When to visit?
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October, during which, the weather is the best, neither too hot, nor too cold. You can get a clear view of the most tourist attractions in Tibet. Besides, the oxygen content of the air is higher than other times, which is helpful indeed to reduce the risk of getting altitude sickness. July, August and September are the peak tourist season, so the price is relatively higher. It’s advised to avoid the Chinese National Holiday(Oct 1st to 7th) when millions of Chinese people head to Tibet and you have to enjoy the scenic spots with a lot of people.
Where to Go?
As a big highlight of Tibet tours, Everest Base Camp (elevation of mt everest) attracts 60% of the travelers during their Tibet trip. The best time to visit Mt. Everest is from late April to May and late September to October. Another 20% of travelers would visit Mt.Kailash. The best time to have a Mt.Kailash pilgrim trekking tour is from September and October when the weather is moderate and the scenery is the best of the year. It’s better to avoid the monsoon season from late June to August. Only 20% of the travelers would visit Lhasa and surrounding areas alone.
Round-Trip Air Tickets
There are numerous daily non-stop flights to the gateway cities in China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou from all over the world. You can fly to one of those gateway cities first, then take a train/flight to Tibet. In addition, there is a direct flight between Nepal and Tibet. Expedia.com is a good choice for international flight booking. We provide a domestic air/train ticket booking service.
Book Your Hotel
Usually, the accommodation is included in the tour package. The Tibet hotel we arrange for our clients have good locations and services. If you want to book your own hotel, Trip.com is not bad. One thing to remind you, some remote areas like EBC or Mt. Kailash are not likely for you to book the hotel or guesthouse online. So, our professional service can save you lots of time.
Book Train Tickets
When traveling in/out of Tibet, the train is a very popular method to get to view stunning scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet railway and adapt yourself gradually to the higher altitude in a comfortable way. The train ticket is issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure. It is very hard to purchase the tickets. Therefore, ask your Chinese friends or our trip consultant to reserve the tickets for you in advance.
Sometimes people may buy an immediate air ticket to some tourist attractions on a whim. But for Tibet, it never happens. Unlike other tourist destinations in the world, foreigners must book the Tibet tour 20 days prior.
According to the regulations, foreigners are not allowed to travel to Tibet alone but must be accompanied by a travel-licensed guide & vehicle with the prearranged time & route. That means you should join an organized tour with a Tibet travel agency. After you finally engaged with a Tibet travel agency, your agency will help you obtain your Tibet Travel Permit.