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TIBET PERMIT UPDATE 2012
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This thread is about travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region (T.A.R.). This thread does not include information about Tibetan areas outside of T.A.R. For questions, about non-TAR Tibetan areas please search the TT and/or start a new thread.
For travelers wishing to travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region a permit is required along with your normal Chinese visa. This permit is checked by officials when boarding any flights to ... more »
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Tibet in early August, and (as I'm sure you all know) information is difficult to glean and conditions change quickly.
I'm really interested in visiting Litang during the (possibly happening?) summer horse festival in August, but the logistics seem a little crazy, because everything is so spread out in Tibet. (PS: Does anyone have any solid info on this horse festival? It seems like it was "officially" canceled a few years ago due to the riots, but they still do hold it nearby? I wasn't clear.) I tried to email Tsering/Longlife at the yahoo address I saw online, but it bounced back to me. Anyone have any Litang contacts?
I've posted the Tibet leg of our itinerary below... Does anyone have any comments/warnings/advice? I would love to hear your thoughts, especially if I've written down a route that doesn't exist/foreigners... more »
Aloha all! We are traveling from Hawaii (Americans) in November to Hong Kong, then Beijing. From there, our hope is to fly to and from Lhasa and see a few of the main sites over 2 days before returning. Can anyone recommend an agency that is reputable and reasonably priced? Our budget is one tiny step above backpacker, so we're not looking for a 5-star experience. Also, could you kindly walk me through the process required to visit Tibet? I'll have a Chinese visa of course (I assume I no longer need one for Hong Kong like I did 13 years ago)...will I also need a permit to visit Tibet? Thank you!
Hello! 3 Americans and I are booked for an 8-day tour. We have room for up to 2 more people. It's a great opportunity to join an almost-full van for a reduced tour price. We accept all nationalities. 5 days left to book!
29th of May:Day1-Arrive in Lhasa
30th of May:Day2: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery
31st of May:Day3: Potala palace, Jokhang temple
1st of June: Day4-Yamdrok lake, Gyangtse and Shigatse
2nd of June:Day5-Shigatse to E.B.C
3rd of June: Day6-E.B.C (Rongphu monastery) back to Shigatse
4th of June: Day7-Shigatse back to Lhasa
5th of June: Day8-Leave Lhasa
Hi, I'm Jerret and I'm from the U.S. My friend from the Czech Republic and I are wanting to do a Tibet tour in mid-July which will focus around the 5 day, 81 kilometer trek between the Gandan Monastery and the Samye Monastery - outside Lhasa. Though this is not an easy trek, we believe it will be unimaginably beautiful.
Our tour will also include Lhasa (Potala Palace, Sera Monastary, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Market) before the trek and the drive along the Friendship Highway into Kathmandu, Nepal after the trek (with a stop of Yamdrok Lake.) All in all, the tour will be at least 13 days.
I've been emailing with several tour organizers and have found the trip will (not surprisingly) be expensive, but we still believe it will be very worthwhile. I write to everyone out there now to see if anyone would be interested in joining us in July because, if we h... more »
Me and My (she) friend is on a Trip to Tibet in 2nd week of October 2013. We are driving in from Kathmandu, Nepal and Flying out after the visit for 8/10 days .. primary talk to Tibetan tour company has been okayed. We just need 2 more to form a group for good price. We prefer 1 he and 1 she = 2 as so we are.
We do let you know that tibet tour is never easier yet. However, this year we get quite relaxed regulation (up to report now) .. but it is ever long process to make it true ..Therefore, the early plan is the best with it.
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Hello everyone, my name is Lorenzo and I'm from Italy.
I'm planning to travel to Tibet in August, from Kathmandu, with other 2 friends. The idea is to do Kailash tour + Lhasa. I have few questions:
- do you know any good travel agency based in Kathmandu besides those adviced by lonely planet? Actually I have written to some of them but I have not received any response so far.
- do you think is possible to plan the trip with a travel agency based in Lhasa, like snow lion, even if I'm departing from Kathmandu?
- we would like to stay in Tibet about 20 days, do you think Kailash tour is the best option?
thanks so much in advance!
How can I get over land from Chengdu to Kham without being on an organized tour? Numerous google searches have not yielded any results that don't have to do with going on a tour. I don't want to hire a car (unless there is no other option) because it is too expensive; is there a bus or a train that goes from Chengdu to Kham? How much does it cost? And how expensive is budget travel in Kham?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I am planning a trip to Mount Kailash in Tibet. I am a Malaysian, planing to fly from Kuala Laumpur to
Chengdu or Guilin in China. and on to Mount Kailash.
I read there are many travel agents who organise kailash tours in these cities.
My question is , do these agent accept impromtu tourists, and how long does it normally take
to get permits etc to go to tibet and kailash? If anybody can advise a budget traveller friendly tour agent will be a great help.
I know I need to have a prearranged tour to Tibet and a guide / private transportation in order to get a permit for a trip to Tibet, My question is, can I book my flight to and from Lhasa (from Chengdu) myself without having the permit at that moment. Or can only a travel agency in Lhasa, who arranges the permit, book the flight for me?
Dose anyone have information regarding entry into Tibet from the Humla region in Nepal - Hilsa?
I only want to travel from Hilsa to Mount Kailash and back to Hilsa in max 2 days.
Is it possible to arrange the Chinese Visa and Tibetan permit myself, and also the Guide and driver from Hilsa independent of a travel agency??
Since the policy on Tibet travel permit 2013 removes the restriction on group size and nationality, all travelers can easily get Tibet permit 2013 according to local Tibet travel agency, Tibet travel org. Now you can follow the following steps of applying for Tibet travel permit to make you dream of travel to Tibet become true.
Firstly, obtain a Chinese visa from a Chinese Embassy in your home country. To apply for a Tibet permit 2013, you need to email the scanned copy of your Chinese visa and passport to a licensed Tibet travel agency. All individuals entering China must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months for a single or double entry visa and at least nine months for a multiple entry visa. This should also be the first step of travel to Tibet.
Secondly, design your Tibet tour route because you need to mention where you will go in Tibet when applying for the ... more »
Hello, one the travel agencies informed me that in Lhasa
"If you are not in your hotel room, everywhere you go, you must be accompanied by your guide"
Is this correct??!! I understand I cannot visit Potala or monasteries but to be contained in the hotel room unless walking with a guide??
Hi! I am a british national looking to travel from beijing to delhi from september-november 2013. I will be with one friend (also british) and was looking to start booking flights/organising the trip soon. Can anyone please tell me the current situation in Tibet and if it is possible to travel into the country at the moment? I appreciate the situation is very changable but any information would be very welcome
Planning a visit to those two monasteries in July-August. What is the tourist travel access situation at the moment? Planning to use a private vehicle.
Any insights welcome.
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