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Hong Kong and Tibet Tour Map


Widely recognized as “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is such a dynamic and fascinating metropolis of China. The cultural diversity and economic prosperity make it extremely difficult to define this vibrant city with a couple of words. Travelling in Hong Kong, you will find it hard to resist countless finger-licking cuisines; the highly developed shopping streets simply allure you to shop till drop, not to mention the exciting nightlife and intriguing night market.

As you feel dizzy by this bustling cosmopolitan city, enchanting view of neighboring islands and harbors and places like Nan Lian Garden or Sikh Buddhist temple will instantly retrieve your inner peace. Besides, the distinct colonial cultural heritage and classic Hong Kong movie sets, and world-class theme parks, etc. give you good reasons to place Hong Kong as the first stop before heading towards holy Tibet.

As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Hong Kong and Tibet tour by offering tour services such as China Tibet Visa Application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Hong Kong-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful travel tips.

  • Note: Unlike international tourists, HK residents do not need China Tibet Visa (or Tibet Travel Permit) to enter Tibet. Since there is no direct flight or train connecting HK to Lhasa, the first step is to travel to mainland China from HK and later use domestic flight or train to Lhasa, capital city of Tibet.

Hong Kong and Tibet Tour Map
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How to Get to Lhasa Tibet from Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong to Lhasa by Train

    To big fans of train journey and budget travelers with enough holidays, travelling to Lhasa all the way from Guangzhou works best for you. You first travel from HK to Guangzhou via Kowloon—Guangzhou Train (2h) and later take Guangzhou-Lhasa train (53:45h) to Tibet. The epic ride covers 4980km and 8 provinces across mainland China. The long hours of train ride are a big challenge for one’s stamina and patience. However, to Railfan, it’s nothing but a heaven. It’s a great opportunity to take a panoramic view of the varied Chinese topography and spectacular landscape.

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  • Hong Kong to Lhasa by Flight

    The good news is that the direct Hong Kong - Lhasa flight (TV9911/ TV9912) operated by Tibet Airlines opened to public from mid-Nov. 2019. The direct flight from Hong Kong to Lhasa takes 4 hours 10min; and 4 hours in reverse. Besides, you also can fly from HK to Xining or Chengdu and later keep flying from Xining or Chengdu to Lhasa. The total flight will take around 10-11 hours to reach Lhasa. Travelling in this way, the cost is fairly expensive and the drastic altitude change from pleasant coastal city to soar Qinghai-Tibet Plateau forms a touchstone to one’s physical fitness. In this case, tourists are more likely to have altitude sickness due to the quick ascent. If you have a tight schedule, this travel route could be an option.

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  • Hong Kong to Xining by Flight and Take Train to Lhasa

    In fact, using both flight and train to Lhasa from HK is the best option you can get. Firstly you take flight from HK to Xining and later take Xining-Lhasa train to Lhasa. The entire journey takes your around 29 hours to reach Lhasa. The benefit is that you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Qinghai-Tibet railway on Xining-Lhasa train. Meanwhile, taking train to enter Tibet gives you more time to acclimatize to high altitude. Therefore, after you reach Lhasa, it’s unlikely to develop acute altitude sickness. This travel route is especially recommended for those who have concerns about altitude sickness and want to enjoy the unparalleled ride and stunning scenery on world’s highest train.

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Note: In addition to Chengdu and Xining, you may also fly directly from HK to major cities of mainland China like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing, Xi’an, Kunming, Tianjin, etc. If you have enough holidays, using both flight and Tibet train is always preferred for altitude concerns. To family with kids and elderly or other clients with special preference, you may work with us to customize your Tibet tour.

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About Tibet Permit when Traveling from Hong Kong to Lhasa

Tibet Travel Permit

For international tourists who stopover in Hong Kong and plan to enter Tibet from Hong Kong, the prerequisite for Tibet travel is to get Tibet Visa (also known as Tibet Travel Permit). You may follow the easy steps below to get this indispensable travel document.

a. E-mail us the photo copy of your passport and Chinese Visa at least 20 days before your Tibet tour starts.
b. Normally, Tibet Visa will be issued after 2-5 days after we pass your documents to Tibet Tourism Bureau.

For Hong Kong residents, there is no need to apply for the Tibet travel permit. All you need to take is your HK SAR Passport and Home Return Permit

How to Get your Tibet Visa 

As a common practice, after we get your Tibet Visa, then we will mail it to your hotel in mainland China, 5-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. To make sure your Tibet Visa will not get lost via mailing, we only mail it to the hotel you stay in mainland China, not in HK. In some extreme cases, our staff will even deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station.

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Advantages about Booking a Hong Kong and Tibet Tour Together

Take the best connection of mainland China and the rest of the world

Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, has long been an important place for mainland China to connect with the outside world. Many people come to learn about Chinese culture through Hong Kong. In this cosmopolitan city where East meets West, you can experience the traditional Eastern culture in a way that is very well understood and accepted by foreigners.

Moreover, Hong Kong is not only well served by flights to major cities in mainland China, but also by high-speed trains to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc. Whether you want to see the pandas in Chengdu before your trip to Tibet, or explore the culture of China and Tibet all the way from the capital city of Beijing, you can do as much or as little as you like from Hong Kong.

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

A packaged tour always means include everything for less. Your local transfer, accommodation, travel guide and driver service, and attraction fees are all included in your Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Beijing and Tibet with different travel agencies, you may need to describe the same needs with different customer service.

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 Beijing 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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