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Can I get my Tibet permit in New York (London, Pairs, Hong Kong)?

For tours from April to October, the Tibet permit will generally be issued to your tour company only about 5 or 6 days before the trip starts. There is no DHL or UPS courier service in Lhasa, so firstly, there is no enough time to courier the permit to New York. Considering your permit will not be checked out of China, so secondly, it's pointless to courier the permit to New York. There is no direct international flight (except from Kathmandu) to Lhasa, so anyway, you have to connect another domestic flight from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chengdu to Lhasa, and your permit will only be checked at airport in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chengdu. Based on the above reasons, your tour company will just courier the permit to your hotel in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chengdu where you connect another flight to Lhasa. You can get your Tibet permit upon check-in at your hotel. Normally, a 3 days' courier from Lhasa can reach any big city in China; so, you can receive your permit from the hotel about 2 or 3 days before the trip.


The above situation only applies to those who take flight into Lhasa from a certain Chinese city, if you take train into Lhasa. The permit scan copy can be sent to you immediately by email when your tour company gets the permit for you 5 or 6 day before the trip. You just need print out the permit and bring along on the train for the possible checking.

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user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature


I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards


Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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