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Touted as “small Hong Kong” and famous “hilly city” in mainland China, Chongqing allures world-wide visitors with its spicy hot pot, dazzling night view of on the upper reach of Yangzhi River, and Karst landscape and Three Gorge Cruise, and even gorgeous ladies, etc. As a sister city to Chengdu, Chongqing is such a lovely city for exploration before officially heading towards holy Tibet.

As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Chongqing and Tibet tour by offering services ranging from Tibet Travel Permit application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Chongqing-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful insiders’ travel tips. So far, taking Tibet train or domestic flight to Lhasa are the two major ways to reach Tibet.

  • Note: The distance between Chengdu and Chongqing is around 360km. It’s very convenient to take bullet train (2h) to travel from Chengdu to Chongqing. And after you finish touring Chongqing, you can either take Chongqing-Lhasa train or flight to Tibet.

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How to Get to Lhasa Tibet from Chongqing

  • Chongqing to Lhasa by Train

    Chongqing-Lhasa train (Z223 /Z224) runs as long as 3,654km and it takes 42:13 hours to reach Lhasa, Tibet. The train takes you from the plain on the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River to Sichuan, Xi’an, Qinghai province and finally ends up in lofty Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Of course, the highlights of the Tibet train ride will unfold as the train leaves Xining and speeds from Golmud to Lhasa. Massive grassland, grazing Tibetan yaks, shimmering lakes, and snow-blanketed peaks, you will get familiar with the typical terrain on Tibetan plateau. The stunning train ride on the roof of the world will be your lifetime experience.

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  • Chongqing to Lhasa by Flight

    It’s very convenient to take Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 to reach Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. Currently, there are more than 10 airlines running flights from Chongqing to Lhasa. It takes around 2: 50 hours to fly from Chongqing to Lhasa, Tibet. One thing to mention: Chongqing has an average altitude of around 400m, while Lhasa averages an elevation of 3658m. The huge altitude gap requires time to get acclimatized to the life on Tibetan Plateau. So, please do not rush to visit attractions in Lhasa shortly after you arrive in Gonggar International Airport.

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  • Chongqing to Xining by Flight and Take Train to Lhasa

    When direct train ticket from Chongqing to Lhasa becomes extremely difficult to get during peak travel season (July-August; During Chinese Spring Festival in winter, etc.) in China, if you still don’t want to miss the scenic Tibet train ride, a great solution is to fly from Chongqing to Xining and later take Xining-Lhasa train to Tibet. Though, it would cost extra money, it allows you to arrive in Lhasa as planned and meanwhile still enjoy the highlights of Tibet train tour from Golmud to Lhasa.

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Note: In addition to train and flight booking from Chongqing to Lhasa, we also offer bookings from other major cities to Lhasa, such as Kathmandu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Yunnan, Xi’an, etc. For budget travelers, you can sign up for a variety of small group tours in Tibet. Not only can you enjoy relatively cheaper tour price, but also will make friends with global tourists within a group. To family travelling with kids and elderly or other clients with special preference, you may work with us to customize your Tibet tour.

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How to Get Tibet Permit When Traveling to Lhasa from Chongqing

As a common practice, we will deliver your Tibet permit to your hotel in Chongqing by express, 1-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. It is common to get the permit even the night or a couple of hours before your departure to Tibet. In some extreme cases, our staff in Chongqing will deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station. As the leading local travel agency that has organized global tourists to Tibet since 1984, we have never failed to get and deliver the Tibet permit to our clients. Please feel rest-assured.

If you take a flight to Lhasa from Chongqing, the original copy is required, while if getting to Lhasa from Chongqing by train, a printed copy is enough. Your travel consultant will handle with it perfectly according to the situation.

Why you can't get the permit much earlier?

The Tourism Bureau only accepts the permit application that is used to arrive in Tibet within 20 days. Generally, it takes 6-12 working days to issue the permit after we get the photo copy of your passport and Chinese visa. The application time depends on where you travel in Tibet, about 8-12 days to get the permit if heading to Mt.Everest and Mount Kailash, and just 6-8 days if you only travel in Lhasa City.

After we get the permit in Lhasa, we will deliver the permit to you immediately by express, and it takes around 5 days to arrive in Chongqing. Therefore, you will only be able to get the permit within 1 to 7 days before your departure for Lhasa.

However, your personal consultant usually asks you to confirm the tour much earlier, because the earlier you provide all the required documents, the earlier we can submit to Tibet Tourism Bureau and wait for your turn.

We promise to nail visa to Tibet for every of our clients with 100% guarantee.

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Advantages about Booking a Chongqing and Tibet Tour Together

Enjoy Easy & Cost-Effective Transportation to East China

Chongqing is centrally located to connect Tibet with the east of China. It will be long to go directly to Tibet from Beijing, Shanghai, but if you transit from Chongqing, you can find the whole journey convenient and economical.

There are plenty of direct flight or high-speed train to Chongqing from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and more major cities in eastern China. And compared to flights to Chengdu from these cities, flights to Chongqing tend to be much cheaper.

Besides, if you depart from cities along the Yangtze River, Chongqing is also a good choice for you to transfer to Tibet. You can enjoy the Yangtze River cruise trip, definitely a unique experience for you in China, or take a fast high-speed train to Chongqing, before your Chongqing Tibet tour.

Get a Quick Transfer to Tibet from Chongqing if You Book Together with Us

There are plenty of non-stop flights from Chongqing to Lhasa every day. The flight journey is only about 2.5 hours, which allows you to reach Tibet much faster. Besides, you can take a direct flight to Nyingchi, Tibet from Chongqing as well.

The train from Chongqing to Lhasa also runs for a relatively short time. For tourists who miss the train from Chengdu to Lhasa, you can get to Chongqing first by bullet train, and then head to Tibet.

If you book your Chongqing and Tibet tour together with us, we will help to arrange your transfer to Lhasa from Chongqing. Based on your travel plan and schedule, we can guarantee your train ticket or flight ticket, as well as Tibet Travel Permit, to ensure you a smooth transfer from Chongqing to Tibet.

Get the Best Value of Money by a Packaged Tour from Chongqing to Tibet

A packaged tour always includes everything for less. Your local transfer, accommodation, travel guide and driver service, and attraction fees are all included in your Chongqing Tibet tour package. As the first Tibet tour operator to run Join-in Small Group tours, we can offer you more competitive prices and guaranteed services.

Compared with booking a Chongqing tour and a Tibet tour separately with different travel agencies, our packages can exempt you from the service fees charged by different travel agencies.

You only need to pay once and enjoy the same quality of high-standard service throughout your trip from Chongqing to Tibet.

Get Stress-free Communication with Our Travel Consultant

Communication tends to consume a lot of your time and patience. If you book separate trips to Chongqing and Tibet with different travel agencies, you may need to describe the same needs with different consultants.

Our China Tibet Travel Consultant will solve all your problems with your China Tibet travel plan. They are not only familiar with travel in Tibet, but also in mainland China.

You will have exclusive customer service to connect with you. Just tell your 1-on-1 travel consultant all your needs and he/she will arrange the best trip to Chongqing and Tibet according to your needs.

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Contact us via Wechat or simply express your tour needs online. We'll customize a trip plan for you. No deposit is required until you are totally satisfied with the trip plan. Tours departure 365 days a year!

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