Flight to Tibet
Flying to Tibet is the most convenient way of getting to Tibet. Out of all cities in China, Taking a flight from Chengdu to Lhasa and Kathmandu to Lhasa is the easiest. Majority of the Chinese domestic Airlines Operates flight to Lhasa from different cities in China.
Currently, the only international flight to Lhasa is from the Kathmandu. There are no direct flights to Lhasa from any international destinations. If you are flying to Lhasa, you will need to either fly from following cities in China or from Nepal.
The flight Ticket price to Tibet is substantially costlier than comparing with the rest of China. Due to the popularity of Tibet as the International and Domestic tourist destination. It is often very hard the get the ticket in the last minutes. So it is advisable to book the flight ticket well in advance.
If you are taking flight from any other cities in China, you will need the original Tibet travel permit to broad in the plane. So all the travel agency will need to send the permit to your hotel in Other cities in China. Read more about coming to Tibet from other parts of China here.
If you are flying to Lhasa from Nepal, You will need to get the Chinese Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. So you will have to stay in Kathmandu for at least five days including the departing date. Read more about coming to Tibet from Nepal here.
The excellent transit point for Tibet are; Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Kunming, Shangri-La, Xining, Nanjing, or Xiamen.
|Lhasa||Kathmandu||1 hr 20min||1Flight/ Day||no fix price|
|Kathmandu||Lhasa||1 hr 20min||1Flight/ Day||No Fix price|
|Lhasa||Chengdu||2 hrs||10 Flights/ Day||1680 ¥|
|Chengdu||Lhasa||2 hrs||10 Flights/ Day||1730 ¥|
|Lhasa||Beijing||5hr 30m||2 Flights/ Day||3180 ¥|
|Beijing||Lhasa||5hr 30m||2 Flights/ Day||3180 ¥|
|Lhasa||Shanghai||5hr 30m||2 Flight/ Day||3410 ¥|
|Shanghai||Lhasa||5hr 30m||2 Flight/ Day||3410 ¥|
|Lhasa||Xi’an||2hr 30m||5 Flights/Day||2330 ¥|
|Xi’an||Lhasa||2hr 30m||5 Flights/Day||2330 ¥|
|Lhasa||Xining||2hr||1 Flights/Day||1800 ¥|
|Xining||Lhasa||2hr||1 Flights/Day||1800 ¥|
|Lhasa||Shangri La||2hr||2 Flights/Day||1570 ¥|
|Shangri la||Lhasa||2hr||2 Flights/Day||1570 ¥|
|Lhasa||Chongqing||2hr 20m||5 Flights/Day||1820 ¥|
|Chongqing||Lhasa||2hr 20m||5 Flights/Day||1820 ¥|
|Lhasa||Guangzhou||5hr 25m||1 Flight/Day||2690 ¥|
|Guangzhou||Lhasa||5hr 25m||1 Flights/Day||2690 ¥|
FAQ about Flights to Tibet
Lhasa Airport is located 65 Kms south west of Lhasa city. the journey from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa could take one and half hours
For the domestic flights, the fare for children is half for children from two years of age to twelve years of age. For international flights, the cost for children’s flight fare is seventy five percentage of that is for the adult. For infant child the cost for the flight fare is ten percentage of the adult fare, but child is not allow to occupy a seat.
|Luggage type||First Class||Business Class||Economic Class||Baggage size|
|Carry-on baggage||5kg * 2 pieces||5kg||5kg||55cm/20cm/40cm(L/B/H)|
The Maximum Weight for carry in baggage is 5Kg, first class passengers can have 2 carry bag but the passengers in other class can have on one. there will be the extra charge for access weight.
The maximum weight for check in baggage is 40 Kg for the passenger in first class, 30 Kg for passengers in business class, and 20 Kg for passenger in Economic Class. Passenger traveling with infant are allowed with extra 10 Kg.
The only International flight to Lhasa, Tibet is from Kathamandu in Nepal. beside this all the flight to Tibet are domestic flight in China. So it is either you fly to Kathmandu and flight to Lhasa or Fly any where in China and then take flight to Tibet.
The permit policy is different in both case. please read for detail about Tibet entry permit.
During the low season we might can find you discount for your flight to Tibet. The low season is from November to March. But only if your would give us confirmation to book your ticket two months prior to the travel date.
During the high season which is from April to October, there is a little changes for us to find you the discount as it is a peak season and there are millions of domestic tourist making it to Tibet.
Above stated points are base on the our experiences, but we will know for sure when we book your ticket.
We do E-ticket. we will send you the copy of e ticket and you will get your boarding pass from the Airport. providing your passport to them
If you fly to Tibet from China, then you should have original copy of your Tibet Travel permit. We will post the permit to your hotel in China, if you are staying any way in China before coming to Tibet. If you are taking transits any where, we would have some one deliver your permit to the Airport.
If you are flying to Tibet from Kathmandu, you will board flight with out permit and your guide will have permit in Hand waiting for your arrival at the Airport in Lhasa.
Yes, you cant book your flight ticket to Tibet from your home country. Tibet flight can only be purchase with domestic jurisdiction of China. When you will try, you will be ask to submit the copy of your Tibet travel permit, which we will be only able to get at the last week before your arrival in Tibet.
Any travel agency in China, including us can help booking your flight ticket.
I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.
As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.
Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.
Following are Our ways:
a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour
All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.
b) Incentives for practice
Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.
c) Staff Training every winter
Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism. We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
d) Tree Plantation
Some portion of the tour money are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.
e) Smaller group size
All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.
f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem. We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.
1: We nothing leave mother behind.
We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
2: We protect the grassland
A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.
3: Collecting the garbage along the way.
We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.
I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise. For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.
It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.