China is the third largest country in this world. With its rich travel sources, China attracts more and more international travelers from all over the world. Almost all the provincial capital cities are popular for travelers. And Tibet Autonomous Region is always a target place for traveling.
Here, we are gonna talk about how to Travel to Tibet from Changsha.
Changsha is the capital city of Hunan province. It has a history of 3000 years. There are many historical heritages for visiting, such as old wall remains, tomb sites (like Mawangdui Han Tombs), religious temples and so on. What’s more, it is famous for those China revolutionary leaders: Chairman Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Hu Yaobang, Zhu Rongji and so on. What’s more, you will very much enjoy Hunan food in Changsha. The Xiang Cuisine, the Hunan pepper, and many other foods from other cities are very attractive. You also can do shopping things at South Huangxing Road, and enjoy the nightlife there.
So after travelers enjoyed Changsha city in Hunan province, and got ideas to go traveling to Tibet, there will come the question that how to arrive in Tibet from Changsha?
Generally, there are three ways to choose: Take a flight; Take a train; and take a private car. It is not so common to take a private car for travelers. They would love to take a train or take a flight.
The trains from Changsha to Lhasa are also in high demands as other trains from other cities to Lhasa, and the train tickets are sold out very fast. It takes about 45 hours to arrive Lhasa from Changsha. You can choose hard sleeper or soft sleeper. And if you take the train, you can enjoy some beautiful sceneries on the way.
About taking a flight, travelers need to choose according to their needs.
As all of us know, there are 5 airports in Tibet: Lhasa Gonngar International Airport; Nyingchi Mainling Airport; Shigatse Peace Airport; Qamdo Bangda Airport; Ngari Gunsa Airport.
Generally, we will take a flight from Changsha to Lhasa. Most of the Tibet tour products starting from Lhasa city, such as Lhasa city Essential Group Tour; Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour; Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour; Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour; Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour, and so on. And the direct flight from Changsha to Lhasa needs about three hours and a half.
Also, you can choose to take a flight from Changsha to Nyingchi. Nyingchi Mainling Airport is in the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. There is no direct flight from Changsha to Nyingchi. A mid-transfer/stop is needed at Chongqing/Chengdu/Lanzhou. And it takes around 9 hours~20hours to arrive Nyingchi from Changsha.
These pieces of information are just for your reference when you want to travel to Tibet from Changsha, China. You can choose the better ways you like. Or you can also travel to other big cities first, such as Chengdu, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and so on, and then fly/take a train to Tibet.
Tibet is always charming. Thinking about the blue sky, the beautiful white clouds, the pure people with pure spirits and the mysterious cultures, who would like to reject the dream of traveling to Tibet?