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.
Wir reisten im April diesen Jahres (gute Reisezeit) nach Tibet, mit Tibet Odyssey Tours als Reiseveranstalter. Es hat uns sehr bewegt und wir träumen immer noch von unserer Reise nach Tibet, von der frischen Luft, den grünen Seen, den majestätischen Bergen und den vielen weiteren Sehenwürdigkeiten. Wir möchten unbedingt erneut nach Tibet. Die Einheimischen waren besonders freundlich zu den Touristen. Ein paar sprachen zwar kein Chinesisch, aber sie haben uns angelächelt und uns somit hallo gesagt. Wir haben uns einfach sehr Wilkommen gefühlt. Tibet Odyssey Tours ist eine perfekte Reiseagentur und wir hatten einen Tourguide mit viel Humor, Ortskenntnissen und Einfühlungsvermögen : ) Auf unserem Weg zum Everest Base Camp hat er uns stets gute Orte für Fotos empfohlen und er hat sich gut um uns gekümmert, z.B. wenn jemand an der Höhenkrankheit litt. Er war stets besorgt um unsere Gesundheit und hat uns jederzeit immer geholfen. Wir haben eine Nacht im Everest Base Camp geschlafen. Die Erfahrung war einmalig. Leider gab es nur eine öffentliche Toilette und es war sehr kalt, aber unser Guide hat uns mit den bescheidenen Mitteln, die vor Ort vorhanden waren, geholfen. Er hat sogar für Licht mit seinem Handy gesorgt. Diese Hilfsbereitschaft hat uns wirklich sehr bewegt. Die Reiseagentour können wir nur wärmstens empfehlen. Hier gilt unser spezieller Dank Amy, die sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben hat.
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My best friend and I were looking forward to taking the train ride from Xining to Lhasa. Unfortunately, until the day we landed in Chengdu, our tour operator (different from Asia Odyssey) was unable to purchase the tickets for us. I contacted Danny after Googling and he was extremely helpful. Within 3 hours of contact, he had our train tickets. They were delivered to our hotel the next day before we left for Xining, and until we boarded the train, he was in contact with us to ensure that everything went smoothly. Thanks to Danny, we got to experience this once in a lifetime journey! Highly recommended for excellent and fast response! Thanks, Danny!
It was the first time we went to Tibet. Too much things we need to arrange, itinerary, travel date, tickets, permit…We were lucky to have had Kay handle our plan. She was professional, efficient and dealt everything in order. Our trip went smoothly as planned. We visited Lhasa, yamdroke lake, Everest, the beauty of Tibet was beyond my expectation except the altitude sickness.
From the airport pickup time to the train station drop of, we enjoyed a five star service. I was welcome in a Tibetan way with Hada and Tibetan greetings, and our guide was careful with my itinerary and flight schedule, very thoughtful.
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 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!!