Ciqikou Old Town
Ciqikou Old Town is the very site to explore how things looked in Chongqing 60 years ago, where you can shop and eat snacks and gourmet food.
The tickets for trains from Chongqing to Lhasa are also quite limited, and taking a flight is also a good idea if you fail to buy a train ticket. Chongqing is also one of the most convenient cities, just second to Chengdu, to take a flight to Lhasa. There are about 10 daily flights flying to Lhasa Gongga Railway Station from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and you can easily book one.
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The above flight info is just for reference only. You can contact us for the updated flight schedules, ticket availabilities, price and other info.
Currently, there are two trains (Z222/Z223 and Z221/Z224) running between Chongqing and Lhasa. In every other day, train Z222/Z223 departs from Chongqing North Railway Station at 22:25 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 09:55 in the third day. The whole journey takes 35hrs 30mins. In the next day, train Z222/Z223 runs from Lhasa Railway Station at 18:30 and gets to Chongqing North Railway Station at 06:23 in the third day. It cost 35hrs 53mins. The train will pass by 7 midway stations and four provinces, including Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai. Undoubtedly, you will experience various culture and nature.
Notice: Above train schedules and fares are only for reference, please contact us to catch up on the latest information. But we usually will keep them updated.
As a common practice, we will deliver your Tibet permit to your hotel in Chongqing by express, 1-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. It is common to get the permit even the night or a couple of hours before your departure to Tibet. In some extreme cases, our staff in Chongqing will deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station. As the leading local travel agency that has organized global tourists to Tibet since 1984, we have never failed to get and deliver the Tibet permit to our clients. Please feel rest-assured.
If you take a flight to Lhasa from Chongqing, the original copy is required, while if getting to Lhasa from Chongqing by train, a printed copy is enough. Your travel consultant will handle with it perfectly according to the situation.
The Tourism Bureau only accepts the permit application that is used to arrive in Tibet within 20 days. Generally, it takes 6-12 working days to issue the permit after we get the photo copy of your passport and Chinese visa. The application time depends on where you travel in Tibet, about 8-12 days to get the permit if heading to Mt.Everest and Mount Kailash, and just 6-8 days if you only travel in Lhasa City.
After we get the permit in Lhasa, we will deliver the permit to you immediately by express, and it takes around 5 days to arrive in Chongqing. Therefore, you will only be able to get the permit within 1 to 7 days before your departure for Lhasa.
However, your personal consultant usually asks you to confirm the tour much earlier, because the earlier you provide all the required documents, the earlier we can submit to Tibet Tourism Bureau and wait for your turn.
We promise to nail visa to Tibet for every of our clients with 100% guarantee.