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Taylor MaberryJul,19 2016 07:12:25
We are coming to Tibet for tourism for 10 days.  How do we obtain a tourist visa?
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Taylor Maberry,
We cannot help with the Chinese visa application, you need to apply by yourself from the Chinese embassy in your country, and it’s better not to mention your Tibet tour for applying for the China tourist visa, or it will become really difficult, and the embassy will usually reject your application, because they need you to provide with the travel permit to Tibet, but we will need your visa to apply for the travel permit for you, so it’s complicated, the best way, according to our former clients, is not to mention you Tibet tour, only use your hotel/flight reservation records in mainland China to apply for the Chinese visa. Or you can hire a visa agent to help apply. This can only be done in your home country, so we are not able to help with it, I hope you can understand. But once you got your China visa, we will take care of the permit application in Lhasa. But if you are entering Tibet from Nepal, you don't need a Chinese Visa at all, you can apply from Tibet Group Visa in Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tibet Travel Permits info: Tibet Travel Permit is very essential and must for foreigners travelling to Tibet, it can be obtained within 15 days. So we request and appreciate you to confirm booking a tour at least 15 days before your trip starts, the earlier, the better. Then we have enough time to prepare and to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you.
Will need you to send us clear scan copies or photos of passports and Chinese tourist L type visa. If other type of visas, need also either work permit or invitation letter. Once I receive all your documents with your tour deposit then I will process them further to work on Tibet Travel Permit.
Best Regards
Sherry (Your Trip Advisor)
Pau and LauraJul,19 2016 01:24:24
Hi dears! We are Pau and Laura, from Barcelona. In a few days we will divide towards India and Nepal, and we are also exploring the possibility of entering in Tibet.
We are very interested in ask you about some questions and doubts around this possibility.
First, we wanted to ask you on the mechanism to do ourselves with visas for visit Tibet for one week: they can be managed in Kathmandu or we must advance the process from Spain? What documentation do we need to realise the step?
Secondly, and always in case still we were in time of proceeding with our entry, we wanted to ask you about the contacts of the agencies that seem to you to be trustworthier.
In the third and last place, and again in the case that we were managing to enter, what route you would recommend to us bearing in mind that we would count with one week? How much it cost (more or less) one week in Tibet with a all included travel pack
We wait for your response, and in any case, thank you very much for your attention!!
Pau and L
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Pau and Laura,
Dear Pau & Laura,
To enter Tibet, you will need our help organising the Tibet Travel Permits which is the most important documents needed for foreign travellers to enter and visit Tibet. To apply for this, you will need to send us the clear scan copies of passport and Chinese visa. The Process will take around 15 days.
As 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 travellers 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).
Regarding your Trip, I would like to suggest our Group Tour 8 Days EBC adventure, Trip departure date from August 31st, as you will have 3 days in Lhasa for acclimatising the altitude and visit the all 4 main sights in Lhasa. After that you will be taking to visit the Mt. Everest Base Camp and stay overnight there.
Best Regards
Kalsang Namgyal (Your Trip Advisor)
ReichenbachJul,17 2016 03:39:10
Hello,
I would to know if it's possible to get a Tibet travel Permit for 2 days. I would like to visit the city of Yanjing, especially its church, and spend 1 night. And on day 2 come back to Dequin.
Is this realistic or not?
Travel day: 2nd week of August 2016.
Thank you in advance for your answer.
Kind regard,
Jeremy
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Reichenbach,
Tibet Travel Permits:
Tibet Travel Permits, is an essential permits needed for all the foreign travelers and this permit can be obtained at least 18 days. To apply for the Tibet Travel Permits, I will need you to send us, your clear scan copies of passports and Chinese visa.
If you will take plane to Lhasa, you will need to give me your last hotel’s name/address in mainland China before flying to Lhasa , so that when your permit is issued, we will mail it to your hotel, that usually takes 3 days, with the permit, you can board the plane to Lhasa. Thank you.
I think two days is not enough for you, we need arrange one day pick up and one day send off to you. Hope you like it.
Best Regards
Mia (Trip Advisor)
MarinaJul,15 2016 09:11:33
Good morning,
I am planning on going to Tibet next September and I therefore, need to get a travel permit.
