Latest Tibet Travel Update

Tibet Travel Update

Following are the latest Tibet Travel Update for the Year 2019. We will update it as there is an update of anything related to Tibet tourism. Read More Here

Eco friendly eletric Bus at the Mount Everest BasecampNew Eco-Friendly Electric bus service has been started (from 1st June 2019) at the Mount Everest Basecamp in Tibet.  The Bus Service is started by local government to reduce the Impact and carbon emission of the cars at the Mount Everest Natural reserve.

The two-day Top Urgent Visa:
This service has been suspended and is not applicable right now. I don’t know yet when they will resume this service again. We will inform all of you as soon as we hear from the circulars from the Chinese Embassy. Please tell your clients not to book their tickets think they will get in 2 business days. (I mean applying today and getting the visa tomorrow).

The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has announced new restriction for the Chinese Group Visa. According to this restriction, these 26 nationalities should obtain the Chinese visa or  Tibet Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in their home country:
Those 26 countries are; 

1) Pakistan  2) Bangladesh  3) Sri Lanka  4) Afghanistan  5) Azerbaijan  6) Lebanon  7) Syria  8) Iraq  9) Iran  10) Kazakhstan  11) Kyrgyzstan  12) Tajikistan  13) Turkey  14) Uzbekistan  15) Albania  16) Democratic Republic of Congo  17) Ghana  18) Cameroon  19) Kenya  20) Libya  21) Mali  22) South Sudan  23) Nigeria  24) Somalia  25) Tunisia  26) Chad.

The Tibet tourism bureau is accepting Tibet travel permit application after a month closure (Feb 25th toMarch 30th, 2017)

The visitor can start visiting Tibet starting 1st April 2017. the fast track permit application would take at least 10 days.

Depending on the place of the visit, Travel permit may take 7-29 Days to process.

Responsible Tourism

I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.

As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.

Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour

All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.

b) Incentives for practice

Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.

c) Staff Training every winter

Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism.  We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.

d) Tree Plantation

Some portion of the tour money  are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.

e) Smaller group size

All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.

f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet

During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

1: We nothing leave mother behind.

We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.

2: We protect the grassland

A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.

3: Collecting the garbage along the way.

We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise.  For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.

It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

I-Tibet travel is local Tibetan travel agency based in Tibet. Being register in the year 1991, as Tibet Whole world international travel Co.Ltd.  Makes one of the oldest Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Thus we can to make all the Document require for your Tibet travel including travel permits. Our service includes wide ranges of Tibet tour packagesTibet group tour for Budget Travel. Also, You can book your Tibet flight tickets and Tibet train tickets. So, We hope you will choose a Local Tibetan travel agency to travel to Tibet.

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