Tibet Permit Without Tour

05 July 2024 Last updated at 11:15

Need a Tibet Travel Permit for visiting Tibet? As you may know that non-Chinese passport holders (foreign passport holders and Taiwan citizens) entering Tibet require a Tibet Travel Permit. Without it, you can not even get on the train/flight to Tibet. You may wonder “May I Have A Tibet Permit Only without booking a Tibet tour?” We are so sorry to inform every interested customer the answer is No.

Why Can't I Travel Tibet Without A Tour

Tibet Travel Permit is a pass issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, and given to certain qualified travel agents in China to operate a granted Tibet Tour for foreign visitors. Without a Tibet Tour Itinerary, the Tibet Travel Permit will not be approved and released to the agent.

Accompanied Tour Guide Is Required: Unlike the big cities in China, Tibet has a vast territory with a sparse population and the public transportation and accommodation conditions are still under development. Moreover, weather changes occur quite often and intense in some highland areas. The language barrier between Tibetan, Chinese, and foreign visitors also causes lots of inconveniences. Even the scenery there is very attractive, the whole environment is Not friendly to independent foreign travelers. To have a better traveling experience, every non-Chinese passport holders (excluding Hong Kong & Macau Citizens) shall be accompanied by a licensed tour guide when visiting Tibet, which is currently a legal requirement of Tibet autonomous region.

Tibet Permit Via Travel Agent Only: Tibet Travel Permit can only be applied through the travel agent in China on behalf of the tourists, and the independent traveling for foreign visitors in Tibet is not allowed.

How to Obtain A Tibet Travel Permit Easily with Tibet Discovery

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.

Travel with Tibet Discovery's Flexible and Cost-effective Tour

Comparing with the advantages of the independent Tibet trip, We understand your major concerns on a Tibet Tour, namely flexibility, cost, privacy. Here, we figure out the best we can do to satisfy your needs.

Flexible Itinerary: We, Tibet Discovery, offer hundreds of tour Tibet Tours packages including the typical sites in Lhasa to the remote Ngari area and even the stunning Mt. Everest. You can choose to travel from/to other parts of China and extend your tour to explore Nepal and Bhutan and even India. Besides, we can customize your own Tibet tour according to your schedule, interest, preferred destinations, tour pace, budget, etc. Have a free contact with our experienced travel consultant to customize your own tour itinerary with professional advice according to your own trip requests!

Cost-Effective Tours: As you might worry about the price transparency of your Tibet tour expense, every travel consultant of Tibet Discovery is striving for the most cost-effective tour informing you detailed cost item, and the sales promotion activities are frequently launched online! To save your budget, we have small group tours offered with maximum 12 group members.

If you are stressed around many people, we also offers customized private tours at minimum 1 to 2 customers. You can just focus on the sightseeing with your beloved ones and do not need to worry about the safety, transportation, and accommodation of your Tibet Trip.

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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