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Travel Agency in Lhasa

Tibet Highland Tours

A popular Tibetan-run agency with an office near Barkhor Sq. Contact Small Tenzin or Dechen.
Travel Agency in Lhasa

Tibet Travellers

Owner Tenzin Dondup (MC Tenzin) has a lot of experience organising tours and is flexible with arranging custom tours.
Travel Agency in Lhasa

Tibet Native Tours & Travel

This Tibetan-run agency gets great reviews. Contact Sonam Gyatso.
Travel Agency in Lhasa

Tibet Vista

One of the biggest operators arranging tours to Tibet.
Bank in Lhasa

Bank of China – Beijing Donglu

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…
Consulate in Lhasa

Nepalese Consulate-General

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 …
Post in Lhasa

Heaven Tibet Post Office

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…
Post in Lhasa

China Post

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.
Tourist Information in Lhasa

Tibet Tourism Bureau

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.
Bank in Lhasa

Bank of China Main Office

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.