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Malaysia to Tibet

It is very easy from Malaysia to get Tibet. All you need to do is to fly from Malaysia to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu and other gateway cities in China. Then after you get your Tibet Travel Permit, you can take the Tibetan train or domestic flight to Lhasa. Another option is to enter Tibet from Nepal due to its proximity to Tibet. In this case, a Tibet Travel Permit and a Chinese Group Visa are required. You can choose to either by a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, or an overland trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa. As an experienced Tibet travel agency, we offer a wide range of Tibet Tours including China, Tibet and Nepal. Here is how to get from Malaysia to Lhasa.

How do I get from Malaysia to Tibet? The methods from Malaysia to Tibet:

1. You can fly to mainland China first and then take a plane or a Tibetan train to Lhasa.

2. You can land in Nepal and choose a flight or road trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Method one: Malaysia – Beijing/Shanghai - Lhasa

There are many flights from Malaysia to Beijing and Shanghai. As there are several different airlines operating flights, so it is better to choose the most suitable flight.

If you choose to fly to Shanghai, it will take about 6 to 7 hours, and the flight cost is about RMB 2,000. After arriving in Shanghai, you can travel on into Tibet by plane or by train

Method two: Malaysia – Chengdu – Lhasa

One of the best routes from Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia to Lhasa is to take the direct flight to Chengdu. Due to there are many direct flights from Chengdu to Lhasa, according to different airline companies, the average fee is between RMB 1,840 and RMB 2,200. Highly recommend the tourists to book the ticket via the internet and to choose the most suitable flight according to your schedule. It approximately takes about 5 hours from Malaysia to Chengdu, and the ticket fee is in between RMB 1,700 and RMB 2,000. The total hours will be different according to your departure place and the transit time.

Method three: Malaysia – Kathmandu – Lhasa

From Malaysia to Kathmandu of Nepal, the ticket fee is in between RMB 1,600 and RMB 2,000, and takes about 5 - 6 hours, according to the depart place. From Nepal to Tibet is also a popular choice. The train from Kathmandu to Tibet has not launched currently. However, you may enter Tibet via overland tour, which will pass through the Gyirong Border, which is a good choice for overseas tourists. Or, you may choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa directly.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Kathmandu is the only country to have the direct flights to Lhasa, with flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa costing about US$300. The flight time is relatively short, with the journey of 600 kilometers; it spends about one and a half hours. There are two direct flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa, CA408 (12:10-16:00) and 3U8720 (11:30-15:05), you can check the direct flights in advance.

Road from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Overland travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa is more popular with many tourists than flight. Our co-worker will transfer you to Gyirong Port, which is now the border between China and Nepal. After you go through the customs, our Tibetan tour guide will pick you up on the Tibetan side. Due to the rise of elevation, you will stay in Gyirong County to get used to the environment, and gradually head east to visit Tingri, EBC and Shigatse before arriving in Lhasa. This classic tourist route has many stunning sights, Himalayan peaks, magnificent Buddhist monasteries and sacred mountains, lakes, as well as unlimited opportunities to meet local Tibetans and explore their exotic cultures and customs.

Tibet Travel Permit application for Malaysians

1. From mainland China to enter Lhasa

When boarding a plane or train from mainland China to Lhasa, foreign guests are required to present the Tibetan Travel Permit and valid passport. Therefore, before entering Tibet, Malaysian tourists need to send us the scanned copies of their valid passports and visas 30 days in advance (if it is not "Type - L visas", they need to provide not only the passports and visas, but also work certificate or invitation letters). In general, the Tibet Travel Permit can be issued 7-10 days in advance of the tour.

If you take the train to Tibet, we will send the attached scan format of the Tibet Travel Permit to your mailbox, and you will only have to print it out on an A4 size paper before boarding the train, and with the hard copy you are able to board the train towards Lhasa.

If you take a plane, we will send you the original copy of the letter to the domestic city of your transit in advance, and having our local co-worker to deliver it to your hand. You must be able to board the plane by the original letter of the Tibet Travel Permit.

2. Entering Tibet from Nepal

Entering Tibet from Nepal requires a Tibet Travel Permit and a Chinese Group Visa (If you enter Tibet from Nepal, no matter whether you have applied for a Chinese visa or not, it will be invalid. You must apply for a Chinese Group Visa in order to enter Tibet from Nepal). Our travel agency can help you with the necessary documents.

Therefore, if foreign tourists enter Tibet from Nepal, they only need to provide their valid passports. Our company will arrange the Tibet Travel Permit and the travel invitation letter (approved by the tourism bureau, which is used to apply for Group Visa) in advance and send them to our Nepalese co-worker. Once you arrived in Kathmandu, our co-worker will help you to obtain a Group Visa from the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. Although it has been called a "Group" visa, you do not have to be from a group. The specific process is as the following:

Day 1: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will collect your original passport and assist you in completing the application form

Day 2: The co-worker will return your original passport and bring the issued Group Visa back to you at your hotel.

Day 3: Entering Tibet with scanned copy of Tibet Travel Permit, Group Visa and Original passport.

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