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As the forerunner of Tibet inbound tourism since 1986, Tibet Travel Gurus is a Lhasa-based Tibet tour operator, specializing in Small group and private package tours, Tibet train tour and Tibet permits application. It was in 2007 that Tibet Travel Gurus officially engaged in online Tibet tour operating. Now, with 2,000 clients world-wide each year, we offer free Tibet tour consultancy and help individual overseas tourists both in mainland China and abroad to travel to Tibet via Qinghai-Tibet Railway and domestic flights. During the past decades, we successfully organized more than 50 thousand tourists to visit Tibet and were your best choice for Tibet tour in China. Contact us and customize your Tibet tour for FREE. Read more about Tibet Travel Gurus.

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Tibet Tour is leading reliable Tibet travel agency offering private Tibet tour packages and small group Tibet tours to Lhasa.

Tibet Tour dot com, a local based travel agency in Lhasa city, is the best assistant to help you plan authentic, tailor-made and valuable trip before your visit, also the ideal companion to take care of your travel from transfer, dinning to accommodation. During past years, we have managed to help thousands of visitors realize their Tibet dream tour. And our service has been highly recognized and commended by customers.

Our philosophy is simple and direct - to provide you best travel experience in Tibet which is not only valuable but also enjoyable. What we are good at is offering well-designed and diverse Private Tibet Tours, fixed-departure Group Tours, and customizing a trip to match your interests, tastes and budget. To take you to explore the REAL Tibet, we use the local Tibetans as your tour guide and drivers, and add unique local experience of culture and history into your trip. Enjoy your adventure!

Guaranteed Tibet Permit for 2017 & 2018
Benefiting from the favorable policy, Tibet Tour dot com can guarantee you a Tibet Permit. In the past years, we've organized over 3,000 individual travelers and more than 200 tour groups with assured permits to Tibet, even during the very difficult period of time in early 2012. Now, we're taking reservations for 2017 and 2018 Tibet tours. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are planning a trip to Tibet. Click the best of Tibet tours here.

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Tibet, reputed as "Roof of the World", attracts numerous tourists home and abroad for its mysterious culture, splendid scenery and plenty of historical relics. The following Tibet tours offer travelers great chances to experience sacred monasteries, stunning mountains and breathtaking high-altitude treks in Tibet. Join our Tibet tours and start your amazing Tibet travel. If the following Tibet tours could not meet your needs, we could customize a Tibet tour according to your preference.

By the law of People’s Republic of China, in addition of China visa, foreigners also need Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit(TTB) to be able to board a train or plane to Lhasa. For this you need to pre-arrange an itinerary through a legal travel agencies in Lhasa before arriving in Tibet.

You need travel permits to travel outside Lhasa Prefecture, eg. Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) & Military Permit, and you can currently only get these by hiring transportation and a guide as part of your itinerary.

If you plan to enter Tibet from Nepal, besides all the Tibet Permits, you will have to travel on China Group Visa which can only be obtain through the joined effect of travel agencies in Lhasa & Kathmandu.

Here at Tibet Tour dot Com, a Lhasa-based local travel agency, with all the advantage of a local company, we provide you with a worry-free Tibet travel experience by taking care of all these permits applications.

Tibet Permit 2017

Notice: all foreign travellers mustn’t stay in any part of Tibet from 18 ~23 Jun 2016!

Kyirong Port is 100% confirmed to be opened to foreign travellers since Jun 2016. But Kyirong is of a lesser location comparing with Zhangmu Port – it is further away from Lhasa, and further away from Kathmandu as well, meaning you will spend much more time on the road. From Kyirong to Kathmandu is abt 8~9hrs of driving (Zhangmu was of 4hrs). and because the road condition isn’t ideal, you can only use 4WD, of which has 6 seats in total. 1 for driver, so 5 passengers tops.

Zhangmu Port is confirmed to be closed for now.

For further details about obtaining a Tibet permits, please visit the Tibet Permit website HERE

What is Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet Travel Permit, or Tibet Entry Permit, is foremost and compulsory for foreign passport holders to enter Tibet. Issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, it is also called TTB permit. Without the permit, you can’t board a flight or train to Tibet or cross overland from Nepal, also will not be able to get other permits to continue to travel Tibet further.

A Sample of Tibet Entry Permit

Who Has to Carry a Tibet Entry Permit?

● Non-Chinese passport holders - US citizens, UK citizens, Australians, Canadians, Germans, etc.

● The Taiwan tourists, who do not have the valid identity card of China;

● The overseas Chinese, who do not have Chinese passport or ID card.

