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Visas and Permits for Nepal Tibet Tour - Tibet Entry & Travel Visas from Nepal

Can you apply for Tibet Visa in Nepal?

When you are planning a Tibet tour from Nepal to explore the extraordinary Himalayan scenery and distinctive local culture, there are necessary visas and permits required by the officials. Detailed type of Tibet visas depends on your travel route. Whether you make such a Nepal to Tibet tour by flight or by road, a specialized visa and several Tibet permits must be obtained in advance.

The special visa is often called Tibet Group Visa, one of Tibet Visas, which must be applied at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal exclusively before heading to Tibet. Instead, other Tibet visas, like Tibet Travel Permit, Border Pass, extra permits for further Tibet travel are processed by authorities in Tibet.

Check the following visa guide to get ready for your Nepal Tibet tour.

Tibet Group Visa - Required Tibet Visa from Nepal

Procedure for entering Tibet from Nepal differs from Tibetan entry from mainland China. If you are going to get to Tibet from Nepal, your previous Chinese Visa will become invalid. Because Tibet is one part of one China, domestic tour demands another set of requirement. Hence, only a Tibet Group Visa issued by Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal guarantee you a successful accession to Tibet from Nepal.

What is Tibet Group Visa?

Tibet Group Visa, actually called Chinese Group Visa, is a kind of single-entry visa for travelers who intend to visit Tibet from Nepal, or further travel in mainland China. It can be undertsand a Tibet Visa from Nepal. The Group Visa can be applied by Nepal travel agency in Kathmandu Nepal only. And, note that currently the embassy only accept application of at least 5 tourists. If you travel alone or apply below the minimum applicants, we suggest you fly to Chengdu, Kunming and cities in China first, then get to Tibet from the stopover city.

Personal information of travelers is printed on a piece of A4 paper. Two copies will be given for each tourist, one for entrance and another for exit. All group members must enter Tibet and depart from China simultaneously in a same port. As for the previous Chinese Visa got from tourists’ home country or other third country, valid or not, it will be scrapped once the applicant get the Tibet Group Visa.

How to Get A Group Visa?

Neither Tibet Travel Permit nor Tibet Group Visa can be submitted by tourists personally. Authorized local Nepal travel agencies (like Tibet Discovery) are the experts who have the right to operate the visa/permit application. We can help you obtain Tibet Group Visa and other necessary permits after you confirm Nepal Tibet Tour service form us. Follow up our guidance and provide us needed materials, you will get all valid Tibet visas and permits.

First, scan copies of your passport and other personal travel information should be given for Tibet Travel Permit and border pass application from Tibet Tourism Bureau; meanwhile, we will help you apply for Tibet Group Visa in Nepal. TibetDiscovery will get all your Tibet visas and permits in Tibet and our Nepal travel agency partner will deal with the Tibet Group Visa in Kathmandu Nepal. You just need to prepare original passport, completed visa application form and related supporting materials, we take care of all details. Know more about How to Apply Tibet Group Visa from Nepal >>

The Tibet Group Visa is needed for all direct travel to Tibet from Nepal, including below Popular Nepal Tibet Tours:

√ 7 Days Kathmandu Lhasa Highlights Tour by Flight

√ 7 Days Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu (by road)

Plan B: You don't have to apply and get a Tibet Group Visa if you transfer in other Chinese cities during your Nepal Tibet trip. China Tibet Nepal tour packages lead you to visit more wonderful destinations in China together with Tibet!

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Passport Required for Group Visa Application

Tibet Travel Permit – Most Basic & Important Tibet Visa for Tour

Why need the Tibet Travel Permit?

Tibet, part of China, owns special and precious ethnic traditions, cultural and historic relics, ecological environment and etc. which need extraordinary protections. As a result, China National Tourism Administration regulates that all non-Chinese passport holders, foreign tourists, Taiwanese tourists and overseas Chinese included who wish to travel to Tibet must obtain the ratification of foreigners' travel to Tibet. The Tibet Travel Permit is always needed no matter foreign tourists visit Tibet from Nepal or inland China. Nepal Tibet Tourists have to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit apart from Tibet Group Visa.

Note: National Bureau states that foreign journalists, diplomatists and government officials and other related foreigners are not allowed to enter and visit Tibet as tourists.

What is the Tibet Travel Permit?

Tibet Travel Permit is the official document which permits a foreign traveler to enter and travel in Tibet. It is a mandatory regional travel voucher issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau in Tibet, so most people usually call it Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit, TTB Permit, or Tibet Visa for short.

