Tibet tours from Shanghai
Shanghai - Paris of the East, Tibet - the Roof of World

Shanghai Tibet Tours

Shanghai Tibet tours: it is convenient to access to Tibet from Shanghai, the biggest city of China, either by train or plane. We can help you arrange Tibet tour from Shanghai.

Why travel from Shanghai to Tibet is is recommended?

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 Palace 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.


Best Shanghai Tibet Tours (Classic Itineraries) - Shanghai Tibet Tours Package

Shanghai Tibet tours: it is convenient to access to Tibet from Shanghai, the biggest city of China, either by train or plane. We can help you arrange Tibet tour from Shanghai.

7 Days Shanghai Tibet Highlights Tour

the bund - yuyuan garden - potala palace - sera monastery

Shanghai is one of the most popular international hubs in China, as well as one of the most used gateways to Lhasa in China. It has several flights to Lhasa each day (usually with short sto...

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8 Days Tibet Train Tour from Shanghai

yu garden - qinghai tibet railway - potala palace - jokhang temple

Shanghai is taken as the arrival city in China by a lot of travelers. It has a daily train to the holy land Tibet, traversing a long trip over 4,370 kilometers. Though as a very long train ...

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11 Days Shanghai Lhasa Everest Impressio...

the bund - potala palace - yamdrok lake - mount everest

This tour connects the most energetic city Shanghai with the most mysterious pure land Tibet, which is combination of both culture experience and landscape sightseeing. Firstly spend some d...

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11 Days Shanghai Chengdu Lhasa Kathmandu...

the bund - potala palace - palcho monastery - mount everest

Shanghai is a popular gateway city to start a Tibet tour. While Kathmandu is the best place to finish your Tibet tour. This tour starts from Shanghai, travel westward to Lhasa, then head ov...

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13 Days China Panda and Tibet Discovery ...

the bund - chengdu panda base - terra-cotta warriors - potala palace - great wall

Visit the famous World Heritage Sites in greatest ancient China capitals - Beijing and Xian, such as Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, etc; Spend some happ...

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9 Days Wonderful Shanghai Xian Lhasa Con...

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, ...

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Highlights of Shanghai Attractions

Shanghai attractions are plentiful and varied. Beyond the Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower cityscapes there are a huge range of museums, colonial architecture, religious buildings, theatres, gardens, parks and shopping areas. The water towns of the Shanghai Delta, like Zhujiajiao, are well-worth getting out of the city to explore.

The Bund

For a century, the Bund has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s. You've never been to Shanghai if you haven’t seen the Bund.

Nanjing Road

Located in Huangpu District, Shanghai City, Nanjing Road (Nanjing East Road, to be exact) stretches from Xizang Middle Road in the west to He'nan Middle Road in the east, and it is about 1,033 meters long and 18–30 meters wide.
Nanjing Road enjoys a history of over 100 years and used to be called “Parker Lane”. It was named Nanjing Road officially in 1865 and turned into a pedestrianized road in 1999. According to statistics, there are over 1,700,000 visitors to Nanjing Road every day.

Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar

Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai is an active temple, with 70 resident monks living and working there at the last count. The temple was built between 1911 and 1918 in the style of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), with symmetrical halls and courtyards, upturned eaves, and bright saffron yellow walls, making it readily identifiable.

Useful Guide and Tips about Shanghai to Tibet Tour

Shanghai-Lhasa Flight Info

There is only one daily flight between Shanghai and Lhasa with a stopover in Chengdu. Every morning, the flight leaves Shanghai at 7:50 and arrives in Lhasa about 6 hours later. The return flight always departs Lhasa in the afternoon and arrives in Shanghai that evening.

Currently Shanghai usually operates about 5 flights to Lhasa every day. But due to the long flying distance (3107km), it costs longer time and more money to fly to Lhasa from Shanghai, compared with Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, etc. Only 2 flights are direct flights (usually stop over at Xian or Chengdu). Others are connecting flights which need to transfer at Chongqing, Xian, Dazhou, etc.

Shanghai to Lhasa Flights Timetable

Every day, the Tibet Airlines and China Eastern Airlines run two direct flights to Lhasa - one departing from Pudong Airport in the early morning around 6:45am, and another from Hongqiao Airport around 2:45pm usually. You are suggested to book flight ticket in the morning so that you can have enough time to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude in Lhasa. Check out following latest updated Shanghai to Lhasa flights schedules:

Shanghai Lhasa Train Info

Shanghai is one of three earliest cities which operate daily train connecting the holy city Lhasa. It launched its first train to Tibet on October 1, 2006, the year that the “sky train” Qinghai Tibet Railway was put into use. Currently there are two daily trains running between Shanghai and Lhasa, Z164 for Shanghai to Lhasa Route and Z166 for Lhasa to Shanghai Route. As for travelers, the train ride between Shanghai and Lhasa is an extraordinary journey, as an absolutely great way to see the vastness and beauty of China.

Custom Tibet Services for Expats in Shanghai

1. All necessary Tibet Permits: No matter what kind of visa you have, you are assured that we can help you get your Tibet travel permit.

2. Tibet local guide & transfer: To ensure your freedom and flexibility to stop off en route.

3. Purchase train/air tickets to Lhasa from the main cities of China, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, at the best-price.

How to Get Tibet Travel Permit When Traveling to Tibet from Shanghai

As a common practice, we will deliver your Tibet travel permit to your hotel in Shanghai 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 Shanghai will deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station. As a Tibet travel agency, we have never failed to get and deliver the Tibet travel permit to our clients. Please feel rest-assured.

If you take a flight to Lhasa from Shanghai, the original copy is required, while if getting to Lhasa from Shanghai by train, a printed copy is enough. Your travel consultant will handle with it perfectly according to the situation.

Why you can't get the permit much earlier?

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 deliever the permit to you immediately by express, and it takes at least 3 days to arrive in Shanghai. 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 ask 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.

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