Travel with Beijing Tibet Tours, we take care of all details – Tibet permit, flight/ train transfer, local tour guide & vehicle, featured meals and many more. Tell us your travel ideas, we will tailor-make the trip exclusively for you.
Only one daily train operating from Beijing to Lhasa, taking about 44 hours, which allows you to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes along Qingzang Railway; Besides, there are three flights flying to Lhasa from Beijing every day.
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Route:Beijing - Flight to Lhasa - Lhasa
Overview: This luxury private tour is perfect for you to explore the best of Beijing and Lhasa. The tour highlights include the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall in Beijing. The Potala Palace, mysterious temples, the pious pilgrims and the simple-living Tibetan people adds up to a vivid and exotic cultural experience.
Route:Beijing - Train to Lhasa - Lhasa
Overview: This is BIG: It is now possible to travel to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest altitude railway in the world. On the train, you will witness thousands of miles of unrivaled charming landscapes that you will never see from a plane window. This is why Tibet Railway has been the first choice for most travelers to Tibet.
Yes, when taking our private tours, you, your friends and your family will enjoy the exclusive use of a car or van with a personal local English-speaking tour guide in Tibet usually from 9:00am to 6:00pm for the tour you have booked.
The local tour guide will meet you at your midtown hotel in Tibet. The major attractions of Tibet are included in our prearranged itinerary. If you have any special request, please tell us, we are able to have a tailor-made tour for you.
Different itineraries, different ways. You have two choice: train or flight. It takes you 44 hours by the only train; about 6 hours by flight. Read more about Beijing - Lhasa Train Timetable and Beijing - Lhasa Flight Timetable.
There are several kinds of travel permits in Tibet. Firstly, you only need a TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) permit if you just want to have a few days in Lhasa city or some places near Lhasa.
Secondly, if you want to travel outside of Lhasa, like Mt. Everest, Tsedang, Nyingchi, you need PSB (Public Security Bureau) permit for which we could help you to apply for.
You need to apply for the travel permit at least 15-20 days prior to your entry date, which means you should prepare all the information and documents in hand before this period of time.
Please note that we never just sell a permit as this is illegal. We only help you apply a permit from the TTB. The cost of a permit includes both the charge by the government and the service fees by our travel agency. The cost will be calculated into the quote of the whole tour package including tour guide and other items.
Lhasa has highland temperature semi-arid monsoon climate and vary greatly within one day. In a year, it is said the suitable time for traveling to Tibet is from April to October while the golden time is August and September. However, if you can bear the cold weather a winter tour is dollar-saving and you can avoid the crowds.
Read more information about Lhasa Climate & Travel Tips.
Tibet tourism is in its infancy, but you are able to buy the life necessaries. If you want to bring some, we suggest that you bring casual style and layered clothing because of various temperatures; sunglasses, sun cream and hat because Lhasa has over 3,000 hour's sunshine per year. Down coat is necessary if you go beyond Lhasa and Shigatse to remote areas, e.g. the Everest Camp or further to Mt.Kailash.
Although Tibet Tourism has developed fast, and various levels of hotels are settled down in the midtown, hotel facilities and service standard may not be as you would expect from a hotel in other cities in China. Staff will probably not speak much English. Many hotels just have a public bathroom with squat toilet.
However, there are some recommended good hotels for you to choose. Read more hotels in Lhasa.
In Lhasa, water boils at 90℃ which makes it hard to cook with water due to high altitude and harsh climate. But you can choose Chinese food, western food, Nepali food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food in midtown of Lhasa.
Read more about Lhasa Food and Cuisine.
If you are traveling by yourself, you are suggested to use minivan as the road condition around Lhasa is pretty good, and the minivan cost less as well.
You can travel with us in Lhasa. We have 5-seat Toyota, Jinbei Minibus and business minivan for you to choose.
Read our Lhasa Car Rental.
In Lhasa, you can not deal with foreign currencies, but you can exchange your money at many bank outlets, such as Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Construction Bank of China.
In addition, Credit cards are not recommended as a way of payment in Tibet because they are only accepted by the Bank of China, up-market hotels and large shopping departments in Lhasa and Shigatse.
When you travel with us in Lhasa, you needn't worry about the language barrier, although the locals usually communicate with Tibetan, not mandarin. We will arrange an English-speaking tour guide who can speak Tibetan, mandarin and are familiar with all attractions of Lhasa.
Yes, Islam has a long history in Tibet, and so does the Muslim Food. Currently, there are two famous Mosques in Lhasa city, named Lhasa Great Mosque and Lhasa Little Mosque. The regions around the two Mosques are gathering places of Muslim restaurants.
If you inquire this question from us, we will help you to find a Muslim restaurant or arrange you to go to the Muslim restaurant.