Tibet, located in the west of China, is crowned as the Purest Land in the World. Because of its mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, majestic natural scenery, and splendid temples and monasteries, Tibet is always a hot tourist destination in China. From April to October, thousands of foreigners head to this mysterious Himalayan country to explore its beauty. Just in the south of Tibet, there is a country have similar features like Tibet – that is Nepal. Both of the two regions have the same faith – Buddhism, charming natural views, grand snow mountains, and numerous temples and monasteries. No matter travel to Nepal from Tibet or travel to Tibet from Nepal, tourists can have a chance to experience the different cultures and customs in the two places.
Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is always regarded as the starting point to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. In order to help travelers to plan a wonderful experience when traveling to Kathmandu from Lhasa, I’d like to share a complete tour guide about traveling to Kathmandu from Lhasa.
The mainlands of China is the first destination for international travelers because there is no direct flight to Tibet, except Nepal. Therefore, tourists have to take the direct flight to some major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Xi’an, Xining, Chongqing, Guangzhou, etc. Then transfer another way to Tibet.
After arriving in China, you can take a direct flight to Tibet or take a train to Tibet. If you want to have a budget Tibet tour, you’d better take a train to Tibet. In fact, Tibet train is the best transportation for travelers to adapt to the high altitude sickness. What’s more, you can enjoy the stunning views along the Qinghai Tibet Railway, boundless grassland, running yaks and sheep, and splendid temples. Taking a flight to Tibet is the most convenient way which tourists can save a lot of time on the way to Tibet. But you may have a higher chance to suffer from the high altitude sickness.
Tips for getting to Tibet from China: Firstly, you need to book the ticket in advance, especially in the peak tourist season. Secondly, prepare the Tibet Travel Permit well before boarding the flight or train. Thirdly, arrive at the train station or airport in advance, because you need time to check your luggage.
Get to Kathmandu from Lhasa
After several days’ tour in Lhasa, you will head to Kathmandu from Lhasa. At present, there are two main ways for travelers to get to Kathmandu from Lhasa, taking the direct flight or taking an overland tour. It only takes less than two hours to get to Kathmandu from Lhasa by air. And you can enjoy the grand Mt Everest by the window. Taking an overland tour via Gyirong port is a time-consuming way. But it is a good way to explore the attractive scenery along the way to Kathmandu. Those who are fond of thrilling and adventure always take this way.