Posted on May 7, 2018
Posted on May 7, 2018
For many visitors from UK, if you want to explore a new word and visit many spectacular monasteries, Tibet is a good destination for you. With the development of transportation, traveling to Tibet is much more convenient nowadays. Located at Qinghai Plateau, Tibet is called the Roof of the World, with an altitude of about 5000 meters. For many new-comers, it is essential to acclimatize yourselves to the change of altitude. You can choose a long flight or the trans-continental train to Tibet. A most popular route is to take a direct flight to the mainland China and then transfer a flight or Tibet Train to Lhasa. Before traveling, you need to make a good itinerary to ensure your trip to Tibet successful. As an experienced local travel agency over ten years, we will help you to plan the journey depending on your time and preference. Every group or private tour will involve a local Tibetan guide who can speak English, private cars and drivers.
Get to Tibet from United Kingdom through Mainland China
With no direct flights to Tibet from London, it is a smart choice to fly to mainland China and then transfer to Tibet. There are many daily flights from Chinese major cities to Lhasa taking only about two to six hours. After a long flight from London, you can have a rest and have a look at different places in China. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are the main gateways to Tibet. A plane from Xi’an, Chengdu or Xining and many other places are also available now.
Get to Tibet from United Kingdom through Nepal
The flights from London to Nepal go across the Qinghai Plateau, during which you can see the stunning scenery of Mount Everest in a high distance. From Kathmandu to Lhasa, the flight only takes 60 to 90 minutes. But if you choose to fly to Kathmandu, you need to set three days aside to get your Group Tourist Visa. Our staff in Kathmandu will help you to get it.
Required Documents for Tibet Tour from United Kingdom
Every foreigner comes to visit China with this visa. It will be checked at a Chinese airport, so you need to prepare it earlier. The Chinese Entry Visa is usually valid for 3 months from the date of issue not from the date of entering China. You can apply for it through the Chinese Embassy in London or in Edinburgh, Manchester, and Belfast Consular Office.
If you choose to travel from Nepal, you need to apply for the Group Tourist Visa. Actually, you don’t need to join a group to get this visa. Our staff in Kathmandu will help you to get it.
No matter you go to Tibet from Nepal or the mainland of China, it is a must for all foreigners before entering Tibet. You need to prepare your scanned passport and two photos. It usually needs 7 days to get it.
If you want to travel other places outside Lhasa, you need to prepare other travel documents. For example, if you want to go for a hick in Mountain Everest, you need to apply for the Alien’s Travel Permit. While traveling to Mount Kailash, Military Permit is a must.