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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I'm interested in the 14 day trip from Lhasa to Nepal trip. In in January or February would be great. how much would that be? is there space?
best regards Mo***
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Sorry we do not have any group tour in Jan or Feb to Kailash as there will be heavy snow and the road will be blocked, and also the area would be closed, and no one do the business there, no hotel, no restaurants there. So from Nov to March we would not send any groups there.
If you would like to do this tour, you must plan it from April to Oct. and at present we have the group tour in next 6th May and 29th May, and we will have more available date in future. if you are interested in joining in this, please kindly let me know. Best regards.
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