Note: Hong Kong and Macau Citizens can visit Tibet without Tibet permit.

about Tibet Travel Permit
1. only foreign passport holders and visitors from Taiwan to visit Tibet need to apply for a visa, citizens of the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao residents do not need to apply.
2. to apply for this permit: You can simply copy your passport and occupation and send them to your travel agent which can apply for TTP.
Once the Tibet visa is issued, travel agencies in Tibet will give you a confirmation in order to confirm the purchase of train or air tickets and travel tours.
Foreign guests and compatriots in Taiwan who want to participate in dream trip to Tibet tour could copy your passport and fax (0086-891-6820909) to us, or send us email: tibet@live.com , we can arrange your Tibet tour procedures.
People can go to the border areas with Military Areas Entry Permit issued by Tibet Public Security Department in hand. It generally needs tourist visa, that is, we often say L visa, business visa is also ok, but it will bring you some trouble. Be noted, however, it is not allowed for foreign journalists entering Tibet.
Tibet Travel Permit Information
Tibet Travel Permits (or Tibet visa) are the necessary documents required for a tour to Tibet in addition to Chinese visa. Tibet Travel Permits vary according to the places that travelers plan to visit, but the most basic one is the permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. It is required as a must entry pass to Tibet for every foreign traveler.
Due to Tibet's unique ethnic traditions, cultural heritage, tourist service facilities, reception capacity, ecological protection needs and traffic situation, the National Tourism Administration prescribed that foreign tourists, Taiwan and overseas Chinese tourists (except for Hong Kong and Macao residents holding Chinese passports or return certificates) have to get a Tibet Travel Permit before they are allowed to enter Tibet. All tourists can get it through a travel agency except for diplomats, journalists and government officials who have to go through the Tibet Foreign Affairs Office.
Please keep in mind that foreign tourists are generally required to have four kinds of documents to travel in Tibet.
Chinese Visa
As Tibet is under the jurisdiction of China, tourist will need to obtain the first document, Chinese Visa, for the purpose of entering China. Tourists can apply for it in a Chinese Embassy overseas or in Hong Kong.
Chinese Visa

A Sample of Chinese Visa
Tibet Travel Permit
The Tibet Travel Permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). It is also called Tibet Entry Permit, for the purpose of entering Tibet.

A Sample of Tibet Entry Permit
Travelers need to have Tibet Travel Permit to enter into Lhasa or any other parts of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is obtained through tour operators for most tourists. When you take a flight or train to Lhasa, you will be asked to show this permit during check-in. Furthermore, the permit is also needed by groups traveling by road. But this will be arranged by the travel agency organizing the trip.
Important Issues About Tibet Travel Permit
1. Only after having your Tibet Travel Permit can a travel agency buy air tickets for you. You can then pass airport check-in.
2. Even if you have the Tibet Travel Permit, you are not allowed to travel anywhere outside of Lhasa city. If you want to get out of Lhasa, you have to apply for another permit, Aliens' Travel Permit.
3. Generally speaking, it takes seven working days to get the Tibet Travel Permit if you submit all the necessary documents on time. Please contact travel agencies 30 days in advance.
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Aliens' Travel Permit
The Alien’s Travel Permit is issued by the Public Security Bureau. It is required when tourists are planning to travel to the 'unopened' areas of Tibet, like Mount Everest Base Camp in Shigatse, Samye Monastery in Tsedang.
Aliens' Travel Permit

A Sample of Aliens' Travel Permit
Aliens' Travel Permit is required to visit 'unopened' areas. It is issued by the police (Public Security Bureau, "PSB"). Usually, you can apply for it once you arrive at Lhasa. For tour groups, our guide will ask you for the passport and Tibet Travel Permit, which they will submit to the Foreign Affairs Division of the PSB for the Aliens’ Permit. It normally takes several hours and the cost is 50 CNY per person. If you travel alone, you need to join local tours to 'unopened' areas, and the local travel agencies will arrange the PSB for you as well. Pay attention, no travel agency can provide 'Alien’s Travel permit-only' service.
Notice: If you want to do a Tibet overland tour from Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai or Xinjiang province to Tibet, you must got the PSB permit before your tour starts.
Which parts of Tibet are listed as the closed areas?
At present, you have to apply for a Alien’s Travel permit if you are planning to visit the following places:
Tsedang: Samye Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King, Trundruk Monastery, Yumbulakhang
Shigatse: Sakya Monastery, Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery
Gyangtse: Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kubum Stupa
Ngari Region: Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tsaparang, Years, etc.
Nyingchi Region: Basum-tso, Pomi, Rawo-tso, etc.
Chamdo Region: Chamdo, Riwoche, Tengchen, etc.
Military Area Entry Permit
The military area entry permit is required if tourists are planning to travel to some military sensitive areas in Tibet. Like Mount Kailash in Ali, Rowok Lake in Chamdo.
Military Area Entry Permit

