Like previous years, Tibet opens to foreign tourists again from the very beginning of April after the complete closure in March. To some degree, April is seen as the beginning month for Tibet inbound tourism each year and Tibet permit policy declared in each April serves like an indicator for the whole year remains. Yet, it is still very hard to expect what's the next possible policy change could be. The new policy (restriction) could come out anytime if there is any sensitive event (anniversaries, visit by central-government officials or foreign politician) approaches or unexpected suddenness (social unrest, strike) take place. Based on our close relationship with related governmental bodies and rich experience in Tibet tourism, we will keep updating the latest Tibet permit policy in 2017 here if there is any new regulation come out.
UPDATING 2019 message
Good news is that all the international friends can visit Tibet in whole March, only need to take private tour, not join in any group tours. So you will not miss the Peach Blossom Festival in Nyinchi in March this year.
Updated on 26th, February, 2019
UPDATING 2018 message
Notes: since China-Nepal border still remains closed due to the earthquake devastation in 2015, so now it's impossible to travel overland by car from Lhasa to Kathmandu, and so the permit for this overland tour cannot be obtained at this moment.
Updated on 20th, July, 2018
UPDATING 2017 message
Good News! From 2017, the travel permits for the overland tours from Sichuan to Tibet, from Yunnan to Tibet have been resumed after 8 years suspension. Now, tourists can travel all the way overland by car from Chengdu to Lhasa, from Lijiang or Shangri-La to Lhasa.
Updated on 16th, March, 2017
Tibet travel permit application starts from 15th, March, 2017 officially, it's time to apply for the travel permit for Tibet tours in the beginning of April, 2017. The whole process goes smooth without any problem; some permits even have been approved and issued, which indicates 2017 will be a good year to travel to Tibet because there is no any special restriction.
Updated on 15th, March, 2017
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 I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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