2019 Updates from Tibet Travelers

The Tibet travel rules and regulations changes 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 around at least 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 Dollar for US and Canadian nationals and 110 US Dollar 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.

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 situated at Tibet in Tingri County. 

The South face situated at the Nepal Khumbu valley. 

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

As I used to write in most of my article related to Mount Everest that 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.

2019 Mount Everest Update 

Last year in 2018, it was possible to travel by vehicle until the upper Rongbuk monastery meditation cave of Maha Guru Rinpoche. Upper Rongbuk monastery situated 4km from Rongbuk monastery towards the Mount Everest.

 The new rule has applied from the winter in 2018 to protect the environment of Mount Everest national park. Now Travelers can only travel until Rongbuk monastery. The Rongbuk monastery situated at 5150M, 4km before the previous camp where the Yak hair tea tents located. It looks like this new rule will remain for the year 2019. If any update happens, we will make sure to update on this article. 

Update on Group Tour Size and Price from 2019

It was challenging to find a minimum of four people, and also the maximum of six people was quite a considerable size for some Travelers in the year 2018.

Now in the year 2019, Tibet Travelers has focused on the minimum size of our group tour as two people and the maximum number of people in our group tour as four people. 

We are the only travel agency in Tibet, especially 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 journey, now we offer a big discount up to 400 US Dollar per person for three people and four people booking the join group tour or join group trek together. 

If more than five people would like to book our join group tour or join group trek, Email us so we can offer a special discount. 

No discount for one person or two people booking the tour even if the size became three people or four people. 

Our group tour size is the smallest in the whole travel agencies 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 overlands 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 Jhokhang Temple and 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 updates on this article if new rule and regulation updates come around the 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 Email regarding your journey to Tibet at info@tibettravelers.com

Written By :Tenzin

Feb 09, 2019


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