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Giuseppe ColangeloMar,22 2018 07:27:06
Dear Sirs,
We are three adults who are planning to visit Kathmandu and Lhasa. On 24 Aug afternoon we will arrive in Kathmandu with different flights arriving from Doha and muscat. How long will it take to get the Tibet ViSa if we make application in Kathmandu? Two of us will have the flight back to Italy on 31 Aug at 1645 via Doha, while I will have to be in Seoul on 31 Aug. if I take one way to Lhasa from Kathmandu with a Tibet ViSa, can I take air China flight from Lhasa to Seoul via Beijing ( I will not go back to Kathmandu)? In Beijing I will only change the flight. Or do I also need a visa for continental China?
Thanks a lot. Kind regards,
Giuseppe
admin(04-18,2018): Dear Giuseppe Colangelo,
Thanks for your inquiry

Tibet Group Visa:
Please note: 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, then the 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, you will need to pay for the group visa fee and the agent’s service fee to the agent seperately, this fee is not included in our tour cost. for the fee, you can refer to this link, http://www.exploretibet.com/visa-permits/ just for reference. Your schedule in Kathmandu should be like below:

Day 1: Arrival in KTM
Day 2: group visa apply (must be embassy working days)
Day 3 :group visa collection(must be embassy working days)
Day 4: obtain visa by 11:00 (must be embassy working days)
Day 5: fly to Lhasa
So ,yes you can you take the flight from Lhasa to seoul via Beijing with Tibet group visa.
Rex(your trip advisor)
David HankinsonMar,09 2018 17:17:44
I am an Australian citizen and I am hoping to visit Tibet in October/November. If possible, I would like to join a tour from Lhasa to different parts of Tibet and then to do some voluntary English teaching at a local college in Lhasa which is owned by a Tibetan. The owner is the friend of a Tibetan student who Is studying in Australia.  I know this Tibetan student and she would like to show me around Lhasa if that is possible. Please let me know how I can obtain permission to do this.
Thank you
David Hankinson
admin(03-12,2018): Dear David,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Rex from Explore Tibet.

Permit application: Tibet Travel Permit
Tibet travel permit process takes around 18 days and we need 3 days to send you the permit in mainland China. We also need your passport and China visa copy for the permit application. Please send me clear photos or scan copies. If your China Visa is not an “L” visa, then you must also provide additional documents such as student certificates, work permits, residence permits and so on.

Tour information: Tibet Group tours
Since you are two traveler , I advise you to join the 8 days EBC exploration group tour . since it is cheaper. We have 1st ,12th ,19th, 26th , 31st in Oct and 7th, 14th ,21st in Nov. for you to join .

Cost is USD900 per person, except 1st , and 12th in Oct, cost is USD960 if you can confirm booking 3 months in advance, I can offer you 5% off.

For teaching at the college, if you just experience in there for couple of hours, that is okay, we can arrange that for you, but, if one day or more days which will make it impossible. For your friend show you around Lhasa, yes, workable, but all need to with guide.

So I advise that you can let her/him show you around Lhasa in the morning, then in the afternoon, go to the college for experience, so, only one day private tour needed, which costs USD160.

Best regards,
your personal trip advisor
Rex
Leon BrassJan,20 2018 02:17:58
Hello,
I am travelling with a friend from Beijing to Katmandu via Lhasa. Can you offer any advice on how to tour from Lhasa to Katmandu?
This will be mid April, there will be 2 of us. We don't mind travelling with others. We are Canadian.
Thank you,
Leon Brass
admin(03-07,2018): Dear Leon Brass,
Thanks for your inquiry, this is Mia from Explore Tibet

Tibet Group Visa:
Please note: 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, then the 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, you will need to pay for the group visa fee and the agent’s service fee to the agent seperately, this fee is not included in our tour cost. for the fee, you can refer to this link, http://www.exploretibet.com/visa-permits/ just for reference. Your schedule in Kathmandu should be like below:

Day 1: Arrival in KTM
Day 2: group visa apply (must be embassy working days)
Day 3 :group visa collection(must be embassy working days)
Day 4: obtain visa by 11:00 (must be embassy working days)
Day 5: fly to Lhasa

