Tibet tour package from Kolkata – How to travel Tibet from Kolkata
Well known for its culture, tradition and scenic beauty, Tibet will let you explore the major tourist attractions, religious sites amidst tranquil surroundings. With our Tibet Tourism & holiday Packages, you will get to visit some of the enchanting tourist destinations of Tibet including Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Tsedang and more. In addition to this, a trip to Tibet will also let you come across the not to miss prime tourist attractions including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mount Kailash, Tashilhunpo Monastery etc.
Travelling from Kolkata to Tibet is a challenging task as direct flights to Lhasa are unavailable. Although the two cities appear relatively close on the map, the nearest seaport to Tibet is Kolkata.
In the past, Kolkata ports have played a significant role in facilitating trade between Tibet and other nations, particularly given Tibet’s landlocked status. Given Kolkata’s status as the capital of British India, the relationship between Tibet and Kolkata is considered to be of great importance.
As travel between Tibet and India is prohibited, individuals seeking to travel from Kolkata to Tibet have two options. The first involves flying to Nepal and then taking a car or flight to Lhasa. The second option involves taking a flight to any major Chinese city and subsequently boarding a train or flight to Lhasa.
Traveling to Tibet from Kolkata via Mainland China
To reach Tibet from China, there are two modes of transportation: by airplane or by train. Opting for a flight allows you to board one from any of the following cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Kunming, Shangri-La, Xining, Nanjing, or Xiamen, and land in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The nearest city to Hong Kong that offers direct flights to Lhasa is Guangzhou, which can be easily accessed by train or flight. The cost of flights to Tibet from China ranges from UK£420 and takes between two to six hours on average.
The trip from Chengdu to Lhasa is a short one, taking just over two hours. There are typically 14 non-stop flights to Lhasa available each day.
The Train from Chengdu to Lhasa departs every other day. The Z322 (21:37-09:55) lasted 36 hours and 18 minutes. It is recommended that tourists who need to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa check with their travel consultant in advance if they need to book a train ticket.
Another popular choice for tourists is to travel to Tibet by train. Trains operate daily from seven gateway cities across China, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Xining, Chengdu, and Chongqing. All trains from other parts of China have to pass through Xining, located in Qinghai Province, which is the starting point of the renowned Qinghai Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world. Ticket costs differ based on the city of origin, and there are various ticket classes available. It is recommended to book a sleeping compartment as the journey through the plateau is quite lengthy. From Xining, the train journey to Lhasa takes only 22 hours, while from Guangzhou, the longest trip, takes 55 hours, which means the train ride lasts for three days and two nights.
The flights from Beijing to Lhasa are available twice a day, with a flight duration of around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Trains depart from Beijing to the capital of the Tibetan plateau every day, covering a distance of approximately 3,757 km. The train journey takes about 41-42 hours to cross China, passing through six provinces. The train departs from Beijing in the evening and arrives in Lhasa in the afternoon on the third day.
Traveling from Kolkata to Tibet via Nepal
Direct flights between Kolkata and Nepal are not available, but many connecting flights are offered by various budget and premium airlines. You can conveniently check the flight schedules on popular websites. There are about 9 flights operating daily between Kolkata and Kathmandu from dawn to dusk. Vistara is the primary airline that operates on this route, mostly with a stopover at New Delhi.
Kathmandu is the only country with a direct flight to Lhasa, a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa costs about US$ 300.The flight time is relatively short, the journey of 600 km takes about an hour. There are two direct flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa, CA408 (12: 10-16:00) and 3U8720 (11:30-15: 10).
To reach Lhasa from Nepal, you can take a flight across the plateau that provides breathtaking views of Mount Everest or an overland trip in cars across the Resuo Bridge border between Rasuwagadhi Fort and Gyirong Port.
The flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa have a duration of 60 to 90 minutes with a cost of around UK£190 per person, which may vary depending on the airline. You can select from three Chinese airlines that run the flights to find the most affordable price. It is advisable to wait until you arrive in Nepal to book the flight, especially if you are traveling to Tibet with a group.
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Stunning monasteries, breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountains, thrilling high-altitude walks and the most likeable cultures is what makes Tibet one of the top tourism destinations in the world. We at Tour My India offer you the best of this scenic holy city of Himalayas and guarantee the best ever travel experience. Why book Tibet Tourism Package with us? Because we value your money and with this, we provide you with the best in the budget. As the quality and services must go hand in hand, we offer the services with top-notch quality. Client satisfaction being our prime focus, we believe in taking personal care of the travellers and assist at every step while you are on your trip to Tibet. Right from the day you choose us as your travel partner for Tibet Tour Packages till the time you return back home, our tour representatives will be your personal steward.
Whether you are travelling to Tibet with family, friends or solo, you can rely on us for your safety. Not only this, Tibet is also one of the best honeymoon destinations where you can plan your romantic escapade. Also, we customize the trip and help you explore the pristine lakes, splendid monasteries, the popular Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy every bit of your trip with your loved ones. We also deal in customising the best family holiday packages where you can let your kids witness centuries-old traditions, mysterious religious culture and untouched pure natural scenery of Tibet at its best.
From seeking blessings at the monasteries and temples to walking on the Barkhor Street, from trekking to the highest mountains to witnessing some of the interesting festivals, we aim at introducing Tibet at its best to the travellers. We also help one discover some of the offbeat travel destinations in Tibet where tourists can learn about their beliefs, culture and tradition of the locals. Surrounded beautifully by high, Tibet also offers the best adventurous activities for the tourists and we handpick the best ones. Our tour representatives have complete knowledge about Tibet and will always be there whenever you need any assistance while exploring the beautiful tourist destination. If you are looking forward to plan a trip to this heavenly place, our Tibet Travel Guide will cover you with all that you will get to experience including the rich history, architecture and mesmerising beauty of the region.
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