering above the earth, Tibet is reachable from many countries across continents and oceans. Whether you are from the United States in the Western Hemisphere or Australia of South Pacific, you will find a way to get to Tibet.

Generally, the journey from your hometown to Tibet can be completed in two routes. One is travelling via Tibet’s neighboring country, Nepal, and the other is via mainland China. By this way, you will have plenty of choices to fly to Nepal or China first. Then head to Tibet with your preferred vehicle.

Sounds complicated or difficult? Well, never feel discouraged as the truth is that we can make it easy for you. With professional travel consultants and excellent services, we can help to book flights or trains to Tibet, guarantee your required Tibet Travel Permit, as well as arrange customized itinerary, so as to ensure you a hassle-free trip to Tibet.

Tibet location on the map

Where is Tibet Located on a Map

Tibet, also known as the Tibet Autonomous Region, is located in the southwest of China. It covers most area of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, standing to the north of the Himalayas. Tibet has the highest terrain on earth, with an average elevation of 4,000 meters, so it is known as the "roof of the world".

Provincial capital: Lhasa (3650m above sea level)

6 Prefectures: Shigatse, Ngari, Shannan, Nagqu, Nyingchi, Chamdo

Total area: 1,228,400 square km, the second largest region in China

Average altitude: above 4000m; highest prefecture is in Ngari (average of above 4500m); lowest prefecture is in Nyingchi (average of 3000m)

Bordering countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar

Language: Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese

Getting to Tibet from Different Countries

No matter where you come from, there will be a way for you to get to Tibet. Check our experts’ ultimate guides on getting to Tibet from US, UK, Australia, Japan and more countries as follows.

Top 5 Things to Do in Tibet

For everyone visiting to Tibet for a lifetime trip, you should not miss the most recommended things and highlights on this land. Here we list the top 5 things to do in Tibet for your reference.

We Guarantee Your Tibet Travel Permit

Before you visit Tibet, you need to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit. Without it, you are not allowed to enter Tibet and tour around this land. Here we can help you to get the permit to ensure you a worry-free trip!

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Recommended Budget Tibet Group Tours

If you have made your choice for the right time to Tibet, why not try our best-selling Tibet small group tours as follows. From Lhasa city sightseeing to Mount Kailash trekking, pick your favorite to start a lifetime journey at the roof of the world now!

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