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Kunming, celebrated as "Spring City", is well known for its diverse cultures, breath-taking natural scenery and pleasant climate. With a history of more than 2,400 years, Kunming was the gateway to the famous Southern Silk Road or Tea and Horse Caravan Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Burma and India. You can start your China Tibet trip from Kunming and stay one day to visit the World Natural Heritage Site - Stone Forest, Dianchi Lake, Kunming Green Lake and Yunnan Ethnic Village, etc.
Although there is no a direct train from Kunming to Lhasa, you can take high speed bullet train to Chongqing or Chengdu, or flight to Xining from Kunming, and then take Qinghai-Tibet train to Lhasa. From Kunming to Lhasa, there are 6 direct flights each day operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Tibet Airlines and Air China. It is very convenient to travel to Tibet from Kunming.