Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight
The only international flight to Lhasa is from Kathmandu, Nepal. There is only two flight a day in the Summer months and One flight per day in the Winter months. Many times (Mostly during the Monsoon Times), due to the climate situations in Lhasa airport the flight gets redirect to the Chengdu airport. Please keep all the possible communication channel open to communicate with the local travel agency in Lhasa, About the pickup. We would like to recommend you in starting to use WeChat.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Flights
|10:45||14:45||CA408||Air China||no fixed price|
Lhasa to Kathmandu Flights
|10:40 (China Time)||9:45 (Nepal Time)||CA407||Air China||no fixed price|
kathmandu to Lhasa Flight Map
Some necessary information for Coming to Tibet from Nepal
If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, The Tibet travel regulation is little different So you will need to know this information while planning for Tibet Travel.
Chinese Group Visa: It is compulsory for everyone coming to Tibet from Nepal to get Chinese Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. So don’t apply for the Chinese Visa from your home. We will have to send the Visa invitation to Nepal, and only local Visa Agency in Nepal should utilize for the VISA.
Duration of Visa application: It normally takes three business days for the Visa process. So you will have to be in Kathmandu for the Visa application. Our local Visa agent will meet you at your hotel.
The Visa: The group Visa is two A4 size paper. One is for your entry into China and Another is for your departure from China. Please do not leave it in your Kathmandu Hotel or at the Kathmandu airport. When you arrive at the Lhasa Airport, make sure you have one copy in hand for the departure from China.
Tibet travel permit: We will make your Tibet travel permit, without your Chinese Visa. You will only have to send us your scanned copies of the passports. Your permit waits at the Airport with our guide in Lhasa.
Lhasa airport: At the Lhasa airport the China Custom Checkpoint is on the first floor. There you will be check for the Chinese Group Visa and Passport. After the checkpoint, you will have to come down to the ground floor. Your guide will be waiting for you on the ground floor with the Tibet permit.
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.