Entering Lhasa from Kathmandu, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, the group visa is the only voucher for you to enter Tibet from Nepal. That is to say it is useless to have any other kind of Chinese visa obtained in any other country. The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu accepts group visa application form from 10am till 2pm from Monday till Friday, but it takes at least three working days to get the Chinese group visa issued. So, please leave yourself enough time for visa application in Kathmandu. Firstly, we will apply for a Visa Invitation Letter with a copy of your passport about 20-25 days before your departure date based on the fact that you book a tour with us that early enough; Next, we will send the visa invitation letter to you and our visa agent partner in Kathmandu (about 10 days before departure date);
Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give your original passport to him, and he will go to Chinese Embassy and apply for the group visa for you. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner and start your tour to Tibet. There are two kinds of group visa application, one is normal application, which takes four working days; another is urgent application, which takes three working days. During visa application, you don’t have to stay in Kathmandu all the time, you can travel other places in Nepal with a photo copy your passport. Different from normal visa printed on the travelers’ passport, Chinese Group Visa is a separate piece of A4 size paper with your name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, entry and exit date of China on it.
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
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?
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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