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Singapore to Tibet

It is very easy to get Tibet from Singapore. All you need to do is to fly from Singapore 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 Singapore to Lhasa.

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

Singapore – Chengdu – Tibet: From Singapore to Chengdu is a convenient and cost-effective method. There are about 3-4 direct flights from Singapore to Chengdu every day, and the flight time is about 4-5 hours. After arriving in Chengdu, you can travel on into Tibet by plane or by train.

Singapore – Guangzhou – Tibet: There are many flights from Singapore to Guangzhou, with promote tickets. Nevertheless, the flight ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa is relatively expensive. In addition, the train schedule is very long, it takes approximately 54 hours from Guangzhou to Lhasa.

Singapore – Shenzhen – Tibet: It is also very convenient from Singapore to Shenzhen, and there are flights from 7am until 7pm. After arrival, you only can choose to fly from Shenzhen to Lhasa.

Singapore – Xi’an – Tibet: There is only one flight from Singapore to Xi’an every day. Flight No. TR134 (17:00-22:35), departure on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flight No. TR136, operate on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The both flights will take 5 hours 35 minutes. If you are going to take the flight, had better to confirm the flight information in advance. After you arrived in Xi’an, the following trip will be easy. The train from Xi’an only takes more than 30 hours, and even to take the flight from Xi’an to Tibet is very convenient.

Singapore – Chongqing – Tibet: There are only two flights each day from Singapore to Chongqing, PN6358 and PN6356 are operated alternately. The flight time is from 00:35 to 05:25. After arriving in Chongqing, you can travel on Tibet either by train or by flight.

Singapore – Beijing – Lhasa: There are 3 – 5 flights from Singapore to Beijing each day, but it takes a little bit longer, about 6 hours. After arrival, you can travel on into Tibet by plane or by train.

Singapore – Changsha – Tibet: There are only one or two direct flights from Singapore to Changsha, every day. Due to the different airlines, please confirm your schedule in advance. After you arrived in Changsha, you only can choose to enter Tibet by plane.

Singapore – Xiamen – Tibet: There are two flights from Singapore to Xiamen each day: MF874 (08:55 – 12:55), and MF852 (15:00 – 19:30). After arriving in Xiamen, you can take the flight to Lhasa.

Singapore – Shanghai – Lhasa: There are many flights from Singapore to Shanghai you may have a lot of choice. After arriving in Shanghai, you can travel on into Tibet either by flight or by train.

Singapore – Kathmandu – Lhasa:

From Singapore to Kathmandu, Nepal, the flight ticket is from RMB 1,600 to RMB 3,800, and takes about 5 – 16 hours, according to the transit place. From Nepal to Tibet is also a very popular choice. The train from Kathmandu to Tibet has not yet opened. 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 Singaporean

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, Singaporean 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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