2019 Tibet Travel Updates

(Photo: Summit of Mount Kailash)

The Tibet travel rules and regulations change often and it is essential to share with all the Travelers so today Tibet Travelers would like to share 2019 few updates to all the Travelers. 

The few updates for the year 2019 from Tibet Travelers

  1. Tibet travel permit situation remains the same as last year with booking the tour a month in advance to issue the Tibet travel permit. 
  2. China visa is necessary to obtain before obtaining the Tibet travel permit from China Embassy in your home country if Travelers plan to travel from China. If Travelers plans to visit Tibet from Nepal, Tibet Travelers will take care of the China Tibet group visa. The group visa from Nepal will take three full working days. The cost is 200 US dollars for US and Canadian nationals and 110 US dollars for other nationals including the 25 US Dollar service fee of our Nepal friend agency. 
  3. Mount Everest updates for the year 2019.
  4. Tibet Travelers Group Tour size and price updates. 
  5. Accommodation in the center of the old town in Lhasa.

Video: Tibet travel beauties

Summit of our world the Mount Everest 

One destination where  90 percent of the Travelers plan to travel in Tibet is the Mount Everest area. 

It is a dream come true for many Travelers to reach near the summit of the world and see the view of a stunning mountain covered by white snow.

The East and the North face of Mount Everest is situated at Tibet in Tingri County. 

The South face is situated at the Nepal Khumbu valley. 

Tibet Travelers has tailored-made more than 20 different Tibet tour journeys to Mount Everest in the year 2019 for Travelers.

As we used to write in most of our articles related to Mount Everest the Everest area is my hometown. My mother still lives with my brothers at Pasum village and Tashizom village ( Around 30-40km from Mount Everest final view spot area. Travelers can read my previous article on Mount Everest.

Video: Final spot view of Mount Everest from Rongbuk monastery

2019 Mount Everest Update 

Last year in 2018, it was possible to travel by vehicle to the upper Rongbuk monastery meditation cave of Maha Guru Rinpoche. Upper Rongbuk monastery situated 4km after the Rongbuk monastery towards Mount Everest. There is the sign of Mount Everest base camp.

 The new rule has been applied from the winter in 2018 to protect the environment of Mount Everest national park and to clean the garbage in the Mount Everest area. Now Travelers can only travel until Rongbuk monastery as the final spot to see the view of Mount Everest.

The Rongbuk monastery is situated at 5150M, 4km before the previous base camp where the Yak hair tea tents are located. It looks like this new rule will remain for the year 2019. If any update happens, we will make sure to update this article. 

Video: Short video collections 

Update on Group Tour Size and Price from 2019

99 Percent of the travel agencies in Tibet arrange Group Tour with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12 people.

The bigger size ruins the focus of the local Tibetan Travel Agency, Tibetan Tour Guide, and the Tibetan Tour Driver towards the Travelers so Tibet Travelers has focused on Group Tour size with a minimum of one person and a maximum of six people.

The smaller the size affects the profit of the tour so to maintain a good service with flexibility, Tibet Travelers Group Tour price is a bit higher than other travel agencies since we focus on quality and not quantities. 

We are the only travel agency in Tibet, especially the local Tibetan travel agency based in Lhasa arranging the smallest size of join group tours in Tibet. 

To urge more Travelers to book our join group Tours.

We offer a price difference in the size of the group tour. 

Our group tour size is the smallest in the whole travel agency in Tibet. The smaller the group tour size, the more comfortable for our Travelers so we highly recommend Travelers to check out our 17 different over lands join group tours and four different join group trek on our website.

Photo: Beauties of Tibet from the Sky

Accommodation in the center of the old town in Lhasa

Staying in a 3-star hotel in Lhasa or Shigatse won't affect much on the price so we arrange the local Tibetan-owned 3-star hotel in Lhasa at Kyichu hotel for all our Travelers. Kyichu Hotel is around 200-300 meters from Jokhang Temple and the old town of Lhasa. This will make it convenient for our Travelers to visit the local Tibetan area after the tour often. Kyichu hotel also has a great restaurant with Tibetan, Nepali, Indian, and Western food. Most importantly a peaceful garden for Travelers to rest after the tour. Travelers can read more information about the 3-star Kyichu hotel.


These are the updates at the moment to all the Travelers planning on traveling to Tibet.

We will make sure to update this article if new rule and regulation updates come around mid-March.

Tibet Travelers is a local Tibetan travel agency based in Lhasa with more than 16 years of Tibet tourism experience.

Travelers can send us an Email regarding their journey to Tibet at info@tibettravelers.com

Written By :Tenzin

Feb 09, 2019


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