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Tibet Permit from Nepal

Across the world, there is only one direct international flight to Lhasa that departs from Kathmandu, Nepal; besides, the Chinese Customs at Zhangmu that borders Nepal is also the only Customs that allows international tourists to enter and exit Tibet by overland. So, there are many international tourists travelling to Tibet from Nepal each year due to this favorable situation. But, to enter Tibet from Nepal, the Tibet permit and Chinese visa process is totally a different story compared with entering Tibet from China proper. What follows is some fundamental and essential facts concerning how to get all documents processed in a right and quick way. 

Fact 1: It's useless to obtain a Chinese tourists visa in your own country or any other third country; the Chinese Group Visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu is the only valid voucher for you to travel to Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fact 2: You cannot apply for the Chinese Group Visa by yourself at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. It will be a visa agent (or a travel company) in Kathmandu who will help you to apply for the visa; you even do not have to show up at the Embassy.

Fact 3: Tibet tour operator will send a Chinese visa invitation letter to the visa agent in Kathmandu that helps you to get the visa into Tibet. To get this letter, all you have to do is to send your Tibet tour operator the scan copy of your passport, 15 days in advance.

Fact 4: You will also have to meet the visa agent in Kathmandu to fill the visa application form, make sure to bring a passport-size photocopy of yourself. The visa agent can submit the visa application form from Monday till Friday (10 AM-2PM), but the visa can only be issued on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday which are known as group visa working days.

Fact 5: Chinese group visa (Tibet visa) fee depends on your nationality and also how soon you need it (how many working days it takes); what follows in the table is the group visa fee standard charged by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

  Normal Urgent Top Urgent
US Citizens USD 140 p/p USD 155 p/p USD 175 p/p
Canadian Citizens USD 120 p/p USD 135 p/p USD 155 p/p
Romanian Citizens USD 80 p/p USD 90 p/p USD 115 p/p
Other Citizens USD 50 p/p USD 65 p/p USD 85 p/p

Note that the above fee in the table is the price charged by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu only, the visa agent in Kathmandu generally charges an amount of visa application service fee too about USD 20 per person.

Check out how to get Tibet visa (Chinese Group Visa) from Kathmandu, Nepal within 5 steps (with picture illustration).

Other Travelers' Questions

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.

user portrait Mr. gene raymond kinne from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
how much walking is there per day.  can a older man over 70 years old in good shape do the walking
Answered by Nancy

Dear Gene Raymond Kinne,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at BTT. For the 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp, there will not be much walking daily as you will be driven to each place and dropped off there. And please no worry about your age, ha-ha… we had clients who were 83 years old taking this tour before without problem, and I think you will be ok too. best regards to you.

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user portrait Mr. Meena Vyas from: 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp
Hi
I am interested in 15 day Kailash-Mansarovar tour probably in Late Oct 2018 so that I will have enough time to obtain visa etc. Which aitrport you expect people to arrive at. Do you help with booking airfares. Does tour include walk around Mt Kailash?
Thanks
Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Meena Vyas,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at BTT. We will have 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp on 15th Oct. and I am sure you will have enough time to apply your China visa. Normally people will arrive in Lhasa Gongga airport(LXA), then our guide will be there to meet people and transfer to downtown with 3 times daily. There will be 3days for trekking around Kailash included, so you will have enough trekking if you will take this tour. I will send you more details by email. Best wishes to you.

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user portrait Ms. Barbora from: 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp
Aloha,
I would love to attend your 15 day Kailash tour. I am rather restricted by time, leaving Honolulu Sept 8 or 9 (plus 2 days) arriving Lhasa probably sept 10 or 11; and need to return between Sept 25-28; do you have any availability?
Thank you,
Barbora
Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Barbora,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at BTT, ha-ha…we have 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp on 12th Sep. and it is confirmed to depart on time. As this tour will be from 12th Sep to 26th Sep. which will be exactly your time. And I will send you the details by email. Best regards.

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