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Muhammad Arshad ZiaDec,15 2014 22:37:03
I want to visit Tibet  for a 4 days trip from 31.12.2014 to 03.01.2015. Is that advisable? If yes how to get the Visa or permit in UAE (I  am Pakistani national and work in Abu Dhabi-UAE.) Also what are the air lines operating from UAE?
admin12-162014): Dear Muhammad Arshad Zia
Thanks for your post on our website and if you confirm the booking before Friday and send the documents (clear scans or photos of your passport and Chinese tourist visa) for the Tibet travel permit application then time will be just enough because the process takes around 10-15 days.
If you will take the flight to Lhasa you will need to transfer at least one time in mainland China will you book one night hotel in mainland China? so that when your permit is issued I will need to mail it to you for boarding the flight to Lhasa.
I have checked the flight on Ctrip for you there’s one direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu EY818 08:25 – 19:00 flying 6h35m then you can stay one night in Chengdu take the morning flight from Chengdu to Lhasa which takes only 2 hours.
Or you can take connect flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha then to Chongqing then to Lhasa.
I hope that’s helpful we are not able to help book the international flight but can help you book the domestic flight to Lhasa. let me know if you have any questions.
4 days Lhasa highlight;
(B)=Breakfast;
DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN LHASA EITHER BY AIR OR TRAIN.
DAY 02. LHASA ESCORTED TOUR. (B)
Attractions; Potala palace Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street.
DAY 03. LHASA ESCORTED TOUR. (B)
Attractions; Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.
DAY 04. LHASA AIRPORT/TRAIN STATION SEND OFF. (B)

Cost for the above private tour is CNY5300 for you one person.

Tour Cost Includes:
- All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
- Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;
- Private transportation in Tibet: comfortable van or 4WD land cruiser (car gasoline is included);
- Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;
- Lodging: comfortable class Tashitakge Hotel in Lhasa;
- Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;
- Oxygen canisters: 1 oxygen tank for the group;
- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
- First aid kit;

Tour Cost Excludes:
- Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended);
- Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages laundry phone call etc.);
- International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);
- Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet costs USD5 per person);
- Gratuities for the guide and driver.

I hope the above information is clear if not or if you would like any revise please feel free to ask me. : )
Have a good day!
Best Regards
Sherry (Trip Advisor)
Xin ZhangDec,14 2014 04:32:15
Hi my name is Xin Zhang I currently lives in US. I am going back to Tianjing in the end of April to visit my family. I would really like to visit Tibet while I am there. I will have 3 friends plus my mom with me. Here are my concerns. 1) What kind of visa do I need ( we all are US citizen)? 2) what type of tour would you recommend? We all are pretty health and active and we have been to high altitude places. I am really interested in the 8 days Kathmandu Tour. However I am concern it would be too difficult. How many miles/km do you think we have to walk?
admin12-162014): Dear Xin Zhang
Thanks for posting on our website and please check my answers to your questions below if there’s any confusion please write to me thank you.
1. For the Tibet travel permit application you will need to provide with clear photos or scans of your passports and Chinese touist visas (category L). If you are not able to get a tourist visa other category is ok just apart from those two things you will also need to provide with another proof letters. If you will get a Q2 visa for visiting relatives in China you will need to send a letter with every details of the inviting person. Or if you will work in China and get a work visa you will still need to send a work permit letter. So it’s better for you to apply for a tourist visa but please do not mention you are going to travel in Tibet because usually it will be rejected.

2. If you can let me know how many days you are planning to spend in Tibet then I can suggest a tour for you according to the duration time. Thank you very much!
3. If you have been to high altitude places and didn’t feel sick of it I think it should be no problem to reach Everest base Camp around 5000m. Usually we will arrange 2-3 days program in Lhasa to acclimatize and when you are visiting some monasteries or like Potala Palace there are many stairs you need to walk up with the low oxygen in Tibet it should make you feel a bit hard to breath but if you take it slow and drink more water/not taking shower/not getting cold that would be no problem. Apart from that you will need to walk around 2 hours to the base Camp or you can take a mini-bus there. Other parts you will be in car or just a easy visiting around
If you are really worried about the long trip all the way to Nepal border you can also choose our cultural tour which are also very popular check our private tours here please: 2015 Tibet Tours
If there’s any other questions please feel free to write to me. How many rooms do you need per night? And for the best available hotels we can book the 5-star St. Regis Hotel or the Shangri-La hotel for your group. The latter one is new.
Let me know your idea about choosing a tour itinerary and hotel so that I can quote for you. thank you.
Have a good day! : )
Best Regards
Sherry (Trip Advisor)
JosephineDec,09 2014 15:18:38
Hi
I am very interested to visit Tibet. I am 44 years old female from Melbourne.
I am interested to visit the villages and if I. An just visit a family or two.
I would love to see the nature not so much the city also minks temples and maybe to have a night with a family in one of the isolated villages.
Do you have such a tour like this how many days and how much is it please?
Thank you
Josephine
admin12-162014): Dear Josephine
Thanks for posting on our website and for all the information I think we can arrange you to visit a local family as for staying for a night with a local family I will need to check if that’s possible as I haven’t had travelers required that.

Could you please let me know in which month you are planning to do this tour? thank you.
We will need to firstly settle a tour itinerary and then I can quote accordingly visiting a family only takes 1 day so could you let me know how many days you are planning to spend on this tour? if you haven’t had an idea of the travel routes please check on our website 2015 Tibet Tours and let me know if you are interested in any of the tour itineraries so that I will plan for you accordingly thank you very much!
I hope the above information is clear if not please feel free to ask me. : )
Have a good day!
Looking forward to hear more from you. : )
Best Regards
Sherry (Trip advisor)
ElizabethDec,08 2014 03:37:47
Your site is very informative thank you. My husband and I are looking to enter Tibet from Nepal and would like to stay in Lhasa for a month or two. How can we obtain a visa for this extended period of time?

