Shanghai Tibet Tour

Shanghai is not only the largest seaport city and economic center of China but also the most modern and fashionable international metropolis in eastern China. Most foreign travelers prefer it as the top choice to witness the prosperity of new China. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the World Expo in Shanghai and the Bund are the landmarks you can’t miss for your Shanghai tour. What’s more, Shanghai is also one of the most important transportation hubs connecting to Lhasa. The Shanghai Tibet tour will let you enjoy both the towering skyscraper and pure land remained thousands of years.

Lhasa is a Global Destination City to travelers all over the world. The ancient city becomes more and more popular for foreigners. It's well-known for its beautiful views and religious culture. You must be feeling exhilarated by the images of snowy mountains, the sacred lakes, mysterious temples, and pilgrims.

Shanghai Lhasa Train Tour
You won’t feel boring on Shanghai-Lhasa train (No. Z164) even though it takes you 46:24 hours and covers 4373km. You can watch the stunning scenery outside of the window as well as enjoying the happy time with other friendly passengers in the same coach. After arriving in Lhasa, you will visit the significant attractions by following the Lhasa- Gyantse-Shigatse route.

8 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour

Shanghai Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour
During 1st 2 days, you will have Shanghai tour where you are able to visit Suzhou for appreciating the amazing gardens and natural beauty of Tongli Water Town. Then fly to Lhasa and start your fantastic Lhasa tour, during which you can witness the man-made wonder including The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, various kinds of Monasteries and the world's highest mountain Everest!

10 Days Shanghai Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Tour

Have a circle of China tibet tour.
This 15-day tour will take you to visit the six famous cities in China from east to west. You will have an opportunity to visit the capital city Beijing. Then take a short tour to Xi’an. After that, you are going to visit Lhasa, the roof of the world then fly to Chongqing to enjoy the breathtaking view of Yangtze River as well.

15 Days Beijing Xian Lhasa Yangtze River Cruise Shanghai Tour

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Shanghai Xi'an Tibet Beijing Tour
This tour will take you to explore China like an insider. From east to the west of China, you will visit Shanghai - the fastest growing city in Asia, Xi’an - the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, Tibet - the mysterious holy land and Beijing - the heart of China. You won’t miss any highlighted attractions.
You will view the most essential scenery of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau along the railway from Shanghai to Lhasa.
The train tour will be an unforgettable and unique experience in your lifetime. By taking this train tour, you will have 3-day Shanghai tour to feel the mix of tradition and modernity first, then experience the world’s highest train riding from Shanghai to Lhasa along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, finally arrive in Lhasa to visit Buddhism monasteries, view stunning natural scenery and discover the profound Tibetan culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many flights from Shanghai to Lhasa? And what is the rough cost?

There is no direct flight from Shanghai to Lhasa. You must have a stop or exchange of a plane during the whole trip. China Eastern Airlines MU2335 is the only daily flight to Lhasa. Departs at 6:45 a.m. and arrives in Lhasa at 2:40 p.m., having a stop in Xi’an for around two hours. Please note the departure airfield is Pudong Airport and Terminal 1. And the other air companies, like China Air, Sichuan Airlines, offer connecting flights to Lhasa (exchange flights in Chongqing, Kunming, Chengdu, etc.) according to their schedule. Please check the real-time information online when booking the air tickets. It usually takes 8-10 hours to reach Lhasa and costs at least USD420/person for the economy class.

Yes, there is a train depart from Shanghai to Lhasa every day. Train number - Z164, 20:08 – 19: 30 (+2). The entire trip is about 48 hours. It means you need to stay for two nights on the train. You are suggested to take the soft sleeper, which makes you feel more comfortable compared with the hard one. Of course, the cost is higher. The net price is USD215/person. However, there will be a commission charge if you get the tickets from agents. The charge is different from USD65 – 100 per ticket depends on the different tourist seasons.

The essential documents you need are your passport, China Visa, and Tibet Travel Permit. The only difference is the Tibet Travel Permit. Whether you need the original permit or the copy one depends on the transportation you choose to arrive in Lhasa. According to the regulations, foreigners have to show the original Tibet Travel Permit when boarding the flight, if you will take a plane to Lhasa from any city in mainland China. But the permit copy is enough for you to getting on the train to Lhasa except for Lanzhou, Chongqing, and Xi’an. So, original Tibet Permit for traveling to Tibet from Shanghai by air and copy for taking a train. However, recently, some officers require the original Tibet Travel Permit as well when foreign travelers collect the train tickets in Shanghai railway station. Several of our clients have been in this situation in 2018. Don’t worry. You just need to change to another service window. And there will be someone to give you the tickets in the end.

You need to apply for the Chinese Visa in your country in advance, and then email us a copy of your passport and China Visa. We will obtain all the necessary Tibet Permits according to your tour itinerary. We will send you the original permit to the hotel in Shanghai or the airport before you boarding the flight to Lhasa. Or, send you a copy of the permit by email if you will take the train to Lhasa from Shanghai.

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