Military Permit– Needed for Nyingchi & Ngari Regions

25 May 2020 Last updated at 17:52

As you may know visiting some certain unopened regions of Tibet requires a Military Permit and it takes about 1 month to process your Military Permit application.

Get confused to learn about the military permit and its application? Do not worry about it! Once book a Tibet tour package with us, your tour guide will get all those done for you and you can just focus on sightseeing.

If you are still wondering how the Military Permit is processed, please keep reading the following information.

There are generally 3 types of permits to visit Tibet. Besides Tibet Travel Permit which is a must for Tibet entry, Aliens' Travel Permit, Military Permit is another additional permit needed for certain areas in Tibet. If your itinerary included s military sensitive places, including Ngari (Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, etc), Chamdo (Rakwa Lake, etc), Nyingchi (Pomi, Basumtso, Nang county, etc.) and some remote places in Shannan area, the Military Permit is required.

How to Apply for Military Permit

Issued by the Military office in Lhasa, this permit can only be applied through your travel agency in China at least one month before you enter Tibet. Due to a long procedure to get your Military Permit approved and released to your agent, you should provide the valid and complete copies of your passport and Chinese visa, if you are planning to travel any of those areas.

Step 1: Contact us to discuss your needs and work out your itinerary in Tibet, and reserve your preferred Tibet Tour.

Step 2: Send us the required valid documents at least 1 month before your tour starts. If you need the permit quite urgently, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Step 3: Your documents will be sent to related authorities and start to process the application of your Tibet Travel Permit and Military Permit.

Step 4: The military permit will be received and kept by your travel agent and later handed to you after your arrival in Tibet.

Military Permit

Military Permit Sample

Which Areas Require Military Permit

  1. Ngari: all the places you will visit such as Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, etc.
  2. Nyingchi: partial places you will visit such as Basumtso, Pomi, Nang county, etc.
  3. Chamdo: partial places you will visit such as Rakwa.
  4. Shannan: partial places you will visit such as Nedong, Gyaca.

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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