A sample of Military Area Entry Permit.
Sensitive borders such as Mt. Kailash and eastern Tibet not only require a Military Area Entry Permit, but also a Foreign Affairs Permit. For Tholing and Tsaparang in western Tibet, you will also need a permit from the local Cultural Antiquities Department. All these will be arranged by our travel agency one month before you enter Tibet. The Military Area Entry Permit is issued by the military affairs office while the Foreign Affairs Permit is issued by the Foreign affairs office in Lhasa. It normally takes 10-15 working days to get them all.
Tibet Permit Application Procedure
1. Email us the photo copy of your passport and Chinese Visa at least 30 days before your Tibet tour starts.
There are three main types of Chinese Visa, “L”,”F”,“Z”, including other types for studying, traveling and working.
Please refer to Apply for Tibet Visa to understand what Travel documents you need to prepare.
Note: Any Visa issued by associations like APEC is not equal to Chinese Visa for Tibet Travel Permit application.
2. If you work or live in China or visit China for business purpose, you will need to offer a certificate to prove your purpose for visiting China.
Sample of Certifacate Paper
We here with confirm that your full name, Passport Number, is working at your company name since the date you join in this company to work as your position .
(for visiting) Visit our company for your purpose, from the date you star visiting to the date you end visiting.If you have any question concerning with your full name, please feel free to contact the telephone number and fax number of your company
Company Name:
Company Seal:
2. Your Tibet Travel Permit will be issued within 7-10 work days after we pass your documents to Tibet Tourism Bureau.
The Tibet Travel Permit will be posted to the city from which you depart to Tibet. Please let us know the address and telephone number of your hotel in that city 15 days before you arrive in China. If we want you to pick up the documents at our branch office in that city, we will mention it in the contract.
3. Travelers need to offer unfeigned, effective and related credential, license or certificate through which CITS Tibet Travel Org will apply for necessary permits.
Once any counterfeit credential, license or certificate from travelers is confirmed, CITS Tibet Travel Org reserves the right to cancel the corresponding trip, without any refund. Necessary compensation from travelers also occurs when any counterfeit made by the travelers induces loss to CITS Tibet Travel Org.
Please pay attention: Tibet occasionally sees political tension and social unrest. When there are important political events or any indication of such political or social unrest take place, the government may not issue Tibet Travel Permits. Although the conflicts are defused day by day, it is still a problem out of our control. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will get the Tibet Travel Permit under those circumstances. Moreover, we cannot predict when it will happen. Please do understand and take it into consideration when planning your trip to Tibet. However, it is not necessary to worry too much because it rarely happens. And any unofficial information you find on the Internet or hear from other people, even from travel agencies, can be considered as rumor. Please do not believe it unless you get an announcement from the government.
Read More:
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Tibet Visa from Nepal
Special Notice about the Nepal Earthquake
As the catastrophic earthquake resulted in widespread damage and loss of life across Nepal, the access to Nyalam County, the Sino-Nepal border, was also temporarily shut down and so was the entire region of Shigatse for both the safety concerns for the tourists and the assistance of the Nepalese disaster relief and rescue efforts.
In addition, the application and issue of Tibet Travel Permit was also affected due to the natural disaster. Currently, Tibet Travel Bureau suspended temporarily the issue of Tibet Travel Permit of Ali and Shigatse region and the suspension was expected to last at least 10-15 days, or even longer.
However, those prime attractions not affected by the aftershocks of earthquake in Tibet, remained safe to travel, places like Lhasa, Namtso Lake, Yalongzangbu river, dozens of monasteries, etc
Visa Extensions
The foreign affairs section of the local PSB handles visa extensions. Extensions are difficult in Tibet (and only likely in Lhasa) so don't count on one. It is far easier to extend your visa in other areas of China such as Chendu, Xining or Xi'an, where a 30-day extension is commonplace.
Tibet Visa & Tibet Permit updates
last updated on Jul.24,2017
So far, the application and issuing of Tibet Travel Permit has been on, as usual. Till now, Tibetcn.com has successfully helped more than 2,000 clients get Tibet Travel Permit in 2017. We promise to nail visa to Tibet for every of our clients with 100% guarantee.
So, to tourists who are planning to tour Tibet in 2017 and 2018, we are readily available to help you successfully handle the application of Tibet Travel Permit.
