Country that doesn’t need Visa to get to Tibet
For visiting all the international travelers are required a valid visa on a valid passport and Tibet travel permit. But Tibet tourism bureau doesn’t need a visa from the citizen of these five countries to get the travel permit.
According to the latest update on the China Consular Affairs website. They listed 11 counties with mutual visa exemption, these countries are Ecuador, Serbia, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Bahamas, Republic of Fiji, Grenada, Mauritius, Republic of San Marino and Seychelles. Along with these 11 countries, travelers from Singapore, Japan, Mongolia, and Mauritius does not require Visa to travel to China.
When applying for Tibet travel permit, we don’t have to submit the visa for the citizen of Singapore, Japan, Mongolia, Mauritius, and Ecuador. We will only submit their passport when applying for the permit.
For all travelers from the other countries around the globe, you will need to get the Chinese Visa to Visit Tibet and any other part of China. China doesn’t issue Visa on arrival. You will need to apply for it from the Chinese Embassy in your local area or country of residency.
To visit Tibet, Chinese Visa and valid Passport the primary document required. We will be needing your Visa and passport copies for applying for the Tibet travel permit. In addition to the above-said document, we will have to make your Tibet travel permit in Lhasa. The application of the Tibet permit will take from 15 days to 30 days depending on the places you will be visiting here in Tibet. So you will have to apply for the visa and Send us the electronic copy of both your passport and Visa with the appropriate time gap to apply and send it.
Independent travel and Tibet travel permit the only service is not allowed in Tibet travel regulation. You will have to book the tour service from the Local Tibet travel agency in Lhasa like us (I-Tibet Travel and Tours). Once when you confirm the tour itinerary and booked the tour with us, you will have to send us your visa and passport for us to make your Tibet travel permit at Tibet tourism Bureau office in Lhasa. It is so far the only governmental agent issuing the permit.
If you are the citizen of countries not listed above for Visa-free entrance in Tibet. And if you are concern about getting your Visa and the Tibet travel permit. We send you a visa invitation from Tibet Tourism Bureau. which will secure your visa. Tibet travel permit process and regulation has become less restricted over the year. We have been host international travel since 1997 making us one of the oldest travel agency in Lhasa. Over these years we have 100% success rate in obtaining Tibet travel permits for thousands of travelers per year.
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.