I live in China, although at the moment I am not in the country and I do possess a Chinese Visa.
Would you be able to help with the application for the permit?
Regards,
Marina
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Marina,
I am really sorry according to Tibet travel regulations we cannot sell permit without arranging a tour for travellers, any other tour agencies cannot either. Because when we apply for the permit, we need the detailed itinerary and daily program, places you will visit, all detailed information of the tour you book with us, or we are impossible to get your permit, I hope you can understand, thank you.
Since after 2007, the Tibet Tourism Bureau announced that all the foreigner should contract with a Lhasa based local agency where every group or individual tourist is compulsory to lead by a licensed guide and driver for whole trip whether a traveller is doing cycling, trekking or driving tours in Tibet. So, any trip in Tibet is selling in packages or organised tours, freelancers or independent travellers are not allowed in whole Tibet. So all our tour is quoted with packages tour include tour guide, tourist van, permit, accommodation in Tibet. Please take the above point into serious consideration and then plan your tour, since those rules are directly from local government and that is out of our hand.
Tibet Travel Permits, is an essential permits needed for all the foreign travellers and this permit can be obtained at least 18 days. 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.
Best Regards
Mia (Trip Advisor)
Maria Clara Mejia JaramilloJul,14 2016 07:19:09
Hello,
I am planning a trip to China during August.  I am travelling with a friend as backpackers with low budget.  We already applied for a Chinese visa and we would love to travel to Tibet.  I am a little bit confused of the way we should our days in Tibet, Cold you please send me information about it?  are we required to go only with a tour?  isn't it possible to go by ourselves and get the permit through your agency?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Regards,
Maria
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Maria Clara Mejia Jaramillo,
Since after 2007, the Tibet Tourism Bureau announced that all the foreigner should contract with a Lhasa based local agency where every group or individual tourist is compulsory to lead by a licensed guide and driver for whole trip whether a traveller is doing cycling, trekking or driving tours in Tibet. So, any trip in Tibet is selling in packages or organised tours, freelancers or independent travellers are not allowed in whole Tibet. So all our tour is quoted with packages tour include tour guide, tourist van, permit, accommodation in Tibet. Please take the above point into serious consideration and then plan your tour, since those rules are directly from local government and that is out of our hand.
Tibet Travel Permits info: Tibet Travel Permit is very essential and must for foreign travellers travelling to Tibet, it can be obtained within 15 days. So we request and appreciate you to confirm booking a tour at least 15 days before your trip starts, the earlier, the better. Then we have enough time to prepare and to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you.
Will need you to send us clear scan copies or photos of passports and Chinese tourist L type visa. If other type of visas, need also either work permit or invitation letter. Once I receive all your documents with your tour deposit then I will process them further to work on Tibet Travel Permit.
Due to the high costs of travelling in Tibet, private tours for solo travellers or people travelling with less than 4 people can be quite expensive. While group tours in Tibet are NOT required, they are a good way to save money. With a group tour you can join a small group of others and share the costs of a tour through Tibet. Tibet can be expensive if you take a private tour, but small group tours are priced quite well. Tibet is not regarded as a backpacker/ultra-budget travel destination.
I suggest you a few itineraries; 4 Days Lhasa highlights, 6 Days Cultural Experiences and 8 Days EBC adventure.
Best Regards
Sherry (Your Trip Advisor)
Vipin KaushikJul,12 2016 18:16:54
I am Canadian (2-4 Persons) interested in Mansarovar Lake circumference tour in July or August of 2017. Please advise.
admin(07-22,2016): Dear Vipin Kaushik,
Based on your trip information, I am suggesting you to check with our Group Tour15 Days Kailash tour, the itinerary is an excellent designed to help for acclimatising the altitude. Also, you will visit the Mt. Kailash and trekking around it for 3 days. Plus, the tour cost is very reasonable to 2 travellers & also for 4 travellers. At the moment, we can’t give you the exact tour cost for Kailash Tour, as your trip will be in 2017. But the tour cost will be stay almost same to this year’s cost.
Best Regards
Kalsang Namgyal (Your Trip Advisor)

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