Tibet is a vast, mysterious, sacred, and beautiful place that tourists have long been longing for. However, Tibet is located on the northwest border and has limited transportation. For tourists who travel to Tibet at their own expense, the first consideration is how much a trip to Tibet costs. So, let’s learn how much it costs to travel to Tibet together!
- Road fees
1.1 Departure: There are direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou to Lhasa, with ticket prices ranging from approximately 2000 to 4000 yuan. The specific prices depend on factors such as season, booking time, and route.
1.2 Return trip: Tibet train tickets from Lhasa to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other places. The hard seat ticket price is around 400 yuan, and the soft sleeper price is around 900 yuan. The specific ticket price is subject to the actual price on that day.
- Accommodation fees
There are many options for accommodation in Tibet, with standard room prices starting from 100 yuan in hotels and over 500 yuan in luxury hotels. The cost of accommodation in rural areas, Tibetan style hotels, and other places is relatively affordable, with a night’s accommodation cost ranging from around 30 to 60 yuan. Therefore, different tourists can choose according to their own needs and budget, without worrying about accommodation costs becoming a burden on the travel journey.
- Attraction tickets
Tibet has many incredible scenic spots, but each attraction has different ticket prices. Among them, the ticket price of Potala Palace is 200 yuan per person, and that of Namtso Scenic Area is 160 yuan per person. Mount Everest Scenic Area must have a mountaineering license, and the charging standard is 18 yuan per person per day. The ticket prices for other tourist attractions are around 50-100 yuan.
- Catering expenses
Tibet’s unique geography and national culture have created its unique food culture, which has also become an important part of travel. The local staple foods are highland barley cakes, yak meat cakes, and butter tea, which are priced higher than regular meals. The average meal cost is around 20 to 50 yuan. When traveling, please choose according to your own budget.
- Self driving expenses
If you want to travel by car, you need to know more about the costs. The rental fee for self driving is about 300 yuan per day, and long-distance driving insurance is also required, which is about 30 yuan. At the same time, self driving also requires fuel and road and bridge fees. In order to better ensure travel safety, self driving routes need to be planned in advance, therefore, the cost of different travel routes varies.
Based on the above expenses, we can roughly estimate that the cost of traveling to Tibet is between 5000 to 10000 yuan per person. Of course, the specific cost still varies from person to person, as different tourists have different meaningful experiences and acceptable travel methods and standards, and the cost depends on these factors. Meanwhile, the internal territory of Tibet is relatively vast, and a reasonable monetary budget needs to be made based on the actual route situation to prevent cost overruns.