Tibet Tour from Yunnan, Top Yunnan Lhasa Tour Packages
Diverse culture and landscape in Yunnan, As well as spiritual and visual feast experience in holy land Tibet

Yunnan Tibet Tours

Why travel from Yunnan to Tibet is recommended?

Yunnan, an ideal holiday destination in China, enjoys a perfect combination of amazing natural scenery, diverse ethnic customs, and a pleasant climate all year round. From the snow mountains to the tropical rainforests, from the highland lakes to the canyons, from the historic cities to the fascinating minority villages. It is the most complicated and colorful area in China.

Diverse culture and landscape - Yunnan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. It has many places to go to explore the diverse culture and landscapes of Yunnan, such as Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la, etc;

Close to Tibet - Yunnan neighbors Tibet on the northwest. It is very convenient and fast to get to Tibet from Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-la by flight. The most popular way is to travel from Kunming to Lijiang and Shangri-la, then fly to Lhasa.

How to plan a Tibet tour from Yunnan

Start your trip from Kunming where you can stay one day to visit the World Natural Heritage Site - Stone Forest, then take a high-speed train to Lijiang to stay one or two days. Next, travel from Lijiang to Shangri-la and visit its highlighting sites. From Shangri-la, a 2-hour flight journey will take you to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. In Lhasa, you can plan a trip around 2~3 days to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake, etc. Then you can leave Lhasa, and go to other destinations in China. If time allows, you can travel from Lhasa to Mount Everest, even Mount Kailash, then cross the Nepal-Tibet border to reach Kathmandu.

As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Yunnan and Tibet tour by offering services ranging from Tibet Travel Permit application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Yunnan-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful insiders’ travel tips. So far, taking Tibet train or domestic flight to Lhasa are the two major ways to reach Tibet.

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

Yunnan and Tibet tour, The most popular way is to travel from Kunming to Lijiang and Shangri-la, then fly to Lhasa. We offer you opportunities to experience different cultures and landscapes in China.

10 Days Yunnan Tibet Highlights Tour

stone forest - tiger leaping gorge - potala palace - jokhang temple

A marvelous tour takes you to discover two most attractive plateau destinations in western China. You will be amazed by both breathtaking landscape and rich cultural experience.

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12 Days Lijiang Shangri-la Tibet Essence...

stone forest - lijiang ancient city - songzanlin lamasery - potala palace - mount everest

Both Yunnan and Tibet are plateaus but with different culture and nature. Yunnan, the Province of Colorful Clouds, has 26 ethnic groups, including the famous Naxi and Tibetan. While the maj...

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5 Days Kunming Lhasa Highlights Tour

potala palace - jokhang temple - sera monastery - drepung monastery

5 Days Lhasa Tibet tour from Kunming: a totally private customizable trip to enjoy the highlights and essence of Kunming and Tibet at unbeatable price.

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Top Yunnan Attractions

Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, and the legendary Shangri-La — for your first visit, or if you would like to discover Yunnan's hidden beauty in your second trip, we will tailor make your private Yunnan tour according to your interests. We'll help you enjoy charming Yunnan.

Kunming City

Kunming is known as "the Spring City" due to the fact that every season is like spring. It is a good place to escape the hot summer and frozen winter. Covered with blossoms and lush vegetation all year round, It is reputed as "the Flower City". Home to many ethnic minority groups, It is the focal point of the Yunnan minority culture. Blessed with karst landscapes, snowcapped mountains, and red lands.

Stone Forest

It is the only karst stone forest in a subtropical plateau region in the world. It is internationally reputed as the Stone Forest Museum. The magnificent, strange, and steep landscape creates countless sights, including Lotus Peak, Ashima Rock, Sword Peak Pond, Shilin Lake, and 'a Gleam of Sky'.

Lijiang

Lijiang is a perfect combination of historical sites, snow-capped mountains, lakes, and ethnic minority cultures. It is famed worldwide for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang, which dates back to over 800 years ago.

Shangri-La

Shangri-La is unique for its Tibetan culture and alpine landscapes including sacred snow-capped mountains and spectacular gorges. Shangri-La is a mountain paradise, with dense forests, alpine lakes, grasslands, and gorges distributed among the meadows and plains.

Useful Guide and Tips about Yunnan to Tibet Tour

How to transfer to Tibet from Yunnan

Currently, travelers can take flights to Lhasa from Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-la in Yunnan Province.

Please note we can also customize suitable trip if you prefer flying to Tibet from other cities like Beijing, Shanghai. There are 4 non-stop flights serving between Kunming and Lhasa every day (about 3-5 hrs), scheduled from 7:30 am to 20:15 pm. Lijiang offers only a non-stop flight to Lhasa every day (about 2h 15mins). Diqing Shangri-La Airport provides 3-6 direct flights to Lhasa (about 2 hrs), including 1 non-stop flight 1 non-stop flight opened by China Easter Airlines and at most 5 connecting flights.

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

As a common practice, we will deliver your Tibet travel permit to your hotel in Kungming 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 Kungming 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 Kungming or Lijiang or Shangri-La, the original copy is required, 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 Kungming. 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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