As a foremost and compulsory certification, tourists should apply and get it ahead, otherwise, without Tibet Travel Permit, you are unable to get aboard a train or flight to/off Tibet. No matter where you choose to enter Tibet from, mainland China or Nepal in south Asia, Tibet Travel Permit always comes first. Once visitors get and hold the TTB Permit, you can visit Lhasa, Shigatse, Namtso Lake, Everest, Mt. Kailash and many well-known destinations in Tibet.

How to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit?

Any independent foreign travel in Tibet is prohibited. Because all non-Chinese passport holders are required to visit Tibet with organized tour service from Tibet travel agency, including tour schedule, tour guide, private driver and vehicle and lodgings. To plan a Tibet tour, the priority tourists should contact our travel consultant to work out a Tibet itinerary. We will handle the Tibet Travel Permit and below mentioned travel documents once you confirm all the arrangements and get them ready before you start your Tibet journey.

Tourists simply need to send us your scan copy of the valid passport, and we will submit the Tibet Entry application and deliver it to your pointed address when necessary. During your whole Tibet tour, please take care of the TTB Permit even when you are boarding a Tibet train or flight. More about Tibet Travel Permit >>

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Tibet Border Pass - Needed for Visiting Border Areas in Shigatse, Ngari, Nyingchi, Shannan

Tibet of southwest China borders on Nepal along the Himalaya Mountains. Undoubtedly, travelling from Nepal to Tibet needs a Tibet Border Pass - a permit allows foreign visitors to travel across border areas between Tibet China and other countries.

Issued by Tibet Armed Police Border Corps in Lhasa through submission of Tibet travel agency, Tibet Border Pass is the third must-have Tibet permit (after Tibet Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit) for travelling from Nepal to Tibet. Due to the unique location of boundary region, further Tibet exploration in remote destinations like Mt. Everest and Zhangmu and Yadong in Shigatse, Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar in Ngari, some places in Shannan or Nyingchi prefectures needs a Border Pass as.

Local Tibet guide of Tibet Discovery will apply it for you ahead and send a scan copy (valid for cross-border entry) to you before boarding the bus or international flight from Nepal and going thrugh the custom in Tibet immigration. Learn More about Tibet Border Pass >>

Popular Nepal Tibet Tours with Mount Everest/Kailash:

√ 7 Days Kathmandu to Lhaa Private Tour via Mount Everest

√ 9 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour via Everest & Tsetang

√ 14 Days Mount Kailsh Tibet Highlights Tour from Kathmandu

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Aliens' Travel Permit - Tibet Permit for Visiting Unopened Areas outside Lhasa

Issued by local Tibetan Public Security Bureau, Aliens’ Travel Permit is also called PSB Permit or ATP. The PSB Permit is not a must Tibet visa from Nepal as needful as Tibet Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit, if you only visit Lhasa, Namtso in Tibet. However, it’s necessary when foreigners visit areas out of Lhasa, such as Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, Ngari and etc. Unlike above permits mentioned, needs be applied in advance, the Aliens’ Travel Permit can be easily applied after tourists arrive in Lhasa with original passport and copy of Tibet Travel Permit.

>> More Details of Aliens' Travel Permit.

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Military Permit - Additional Permit for Traveling to Tibet Remote Areas

The Military Permit is not a mandatory Tibet visa from Nepal but a needful travel document when visiting restricted and military sensitive places in Tibet, such as all the places in Ngari (Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar), Ningchi (Pomi, Ranwu), Qamdo, etc. Issued by the Military office in Lhasa, it takes much longer time and procedures to get approved through travel agency application. Therefore, tourists need to send the scan copy of valid passport and visas already got to us earlier when we need your cooperation.

>> Know More about the Military Permit.

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Travel with TibetDiscovery

Tibet Discovery is a local based travel agency in Lhasa provides superior tour to every tourist. Traveling with us, you are assured to use our high-quality travel services, including vehicles, professional tour guide and experienced driver, well-organized itinerary, assistance of visa and permits application and other travel related services.

Necessary Tibet visas from Nepal for a Nepal Tibet tour is kind of complicated than mainland China travel. Just take it easy, Tibet Discovery has lots of experience of dealing it, and we will try our best to make your Tibet journey easier and comfortable at the best value.

You only need to enjoy the journey because we will settle all details in advance. You can get all required Tibet visas and permits, get our help of book flight/train to Tibet, take safe and conveninet transportation, choose from carefully-selected accommodation and attractions, etc. Our service can start from the visa application, airport pick-up and anytime you need us. Oxygen Box will also be prepared for our tourists.

Our travel consultants will customize a tour all based on your hobbies. During journey, your local professional travel guide will be at your side and help you enjoy a wonderful journey. Contact us to start your Tibet and Nepal discovery now!

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