Thank you
Elizabeth
admin12-162014): Dear Elizabeth
Thanks for your post
based on your trip information you mentioned that you would like to enter Tibet from Nepal side. So here now I would like to give a brief information on how you can obtain the Permits and how long you can stay in Tibet with that permits & the visa.

Tibet Travel Permit;
Tibet Travel Permits is an essential permits needed for all the foreign travelers and this permit can be obtained with 15 days so we request and we appreciate you to confirm the tour before 15 days of your trip departure or in advance. So that we can work on Tibet permits smoothly. To apply for the Tibet Travel Permits I will need you to send us your clear scan copies of passports and Chinese visa. Once I receive all your documents with your tour deposit then I will process them further to work on Tibet Travel Permits.

If you plan to come to Tibet from Nepal you don‘t need to apply for Chinese visa all you need to do is to send us your passport scan or clear photo and we will apply for the Tibet travel permit here at the same time we will obtain the Tibet group visa invitation letter here and send it to our Nepalese agent so then our Nepalese agent will meet you at your arrival in Kathmandu and collect your passport to apply for the Group Visa which is compulsory for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal. The group visa application takes at least 2 full working days in Kathmandu therefore please make sure you have enough time for that. (Note: the group visa is only applicable from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu).


For the further information Tibet Group Visa is having the validity of 28 Days. So you can staying in Tibet not more than that 28 Days. So I will need to know how many days would like to travel in Tibet?

based on these information I can suggest some better tour itinerary for you. For the moment please check on our website to have more information about our organizing trip in Tibet. please check here 2015 Tibet Tours

Also I will need to know from when you would like to do this trip?

If you have any questions or need any services then please always feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much and always looking forward to hear from you.

Have a nice day!!!

Best Regards
Kalsang (Trip advisor)
jensDec,02 2014 19:25:53
Hi guys
i am planning to visit tibet next year.
going by bicycle form tibet to nepal.
i am german and my filipina gf might accompany me and a dutch guy.
can you give me more infos how to get a visa/permit.
i am planning to visit in aug/sep 2015.
thanks a lot
jens
admin12-162014): Dear Jens
Thanks for posting on our website
As you are interested to bicycling from Tibet to Nepal 1st I would like to tell a bit about the Tibet Travel Permit. Tibet Travel Permits is an essential Documents needed for all the Foreign Travelers who would like to visit Tibet. To apply for Tibet Travel Permits we will need your clear scan copies of your passports and Chinese visa. We will apply the Tibet Permits once you confirmed the Tour with us. The normal process with take around 15 days during the Summer Season. For that I will need to know from where you will be entering in Tibet?

Need to know;
1. For that I will need to know from where you will be entering in Tibet?
2. Also during the cycling days in Tibet we have very limited restaurants & accommodation on the way to Nepal. What services you will be needed for your trip in Tibet.
Options;
(Cook & Cooking Gears)
(Tents & Camping gears)
3. Do you want to visit EBC then to Nepal? Below is the route map for your trip so please check carefully.

4. How many are you aiming to reach in Nepal? based on my long term experience we usually need 20 Days for overland to Nepal. So please check our website to have more information regarding this trip http://www.exploretibet.com/Private-Tours/Biking-Tours/20-days-Tibet-Biking-Adventures.html

If you have any questions or need any services then please always feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much and always looking forward to hear from you.

Have a nice day!!!

Best Regards
Kalsang (Trip advisor)
Peter LDec,02 2014 14:45:57
Hi I am very interested in your winter tour packages.  Is there still time to apply and receive a visa?  I am available to travel the second half of this month.  I am an American expat living in Dubai.  My brother may be joining me from the US as well.  I am interested in various packages the EBC exploration Overland to Kathmandu or one of the cultural excursions. Please let me know if any are currently planned and available and whether I can get a visa in time.  Kind Regards Peter
admin12-162014): Dear Peter
Thanks for your post on our website
based on your trip information here & before I go further regarding your trip 1st I would like to tell a bit about the Tibet Travel Permit. Tibet Travel Permits is an essential Documents needed for all the Foreign Travelers who would like to visit Tibet. To apply for Tibet Travel Permits we will need your clear scan copies of your passports and Chinese visa. We will apply the Tibet Permits once you confirmed the Tour with us. The normal process with take around 15 days and during the winter time the process will done it much quicker and maybe we will just 8 Days. But I really do appreciate if you can book the tour in advance.

For that I will need to know from where you will be entering in Tibet and what is your next destination after Tibet. based on these information I can give more information for your trip and also which visa will need to enter Tibet. As if you are entering in Tibet from Nepal side then you will no need to obtain Chinese visa from you home based China Consulate. But you will need to receive Tibet Group Visa which is similar value as Chinese visa. So I will need to know from where you will enter Tibet and to where you leave after Tibet? Also I will need to know how many days do you want to travel in Tibet? How any people are there?

Also you mentioned that you would like to travel in Tibet around second half of this month so if I understand correctly then you will entering in Tibet around 16th or 17th of December. Then we are having very limited days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permits. So 1st I will need to know your exact timing for travel in Tibet. Though we still have time to work on Tibet Travel Permits and if you are entering in Tibet from Nepal then still we have time to work on Tibet Group Visa.

So please answer me the above questions and then we can discuss more about your trip in Tibet. But during the winter time we do not organize the Group Tours but we have Private Tours and the Tour Cost is very reasonable.

Thank you so much and if you have any questions or need any services then please always feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much and always looking forward to hear from you.

Have a nice day!!!

Best Regards
Kalsang (Trip advisor)

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