Nowadays, traveling to Tibet is quite simple.
So, firstly you need to get to mainland China or Nepal,
Then choose flight, Tibet train or overland Road Trip to reach Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
Believe me, each means has its own advantage and disadvantage.
Now, let’s start talking about traveling from mainland China, from cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. to Tibet.
Basically, you may choose to Take a Tibet train or a flight or reach Tibet by overland road trip.
Ok, let’s start with Tibet train.
As the world’s highest railway, Tibet train is by far the most popular means to enter Tibet.
Cost-effective, and highly-efficient, it gives you ample time for gradual acclimatization while aboard the train.
For railfans, it's a must do before arriving in Tibet.
And you can easily board the Tibet train from major provincial cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Xining, etc. to Tibet.
If you have a tight schedule, then taking a flight to Tibet would be your best choice.
Non-stop flights to Lhasa can be found in cities like Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xi’an and Xining and Shangri-La and Kunming.
You may also take direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, to Lhasa, but with one or two stops in other cities.
Apart from Tibet Train and flight, the adventurous overland road trip to Tibet works best for the real explorers.
The most famous one is Sichuan-Tibet Highway via G318 national highway.
The epic road trip, known for its treacherous mountain roads and second-to-none scenery, would be a fantasy for road trip lovers.
Other than that, traveling from Xining to Lhasa or Kashgar to Lhasa offers entirely different challenge to photographers and the thrill seekers.
Got it? Fantastic!
Now, let's shift our attention to Tibet's friendly neighbor, Nepal.
The proximity of Nepal to Tibet makes Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, the closest gateway city to Tibet.
For international tourists, it's extremely popular to either take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or enjoy the classic Kathmandu to Lhasa overland trip to Tibet.
The non-stop flight only takes around 1h30min to reach Lhasa.
Nowadays, flights , run by Sichuan Airline and Air China, are almost available on a daily basis.
Pretty convenient, isn't it！
For travel experts, the epic overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa via Gyirong Port, current Sino-Nepal border, is definitely their top choice.
And there are good reasons.
The classic travel route abounds with epic vista of Himalayan peaks, holy Buddhist monasteries and incredible alpine lakes and unlimited chances to meet local Tibetans and explore their exotic life.
So having said so much,
Hopefully, now you know your favorite way to get to Tibet.
Thanks for watching.