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Evangeline Cesar WangMay,28 2018 05:36:12
Hi
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.
Evangeline
admin06-082018): 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:
https://www.exploretibet.com/tibet-tour/

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
Mia
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.
admin05-252018): 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
Mia
Laurence BigosMay,07 2018 19:07:38
Marcus MalabadApr,14 2018 22:35:35
Hello
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).

Regards
Marcus
admin05-152018): 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.
Thanks
admin05-142018): 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)
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
admin04-182018): 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)

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