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Two British women seeking at least three more British passport holders to make a trip to Tibet.
Fairly flexible as we are super keen. Roughly the plan is:
-travel by train into Lhasa from mainland China between 1st-15th August. Hard seat $23, hard sleeper $60 from Golmus in Qinghai province to Lhasa 14hour trip for example.
-stay in Lhasa for around a week, getting the required guides locally as needed (I understand a guide is not required in Lhasa itself)
-hire a guide and car to make a trip to the Nepal border (this takes two days so we could stop on the way - this would potentially require additional permits) 250 kuai per day for the guide $100 per day for the car (totally rough prices and that is for the group not per person)
-walk across the boarder where we will all be free to travel with whoever we like and not tell China anything that we do!
So in advance we would ... more »
I'll be trekking in Nepal and will most likely be done by the end of may or the beginning of June, I would like to do a tour of Tibet. I was wondering:
1. Is it possible to arrange all the tours and permits from Kathmandu or is it better to arrange these before I leave?
2. Should I get a Chinese visa before I try to arrange a tour?
3. Any Canadians want to visit Tibet in June?
i know a lot of people also asked this question but i think every year, china is changing the terms of entry to tibet. I read a lot in world wide web for trying to get in without a group. A lot of people written that to bribe on of the authorities is the best and cheapest way. But problem is, you have to know which authorities you have to bribe.
So does someone could help me? Please no chinese travel agency, because i know that you looking in forums like this to offer a guided tour. I just want to see the countryside, walking and exploring a bit.
Thanks in advance for your help!
We want to apply for a Chinese visa, but we are not sure if we can mention Xining at our application. We want to fly to Xining, because this is for us the best option to start our Tibet trip.
We need to show the tickets of our flight at our application, but I read that mentioning cities in Amdo and Kham (like Xining) can cause problems for obtaining a Chinese visa. Do we have to change our flight plans to Chengdu? Or do you think we don't get a problem if we just mention Xining and other big cities like Chengdu, Lijang, Guillin etc.?
Thanks for your help!
P.s. Are there any other Dutch people looking for travel companions for a trip to Tibet around the 10th of April?
P.s. Zijn er nog Nederlanders op zoek naar reisgenoten voor een trip naar Tibet rond 10 april?
Hi Guys n Gals,
A couple of Qns:
1. has anyone used Budget Tibet Tour? They're based in Chengdu. www.budgettibettour.com. Seem legit, but wondering if anyone's used them and how they went?
2. what about altitude sickness? I understand EMS is probs not going to be an issue, but I did suffer from some confusion and co-ordination issues when I climbed Mt Fuji (3776m). Not sure if that was due to tiredness (overnight hike of about 8hrs), but I was ok apart from some clumsiness. How have y'all been travelling up there?
3. We are going on the train from Beijing to Lhasa - do you reckon this is helping with acclimatization? The train reaches heights of over 5000m, but then Lhasa is at about 3800 i think. We will probs have 1-2 additional days at the beginning in Lhasa just to chill and get used to it. Of course that will help, but I'm nervous!! How has everyone else cope... more »
My girlfriend & I are very interested to do the 'Tibet overland tour' in july. Has anyone done this tour?: http://www.ecotrek.com.np/tibet/tours-in-tibet/tibet-overland-tour.html
And if so, what was your experience? And if not, does anyone know a good alternative?
Thanks a lot!
British, mid-30s couple looking to do a tibet tour for 8-9 days taking in Lhasa and Everest basecamp.
Pretty flexible in terms of itinerary but need to travel between 1st and 10th April (+ or - 1 day only)
Get in touch if you fancy joining us.
We, a few Malaysians, are going Tibet between 27th Apr to 11th May 2013.
If interested,kindly contact me if
(1) you are Malaysian or
(2)you are a group of other nationality (already has 5 persons of the same nationality),we would like to join you or your group to have more travelling companions for cost saving.
Hi, my colleague and I ( British) are looking for more British to join in our Tibet tour at end of April. We have booked a Tibet-Nepal overland tour via the friendship highway with budgettibettour company that was recommended to us by one of my friends who travelled with them in 2012.
We will arrive in Lhasa on 28th, April by train from Xi'an. Our trip advisor told us, currently the minimum requirement is 2 people of the same nationality, though we meet the rule now, yet we still want more British to join us because more people means less price and bigger chance to get the permit. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are British and also plan to visit Tibet at the end of April too.
The itinerary is http://budgettibettour.com/small-group-tour/small-group-tour-8-days-lhasa-to-nepal-border.html
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I am hoping to travel between China and Nepal later this year and was thinking of going on an organised cycle trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I realise any trip to Tibet requires that you are on an organised trip so can anybody recommend a tour company that does this type of trip.
I will already be in China and hope to arrive in Lhasa by train and spend several days there to acclimatise before starting any such journey.
Has anyone recently visited the Ani Sangkhung Nunnery in Lhasa? I visited in 2004 & 2007 - & the second visit it seemed to have sprouted a teashop where the water fountain & washing area had previously stood, & i couldn't seem to access the alley way to the meditation chamber originally used by King Songtsen Gampo. Nor was the workshop where nuns used to cut up "mani" strips for prayer wheels being used. I assumed that it may have been closed down by the authoritis as a working nunnery - it certainly felt more like a musem. May be it's changed again?
My partner and I will be traveling to China in April-May and are interested in visiting Tibet. Could fellow US citizens (or anyone who knows) explain the process of getting into, then remaining in, Tibet?
I am arriving in Shanghai on 5 April and hoping to get to Tibet - for about a week or so - during the month's stopover I have planned in China.
Looking for NZ travellers (apparently I only need one other) to get the travel permit for Tibet and possibly do a trip together if compatible.
Please only post a message if you are an NZ citizen who will be in China during April and wants to travel to Tibet.
Im planning an overland trip from India (Lahore) to Indonesia. Myanmar borders are closed, so my route has to go through Tibet. As I understand, then it is possible to get Tibet permission with China visa only from Kathmandu. Ive heard that they give out permits only to groups with atleast 2 people in it and also they have to be from the same nation. Is this infromation true? Is there any way to go through Tibet alone? Finding a travel partner for this time can be pretty hard, because there is only about 1 million people in the world who hold the same passport as me.
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