Shanghai is one of the most convenient gateways into China for travelers from around the world as an international travel hub.There are multiple flights and a train departing from Shanghai to Lhasa every day. Traveling from Shanghai, China’s most modern city, to Tibet, one of China’s lesser-developed regions, will give you a fascinating look at the contrasts between rural and urban China. We can take care of all of your Tibet travel needs, from airplane and train tickets to all of the required travel permits needed to visit Tibet. Please contact our friendly travel consultants and we will help get you started on the adventure of a lifetime.
By flights – There is no direct flights from Shanghai to Lhasa. Normally, tourists need to take a stopover in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hefei, Changsha or Xian, if they fly from Shanghai to Lhasa. The stopover usually takes around 4 hours, however, the stopover time can be as long as 16 hours. Some of our customers fly to 1 of these 5 cities for a day tour before flying to Lhasa, due to the long stopover time.
By train – It takes 48 hours to take a train from Shanghai to Lhasa, so most our customers from Shanghai will fly to Xining or Xian to catch a train to Lhasa. The train from Xining to Lhasa takes only 22 hours, while the train from Xian to Lhasa takes 32 hours.
Shanghai is an entrance city to China. Many international tourists want to take a tour in Shanghai for one day or two before departing for Lhasa. As the Magic City of China, there are lots of popular tourist destinations in Shanghai, such as the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Historical Museum, the Former French Concession, Yuyuan Garden and Zhujiajiao Water Town. These places show you the most authentic history and culture of Shanghai. You will know how Shanghai developed from a small village to the financial center of China after visiting these places.
The Bund is considered as a mini Shanghai City. The development of the Bund is a miniature of the development of Shanghai. In 1844, the Bund became a part of British Concession. Since then, more and more buildings in western style were built on the Bund by foreign companies, banks and news agencies.
Nowadays, tourists can take a stroll on the Bund to admire the view of Huangpu River and the historical buildings. Some of these buildings have a history of over 100 years. If you want to know more about the Bund and these buildings, it is suggested to hire a local tour guide to tell you some interesting stories about this area. An insightful tour guide can help you learn more about Shanghai than other tourists.
Most beautiful place to go! Tour guide very funny and knowledgeable. Tour guide very good on taking picture. Suggest more site seeing and less temple. Suggest to eat hot pot every night. We reach the tallest point of 5248. Make sure not to fall to sleep. Make sure to take high altitude sickness bill and travel sickness bills before going. This trip is not for everyone, but for those whose are health and want to have some advantages. Make sure to bring flu and cold medicine with you since you can get sick very easily during winter. Very cold during the winter and make sure to bring enough cloths. Bring lotions, sun glasses and gloves. Make hot water every night in hotel and put it into the drink bottle to warm your bed. Best if you take the train to go in and plane to get out. But check the weather first, if snowing make sure to take the train. Once snowing, all plane will stop flying. Most beautiful place to go! Tour guide very funny and knowledgeable. Tour guide very good on taking picture. Suggest more site seeing and less temple. Suggest to eat hot pot every night. We reach the tallest point of 5248. Make sure not to fall to sleep. Make sure to take high altitude sickness bill and travel sickness bills before going. This trip is not for everyone, but for those whose are health and want to have some advantages. Make sure to bring flu and cold medicine with you since you can get sick very easily during winter. Very cold during the winter and make sure to bring enough cloths. Bring lotions, sun glasses and gloves. Make hot water every night in hotel and put it into the drink bottle to warm your bed. Best if you take the train to go in and plane to get out. But check the weather first, if snowing make sure to take the train. Once snowing, all plane will stop flying.
Most of the people go to Tibet for spiritual enlightenment. I don’t see myself a purser of religion. But when I stood in front of Jokhang Temple, watching the numerous pilgrims. I was shocked than I would have imagined. Tibet is a wonderful place from local people to the natural resource. What makes this trip extradinary is our excellent guide. He accompanied us wherever we want to and showed us local spots off the beaten track. He is pretty good at English, always shared interesting stories. I learned a few Tibetan phrases from him. The hotel arranged by our agency is well located. We were able to walk around and found local restaurant easily. Anyway, great experience
Vielen Dank, Claire, für die tolle Organisation unserer 10-tägigen Reise durch Tibet. Bei den teilweise sehr kurzfristigen Änderungen unserer Reiseroute, warst Du immer sofort zur Stelle und hast uns zusätzliche Optionen, Hotels und Flüge vorgeschlagen und gebucht... in perfektem Deutsch! Das war klasse! Wenn wir nochmals nach Tibet kommen, buchen wir auf jeden Fall wieder über Dich! Danke für alles!
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!
We are thankful so much again to our agency Asia Odyssey Travel and my dear Amy for the wonderful arrangement and make my trip to Mt Kailash trip possible, really apperiated! We did Kora around Mt.Kailash for 3 days in August as I had been looking forward this trip for quite a long time, even the second day of Kora are hardest to all of us because part of the roads are covered by snowing with long-distance walking and quite high altitude too, so we spent a lot of physical strength on this but it’s totally worth because the views along the way are very incredible, I think we may not have much chance or time to go there again.
Anyway, I really miss Tibet also my dear, hope we will come and see you one day again, many thanks again for all of your help!!!
Initially our tour consultant AMY did a fantastic job of coordinating our tour. This included arranging our small group to meet up in Lhasa despite us arriving there on different days. The accommodation was great and AMY followed up during the tour to ensure everything was going smoothly. Great Job AMY !!
On the tour itself we were accompanied by JESSICA for whom I cannot speak highly enough. Her explanations in all the various locations proved she was very knowledgeable. Her English was clear and she was always willing and able to answer any queries. Best of all, there was not a single day when she did not greet us with a happy and friendly smile. Participated in countless photos with us. The tour was unforgettable thanks to AMY, JESSICA and Asia Odyssey Travel.