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SarinlakJun,05 2018 23:48:50
Now i stay in Chengdy and planning to go EBC&tibet travel on around end of june, i wanna know the cost if i ask you prepare for the flight tickets from Chengdu to lhasa
admin(06-08,2018): Dear Sarinlak,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Sherry from Explore Tibet
Permit information:

Tibet Travel Permit is very essential and must for foreign travelers traveling to Tibet. The application can be started 2 months before the tour starts, and permit can be obtained in 15 days. We will take care of your permit application in Lhasa.
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 to provide with either work permit or an invitation letter.

Time is getting very tight for your permit application if you plan to travel in June.

We have a 8-day EBC group tour from June 23rd – 30th, if you are able to join in, please send passport and visa today, also confirm the booking today, so we can submit your files tomorrow. Tourism bureau doesn’t work on weekends.

After we obtain travel permit for you, still need 2-3 days to mail it to your Chengdu hotel, you need original permit to board the plane to Lhasa.

Flight tickets:

One-way economy class flight ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa costs CNY1850 (USD290) per person.

Tour details:

8 days EBC Exploration (http://www.exploretibet.com/tibet-group-tours/8-Day-EBC-Group-Tour.html )

Group tour cost is USD900 per person. Max. 10 people in one group.
Single room supplement is USD161.

total tour cost USD1061
Best Regards,
Evangeline Cesar WangMay,28 2018 05:36:12
I am interested on the overland tour from Sichuan to Tibet Lhasa.
We are US passport holders.
What routes will be using? Is it 317 or 318? Are American citizens allowed to travel by car along 317 or 318 highways?
Thank you.
admin(06-08,2018): Dear Evangeline Cesar Wang,

Thanks for your inquiry, this is Mia from Explore 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.

I am sorry to tell you that, right now, foreign travelers are not allowed to go overland from mainland China to Tibet.
But you will have to go either by plane or by train.
We can apply for your Tibet travel permit for you to travel in Tibet by car, or trekking.

You can check our tours here:

If you and share your plan like when you come and how many days, also how many people will come with you, then we can quote for you accordingly. Looking forward to hear from you.
Best Regards,
Brennan EnglishMay,17 2018 13:19:57
I am hoping to go to Tibet in July. I have a work visa and FEC in China that will expire June 30. I was planning to try to cancel it and apply for a humanitarian travel visa extension to get my affairs in order June 25. Will this be too late to arrange the TTP and trip for mid July? Would like to enter Tibet by train from Qinghai.
admin(05-25,2018): Dear Brennan,

Thanks for your inquiry, 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.

As you are holding the Chinese Residence Permits, I also need the working certification of your company in China to work on the permit. Please send the clear scan of your your passport+Chinese Residence Permit+ working certification of your company in China to me .

Here is a template for you to reference.

Your time is OK to visit Tibet on middle July.
Best Regards,
Laurence BigosMay,07 2018 19:07:38
Marcus MalabadApr,14 2018 22:35:35
I’m writing to ask whether you can help me and my friend organize a Tibet tour. We plan on arriving in Lhasa by train from Beijing around July 10. We’re interested in the 8 day EBC + lake tour. Are there fixed departures around this time? I understand it’s the monsoon season in July. If you think the rains will affect our enjoyment of this tour, then we are open to the idea of going somewhere else. We want to experience culture, mountains and great scenery.
Looking forward to your reply. By the way, I’m Canadian (living in the Philippines) and my friend is a US citizen (living in Egypt).

admin(05-15,2018): Dear Marcus,

Thanks for your inquiry,
On July 12th, we have a Group Tour for 8 Days EBC Exploration, this trip is the best tour itinerary because, we provide reasonable amount in Lhasa to acclimatize altitude by visiting the Main Attractions of Tibet, like the Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery during two days stay in Lhasa. Then, driving further from Lhasa to Mt. Everest Base Camp by visiting beautiful lakes and snow-capped mountains. The trip will end here in Lhasa. https://www.exploretibet.com/tibet-group-tours/8-Day-EBC-Group-Tour.html

Yes it is correct that the July is the rainny season in Tibet, though the rain in Tibet has some disciplane that, the rain usually falls in the early morning, late evening or in the night time. Because of the harsh Sun and the high plateau. Due to the rain, the atmosphere in Tibet will filled with more oxgyen level and it is actually the perfect time for you to visiting Tibet, so I am sure that you will enjoy your trip in Tibet specially with us and it will not effect your trip.

Kalsang(your trip advisor)
Balkishan AgrawalApr,14 2018 14:51:57
I am an Indian, I would like to visit Tibet in May, planning to arrive in Lhasa from Kathmandu (NEPAL).
Please let me know the procedures as to how I can obtain Tibet Travel permit/s, is there anything else I should know ?
How about the hotels and airport pick and drop.
Would like to know more about the climatic conditions.
Looking forward to your most positive response.
admin(05-14,2018): Dear Balkishan Agrawal,
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
Timing is not enough if you come in May, so I advise you to travel in June.
Tibet tour information:
Here I recommend you join 8 days Mt. Everest group tour. cost is USD900 per person, at most 10 people.
We have departing date in June 2nd ,9th ,14th ,19th ,21st ,23rd ,28th. For you to join.

For climate, please check the temperature rate in the attachment.

Rex(your trip advisor)

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