Advance Booking for Tibet Travel Permit


One of the most important pieces of information's regarding traveling to Tibet is the Tibet Travel Permit, which is required to issue from the Tibet Tourism office in advance around 20 days before the start of the trip to Tibet so that is the main reason for needing to book the trip to Tibet in advance around 20 days.

For Travelers who are planning to travel to Tibet, it is much safer to book the trip as many advances as you can so Tibet Travelers have enough time to issue the Tibet Travel Permit and mail it to your address in China if Travelers are planning to take a plane to Tibet. Below we will explain more information in detail on Tibet Travel Permit and other important information documents required for traveling to Tibet. 

Many travelers are planning to travel into Tibet and the first thing travelers will do is try to buy the flight or train tickets but there is one very important question left to answer: What about (TTP) Tibet Travel Permit?


Tibet is one of the destinations where we need a Tibet Travel Permit to travel. Some very intelligent travelers will also ask questions, what about a Tibet visa?  Below Article, we will share more information about Tibet visas and Tibet Travel Permit.



There is no Tibet visa, China visa is the only visa required to travel to Tibet. Even with the China visa, you will still need the Tibet Travel Permit to travel in Tibet. So, the questions arise, how to issue the China visa and Tibet Travel Permit?


China visa


China visa can be issued in your home country at the Chinese Embassy but before issuing the China visa, there is one thing to be mindful of is not to mention traveling to Tibet since China visa can be difficult to get or can be even rejected if you mention that you are traveling to Tibet, you can mention about your trip in other cities in China like Chengdu, Beijing or Shanghai or others. For more information on this, Tibet Travelers are happy to send our PDF version of an easier way to obtain the China visa through Email. 


China visa type


The best visa is to issue the tourist visa, which is the (L) category. For other visas like working visas, we will need employ letter or working card to issue the Tibet Travel Permit.


Tibet Travel Permit


After getting China Visa, Travelers can send a clear scan of their Passport and China Visa, with these documents, Tibet Travelers can easily issue the Tibet Travel Permit from the Tibet Tourism office in Lhasa, Tibet.


Duration and destination on Tibet Travel Permit


Total travel duration and destinations places you will visit in Tibet will be written on the Tibet Travel Permit so let us know all the places you would like to travel in Tibet since once the permit is issued, it is difficult to extend or add extra places, sometimes it won't be possible since the lack of time. 


What happens if travel to Tibet without Tibet Travel Permit


If you don't have the Tibet Travel Permit, you can't travel in Tibet, even if you can by luck, you will be informed by hotels or train station security or airport security to the PSB (Public Security Bureau) and transfer back to China with some fine. 


How long in advance do I have to issue the Tibet Travel Permit?


How long does it take to issue the Tibet Travel Permit?


Now, we know that Tibet Travel Permit is a very important document to travel in Tibet.


The next two important questions are how long in advance do I have to issue the Tibet Travel Permit? It is much better to issue the Tibet Travel Permit as many days advance as you can since once it's issued, it can't be canceled by the tourism office even if there are some changes in tourist policy. Normal travelers who don't plan a trip in advance, must at least issue the Tibet Travel Permit around 20-30 days advance so that Tibet Travelers has enough time to issue the Tibet Travel Permit and mail it to your hotel in China.  


The second question is, How long does it take to issue the Tibet Travel Permit?

Normally, it takes around 10-20 days to issue the Tibet Travel Permit.


Flights to Tibet or Train to Tibet


When you plan to fly to Tibet, you will need the original Tibet Travel Permit so you must stay 1 night in China before traveling to Tibet so Tibet Travelers can mail the permit to your hotel in China, you can pick the Tibet Travel Permit from the hotel and board the flight to Tibet the next day. 


Around 10 days before the trip, you can provide the hotel information with phone number and booking number or name so Tibet Travelers can call the hotel and request them to keep the Tibet Travel Permit safe until you arrive in the hotel, once getting the Tibet Travel Permit from the hotel, please bring it safely to Tibet with you and give to our Tour Guide once you meet him at Lhasa Gonggar airport. 


If you are planning to take the train into Tibet, a Print version of the Tibet Travel Permit will be okay for picking up the train ticket from the train station and boarding the train, Tibet Travelers will send you the scan of the Tibet Travel Permit so you can print and buy or pick the train ticket and board the train to Tibet.


These are the most important pieces of information on (TTP) Tibet Travel Permit, Contact Tibet Travelers for your upcoming journey to Tibet.

Written By :Tenzin

Aug 28, 2017


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