Hong Kong Tibet Tour

Reputed as "the Pearl of the East", Hong Kong is a fantastic and colorful city combining Chinese wisdom and Western culture. While travelling in Hong Kong, you may find yourself stepping on an amazing land, where you can overlook the enchanting night of Victoria Harbor, play like a child in the dream castle of Disney Land, enjoy a thrilling cable car ride upon the Victoria Peak, or taste the unique flavor of the city in the Tea Cafe. Taking a Tibet tour from Hong Kong will be a dream journey for you to enjoy two dramatically different places from the lively harbor city to the tranquil inland high plateau. Travelers can get to Tibet from Hong Kong by train or flight, while transfers will be required in some major mainland cities, like Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu etc.

Hong Kong to Tibet Travel Route Map

Best Hong Kong Tibet Tour Packages

Our Hong Kong Tibet tour packages offer you the great chance to visit the two popular destinations together. We select the most recommended China Tibet tours starting from Hong Kong to take you enjoy the best stunning landscape across the vast land of the country. All of our Hong Kong Tibet tours include the transfer to Tibet, either by train or by flight. You can choose your favorite way to go or contact us to customize your own Tibet tour according to your need.

How to Get to Tibet from Hong Kong

Hong Kong to Tibet by Train

As there is no direct train from Hong Kong to Lhasa at present, tourists need to first take a short train ride to Guangzhou, and then take the Guangzhou to Lhasa train. Covering a distance of 173 km, the train only takes 2 hours to get to Guangzhou East Railway Station from Hong Kong’s Kowloon Tong Station. There are 12 trains scheduled every day from Hong Kong to Guangzhou for flexible choice. As to the second part, you will spend about 54 hours on the train journey from Guangzhou to Lhasa. Although the whole journey is divided into two parts, the Hong Kong to Lhasa train is still one of the most popular rail routes to Tibet. Tourists planning to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong by train should book the train ticket as early as possible, in case you miss the seat you want.

Hong Kong to Tibet by Flight

Taking a flight is the fastest and easiest way to get to Tibet from Hong Kong. Currently, there are dozens of flights from Hong Kong to Lhasa, but all of them need one or more transfers on the way. Tourists can choose to take the connecting flights from Chengdu or Chongqing, as these two places offer more frequent flights to Tibet. The whole journey will take as short as about 8 hours, if you choose to transfer in Chongqing. Besides, it is suggested to pay attention to the altitude sickness considering the sharp altitude increase from Hong Kong to Lhasa.

Hong Kong to Chengdu and then to Tibet

One alternative way for tourists to get to Tibet from Hong Kong is to firstly fly to Chengdu from Hong Kong and then take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa. The flights from Hong Kong leaves 14 times a day and only takes no more than 3 hours to get to Chengdu. As a major gateway city to Tibet, Chengdu offers one of the shortest railway lines connecting Lhasa. The train from Chengdu to Lhasa takes around 36 hours, greatly saving the time on the way. But it should be noted that the Chengdu to Lhasa train leaves every other day, so you need to book your train ticket according to your flight time from Hong Kong. If you find yourself have a layover in Chengdu before boarding the train, you can have a sightseeing around this city, as well as do some preparation for the train ride to Lhasa along Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Hong Kong Tibet Train Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Hong Kong Tibet Tour

  • What travel documents are required to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong?

    For foreign tourists who want to enter Tibet from Hong Kong, you need to first apply the Tibet Permit online with a reliable Tibetan local travel agency. Your Chinese Visa and passport should be prepared for the application. As the leading tour operator in Tibet, we can help you to apply for the permit as long as you book your Tibet tour with us. We will immediately deliver the permit to your hotel in Hong Kong once it gets issued.

    If you are a Hong Kong resident holding a HK SAR Passport and Home Return Permit, you can travel to Tibet by yourself without Tibet Travel Permit. But if you want to visit some remote areas outside Lhasa city, like Mount Everest or Mount Kailash, you need to apply for the Frontier Pass as well.

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    Why choose to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong is one of the main gateways to China from abroad. There are frequent international flights connecting Hong Kong to almost every corner of the world. On the other hand, tourists can find an easy way to get to major cities in mainland China from Hong Kong by train or flight, including the seven gateway cities offering a Tibet train to Lhasa. Also, the city of Hong Kong itself is a treasured island worthy of exploration. Tourists can pay a visit to the local famous attractions, like Victoria Peak, Kowloon’s Temple Street, Hong Kong Disneyland etc., to experience a modern and prosperous city before entering a tranquil and isolated world in Tibet.

  • When is the best time to enjoy a Hong Kong Tibet Tour?

    The best time to travel to Hong Kong is from October to May of the next year. The summer season in Hong Kong is rainy and hot, and there are frequent typhoons, especially in September. The best time to visit Tibet is spring and autumn, for the weather is temperate and stable during this time. Especially, autumn season from September to November is a good time to trek Everest Base Camp, since you will have a better chance to see the clear peak view of Mount Everest. If you visit Tibet in winter, you can also find many attractive places accessible and you can enjoy a New Year Festival tour in Tibet. And winter in Tibet is a good time to enjoy a budget Tibet tour.

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