Traveling in Tibet During the Fall 2015 Travel Season? Lhasa-Based TCTS Discusses Best Ways to Arrive for a Tour

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Now that spring and summer travelers are wrapping up their tours of Tibet, visitors for the fall 2015 travel season are just beginning to plan their adventures. Lhasa-based Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( responds to the wealth of traveler inquiries about best ways to arrive and depart.

It’s the middle of summer 2015, and while many have already taken their tour of Tibet, a new wave is set to arrive this fall. Many save their visit until September or early October to get the most out of Tibet’s scenery by avoiding the summer monsoon rains. As travelers begin planning, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( has received numerous inquiries about the best ways to arrive and depart for a tour.

  •     For groups on a tight schedule, or those seeking the easiest route, arriving by air is the best choice. Lhasa is accessible via non-stop flights from many major cities in China and with just one-stop from even more. Those coming from Kathmandu can also fly in as well.
  •     The overland route from Nepal is great for those visiting Kailash or anybody looking to combine Tibet and Nepal into one journey. There are several stops on the road to Lhasa that can be great for learning about Tibetan culture and history. There are overland routes from China; however, they are currently closed to foreign travelers.
  •     One of the most alluring ways of arriving for a Tibet tour is via the Qinghai Tibet Railway. While the trip lasts anywhere from 24-48 hours, many say the scenery along the way is worth the investment! Those looking to minimize travel time can fly into Xi’ning and ride the remainder of the way.

Choosing the best way for a travel group to get to Tibet is a tradeoff between budget, schedule, and travel interests. For example, overland travel is a fantastic way to see as much of Tibet as possible but can be relatively expensive. Likewise, the train can be heavy on travel time. While flying is quick and easy, travelers miss out on everything in between. With the fall 2015 Tibet travel season coming up quickly, now is the time to start planning!

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