Ways to Get to Tibet

Surrounded by high grand Himalaya mountains, Tibet always keeps a mysterious veil to the outsiders. With the crystal-like lakes, snow-capped mountain, splendid temples, and monasteries, Tibet has become an ultimate dreamy place for most travelers in the world. Every year, thousands of tourists from other countries or cities traveling to Tibet in order to explore the stunning natural views and the traditional Tibetan culture. While how to get to Tibet has confused lots of tourists. In order to help you choose the best way to enter Tibet, I prepare a tour guide of ways to get to Tibet. Wish you have a wonderful time in Tibet.

Normally, there are two main ways for travelers to get to Tibet. The first way is to take a train to Tibet. The second way is to take a flight to Tibet. Here are some details.

Take a Train to Tibet

Taking a train to Tibet is a popular way for most travelers since the construction of Qinghai Tibet Railway. There are several advantages for travelers to take a train to Tibet. The first advantage is to save money. The price of the train ticket is cheaper than the price of the air ticket. The second advantage is to enjoy the attractive scenery along the railway. The scenery along the highest railway in the world is stunning and majestic. The third advantage is to adapt to the high altitude sickness. Owing to the long duration time, travelers have enough time to adapt to the high altitude sickness. At present, there are several Chinese cities which provide the service of booking train tickets to Lhasa. Taking a direct train to Lhasa is the most economical way. However, due to the numerous visitors, booking a train ticket is very hard, especially in the peak tourist season. Therefore, you should book the train ticket in advance. You can book a train ticket in the following Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xining, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and Lanzhou. There are three train kinds of train tickets, including the soft sleeper berth, the hard sleeper berth, and the hard seat. The soft sleeper berth with four berths and the hard sleeper berth with six berths are worthy of being recommended to you. The hard seat is not the best choice for a long trip. You are not allowed to lie down on the seat, so you will feel very tired.

Take a Flight to Tibet

Taking a flight to Tibet is the fastest way. You can save a lot of time on the way to Tibet. If you fly to Tibet in China, you can book a flight ticket in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Yunnan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, etc. If you fly to Tibet from other countries, you can only buy the direct flight in Kathmandu. If you sit by the window, you can have a chance to witness the beauty of Mt Everest. You should book the air ticket in advance because of the limitation of the seat. If you have any problem with booking a flight ticket, you can ask your travel agency for help.