A popular Tibetan-run agency with an office near Barkhor Sq. Contact Small Tenzin or Dechen.
Owner Tenzin Dondup (MC Tenzin) has a lot of experience organising tours and is flexible with arranging custom tours.
This Tibetan-run agency gets great reviews. Contact Sonam Gyatso.
One of the biggest operators arranging tours to Tibet.
The most conveniently located branch is fully automated, with a currency-exchange machine that's much quicker than the main bank branch and ATMs that dispense cash 24 hours a day. Bring your cleanest notes, as the e…
Issues visas in 24 hours. The current fee for a 15-/30-/90-day visa is ¥175/280/700. Bring a visa photo. Chinese tourists have to get their visas here and these are currently free; foreigners will find it easier to …
This branch of China Post just east of the main post office is the easiest place to buy stamps for postcards and letters. It sells a wide range of postcards. Look for the fun range of Tibet-themed ink stamps you can…
Counter number three sells packaging for parcels. Express Mail Service (EMS) is also here. Leave parcels unsealed until you get here, as staff will want to check the contents for customs clearance.
This government organisation issues the permits needed by foreigners to travel to Tibet. There's little reason to visit the office, though the website has some useful tourist information.
West of the Potala, this central branch is the only place to arrange a credit-card advance (3% commission) or a bank transfer. The ATMs outside the building are open 24 hours.