Tibet Travel and Tour Payment options

Tibet Travel Payment options

We're excited to have you join us on our tour! To confirm your spot, we kindly request a deposit of USD 50 through PayPal. The remaining balance can be paid in cash directly to our manager upon arrival in Tibet. Thank you for choosing to travel with us!

We use the Chinese Renminbi (Yuan) as our currency. If you prefer, you can pay in US Dollars or euros. We'll check the US dollar and euro exchange rate at the Bank of China in Lhasa and make the necessary changes. Right now, the exchange rate for the Renminbi is 1 US Dollar = 7.1 RMB and 1 Euro = 7.5 RMB.



1. Tibet Travel Payment options

We understand that carrying lots of cash while traveling can be a hassle. We recommend paying your Tibet Travelers tour fee through an International Bank Transfer. You can quickly transfer US dollars to our international bank account. It usually takes 3-4 days for the money to arrive in Lhasa at our Bank account. We hope this makes things easier for you!

2. Payment app 支付宝 (Alipay) in China.

For foreign travelers in China, Alipay is the most commonly used payment application. The name of the app in Chinese is 支付宝 (Zhi fu Bao). This app can be easily downloaded from the app store and has been downloaded millions of times. It is available in both English and Chinese. The Alipay app allows foreigners to register their IDs and use them for transactions as large as 5000 USD, an increase from the previous limit of 1000 USD. Additionally, tourists can use Alipay to pay for their Tibet travel payments. Alipay App currently allows the linkage of 5 Western credit cards.

  1. Master
  2. Visa
  3. JCP
  4. Diners
  5. Discover

After transferring nearly 2000 USD, you have to confirm your identity through a swift facial recognition scan and passport photo. Following that, you can repeatedly transfer up to 5000 USD each time.

3. Payment app 微信 (WeChat) in China.

Tencent recently announced that it has simplified the process for international visitors to mainland China to register for a WeChat account and link international cards to Weixin Pay. On April 12th, Tencent also stated that it is exploring interoperability with more overseas eWallets. Overseas users can easily register for a WeChat account using their mobile number, fill in basic card details, and link an eligible international card with Weixin Pay to access tens of millions of merchants in China.

The simplified card-linking process allows international visitors to spend up to a certain amount safely and conveniently. However, users who want a higher transaction limit can submit relevant information to complete an identity verification process, which can be completed in seconds through passport verification. For verified international users, Weixin Pay has increased the single transaction limit from $1,000 to $5,000 and the annual transaction limit from $10,000 to $50,000. In addition to linking international cards to Weixin Pay, international visitors can also apply for and link UnionPay’s Tour Card, which is a prepaid card, through Weixin Pay.

The release also mentioned that Malaysian visitors can soon make payments in mainland China using their existing local eWallet in the PayNet system by scanning a Weixin Pay QR code displayed by merchants. Tencent’s cross-border payment platform, Tenpay Global, will work with NetsUnion to connect more wallets. Tencent stated that inbound tourism to China continues to increase, leading to a rise in the use of mobile payments by visitors when traveling in mainland China.

Tencent also allows WeChat users to link their cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, JCB or Discover to make payments at tens of millions of merchants in China. The company is committed to improving the mobile payment experience and offering more convenience for overseas users through initiatives such as supporting international cards on Weixin Pay and connecting overseas local wallets. Additionally, tourists can use Weixin Pay to pay for their Tibet travel payments.

4. International bank transfer.

To ensure a smooth payment process, we would like to ask our travelers to make their payment for international bank transfers at least a week before they arrive in Tibet. This will give us ample time to process your payment and complete the necessary arrangements for your trip. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

5. Our primary banking information.

Name of the Bank: BANK OF CHINA TIBET BRANCH

Name of the Company: TIBET KAILASH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE CO., LTD

Bank Account Number:138809951572

Address of the Bank: 28 LINKO XILU LHASA CITY, 850000 TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION

Telex: 68008 LSBBOC CN

Telephone Number: (86) 0891 6835078

Swift code number: BKCH CN BJ 900

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6. Our National banking information.

If you are a traveler currently studying, working, or residing in China, you can use WeChat Pay or Ali Pay or transfer from your National Bank Account to pay for a tour in Tibet.

Name of the Bank: Bank of China 

Account Holder Name: Danzeng Dunzhu 旦增顿珠

Account Number: 6217857900002715364

7. Varieties of Banks in Tibet.

When traveling to Tibet, questions about ATM availability, banking options, and currency are essential. There are around five banks in Tibet.

  1. Bank of China 
  2. China Construction Bank (CCB)
  3. China Agricultural Bank (ABC)
  4. Bank of Tibet
  5. ICBC Bank 

In Tibet, only a handful of banks offer Credit cards, Master Cards, and Visa cards that are functional for withdrawing money. The Bank of China is the largest in China and accepts both visa and master cards.

Accompanying a fellow traveler from Europe, I had the chance to visit a bank in Lhasa, Tibet to withdraw money. We were surprised to find out that the China Agricultural Bank (ABC) was the only bank that allowed us to withdraw money. If you have faced issues withdrawing money from other banks, we suggest giving the China Agricultural Bank (ABC) a try. When traveling, your bank card may have a daily limit of around 2000-4000 RMB for withdrawals.

8. The currency used in China.

The currency we use is the Chinese Renminbi, also called the Yuan. The highest denomination is 100RMB. You can now exchange 1 USD for about 7.1 RMB at money changers and the Bank of China. If you're coming from Europe, 1 EURO is worth around 7.73 RMB at the same places. And if you need US Dollars, you can exchange them for Renminbi at the same rate.

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9. Converting USD or EUR to RMB.

Our company, Tibet Travelers, has a friend who can come to the hotel and exchange money with our assistance anytime. Generally, the rate offered is comparable to that of the Bank of China in Tibet. The Bank of China can convert US dollars and Euros into Chinese Renminbi.

When traveling to Nepal and Tibet, it is highly recommended by both Travelers and Tibet Travelers to exchange Chinese RMB for Nepalese Rupees at the border town of Kyirong with the assistance of our Tour Guide. Currently, 1 RMB is equivalent to approximately 18 Nepalese Rupees.

10. ATM Availability in Tibet.

In all the larger cities and some smaller towns listed, travelers can withdraw Chinese Renminbi from the Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and China Agricultural Bank via ATMs.

  1. Lhasa
  2. Shigatse
  3. Tsetang
  4. Nyingchi
  5. Ali Ngari
  6. Gyantse
  7. Lhatse
  8. Saga 
  9. Tingri
  10. Tada
  11. Darchen
  12. Kyirong

ATMs can be found in different towns and cities throughout Tibet, but there is a daily limit on cash withdrawals, which ranges from 2000-4000RMB.

11. Conclusion.

We appreciate you taking the time to review our Payment options in preparation for your upcoming travel journey to Tibet. Prior to submitting your payment deposit, please familiarize yourself with our Tibet Tour Cancellation Policy. Thank you for your attention to these essential details.

Please don't hesitate to send us an email if you require additional information about traveling to Tibet or would like to book a Tibet Tour. info@tibettravelers.com. We're always happy to be at your service.


Written By :Tenzin

Jan 30, 2023


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