When is the best time to visit China, Tibet and Nepal together?
China, with its diverse regions, can be explored throughout the year; however, avoiding the national holidays can ensure a more tranquil experience and fewer crowds.
In the heart of the Tibetan Plateau, the best times to visit Tibet are from April to June and September to November. During these periods, the weather is mild, and the landscapes come alive with vibrant colors, making it an ideal window for natural exploration and cultural immersion.
Nepal, nestled amidst the Himalayas, holds appeal in every season. Yet, for avid trekkers, late September to late November stands out as an optimal time, offering clear skies, moderate temperatures, and awe-inspiring trekking opportunities.
What are the required travel documents for a China Tibet Nepal tour?
For a journey from China to Tibet and Nepal, acquiring a Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit is a primary condition. The Chinese Visa can be obtained on your own before you enter China. And for the Tibet Travel Permit, we can help you get it on your behalf, using your Chinese Visa and passports.
Conversely, when traveling from Nepal to Tibet and China, you need to secure a Chinese Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. The Chinese Group Visa can only be obtained through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.
Beyond these, be prepared for additional requirements such as the Aliens’ Travel Permit, essential for exploring the revered Mount Everest in Tibet, and the Military Permit for those seeking to journey to the sacred Mount Kailash areas.
Which city is suitable to start a China Tibet Nepal tour?
You can begin your journey from one of the major cities in China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, or Xi’an, among others. These cities in themselves offer interesting sightseeing opportunities and provide smooth trains and flights to Tibet every day.
On the other hand, if you decide to set out from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, you can also enjoy an excellent travel experience. Kathmandu serves as a gateway to the Tibetan Plateau, offering overland connections and flight options to Lhasa. After you explore Tibet, you have the choice to continue your journey to the mainland of China by train or flight.
How to travel from China to Tibet?
You have two main options for traveling from China to Tibet. The first is a scenic train journey on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The train to Lhasa offers different duration, ranging from around 23 hours from Xining to over 55 hours from Guangzhou. If you have ample time and wish to save on cost, the train is a good choice and provides a leisurely travel experience.
Alternatively, you can opt for a convenient flight from major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, or Chengdu, arriving at Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Flights offer a quicker option, taking only a few hours to reach the plateau. This is recommended for those with limited time.
What is the best way to travel from Tibet to Nepal?
You have the option of traveling from Tibet to Nepal either by flight or overland. A daily flight is available from Lhasa to Kathmandu, with a travel duration of approximately 2 hours to reach the capital's airport.
However, the most recommended and enriching way to journey from Tibet to Nepal is by taking an overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
The overland route follows the well-paved Friendship Highway, providing an opportunity to explore Tibet's prominent attractions en route. These include Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Ganden Kumbum, and more. With a brief detour to the Everest Base Camp, you can also marvel at the renowned Mount Everest.
How many days should I plan for China Tibet Nepal tour?
In Tibet, a minimum of 4 days are needed to explore the enchanting Lhasa, to get a first impression of Tibet. For a deeper adventure, 8 days exploring the renowned Everest Base Camp is recommended, allowing immersion in Himalayan splendor and more cultural heritage.
In Nepal, you need to spend at least 2-3 days touring Kathmandu's cultural gems, to get a glimpse into the heart of the country's vibrant culture, temples, and historical sites.
As for mainland of China, 5-6 days can uncover 2-3 key cities, revealing ancient history, iconic landmarks, and modern vibrancy.
Ultimately, customize your China Tibet Nepal tour duration to match your passions, creating cherished memories and profound connections to these captivating lands.