Kathmandu Lhasa Tour

The Barkhor Street in Lhasa is a neighborhood with a strong flavor of Tibetan life.

Founded in 723, Kathmandu, formerly known as Kantipur, meaning “city of light”, is the capital and largest city of Nepal, located in the valley of Kathmandu. Kathmandu lies on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, which provide a natural barrier against the north wind. City in the south is the Indian Ocean warm current. Advantageous geographical environment makes the annual average temperature of about 20 degrees centigrade, year-round sunny, green and lush trees, pleasant climate and flowers in full bloom. It has a reputation as a “paradise in the mountain”.

It’s no exaggeration to say Nepal is a shopping paradise. Nepal sells a wide variety of souvenirs, mainly Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ritual vessels and ornaments, as well as Nepalese handicrafts. Kathmandu is a place where shoppers are often surprised with children selling Gorkha knives, belts and copper plates. Where there are tourists, there are vendors selling crafts to you. Merchants wait on the steps of temples. Cheap, antique and souvenirs are everywhere. You can go into every shop, you buy when you like and leave when you don’t. Shop owners will all smile and get up to see people off.

Lhasa, or “La” for short, is the capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, an international tourist city with plateau and ethnic characteristics, a political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center in Tibet and a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in the central part of the Tibetan plateau, on the north side of the Himalayan mountains, 3,650 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle river valley plain of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. Throughout the year, Lhasa has sunny weather with few rainfalls, no severe cold in winter, no severe heat in summer and pleasant weather. The annual sunshine time is more than 3,000 hours, known as “sunshine city” reputation. Lhasa is rich in all kinds of resources and has obvious resource advantages compared with other cities in the whole country and autonomous region. A tour to Lhasa in Tibet will not disappoint you.

It is a good start your tour of Kathmandu to Tibet Lhasa from Kathmandu. This tour will surprise you all the way. You start your journey from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and then go northeast to Lhasa. Nepal has a long history and many ancient civilizations. Nepal has a total of eight UNESCO world heritage sites. Seven of them are located in the Kathmandu valley. First of all, you can go to the scenic spots in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambu and so on. Then you will have an exciting expedition on Mount Everest not far from Nepal. You can reach Mount Everest through Gyirong. As the altitude increases along the way, you must be prepared to prevent altitude sickness. Till now your Mount Everest adventure is about to end. So far, your Everest expedition is coming to an end. Next, you will arrive at Shigatse. About eight hours’ drive from Shigatse to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. There are many famous scenic spots in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, etc. You can feast your eyes on them. This perfectly completes your tour to Lhasa, Tibet.

Flights to Tibet from Singapore

It is the most convenient way to travel to Tibet by train from Singapore.

Singapore is a hot tourism destination in Asia and is close to China. As a main gateway country to China, Singapore enjoys the benefit of the visa-free policy for Singaporean staying in China within 15 days, which is given by the Chinese government. In the recent years, many Singapore citizens prefer to travel to China, including Tibet. Tibet attracts people with mysterious culture and beautiful landscapes.

For most of international travelers, boarding a flight to Tibet from Singapore is recommended. At present, there are many flights flying from China main cities to Singapore Changi Airport. As there is no direct flight between Tibet and Singapore, you need to fly to mainland China firstly and then transfer to Tibet.

Documents to Tibet

For every foreign travel to Tibet, you need to prepare your own Tibet Travel Permit which is a basic document. When you board a flight to Tibet, you will be asked to show your original Tibet Travel Permit. As a professional travel operator, we can guarantee your Tibet Travel Permit. Please feel free to contact us.

Fly from Singapore to Tibet

Singapore to Lhasa via Chengdu

This is a popular trip to Tibet via Chengdu. Chengdu is located in the southwest of China and is known as the “Land of Abundance”. There are 3-4 flights from Singapore to Chengdu. The direct flight ticket costs about 850 dollars one way and the duration is about 4-5 hours. The flights from Chengdu to Lhasa run 14 times every day from morning to evening, and the duration is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. You can easily board a flight to Tibet from Chengdu.

