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How to Travel in Tibet from Malaysia

Every year, the number of Malaysians heading to Tibet to experience the stunning scenery is on the rise. Tibet has become a popular destination for Malaysian travellers. A Tibet Travel Agency can assist you with all the necessary paperwork and arrangements to ensure a hassle-free trip to Tibet.

More than 60 per cent of Malaysians practice Islam, while about 20 per cent practice Buddhism. The strong Buddhist culture of the region is a major draw for Malaysian travellers. Almost all of the locals follow Buddhism, and their religious beliefs are intertwined with their way of life and culture.

There are numerous temples and monasteries, as well as holy lakes and mountains, that appeal to Malaysian Buddhists. Understanding the best way to travel from Malaysia to Tibet is crucial for anyone planning a journey to the roof of the world.

Different ways of travelling from Malaysia to Tibet

Malaysia does not offer non-stop flights to Tibet, therefore, you will have to take a connecting flight to China or Nepal before heading to Tibet. You can catch daily non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu, Shanghai, or Beijing in China and Kathmandu in Nepal. The duration of flights to China ranges from 4.5 to 7 hours, depending on the destination.

Flying from Malaysia to Tibet via Chengdu.

Chengdu is the nearest exit from Tibet to Malaysia and one of the most popular departure cities for tourists from all over the world. And not only can you get closer to Malaysian tourists, but you can also stay in the city for a day or two to meet the famous giant panda. There are four direct flights from Bangui to Chengdu every day, and this route is the most convenient. The flight usually lasts 4 hours and 35 minutes, and if the ticket is cheap, it can sometimes be around US$93.

Chengdu is a very good transit city for travellers from Malaysia to Tibet.

chengdu Lhasa Flight

The trip from Chengdu to Lhasa is a short one, taking just over two hours. There are typically 14 non-stop flights to Lhasa available each day.

The Train from Chengdu to Lhasa departs every other day. The Z322 (21:37-09:55) lasted 36 hours and 18 minutes. It is recommended that tourists who need to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa check with their travel consultant in advance if they need to book a train ticket.

There are two ways to get from Chengdu to Tibet: Train or Plane. The train traversed Qinghai Province via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in three days. This is a great way to travel to Tibet because you will see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world along the way. The Chengdu-Lhasa route passes through Lanzhou and Xining, a total of 3,070 kilometres, which takes 36 hours.

The flight from Chengdu to Lhasa only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, and there are usually 14 direct flights to Lhasa every day. The cheap air ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa is about 155 US dollars per person. The only advantage of flying compared to trains is time, as neither will help you adapt to higher altitudes.

Travelling from Malaysia to Tibet via Beijing or Shanghai

In case you intend to visit Tibet through Beijing or Shanghai, you can opt for direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to these two cities every day. Beijing has a total of 3 direct flights, each of which takes 5 hours and costs roughly $152. On the other hand, Shanghai has four direct flights, taking approximately 6 hours per day and costing around $144.

shanghai Lhasa Flight

The flight from Shanghai is not a direct flight but stops at Xi’an. While a flight from Shanghai takes approximately 7 hours and 55 minutes, and a two-hour transit in Xi’an

The train route from Shanghai to Lhasa is the second longest, covering a distance of 4,373 kilometres in 46-47 hours. The train departs from Shanghai every night and reaches Lhasa before noon on the third day. The train offers soft and hard sleeper bunks, costing around US$ 118 per person.

beijing Lhasa Flight

The flights from Beijing to Lhasa are available twice a day, with a flight duration of around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Trains depart from Beijing to the capital of the Tibetan plateau every day, covering a distance of approximately 3,757 km. The train journey takes about 41-42 hours to cross China, passing through six provinces. The train departs from Beijing in the evening and arrives in Lhasa in the afternoon on the third day.

Travelling from Malaysia to Tibet, through Kathmandu, Nepal.

Travelling from Malaysia to Nepal is very different, especially in terms of document requirements for entry into China. There are currently more than 7 direct flights daily from Kuala Lumpur to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The flight usually lasts 4 hours and 45 minutes, and if the ticket is cheap, it can be around US$220.

kathmandu Lhasa Flight

Kathmandu is the only country with a direct flight to Lhasa, a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa costs about US$ 300.The flight time is relatively short, the journey of 600 km takes about an hour. There are two direct flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa, CA408 (12: 10-16:00) and 3U8720 (11:30-15: 10).

Travellers can take planes from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Tibet. It is the only international flight to Tibet. Air China’s flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa depart around 12:10 pm every day and arrive in Lhasa at 4:00 pm local time. Sichuan Airlines has flights departing from Nepal at 11:30 in the morning.

Road trip from Nepal to Lhasa through Krirong Port.

Tourists will enter Tibet through Kyirong Port. It is the only open border between Nepal and Tibet. on Way, you can view Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountains.

When the route to Tibet is planned, start to choose the best season for Tibet travel to Tibet, and the rest of the travel service will be assured to the travel agency to handle it.

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The Tibetan Travel website's creator, hailing from Lhasa, is a cultural enthusiast. They promote responsible tourism, connecting the world to Tibet's beauty and heritage. Awards recognize their contribution.

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