Widely recognized as “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is such a dynamic and fascinating metropolis of China. The cultural diversity and economic prosperity make it extremely difficult to define this vibrant city with a couple of words. Travelling in Hong Kong, you will find it hard to resist countless finger-licking cuisines; the highly developed shopping streets simply allure you to shop till drop, not to mention the exciting nightlife and intriguing night market.
Free international arrival hub - Hong Kong is visa-free for most countries in the world. And there are flexible international flight schedules connecting most of international cities in the world;
Gate to the mainland China - from Hong Kong, you can easily travel to major destinations in China, such as Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Xian, etc.
Paradise of tourists - all grades of travelers easily find their confortable way to have fun in Hong Kong
If it is your first time to visit Hong Kong, you can stay there for longer. But usually, we suggest you only spend one or two days except the arrival day in Hong Kong to explore the landmarks, such as Repulse Bay, Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, etc, then take a flight to the inner mainland, because Hong Kong is the kind of place where you may return several times. Since English is highly spoken, western cultre is fully spread, we also recommend independent travel in Hong Kong. You will totally feel like a fish in water!
As for the part in Tibet, there are many destinations waiting for your visit. The only limitation is your budget of time. Lhasa is the transfer center as well as the first destination in Tibet where houses Potala Palaces and many magnificent Buddhism monasteries. Many people usually spend 4 or 5 days to explore Lhasa city and around, and then depart. If more days are allowed, you can extend your trip to Shigatse(2 days), Mount Everest(4 days), Namtso Lake(1 day), Nyingchi(3 days), etc.
As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Hong Kong and Tibet tour by offering tour services such as Tibet Visa Application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Hong Kong-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful travel tips.
Are you planning to tour to China and Tibet? board a flight or train to the holy land Tibet. The following are our specially tailored Hong Kong to Tibet tour packages - enjoyable and budget.
Hong Kong (HK) It is a bustling coastal city full of impressive high rises, and a fusion of eastern and western cultures. It proudly proclaims itself to be 'Asia's World City' and remains a key gateway to China.
To big fans of train journey and budget travelers with enough holidays, travelling to Lhasa all the way from Guangzhou works best for you. You first travel from HK to Guangzhou via Kowloon—Guangzhou Train (2h) and later take Guangzhou-Lhasa train (53:45h) to Tibet. The epic ride covers 4980km and 8 provinces across mainland China. The long hours of train ride are a big challenge for one’s stamina and patience. However, to Railfan, it’s nothing but a heaven. It’s a great opportunity to take a panoramic view of the varied Chinese topography and spectacular landscape.
The good news is that the direct Hong Kong - Lhasa flight (TV9911/ TV9912) operated by Tibet Airlines opened to public from mid-Jan. 2020. The direct flight from Hong Kong to Lhasa takes 4 hours 10min; and 4 hours in reverse. Besides, you also can fly from HK to Xining or Chengdu and later keep flying from Xining or Chengdu to Lhasa. The total flight will take around 10-11 hours to reach Lhasa. Travelling in this way, the cost is fairly expensive and the drastic altitude change from pleasant coastal city to soar Qinghai-Tibet Plateau forms a touchstone to one’s physical fitness. In this case, tourists are more likely to have altitude sickness due to the quick ascent. If you have a tight schedule, this travel route could be an option.
In fact, using both flight and train to Lhasa from HK is the best option you can get. Firstly you take flight from HK to Xining and later take Xining-Lhasa train to Lhasa. The entire journey takes your around 29 hours to reach Lhasa. The benefit is that you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Qinghai-Tibet railway on Xining to Lhasa train. Meanwhile, taking train to enter Tibet gives you more time to acclimatize to high altitude. Therefore, after you reach Lhasa, it’s unlikely to develop acute altitude sickness. This travel route is especially recommended for those who have concerns about altitude sickness and want to enjoy the unparalleled ride and stunning scenery on world’s highest train.
For international tourists who stopover in Hong Kong and plan to enter Tibet from Hong Kong, the prerequisite for Tibet travel is to get Tibet Visa (also known as Tibet Travel Permit). You may follow the easy steps below to get this indispensable travel document.
a. E-mail us the photo copy of your passport and Chinese Visa at least 20 days before your Tibet tour starts.
b. Normally, Tibet Visa will be issued after 2-5 days after we pass your documents to Tibet Tourism Bureau.
For Hong Kong residents, there is no need to apply for the Tibet travel permit. All you need to take is your HK SAR Passport and Home Return Permit.
As a common practice, after we get your Tibet Visa, then we will mail it to your hotel in mainland China, 5-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. To make sure your Tibet Visa will not get lost via mailing, we only mail it to the hotel you stay in mainland China, not in HK. In some extreme cases, our staff will even deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station.
Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, is proud of its unique blend of East and West. World famous skylines embracing the fascinating harbor, typical Chinese tradition and Cantonese accents among the worn-out paths... You can easily travel from Guangzhou to any other hot travel destinations in China by flight or train, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Lhasa, Hong Kong, etc. TTC has designed many classic China tour packages including Guangzhou for you. Please make your choice from our collections or let us customize one for you.
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