Singapore to Lhasa via Chongqing

Chongqing is a municipality city in China and is close to Chengdu. And the flights between Singapore to Chongqing run about 2 times a day and the duration is about 4-5 hours. There are 9 flights running from Chongqing to Lhasa, and the duration is about 2 hour and 50 minutes. The ticket from Chongqing to Lhasa costs about 290 dollars.

Singapore to Lhasa via Guangzhou

Guangzhou is a coastal city in China, and the distance from Singapore to Guangzhou is shorter. The duration of flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Guangzhou is about 4-5 hours and the flight ticket is 319 dollars one way. But the duration of flights from Guangzhou to Lhasa will take about 6-9 hours with a stopover in Chongqing or Xi’an.

Singapore to Lhasa via Xining

Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet railway which is the highest railway in the world. If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the train journey, you can choose to board a train to Tibet from Xining. At present, there is no direct flight from Singapore to Xining, so you need to transfer to Xining from Shenzhen, Shanghai or Chengdu. You can also board a flight to Tibet from Xining, and the duration is about 2 hours and 15 minutes,

Tip: You can also fly to Tibet from Nepal. The duration of flights between Nepal to Tibet is about 1.5 hours.

Shanghai Lhasa Flight

Flying to Tibet from Shanghai is very convenient and time-consuming. There are direct flights between Shanghai and Lhasa.

Why travel from Shanghai to Tibet?

Shanghai is located on the south-east coast of China. It is a modern international metropolis without losing its traditional Chinese characteristics. Located in the middle of China’s long coastline, it is one of the four central municipalities directly under the central government of China and a famous historical and cultural city in China. For more than 100 years, Shanghai has been the center of Chinese business and the gathering place of wealth. It is China’s famous “shopping paradise”, second only to Hong Kong and the closest link between China and the world. You can take a direct international flight to Shanghai from your home country.

At present, China Eastern Airline offers a direct flight to Tibet from Shanghai every day. The whole journey to Tibet is about 8 hours including 1 hour for stopover. It offers a convenient way to Tibet. In addition, there are many connecting flights to Tibet. You can fly to Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming firstly, and then transfer a plane to Lhasa.

Here are the direct flights to/from Lhasa from/to Chengdu:

Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa

Dept. Arri. Flight No. Airlines Dept. Arri. Type Schedule
7:50 14:15 MU2335 China Eastern Airlines Shanghai Lhasa JET Every Day

Flight from Lhasa to Shanghai

Dept. Arri. Flight No. Airlines Dept. Arri. Type Schedule
15:40 21:00 MU2336 China Eastern Airlines Lhasa Shanghai JET Every Day

Flights from Shanghai (4 meters) to Lhasa (3680 meters) cover a huge change of altitude. And at present, there are two airports in Shanghai, and only the Shanghai Pudong International Airport offers the direct flight to Tibet every day. You can board a connecting flight at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The flights between Shanghai and Lhasa land at Lhasa Gongga Airport.

Traveling to Tibet by plane is a good way to save time and can give more time to help you to adapt to the change of altitude. Besides, the plane flies so close to the snow-capped mountains as if you can touch the peaks from the plane window. The scenery from the plane can give you an exciting experience to see the Tibetan mountains at an altitude of over 7000 meters which the journey in a Tibetan train can’t offer. Many travelers to Tibet prefer to go by plane for the stunning scenery of mountains from the airplane. It is an once-in-a-lifetime journey.

As the flight timetable and schedule are affected by climate and weather, you need to check the detailed information from the net or your travel operator. We offer service on ticket booking. We can help you to find a suitable flight at the best price. The Tibet Travel Permit is a must when you board a plane to Tibet. Without one, you are not allowed to enter Tibet. Tibet is a politically sensitive region. You are not allowed to enter Tibet as a backpacker. You need to go with a tour guide, driver and private car. As a local travel agency, we offer service on permits application, tickets/hotel booking and travel packages.