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Can I apply for the Chinese Group Visa if I travel only by myself alone?

Time: 19-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Although it’s called the Chinese Group Visa, it can be both applied by one single traveler or a group of travelers. That is to say no matter individual traveler or group travelers, as long as they participate in a Tibet tour organized by an authorized local Tibet tour operator in Lhasa, they are allowed to apply for the group visa in Kathmandu. On the other hand, Chinese Group Visa can only be submitted and applied by authorized Nepal travel companies, individuals are not allowed to apply in person at the embassy, but please do not worry that our visa agent partner in Nepal will assist you to obtain it for sure without any hassle.

Chinese Group Visa
Chinese Group Visa

Please note that this group visa only applies to people who plan to travel into Tibet province in China, if you do not plan to visit Tibet from Nepal, you can then apply for a normal Chinese tourists visa by yourself in Kathmandu, which means you get your normal Chinese visa (not Chinese Group Visa) and fly from Kathmandu to either Chengdu, Guangzhou and etc.

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What documents are required to travel from Nepal to Tibet?

Nepal to Tibet visa

To travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa by air or overland, one has to bring passport and Chinese Group Visa; Tibet tour operator will hand the Tibet Travel Permit and pick you up with that permit allows you to travel in Tibet.
How to apply for the Chinese Group Visa? How much time it takes and do I have to stay in Kathmandu to wait for the visa to be approved?

Tibet Visa Kathmandu

The complete procedures guide you how to apply for the Tibet visa, what to prepare, how much time needed and what the visa looks like.
What’s the valid duration of Chinese Group Visa? By using this visa, can I visit other parts of China, like Beijing or Shanghai after my tour in Tibet? Can I extend it while I am in China?

Chinese Group Visa Validation

Chinese Group Visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, also known as Tibet visa, is normally valid for 15 and 30 days.
Do I have to go to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu in person? What documents should be prepared for the group visa application?

Chinese Group Visa Application

Visa application form, passport, visa invitation letter, passport size picture and visa fees are things needed when applying for a Tibet visa in Kathmandu.
Which overland port is open for tourists to travel into Tibet from Nepal? When it opens and closes?

Nepal to Tibet via Gyirong

Gyirong Port(E85.30/N28.85) between China and Nepal is the only available open port for international tourists to travel between China and Nepal by overland
What the road condition like from Kathmandu to Gyirong Port by overland? Is it safe?

Kathmandu to Gyirong Road

There is 170km from Kathmandu to Gyirong, the journey takes around 7 hours. The road condition is not ideally good but the scenery on the way is really good.
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user portrait Mr. Ul*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi Nancy

I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?

Thanks

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Ul***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.

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