If it is your first time to visit Hong Kong, you may want to spend more time there to completely immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Usually we recommend a stay of only one or two days to just hit the main highlights, such as Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and the Stanley Market before moving on to Mainland China.From Hong Kong, you can choose from many gateway cities in Mainland China before moving on to Tibet.We recommend 4 or 5 days to explore around Lhasa to allow enough time to visit the Potala Palace, the sacred monasteries and nearby holy lakes. If you have more time, you can extend your visit to Tibet with a trip to Shigatse (add 2 days), Mount Everest (add 4 days), Namtso Lake (add 1 day), Nyingchi (add 3 days) as some examples.
There is neither direct flight nor train from Hong Kong to Tibet. Travelers have to transfer from Hong Kong to China Mainland to catch a flight or train to Tibet. In order to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet better, it is suggested to stay in China Mainland for one day and fly or take a train to Tibet the next day. If you want flight only itinerary, it is suggested to fly to Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing or Shanghai first, and then take another flight to Lhasa. If you want a train trip, Xining is the best place to board on a train to Lhasa, because a Xining-Lhasa train ride takes only 22 hours and allows you to see the beautiful sceneries and lovely wild animals along the railway.
Enjoying a reputation of the Oriental Pearl, Hong Kong is absolutely worth an exploration. If you are traveling with your kids, the Disneyland and Ocean Park are the best destinations. If you are hunting for luxury brands, the Causeway Bay and Central are must-visit places. If you want to explore the old Hong Kong, Mong Kok, Tin Shui Wai and Island District are the right places for you.
Besides, there are also various museums, Hiking paths and bars in Hong Kong. Almost every factor of an international metropolis can be found in Hong Kong. However, please note that you need to take a good rest in order to better acclimatize the high altitude in Tibet.
Yes, it takes around 1 hour to go to Macau from Hong Kong by bus or ferry. Before the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was built in 2018, most tourists take a ferry to go to Macau from Hong Kong. More and more tourists take a bus through the 55-kilometer long bridge to Macau now. The sea view is excellent during the bus trip.
Popular tourist attractions in Macau include Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau Tower and Macau Museum. It is suggested to spend more time at the Ruins of St. Paul’s, where you can admire exquisite relief sculpture.
You may want to visit some casinos in Macau, it is important to avoid getting addicted.
Anfangs April 2019 flog ich von Zürich-Chengdu nach Xining Dort blieb ich 2 Nächte ( anklimatisieren) und nahm nachher den Abendzug nach Lhasa. Etwas skeptisch betr. Sauberkeit! Alles war tadellos und die Abteils 1. Klasse (unbedingt) sehr sauber. Nach 20 Std. Fahrt sah es dann anders aus! Mein Tipp gilt für die ganze Tibetreise, viel trinken (pro 1000m Höhe.1 Liter) kein Alkohol, kein Stress, Diamox und Nasenspray. Ich hatte die ganze Zeit überhaupt kein Problem ( der Körper signalisiert es frühzeitig)
In Lhasa begann meine Overlandtour, die Gruppe bestand aus 2 Personen! Super! Die ganze Reise war wunderschön, alles gut organisiert. Ein Dankeschön geht an Asia Odyssey travel, besonders an Claire, meine Betreuerin ( die sehr gut deutsch sprich)t und an den Guide Pingzhuo, ein ganz toller, lieber Kerl!
Ich kann die Tour in jeder Beziehung nur empfehlen!
We went to Tibet at June 2019,our tour was arrange by Amy from Chengdu, she is very kind and helpful, we have a lot of questions before the trip, she can answer them with full of patience.
First day, our driver and tour guide waited at airport and drive us to our lovely hotel (4 star himalaya hotel). the tour guide Mr Ba Sang from Tibet is very caring and helpful throughout the journey. Everything is well planned and taken care of. He brings us to nice local restaurants and have a good taste of local cuisine. In temple, we given detail explanation on the culture and explain to us the practice of the people. Experience at Everest Base camp is unforgettable, we able to see the remarkable view of everest mountain.
Tibet is a place you will want to visit again and again.
Driver Mr Xia is a good, responsible and steady driver. He drives us safely to all locations.
Hopefully next time we can join the Ling Zhi trip to see flowers in spring time.
Highly recommended this tour and this travel agents for their excellent service. We are happy to join on this tour.
- From arranging our Tibet Permit, organizing paperwork, answering all sorts of questions/doubts, our travel consultant SHIRLEY was amazing. A big thanks to her for making us highly trust the company.
- And a big shout out & thanks to our guide DAWA TSERING (guide) - DAWA GANTESN (driver) from TCT, for an amazing time & experience.
Both were welcoming, polite, helpful, knowledgeable, kind.
- Amazing trip..
We had a unique travel experience in Tibet specailly the landscapes we saw and local people we met.
Both of our tour guide and driver were excellent, our guide had a vast knowledge about the areas that we visited and also had extensive knowledge with the culture and history of Tibet. All the way, he made sure that we were comfortable with all aspects of the day. The place that he set for each day was appropriate for our abilities, because the tour schedule allowed for a slower start and initial days in Lhasa to adjust to the altitude. Also, the schedule did not put too much into one day. Once we departed from Lhasa and went to the higher altitudes, we did not have any problems with the heights because we were acclimated already, so a good schedule arrangment is very crucial for first-time tourists to Tibet. Our driver was very polite and accommodating person too, he always picked up us from the hotel on time every day and drove in a very safe manner and made us feel comfortable during the trip, he was a very nice man.
Additionally, I never forget the blue sky and white cloud in Tibet, everywhere is so gorgeous that could rarely see in big cities, we love it so much and hoped to stay there longer time. But only one point I want to tell here, the 3 star standard hotel in Tibet actaully is not really equal to 3 star standard hotel I ever stayed in domestic big cities of China, so choose 4 star hotel is suggested, I think it would be much more comfortable stay in the trip. Overall, the Tibet tour was excellent, here I much thanks to our travel agency Odyseey and consultant Amy for everything you did for us for the trip, thank you!!
The trip is very satisfied overall, just a few things to watch. There are too many monasteries. I am not quite a fan of religion. The hotel air conditioner didn’t work well and the hot water went wrong some times. Wish the hotel condition could be better in the near future.
We were very impressed with the travel agency Aisa Odyssey Tour and our organizer Amy who arranged all details swiftly without any worries. We took the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and were told we need the group visas to board the flight to Lhasa from there, this agency helped us get both of our group visas and Tibet visas sucessfully before the tour began as we expected and smoothly arrived in Lhasa as planned, really apprecaited!
Tibet is great place we did not want to leave because it’s really fabulous, but of course the long drives across the Tibetan plains to Everest base camp and the fantastic blue skies everyday, we spent a wonderful 7 days trip in Tibet with help of Amy and saw some nice monasteries, lakes, mountains and friendly local Tibetans etc.
Overall, our tour guide is very knowledgeable with culture and history of Tibet and always satisfy us as best as she could, our driver is a good person too and was driving in a safe way everywhere. Tibet is such a beatiful place, hope me and my wife could have a chance to come back again someday to spend more time for visiting further place of Tibet like Kailash? I will contact this agency again then, thanks again for making my long-awaited dream came true!