There are many ways of entering Tibet, which can be summarized into the following types:
Train: the advantages are safety, punctuality and low price. At present, several cities in China have opened direct trains to Lhasa, which is the most economical way to enter Tibet while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. It is economical and free to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. All train tickets during peak season are often hard to get. If you plan to travel to Tibet by train, make sure to book the train tickets in advance.
Aircraft: aircraft is the fastest vehicle into Tibet, high in the air can see the majestic mountains and lakes different from the land experience.
Self-drive: sichuan-tibet, qinghai-tibet and xin-tibet roads are now very good, choose affordable urban SUV or high-end SUV, bring old drivers, together to experience the extreme experience of plateau driving. Some small sections of the sichuan-tibet and yunnan-tibet lines have fallen rocks and mud-rock flows. Snow and ice form. There are more large trucks on the qinghai-tibet line.
Chartered car: now there are many customized chartered car service, you can arrange the trip freely, also very convenient oh. Warm reminder: charter must find a regular car rental company, and try to perfect the details, so as not to produce unnecessary disputes in the future.
Cycling, hiking: cycling (including cycling, motorcycle driving), hiking into Tibet, provided you have enough cycling experience. Cycling in the plateau is a challenging thing, not only physical strength, more important is perseverance and endurance, over mountains, wind, rain, snow, hail, wilderness survival ability, camping ability, drinking water, food, heating and other practical problems have to deal with.
Hitchhiking: hikers call it the “wandering all over the world.” This method is economical, but it needs enough time and patience, and enough dry food and water, because some areas (ali xizang line) may not see a car for a long time, and there is no place for food and lodging. At the same time, they should also have the ability to walk and be prepared to survive on foot when they don’t get a free ride.