About Tibet tour in People’s Republic of China
Travel to Tibet: Lhasa is connected by road and air with Kathmandu. You can fly to Lhasa direct from Kathmandu. You also can arrive Lhasa either from Hongkong, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Kunming, Guangzhou, Chongqing. From the north you can travel overland from Golmud. Check with us for flight availability. Currently by overland – you can enter Tibet using Kerung (Kyirong) boarder in Rashuwa district of Nepal which is 167 kms from Kathmandu – about 7 hours drive.
Entering Tibet from Kathmandu: – you need to send us your passport scan copy, on that basis we will ask our Tibet counterpart to issue your Tibet Travel permit and visa authorization letter to issue visa in Kathamndu. Current formality requires that you need to stay minumum 3 days in Kathamndu to process your China/Tibet visa. Please note: Saturday and Sunday Chinese Embassy is closed.
Normal Chinese visa does not work / valid to visit Tibet from Nepal, you must have group visa that is issued from the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Tibet group visa is compulsory for all tourist to enter Tibet from Nepal. The Tibet Group Visa is given in a A4 size sheet of paper, with the name, sex, nationality, passport number, date of birth and occupation of each member of your group listed. The dates of entry and exit are recorded. Usually, the visa is valid only for the length of the trip you have booked but it’s possible to extend the visa for few additional days, but only for staying in Lhasa. There will be two original copies of the Tibet Group Visa, one for immigration at the entry and another for the exit. We suggest not to bring individual Chinese visa from your country if you decided to enter Tibet from Nepal, as you again required to apply for the group visa to enter Tibet, the Chinese embassy will definitely cancel your individual Chinese visa.
Entering Tibet from mainland China: You need to send us scan copy of your passport and a copy of standard Chinese visa. China visa is generally obtainable from most Chinese embassies and consulates in your locality and you must be obtained in advance. It’s best not to mention Tibet or any places in Tibet as your travel destination when you are applying for Chinese visa (the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu is the only exception). Since Tibet is politically sensitive in China and sometimes it may refuse your visa application if you mention about Tibet in the application form, so please keep this in mind when applying and you can mention any city of mainland China such as Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Chengdu-Sichuan, Yunnan, etc. as your travel destinations.
Tibet Travel Permits : Tibet Travel Permits is necessary for foreigners to get into Tibetan Autonomous Region, required clear scan copies of your passports and Chinese visa at least 20 days in advance by email attachment for processing, when it is issued we will send either a copy of original of the permit to your hotel in China to your travel agency. If you will fly into Tibet then we will send the original permit to your hotel in China as you need it to board the flight, if you will take the train into Tibet, then we will send a copy of the permit by email and you can bring a copy to board the train.
Train Tickets: For booking and issuing of train tickets for Tibet/China, we need the scan passport copy of each client. The train tickets will issued under the name of the client. Once the train tickets are issued please note that it is impossible to cancel. In case of the cancellation, there is no refund..
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