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Xian Tibet Tours

The ancient city of Xian, formerly known in Chinese history as Changan, is one of the oldest cities in China and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Xian has served as the capital city for 13 of China’s ruling dynasties so the city is filled with historic sites – the most important of which is, of course, the 2,200-year old Terracotta Warriors. But there is much more to see in Xi’an than just the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Xian was the capital city for the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 A.D. and it was the starting point for the ancient trading route the Silk Road, so its historic role in the development of China was a crucial one. With its unique cultural and historic significance, Xian is a must-see city for any traveler and a convenient gateway for anyone wishing to travel on to Tibet.

Xian Tibet Tours FAQ

  • How to travel to Tibet from Xian?

    Tourists are suggested to travel to Tibet from Xian by flights or train. If they do not want a long train ride, they can fly to Xining to catch a train to Lhasa

    By flights – It takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes and costs around 2300 RMB to take a flight from Xian to Lhasa. Taking a flight is the most recommended way to travel to Tibet, because there are several non-stop flights from Xian to Lhasa every day, and there are often discounts for flights tickets.

    By train – The sceneries along the railway from Xian to Lhasa are very beautiful. If it is ok for you to take a 32-hour-long train ride, you can take a train. The ticket price is around 1000 RMB.

    Fly to Xining, and then take a train to Lhasa – If you want to admire the sceneries along the railway, but do not want to spend too much time on a train. It is suggested to fly to Xining from Xian, and then take a train to Lhasa. You only need to spend 22 hours on the train in this way.

  • Is it worth to spend several days in Xian before departing for Tibet?

    Yes! Xian is one of the most historical cities in China. The Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum are the best places to learn about the history and culture about Xian and China. The Terracotta Army, a world heritage site selected by UNESCO, attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Qin Shihuang constructed this army to guard his tomb. Now, the underground army is priceless artwork for modern people.

    If you like delicacy, the Muslim Quarter is a must-go place. Countless local snacks, Barbeques, noodle restaurants and handcraft shops are grouped on this area. The roast mutton is a must-food in this area.

  • How was the Terracotta Army discovered?

    The Terracotta was discovered in 1974 by a local farmer in Shaanxi Province.

    In March 1974, a farmer tried to dig a well 1.5 kilometers to the east of the Tomb of Qin Shihuang. He did not find any water, but lots of fragments of terracotta warriors. He realized there must be something special under earth, so he reported this to the local government. However, the local government just asked him to dig a well anywhere else and tried to reassemble these fragments.

    In June 1974, a journalist of Xinhua News Agency saw these terracotta warriors and reported this to the central government in Beijing. After researching the area where these terracotta warriors were unearthed, the central government were sure there were much priceless relics in that area, so they sent lots of archeologists to unearth more ruins of Terracotta Army. Some of them are preserved very well.

Customers' Reviews
  • Time:15-11-2019

    I wanted to visit Tibet for a very long time. Since I live in abroad, this wish was like The Everest Mountain, unreachable. After we contacted Ms. Kate, (高小乐), everything became so easy. Kate was very knowlegeable about Tibet, and very patient with our questions. We have been with her for about a year to prepare for the trip. She has provided excellent services. Due to the considerable preparation, the trip went better that I expected. This was the most memorable trip I ever had thusfar. Thanks Kate!

  • Time:29-05-2019

    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!

  • Time:26-05-2019

    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.

    Unsere nächste Tour buchen wir wieder dort.

  • Time:30-09-2019

    Last week we (4 of us) traveled to Tibet one way by train and return by flight.

    Upon arrival to Lhasa a tour guide Mr. Chimpel waited for us in the train station and took us to the hotel.

    A first class hotel big rooms very clean and best restaurants.

    The guide made a plan for the 3 days tour including all relevant sites of Lhasa and out of town.

    He's very knowledgeable and I feel like being in a class.

    At the end we (all the four of us) were very grateful to Amy who arrange all and our travel agency Asia Odyssey Travel.

    I will definitely recommend your office to any friend who will want to visit Tibet

    Best wishes.

  • Time:26-05-2019

    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!

  • Time:12-07-2019

    Thanks for Tibet odyssey. Me and my friend had an unforgettable and amazing 9 days tour in Tibet in June 2019. During those 9days, our tour guide Ms Gao hong were really responsible, helpful and reliable, he arranged all of the schedule and help us to go through every single day smoothly, safely and comfortable, even when we in the highest place where is altitude 5200m, we didn’t feel any afraid and fearful. He explained and shared lots of history, knowledges and culture of Tibet with us, odyssey not only helped us to experience the amazing views but also delivered lots of knowledges to us.

    Ms Kay helped us to deal with lots of problems and offered the kindest advice and service. Giving us flexible arrangements and respond our question effectively.

    Fully recommend Asia odyssey!!!!