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.
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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