How Long Does It Take to Get A Tibet Travel Permit

25 October 2023 Last updated at 15:30

For visitors heading to Tibet via other regions of China, the whole application takes time for us to discuss and confirm your trip itinerary and also involves lots of procedures and checks by the local administration related to tourism and foreign affairs.

General Application Duration: It takes about 15 to 20 workings days to get your Tibet Travel Permit approved and released to your agent, once your application request is submitted. Please contact us as early as possible to process your application.

Application Duration for Travelling Certain Region: If your Tibet itinerary includes certain regions, such as Mt. Everest, Ngari Prefecture (Mt. Kailash, etc), Nyingchi Prefecture, and so on, it takes more time to get approved by the military and border authorities. To receive your Tibet Travel Permit in time, you might need to make your request with us TibetDiscovery better at least one month in advance.

Delivery: Besides having your approved Tibet Travel Permit kept and handed to you by your agent in Tibet, you can also choose to get it delivered to your hotel booked, a friend's home, etc, in China's other regions. The delivery duration may take at least 5 days, depending on the mailing distance.

What Should I Do If I Need Tibet Travel Permit Urgently

The duration of applying for Tibet Travel Permit is under the influence of multiple uncertain factors like the number of applicants, tourism seasons, policy changes, etc. If you need Tibet Travel Permit urgently, please do not hesitate to contact us and let our experienced Tibet Travel Consultant help you. They will help you speed up the whole application process to reach the maximum possibility to have your permit in time!

How to Obtain A Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet Travel Permit

Here is a detailed procedure guide on obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit step by step.

Step 1: Contact us to discuss your needs and work out a most suitable itinerary for you in Tibet.

Step 2: Confirm and reserve your preferred Tibet Tour.

Step 3: Send us the required valid documents (copies of your passport and Chinese Visa for general cases) at least 15 working days before your tour starts. If you need the permit quite urgently, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Step 4: Provide your designated address (your hotel, travel agent, friend's home, etc) in China's other regions to receive your permit after it is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB for short).

Step 5: The permit will be delivered to your preferred address or handed to you at the airport/train station before your trip.

Note: Please note that there are two pages for your Tibet Travel Permit, you cannot enter Tibet without any page of them, please double check your Tibet Travel Permit before you take the flight.

How to Plan A Tibet Tour

Tibet is a place with majestic landscapes and splendid culture. There might be hundreds of ways to travel Tibet, especially its most appealing destinations - Lhasa, Everest, Namtso, Kailash, etc. We suggest you start your tour from the capital Lhasa. You can take 3~4 days to acclimatize high altitudes and explore the highlights of Lhasa city. Then you can spend 1~2 days to visit Lhasa's surroundings, such as Namtso, Yamdrok Lake, Ganden Monastery, etc. Beside Lhasa and its surrounding regions, you shall not miss the 3rd pole of the earth, Mt Everest, which is no longer a privilege site for just mountaineers and spending 3~4 more days to explore it. Later, you can head back to Lhasa or go further to the south via Gyirong to Nepal and have a Nepal Tour and a Bhutan Tour, or continue your journey to the west to reach Ngari and kora around the holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar. It totally depends on your schedules and preferences.

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