Tibet Tours from Xian, Top Xian Lhasa Tour Packages 2024

Why Travel from Xian to Tibet

  • It's convenient to get to Xian. Located in the central area of China, Xian is well-connected with other cities in China. You can get to Xian by high speed trains from other tourist cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Guiyang, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, etc. For a quicker transfer, you can take flights conveniently from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Xiamen, Nanjing, Qingdao, etc. It is also available to take some international flights to Xian from Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Fukuoka, etc.
  • There are many things to do in Xian. Xian is China's ancient capital city which witnesses the vicissitudes of 13 dynasties. There are many historic and cultural sites and collections preserved. You can visit world-shaking Terracotta Warriors and Horses, old architectures (Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Big Giant Pagoda, etc.) and various museums (Shaanxi History Museum, Forest of Stone Steles Museum, Xian Banpo Museum, etc.) to get a better understanding of China's history.
  • It's easy to transfer between Xian and Tibet. Xian is regarded as one good gateway to Tibet because it operates both nonstop flights and trains to Lhasa. There are about 5~8 flights departing from Xian to Lhasa every day and the whole flight journey takes about 3.5 hours. If you want to travel along the breathtaking Qinghai Tibet Railway, you can choose a train. There are 2 trains available, one from Shanghai and the other from Guangzhou, to take you from Xian to Lhasa. The Xian-Lhasa train takes only 31~32 hours, much shorter than the train travel from Beijing and Shanghai.

How to Plan a Tibet tour from Xian

Generally, it takes about 7 ~ 11 days to travel from Xian to Tibet. Apart from arrival day, you are suggested to spend 2 full days touring the highlights in Xian. What you can't miss includes 1800-year-old Terracotta Warriors and Horses, well-preserved Xian Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum with treasured collections and Muslim Quarter with various street food. Some travelers travel to Beijing - the capital city & No.1 destination in China first and stay there for 3~4 days before taking a high speed train to Xian.

As for Tibet, you can start your trip from Holy City Lhasa and then extend to Shigatse and Everest if time allows. It needs at least 2 full days to visit the landmarks in Lhasa, including Potala Palace and some important monasteries. Then you spend another 4 days traveling to Mount Everest – the roof of the world via Gyantse and Shigatse.

Tibet Discovery is a professional tour operator based in Lhasa. We are able to provide you an authentic Tibet experience from Xian and deal with every detail (including travel permits, flight/train ticket, hotel, guide, etc.) for you. Just contact us to customize a tour according to your own preference.

7 Days Xian Lhasa Highlights Tour by Flight

Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xi'an

Xian Lhasa

Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

Xian is one of the most popular tourist cities in China and one of the recommended gateway cities to Tibet. There are 5~7 daily flights from Xian to Lhasa and you can easily travel between them within 3.5 hours. This 7 days tour covers the highlights of Xian and Lhasa with a quick transfer of flight. You will firstly probe into China’s old history by discovering the numerous cultural sites in Xian and then fly to Holy City Lhasa to admire the sublime Buddhist sites and amazing architectures.

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Bird's Nest in Beijing

Beijing Xian Lhasa

Highlights: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace

This tour includes three of the Top 10 Most Popular Destinations in China: Beijing, China’s capital and the home of many of China’s iconic symbols: the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City. Xian, China’s ancient capital, is famous for its long history and the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors; Tibet, which is the home of Tibetan Buddhism and known as the “Roof of the World”.

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7 Days Tibet Tour from Xian by Qinghai Tibet Railway

Golmud-Lhasa Railway

Xian Lhasa

Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Qinghai Tibet Railway, Potala Palace

Geographically speaking, the train ride from Xian to Lhasa is much shorter than some other long-distance train trip from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. It takes only about 31~32 hours. Passengers only need to spend a night on the train, but don’t have to miss the highlighting Qinghai Tibet Railway. During your train journey to Lhasa, You will have chance to enjoy the unique charming scenery along the railway, such as the mysterious Kunlun Mountains, wild Hohxil Nature Reserve, the “Elf of Qinghai Tibet Plateau” - Tibetan Antelope...

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The Bund - The Museum of International Aichitecture

Beijing Xian Lhasa Shanghai

Highlights: Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace, the Bund

This tour is strongly recommended for visit-time China visitors covering Beijing, Xian, Lhasa and Shanghai all of which are top destinations in China. It is all about bringing China’s history and culture to life. You will touch the ancient heart of China in Beijing and Xian, then go to the Roof of the World to follow the footsteps of devoted Tibetans to explore their religion and pilgrimage routes. Finally, get a glimpse of China’s future in Shanghai, China’s fashion and culture capital.

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13 Days China Highlights Tour with Panda Visit and Tibet Discovery

Panoramic view of the Forbidden City

Shanghai Chengdu Lhasa Xian Beijing

Highlights: The Bund, Chengdu Panda Base, Terra-cotta Warriors, Potala Palace, Great Wall

Set off on a comprehensive highlights adventure! From our best-selected China Tour, you will not only enjoy the marvelous landscape, but also experience the different culture among the country. Let's go to join in the REAL China & Tibet Tour!

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9 Days Wonderful Shanghai Xian Lhasa Contrast Tour

Xi'an Ancient City Wall

Shanghai Xian Tour Lhasa

Highlights: The Bund, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

Why travel Shanghai and Lhasa with Xian? Firstly, all three destinations are full of things to do with a lot of world-famous attractions, such as the Bund in Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace in Lhasa; Secondly, it's money-saving because Xian usually offers cheaper flights to Lhasa compared with Shanghai and also has more frequent schedules. This tour starts from Shanghai, then make a stop at Xian before heading to explore the holy land Tibet. It's leisure and classic!

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15 Days China Diverse Tour with Tibet and Zhangjiajie Avator Exploration

Zhangjiajie National Park

Beijing Chengdu Lhasa Xian Zhangjiajie Shanghai

Highlights: Highlights:Great Wall, Tarra-cotta Warriors, Giatn Panda, Potala Palace, Zhangjiajie National Park

15 days China tour including the most popular destination with the highlights in Tibet. Also, a relaxing Yangtze River Cruise is included for elder travelers to enjoy the days in China. The best choice for you to explore the real whole China.

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