Yunnan Tibet Tours in 2019/2020
Located in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yunnan is the gathering place of ethnic minorities in China. Up to 25 ethnic minorities have lived here for generations. In Yunnan, it covers many beautiful natural landscapes, such as spectacular paddy terraces, 270 million years of stone forests, charming lakes and snow mountains. Traveling in Yunnan is the best way for you to enjoy the charming scenery and explore the ancient culture in such a multi-ethnic place.
Flying from Kunming, Lijiang or Shangri-La to Tibet is very convenient and cheap. Starting from Kunming or Lijiang, you can stay here for two or three days to visit the World Natural Heritage Site – Stone Forest, spectacular paddy terraces, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yulong Snow Mountain. Next, you can take a two-hour flight from Lijiang or Shangri-La Airport to Lhasa.
Please note that there is no direct train to Lhasa in Kunming or Lijiang. If you want to travel to Lhasa by train, you can go to Xining by air first, and then by train to Lhasa.
Most Popular Yunnan Tibet Tour Packages
Travel to Tibet From Gateway Cities in China
Tibet, a pearl on the plateau, attracts a lot of fans from all over the world explore its mystic Tibetan Buddhist culture and stunning plateau scenery. As a Tibet tour operator based in Lhasa, we offer you various well-chosen China Tibet tour packages for your choice. There are top 7 cities of China such as Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xining, which have many flights and trains to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Besides, you could design your China Tibet tour itinerary according to your interests and needs. To better serve our customers, we offer a train/flight booking for you at a lower price as well. Contact Us for more details!
Frequently asked questions
1 How to Get Tibet Permits to Lhasa?
For foreign tourists who would like to travel to Tibet, you need to get your Tibet Travel Permits as well as China visa. For China visa, you need to apply for it in your home country before the tour starts. For Tibet Travel Permits, we will take care of all necessary Tibet permits after your Tibet tour booked with us. You are suggested to send us your copies of passport and Chinese visa by email at least 12-working days prior to your entry date, so that we can get you all Tibet Permits in time before the tour starts and mail it to your hotel in a Chinese city.
Kindly note: If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, you don’t have to apply for a Chinese visa in your home country. You are required to get a China Group Visa when you arrive in Kathmandu within 3-working days. We have a nepal partner who can help you get it in Nepal. So don’t worry about it! : )
2 How can I prepare for high altitude adjustment?
As Tibet located on a plateau with the average altitude of 3,600 meters, most people who want to travel in Tibet always worry about high Altitude Sickness. Don’t worry too much! Our customers’ age range from 20 years old to 70 years old, there is no evidence that suggests that age has anything to do with the occurrence of mountain sickness. Here are some tips for high altitude adjustment as follows,
* Travelers with a severe cold, a high fever, acute or chronic pulmonary diseases, and severe cardiovascular diseases should avoid traveling to regions with a high altitude such as Tibet.
*Nifedipinum, Nuodikang Capsules and Suoluomabao Capsules (known as Hongjingtian Capsules in Chinese) can help some people prevent altitude sickness. You are suggested to take them three days before arriving in Tibet.
*To prevent altitude sickness, you are also suggested to have a proper rest when you arrive in Lhasa for the first day. You can have two days in Lhasa with a lower altitude in order to adapt to high altitude, then travel to Everest Base Camp or other high lands in Tibet.
* Our tour guide will take care of you and give some useful tips on how to avoid high altitude sickness on arrival. A bottle of oxygen and first aid kit will be prepared on the vehicle for each person for emergency use. You can drink pretty water every day to prevent altitude sickness. Cigarette shall be forbidden as well as drink alcohol. What’s more, always remember that if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your tour guide immediately or contact our travel consultant.
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