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The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You'll Need to Explore Tibet

The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You’ll Need to Explore Tibet

Traveling to Tibet can seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. Since the social unrest in 2008, any form of travel in and out of Tibet has been closely monitored. Visitors must now arrange travel plans through a Tibetan tour agency to obtain the necessary permits and visas. To check off everything off your list,...
Tibet Visa for Indian Citizens

Tibet Visa for Indian Citizens

Traveling to Tibet for most people requires just a Chinese Visa, to get into China first, and the Tibet Travel Permit(Tibet visa), as issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau, to get from China to Tibet. However, for Indian Nationals, there is also a different process that runs alongside the normal one. Indian citizens wishing to...
What is the Chinese Group Visa?

What is the Chinese Group Visa?

As part of the People’s Republic of China, before you can travel to Tibet, or even book a Tibet tour in most cases, you will need to have a visa for visiting China. Tibet Autonomous Region is the only strictly controlled area of China where additional permits are required for travel. The Chinese group visa...
How Do I Get a Tibet Travel Permit?

How Do I Get a Tibet Travel Permit?

When Tibet was first opened up for tourists back in the 1980s, traveling to Tibet was simple. You merely needed a passport, a Chinese Entry Visa, and a small and inexpensive Tibet travel permit, and could travel around the region without any problems. In 1985, China opened up Tibet to tourism, and the Tibet Travel...
Traveling to Tibet from China by Train

Traveling to Tibet from China by Train

Traveling to Tibet is one of the world’s greatest journeys, heading for the highest plateau on the planet. Traveling by train along the Qinghai Tibet Railway from mainland China to Lhasa makes this amazing journey even more spectacular. Trains run to Tibet from mainland China from seven different gateway cities, which gives you a wide...
Good News for the Tibet Travelers

Good News for the Tibet Travelers

We are delighted to inform you that according to the China Daily, the Tibet autonomous region plans to cut the time for issuing travel permits to overseas tourists by half in 2019, the chairman of the region said. The region will improve the service for, and management of, overseas tourists as part of the measures...
Mount Everest Base Camp - The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Mount Everest Base Camp – The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Lying in the far west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the most famous mountain in the world. Known around the globe as the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest has been a challenge for climbers for almost 100 years and is still the pinnacle of mountaineering achievements around the world. More...
Tibet Train Ticket FAQs

Tibet Train Ticket FAQs

The trains to Tibet from the seven gateway cities across China have four classes of tickets, though you will only find three advertised. Officially, there are only three classes of Tickets, Soft Sleeper, hard Sleeper, and Hard Seat, but unofficially, there is also the “unreserved” class of ticket, which you can get only at the...
Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Traveling to Tibet is very different from anywhere else on the planet. This unique destination has some rules and requirements that you will not find with other holiday destinations, both in Asia and around the world. As an autonomous region of China, Tibet is a destination that requires certain permits and passes to get to,...
How to Apply for the Tibet Travel Permit

How to Apply for the Tibet Travel Permit

One of the main permits for travel to Tibet is the Tibet Travel Permit, sometimes known as the Tibet Tourism Board Permit. It is a must for all travelers to Tibet from outside China. International travelers must all have a Tibet Travel Permit in order to get into and travel around Tibet, and the only...
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