Tibet Tours from Shanghai by Train/Flight: all about contrasts & diversity

Why travel from Shanghai to Tibet


  • Shanghai is one of the most convenient gateways of China for travelers from around the world.
  • Take the advantage of convenient transportation. There are flight and train departing to Lhasa each day.
  • Harsh contrast of culture, society, landscape you will meet.

How to plan a Tibet tour from Shanghai

If time allows, you can stay 2 or 3 days to explore this most energetic city in China. To experience its culture, you can't miss the Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple. While if you want to find out what progress Shanghai has made these years, just to go to the Bund, Nanjing Road, Jinmao Tower, etc.

As for the part in Tibet, two destinations should be convered - Lhasa and Everest. Lhasa is the transfer center as well as the first destination in Tibet where houses Potala Palaces and many magnificent Buddhism monasteries. After 1 or 2 days stay in Lhasa, you can travel around to other places, such as Namtso Lake, Nyingchi, Shannan, Shigatse, Ngari as well as Mount Everest.

We're right there with you when you need us, getting you air/train tickets to Tibet from Shanghai, Tibet permits, personal guide & transfer..., taking care of all the gritty details.

7 Days Classic Shanghai Tibet Highlights Tour

New Pudong District

Tour Shanghai Lhasa Tour Lhasa

Highlights: The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery

Shanghai is a popular start for most China tour. And Tibet is always the dream destiny. Covering the highlights of both Shanghai and Tibet, it’s a valuable tour for you without worrying anything.

8 Days Lifetime Tibet Train Tour from Shanghai

Potala Palace of Tibet

Shanghai Lhasa Tour Lhasa

Highlights: Yu Garden, The Bund, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery

The places you enjoy are more than Shanghai and Tibet! It is no doubt a highlight to taking the train of the world’s highest altitude once in a lifetime! Marvelous landscapes are everywhere around you from Shanghai to Tibet.

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10 Days Classic Shanghai Tibet Kathmandu Overland Tour

Tour Shanghai Lhasa Zhangmu

Highlights: The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Potala Palace, Mt.Everest

Just imagine the fantastic route from the largest metropolis of China - Shanghai to the mysterious holy land Tibet, then stop at Kathmandu. It is worth dong once in a life time.

11 Days Shanghai Lhasa Everest Impression Tour

Mt. Everest Flag Clouds

Tour Shanghai Lhasa Tour Everest

Highlights: The Bund, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Mt.Everest

Shanghai is a popular start for most China tour. And Tibet is always the dream destiny. Covering the highlights of both Shanghai and Tibet, it’s a valuable tour for you without worrying anything.

10 Days Holy Tibet Tour from Shanghai via Xining

Taer Monastery

Tour Shanghai Xining Tour Lhasa

Yu Garden, The Bund, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery

Take several days to tour the best highlights of Shanghai, then visit the neighbor - Xining where you can see the breathtaking views of Qinghai Lake. Then you will take train to Tibet. Experience the local Buddhism culture!

4 Days Best of Tibet Tour from Shanghai

Prayers at Jokhang Temple

Shanghai Lhasa Tour Lhasa

From Shanghai, one of the top gateways of China, we are taking you to the top attractions in Tibet. Also, custom experience is covered in this tour. Just come with us to have a multidiscovery of Tibet.

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Questions & Discussions

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permission permit for Tibet
Dear all, im a student in Shanghai, me and my tibetan freind are planning to go to tibet this summer to visit his family and his hometown. However i\'ve read that my chinese resident permit isn\'t enough. and that i need a special permit to go to tibet...I would like to know if your agency could provide some permissions. While knowing that i\'m travelling with my freind and not with your agency-group-trip.
Thank you so much in advance for your response!
2016-05-04 23:34
Hello Sam,

Thanks for your message. Firstly, you\'re right you must obtain a Tibet Travel Permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau to visit Tibet. And this permit can only be applied by travel agencies in Tibet. Secondly, according to Tibet Tourism Bureau policies, foreigners are not allowed to travel independently without a tour guide from licensed travel agency accompanying with. So sorry being unable to help.

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