2020 Tibet Travel Updates from Tibet Travelers

Photo: Golden sunset view of Mount Everest from Rongbuk monastery

During the year 2019 Tibet travel season has started in March, the best season to see the Peach flower festival in Nyingchi Kongpo prefecture towards East Tibet.

Tibet travel permit situation is getting better every year and also Tibet travel permit rules and regulations change quite often so today's article Tibet Travelers would like to share the Tibet travel permit situation for the year 2020. 

The few updates for the year 2020 from Tibet Travelers

  1. Tibet travel permit regulation remains almost the same as last year with booking the tour a month in advance to issue the Tibet travel permit. For Travelers with short time planning, please contact us at least 17 days before traveling to Tibet so we will have the Tibet travel permit on time. 
  2. China visa is the main necessary documents required to obtain the Tibet travel permit.  Travelers traveling to Tibet from China can get a China visa from the China Embassy in your home country.  Singapore Travelers will have 15 days free visa in China and Tibet. 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. My trip to Mount Kailash during September 2019.
  4. Mount Everest updates for the year 2020.
  5. Tibet Travelers Group Tour size and price updates. 
  6. Accommodation in the center of the old town in Lhasa.



My trip to Mount Kailash during September 2019

Mount Kailash is once known as the center of our world. I was there 5 times during the year 2005 and after nearly 15 years I have traveled again to have my 6th kora around Mount Kailash 52km. 

I have recorded the whole journey with nearly one hour video. Travelers can check my trip 2019 Mount Kailash trip with video.

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 articles 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's final view spot area. Travelers can read my previous article on Mount Everest.



2019 Mount Everest Update 

Two years ago 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 after the 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 and to clean the garbage at the Mount Everest area. Now Travelers can only travel until the Rongbuk monastery as the final spot to see the view of Mount Everest.

The Rongbuk monastery situated at 5150M, 4km before the previous base camp where the Yak hair tea tents located. It looks like this new rule will remain for the year 2020. If any update happens, we will make sure to update this article. 

Update on Group Tour Size and Price from 2020

99 Percent of the travel agencies in Tibet arranges 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 a 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 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 over lands join group tours and four different join group trek on our website.



Accommodation in the center of the old town in Lhasa

Staying in a 4-star hotel in Lhasa or Shigatse won't affect much on the price so we arrange the local Tibetan owned 4-star hotel in Lhasa at Shambhala hotel, around 30 meters from Jokhang Temple and old town of Lhasa. This will make it convenient for our Travelers to visit the local Tibetan area after the tour often.  Travelers can read more information about the 4-star Shambhala 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 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 [email protected]

Written By :Tenzin

Jan 05, 2020


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