Travel to Tibet from China in 5 steps

 

Traveling to Tibet is a journey of all the Travelers since Tibet is the roof of our world. 

Another name of Tibet is the third pole; other two poles are the north pole and south pole. 

Tibet is a many years dream of Travelers. Unlike many other regions, traveling to Tibet will need pre-bookings because of few reasons which we will explain below. 

They are two destinations from where Travelers can travel into Tibet.

  1. China 
  2. Nepal 

They are many Travelers traveling to Tibet from China so today Tibet Travelers would like to share the five steps to travel to Tibet from China to make it easier for Travelers to travel to Tibet.

Travel to Tibet from China in 5 steps

  1. Plan the trip to Tibet at least a month in advance.
  2. Apply for China visa from the Chinese Embassy.
  3. Apply for Tibet Travel Permit from tourism office in Lhasa, Tibet through Tibet Travelers travel agency.
  4. Buy the flights to China and buy the flights or train to Tibet through Tibet Travelers travel agency.
  5. Meet the Tibet Travelers staff at the Lhasa train station or airport and start the tour. 

 

 

Plan the trip to Tibet at least a month in advance

  1. China visa
  2. Tibet Travel Permit

China visa

China visa and Tibet Travel Permit are the two primary documents required to travel to Tibet from China.

Travelers must apply for the China visa from the Chinese Embassy in your home country bigger cites.

To apply for China visa from the Chinese Embassy in your home country will take around 1-2 weeks usually. 

Some nationals will have 15 days free China visa:

  1. Singapore
  2. Japan 
  3.  Brunei

Travelers from above three Nations can travel to Tibet for a less than ten days Tibet tour via spending four days in China for connecting flight or train into Tibet.

Travelers from other Nationals will need the China visa to travel to China and Tibet. 

We recommend Travelers not mentioning about traveling to Tibet as some of the Travelers shared that once they mention about travel to Tibet, their China visa got rejected. 

Travelers can mention about traveling to other regions in China like Chengdu, Beijing, or Shanghai. 

For more information regarding easier ways to obtain the China visa. Travelers can send us Email at info@tibettravelers.com 

Tibet Travel Permit

After applying for the China visa, Traveler will need the Tibet Travel Permit to travel to Tibet. 

The same China visa for China is required to apply for Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism office in Lhasa, Tibet. 

Tibet Travelers travel agency request Travelers to book the tour to Tibet at least 20 days advance, so we have enough time to apply for Tibet Travel Permit. 

Question: Normally Travelers ask how many days it will take to apply for Tibet Travel Permit?

Answer: Tibet Travelers travel agency can apply for Tibet Travel Permit around a month in advance, and we will get the Tibet Travel Permit from Tourismo office in Lhasa, Tibet around 10-15 days before the trip. 

Tibet Tourism office usually won't issue the Tibet Travel Permit in more than two months of advance since Tibet travel situation changes very often. 

 

The information and documents required to apply for Tibet Travel Permit are:

  1. A scan of China visa.
  2. A scan of the passport.
  3. Confirmation of the tour enter date, exit date and the travel destinations in Tibet.
  4. Deposit 50 US Dollar through Paypal.

Tibet Travelers travel agency will need clear scans of passport and China visa. 

Travelers will have to confirm the cities in China from where Travelers are taking a flight or train into Tibet. This information will be written in the Tibet Travel Permit and Travelers can travel into Tibet from the China city which is listed in the Tibet Travel Permit. 

Travelers will have to confirm the exact entering date and exit date to Tibet.

The entering date to Tibet and exit date to Tibet will be written on the Tibet Travel Permit. Travelers are allowed to travel into Tibet on the written entering date and must leave Tibet on the written exit date.

The travel destination places in Tibet are also written on the Tibet Travel Permit. Travelers are allowed to travel only the sites in Tibet which are written on the Tibet Travel Permit. 

Travelers will need the original Tibet Travel Permit to board the flight to Tibet, so we usually mail the Tibet Travel Permit to a hotel in China.

We request Travelers to stay a night in China in a hotel near the airport to pick the original Tibet Travel Permit. 

Travelers preferring not to spend a night in China and planning to fly direct to Tibet on the same day can check our previous article  How to fly to Tibet without a night in China?

Travelers will only need the scans of Tibet Travel Permit and name list to board the train into Tibet from China.

Tibet Travelers travel agency will send the scans of the Tibet Travel Permit via Email.

We request Travelers to print the scans of Tibet Travel Permit and the name list ( 2 papers ) best in color or black and white to buy the train tickets and to board the train into Tibet. 

International flight to China 

Even though all the websites are changing each year. Travelers can also check to prefer site via Google to find the best websites to buy flights from your current destination to China.

Below are the Tibet Travelers recommendation flight website from previous Travelers.

Kayak

Travelocity 

Fare Compare

Once the flights to China is confirmed.

Travelers can check the flights or train into Tibet through our website or sending us Email at info@tibettravelers.com 

Meet Tibet Travelers Team at Lhasa train station or Lhasa Gongkar airport

Travelers can share us the arrival date and time into Tibet through Email.

Tibet Travelers Tibetan Tour Guide and Tibetan Tour Driver will be at Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station to pick our Travelers and travel to Lhasa to the hotel.

Travelers will meet Tibet Travelers manager in the hotel to explain detail about the tour in Tibet to make sure our Travelers have a great time in Tibet. 

Travelers can pay the rest of the amount money in cash to Tibet Travelers manager after sharing brief details about the Tour. 

During the tour, Travelers can contact our manager for any help regarding the tour via phone from the Tour Guide or hotel reception. 

Tibet Travelers manager will meet the Travelers at the end of the trip for a Thank you gift from Tibet Travelers. 

 

Conclusion 

Traveling to Tibet is not tricky once Travelers understand the steps by steps to travel to Tibet. 

Tourism is the biggest help to improve the life of locals so to make sure more Travelers can travel to Tibet is an essential mission of Tibet Travelers.

Nowadays Tibet travel situation is getting much better, the local Tibetan travel agency Tibet Travelers can connect Travelers directly through the internet and social media.

Tibet Travelers hope above information is useful for all the future Travelers planning on traveling to Tibet from China. 

Travelers can also send us Email regarding questions about traveling to Tibet. info@tibettravelers.com 

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