Best Regards,
Mia (Your Trip advisor)
ElouisaJan,05 2018 20:26:30
Hey. I am interested in doing the Mount Everest Tour. I am a single traveler located in Shanghai. What would be the price, if I join the tour for Februar 1st (trying to share a room).
Thank you
admin(03-07,2018): Dear Elouisa,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Rex from Explore Tibet

Tibet tour information:

I recommend you to do 8 days EBC exploration group tour, please check the screenshot of cost and departing dates below. At most 10 people in a group. Cost is USD799 per person. On 1st Feb. Single supplement is USD161, good news, we just have a female traveler who would like to share the room. So that you can avoid the single supplement fee.

Best Regards,
Rex(Your personal trip advsior)
Elise GingrasDec,29 2017 11:07:37
I am looking at your 10 days EBC group tour starting the 23 rd of April 2018.
I am a single traveler, I want to know, since there is nobody else booked for that tour yet, if I have to wait for someone else to make a reservation, before I can be certain that this tour will take place.
Is it also possible to add one more day to the tour?
Planning of flying, the 3rd of May, out of Lhasa to Chengdu and then Beijing, and the next day to Canada.
How often is there flight cancellation or delay, out of Lhasa, at that time of year, because of weather issue?
Thank you
Elise
admin(03-07,2018): Tashi Delek (greetings) from Lhasa, Tibet.
Thanks for your inquiry, this is Samdup from Explore Tibet,
Since you are a single traveler, it’s a good option to choose to do a join tour, as you can travel Tibet with more reasonable cost.

Usually, if you book the tour before 95 days in advance then we guarantee the departure even you are the only on till last minute. If you book the tour less than 90 days then we cannot give guarantee departure and you might need to make changes. Another option if you book the tour less than 90 days is, you can join another group tour starting on the same date and we have similar group tour like 8 days. I am sure this will be a great option as well.

Regarding the flight delays and cancellations, it’s usually very less happening in May due to weather condition, I should say around 18% gets delay and 5% cancellations due to weather condition.
Best Regards
Samdup (Your Trip Advisor)
ChanakiDec,24 2017 10:07:18
Greetings!
I'm planning a trip to Bhutan in first week of April and trying to see whether I can also visit Tibet .
I am a solo female traveler , Buddhist , spiritual seeker holding Srilankan passport.
I like the itinerary of 10days cultural and spiritual odyssey.
As I understand , Single travelers cant travel in Tibet , am I right ?
do you have any smaller groups I can join ?
I also like to to the train tour from Xining to Lhasa or other way around .
Can you please advise the current procedures .

Thank you ,
Chanaki
admin(12-26,2017): Dear Chanaki,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Mia from Explore Tibet, I am very happy to be your personal trip advisor, I am confident that I can answer all the questions you may have based on my own experience and help you plan a memorable tour in Tibet.

Explore Tibet is one of the few Tibetan owned agencies based in Lhasa, we practice Responsible travel by using local services and employ locals as much as possible. We use Tibetan drivers and tour guides for their strong Tibetan Cultural and religious background to make your travel unique and authentic.

Tibet Travel Permits;

Tibet Travel Permits, is an essential permits needed for all the foreign travelers and this permit can be obtained around 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.

Take train to from Xining to Lhasa is a good idea. If you will take the train to Lhasa, then you only need the copy of the permit to aboard the train.

The soft sleeper train ticket from Xining to Lhasa is CNY1, 100 per ticket.
The hard sleeper train ticket from Xining to Lhasa is CNY700 per ticket.
Tour information:
(Option A) According to your interest, I recommend our 10 days cultural and spiritual odyssey private tour, for private tour, there are only you four, guide and driver in this group, you can decide on when you would like to start and end this tour, on the way of traveling, you can decide where to stop to take pictures or stay for longer or shorter time, if guide says it’s safe and are allowed, it’s more flexible.

The cost of the 10 days cultural and spiritual odyssey private tour is USD2, 700per person based on one people in the group &twin-bed room.

10 days Cultural and Spiritual Odyssey;

(Option B)
According to your interest, I suggest that you can join our 8 Days EBC Exploration group tour

Best Regards
Mia (Trip Advisor)

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