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- Is independent tour allowed in Tibet?
- How much tour freedom do I have if I must need a tour guide?
- What all travel permits do I need to apply for if I travel to Tibet?
- Can I get the permit in my country before arriving in China?
- Is it possible to extend my visit in Tibet after my permit expires?
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Issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), Tibet Permit is a two-page A4 size document that allows you to enter and travel in Tibet. Tourists can only get this permit from a local tour operator in Lhasa whom you book a tour with. To apply for the permit from the TTB, you have to send by email the scan copy of your valid passport and Chinese visa to your Tibet tour operator at least 15 days before the tour because the application & approval takes about 10 days.
There is no "permit-only" service from your tour operator, tour guide, vehicle and accommodation are all indispensable parts of this packaged tour like the Tibet permit.
- Tibet Permit Guide
- What is Tibet Permit
- How to apply for Tibet Permit
- Where to get my Tibet permit
- When to get my Tibet permit
- Tibet Permit from Nepal
Across the world, there is only one direct international flight to Lhasa that departs from Kathmandu, Nepal; besides, the Chinese Customs at Zhangmu that borders Nepal is also the only Customs that allows international tourists ... view more
Like previous years, Tibet opens to foreign tourists again from the very beginning of April after the complete closure in March. To some degree, April is seen as the beginning month for Tibet inbound tourism each year and Tibet permit policy declared in each April serves like an indicator for the whole year remains. Yet, it is still very hard to expect what's the next possible policy change could be. The new policy (restriction) could come out anytime if there is any sensitive event (anniversaries, visit by central-government officials or foreign politician) approaches or unexpected suddenness (social unrest, strike) take place. Based on our close relationship with related governmental bodies and rich experience in Tibet tourism, we will keep updating the latest Tibet permit policy in 2017 here if there is any new regulation come out. view moreUPDATING 2017 message
Notes: since China-Nepal border still remains closed due to the earthquake devastation in 2015, so now it's impossible to travel overland by car from Lhasa to Kathmandu, and so the permit for this overland tour cannot be obtained at this moment.
Updated on 17th, March, 2017
Tibet is part of China politically, so to travel into Tibet, a valid Chinese visa is a must-have document for sure. Tibet is the only province in China that requires a travel permit and a pre-organized tour for non-Chinese tourists.
There is no “permit-only” service for Tibet tours; the permit is part of an organized tour. To get the permit, you have to send by email the scan (or photo) copy of your passport and Chinese visa to your Tibet tour operator who will help to get it at Tibet Tourism Bureau; however, when you go to a Chinese ... view more
Tibet Permit FAQ
Tibet permit cost & Tibet permit price Can we apply for the permit online? Can I apply for the permit after my arrival in China? Can I apply for the Tibet permit in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu? Can I get my Tibet permit in New York (London, Pairs, Hong Kong)? How can I get my permit if my London-Lhasa flight only has a layover in Beijing about 3 hours? How can I get the visa if I cannot show embassy the round trip air tickets that leaving China? Tibet visa (Chinese Group Visa) from Kathmandu within 5 steps