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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…
Pharmacy in Tingri

Tingri Private Pharmacy

This extremely dusty pharmacy has a doctor on-call 24/7 that can treat basic ailments, as well as provide simple Tibetan and western medicines. Located in an unmarked shop in a row of Tibetan-style buildings halfway…
Police in Darchen & Mt Kailash

Public Security Bureau

Travellers need to register and have their travel permit endorsed at this local PSB office, though your guide will take care of this. The office is signposted as the 'Foreigner Service and Management Station of Pula…
Police in Shigatse

Public Security Bureau

Your guide will likely have to stop here for half an hour to register and/or pick up an alien's travel permit for the Friendship Hwy, Everest Base Camp or western Tibet. It's in the southern suburbs, near the Gesar …