Perched on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yunan Province is home to more than 25 ethnic minority groups of the country, and boasts the diversity both in people and natural sights.
Yunnan appeals to all tastes of being a good travel destination from well preserved ancient cities of Lijiang and Dali to picturesque Yuyang Rice Terraces. The Tiger Leaping Gorge mountain trek is unmissable for outdoor fans, whilst the fabled Shangri-La gives one of Yunnan’s most rewarding monasteries and is the nearest stop before heading to Tibet.
Though there is no train going to Lhasa from Yunnan, flights are available departing from Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-La with cheaper cost than from Beijing or Shanghai.
Moreover, an overland journey starting from Lijiang or Shangri-La to Lhasa by car is another way of travel, which will bring you wild, mountainous and stunning scenery along the way.
Explore the featured highlights of Beijing (Great Wall & Forbidden City), Xi’an (Terracotta Warriors), Chengdu (Pandas & Hot Pot), enjoy the winding cruise of Yangtze River, and meet the devout pilgrims on the holy land of Lhasa. You’ll discover the diverse beauties of the country.
All foreign tourists are required to get a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit for visiting Tibet. Furthermore, an Alien Travel Permit is additionally needed for the trip to Everest Base Camp, as well as a Military Permit for the trip to Mt. Kailash or other sensitive border areas. All the permits will be organized by travel agencies on our side as part of our service, and the permit application process generally takes 15-20 work days depending on different routes of your Tibet tour. You can see more details below.