- Potala Palace西藏自治区拉萨市城关区北京中路35号, Chinarecommended Potala Palace.Comment.over 2 years ago. ReportDaniel
The train that leaves from beijing is a 48hour train ride. It would give you time to adjust to the atmosphere change. However, if you want a quicker route, air china provides a non stop flight to lhasa from beijing. The tour guides suggest you take a day to adjust if you fly in but it really depends on how you adjust :)
As for tour, you might need to get one ahead of time if you are foreign. I do remember that some tours offered a trip to the everest base camp (china side) which sounds pretty cool if you are heading to lhasa.