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Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet travel permit is the primary document you will need to get to visit Tibet. It is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa. This document is called in different ways by different tour service providers. We are now familiar with the word such as the Tibet visa, and Tibet permit. Actually, it’s all same, it’s a different name for one single document must for you (foreign traveler) to travel inside Tibet Autonomous region of China. In short, it is a document you need to get entrance into Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s republic of China.

How do I get Tibet travel permit?

Tibet travel permit is a document issued by Tibet tourism Development Committee in Lhasa. Since it is issued in Lhasa, Tibet. Your travel agency or your tour operator in Lhasa can only apply it on your behalf. You need to book a tour with them and you will need to send your passport and visa (if you are not entering from Nepal).

How long will it take to make Tibet travel permit?

The process of making your Tibet permit is could differ as per your itinerary. if your itinerary consists the sensitive place such as like Mount Kailash region (far western region of Tibet), Mount Everest Base Camp and southern Tibet. You permit process could take about fifteen to twenty-one days and even more as per the policy of Tibet tourism bureau and the regional government of Tibet.

If your itinerary only has a Lhasa and central Tibet region. The process could take no more the seven days. overall, the duration for making the Tibet travel permit would differ from Time to Time. please keep following for update.

What are the Documents necessary for applying for Tibet travel permit?

Your Valid passport copy, your visa copy, the bank slip proving that you have actually booked your tour to Tibet. This why every travel agency in Tibet and Lhasa are asking you to send a minimum of 30% of total cost to the tour. If your Chinese Visa is not the L (tourist) Visa. you will also have to submit a letter from your host institution or your spouse along with their ID card copy.

When and where do I get the permit in Hand?

If you are coming into Tibet via a flight from any other major cities of China. You must have the permit in Hand when boarding the plane. You will need to find out and discuss, how there will manage to hand you your Tibet permit. In most of the cases, Your permit will be delivered to your hotel if you are staying overnight in other cities before flying to Lhasa. If you are not staying at any cities but taking transits in other cities. Your permit will be delivered to you at the Airport. I would like to recommend you to do the transit it in Chengdu as there is plenty of flight to Lhasa and it is easier for us to send it to you at the airport.

You must ask the travel agency for the phone number of the delivery person, so you can make a call if he is not visible. What I do most of the time, I would urge all the travelers to take transits at the Chengdu city. Where my elder brother would make the delivery to them.

If you are taking a train to Tibet you do not need the Original permit in hand, you can make a print out your permit from the mail and show it to them while boarding the train. you guide (me, if you are using my service) will be waiting for you at the train station with the Tibet travel permit in hand.

The last criteria are if you are coming from Nepal. Whether you are coming overland to Tibet or flight to Tibet from Lhasa. you will not have a permit in hand until you reach Tibet. Remember, you need to do Visa in Nepal if you are coming from Nepal. please do not apply for a visa from any place other than Nepal. Once when you reach in Nepal we will send you the visa invitation to our associate in Nepal. He will have to go to the Chinese Embassy in Nepal to get a group Visa three days before you real day of departure. please write them an email sometime prior to your Tour. Some of my friends did send them emails and told me they do reply the email.

But to cut all the extra work and extra days in Nepal while applying for the Visa. I would suggest you take transit in Chengdu and your travel agency would have your permit deliver at the airport.

Tibet Travel permit without a tour

No one is allowed to arrange Tibet travel permit without a tour service. You must book the entire tour service with whoever is making your permit. We can arrange Tibet tours including Tibet travel permit.

Tibet Travel Permit

Followings are of Some Other additional Permit to the different regions of Tibet

Aliens permit

This travel permit is required if your tour is crossing into one or more prefectures in Tibet. Like if you are visiting both Lhasa prefecture and Shigatse prefecture. for instance with Journey from Lhasa to Mount Everest Basecamp. This permit is issued by the Local Public Security Bureau and should be applied upon arrival to the Next Prefecture level headquarters like Shigatse or Tsedang. For this permit, it will take only one visit and a few hours to get it. But your guide will have to go to the security bureau office to get the sign at all the other prefecture.

Border Permit

It is an additional permit your travel agency need to apply before your arrival in Tibet. If your journey is reaching at the destination in border areas like Mount Everest, Mount Kailash or if you are coming to Tibet from Nepal. This is an additional permit along with the Tibet travel permit. For this permit, it will take only one visit and a few hours to get it.

Military Permit

This permit is also applied by your travel agency in Lhasa before your arrival in Lhasa. This permit is required if you are traveling into the military sensitive region of Tibet, Like Ngari Prefecture ( Mt Kailash region), Nyinchi Prefecture, Overland journey from/ to Yunan and Qinghai province. This permit will take more than seven days and in total if your journey requires this permit, it will take about a month for all the permit work to be done.

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