Years of Tibet tour operation experience and outstanding networking within the industry promise hassle-free Tibet Permit Application Service. We will treat your any inquiry responsibly and give timely response. Why not join our fixed-departure Tibet small group tour for your long-awaited vacation at the most competitive price?
Latest Tibet Permit News from Tibet Tourism Bureau last updated on June 17th, 2017
Currently Tibet Travel Bureau issues the Tibet Travel Permit normally without restrictions for nationality, group size, days. But still, tourists have to book tour service from a Tibet travel agency, and let the agency apply for Tibet Travel Permit. To obtain the permit successfully, the scanned copies of your passport and Chinese Visa must be sent to us at least 15 days before your trip, then we deliver to the Tourism Bureau. Once the permit is issued, we will post it to your depart address in China so that you can board the flight or train to Tibet.
2016 Tibet Travel Permit or Tibet Visa Information Updated on Jan 7th, 2016
Currently it is winter in Tibet and many people thought it is freezing cold and not a good time to travel Tibet, but in the reality, it is not freezing cold as you thought, even though today's temperature in Lhasa is 9 to -15 degree centigrade,, but it is sunny in the day and there are crowds of local Tibetan pilgrims all around, and not many tourist crowds, so actually Tibet winter tour is the best way to learn and experience authentic Tibet, and the most important is there is no permit restriction at all and the whole Tibet travel permit process is shorten to 7 days, couple of days ago, Tibet tourism bureau had announced that Tibet travel permit won't have any restriction until Feb 20th, then from Feb 20th to end of March, the permit would be closed for one month. Since from 2008, the Tibet travel permit is closed for every March, but it will reopen again from end of March, so if you planning the Tibet tour from April, then you can start book a Tibet tour and will get the permit from April 1st onward. If you are still planning your Tibet tour, then please check our Tibet.
Latest Tibet Travel Permit Information Updated on Jan 9th 2017
We are just informed that Tibet travel permit will be closed for a month long from Feb 25th till 31st Mar, 2017. This closure is very common since from 2008, but all the Tibet travel permit process will normalize from 1st April. End of 2016, the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has announced a new restrictions for the Tibet Group Visa for 26 different nationalities, so all these 26 nationalities should obtain the Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in their home country. Those 26 countries are 1. Pakistan, 2. Bangladesh, 3. Sri Lanka, 4. Afghanistan, 5. Azerbaijan, 6.Lebanon, 7. Syria, 8. Iraq, 9. Iran, 10. Kazakhstan, 11. Kyrgyzstan, 12. Tajikistan, 13. Turkey, 14. Uzbekistan, 15. Albania, 16.Democratic Republic of Congo, 17. Ghana, 18. Cameroon, 19. Kenya, 20. Libya, 21. Mali, 22. South Sudan, 23. Nigeria, 24. Somalia, 25. Tunisia, 26. Chad.
If you are solo traveler or budget sensitive, then we have guaranteed departure Tibet Small Group Tours every week, you can just sign up one of our Tibet Group Tours departure based on your interest and we will find other like-minded travelers to share the cost. For free consultation about Tibet travel permit please write us at tibet@Live.com
2017 & 2018 Latest Tibet Travel Permit Information Updated on Feb. 06, 2017
As usual, Tibet travel permit is not available during March every year since 2008. This year of 2017, Tibet travel permit will be closed from Feb 25th till 31st Mar.2017, and everything will be normalized from 1st April.
So, to tourists who are planning to tour Tibet from 2017 and 2018, Tibet Vista is readily available to help you successfully handle the application of Tibet Travel Permit.
Tibetcn dot Com had successfully helped more than 6,400 clients get Tibet Travel Permit in 2016. We promise to nail visa to Tibet for every of our clients with 100% guarantee.
Years of Tibet tour operation experience and outstanding networking within the industry promise hassle-free Tibet Permit Application Service. We will treat your any inquiry responsibly and give timely response. Why not join our fixed-departure Tibet small group tour for your long-awaited vacation at the most competitive price.
Latest Tibet Travel Permit Information Updated on March 19th 2017
>> After a month long permit closure (Feb 25th - Mar 30th, 2017), the Tibet travel permit application is available again.
>> Foreign travelers can enter Tibet starting April 1st, 2017, but need to confirm at least 10 days in advance to process the Tibet permit paper works.
>> Depending on what type of tour you choose, Tibet travel permit may take 7 - 20 days to process.
Tips for Solo Travelers and Budget Travelers:
> For solo travelers or the budget conscious, we have Tibet Small Group Tours departing every week.
> Sign up one of our Tibet Group Tours departure based on your interest and we will find other like-minded travelers to share the cost.
Tibet Tours: 2017 Private Packages & Group to Lhasa, Everest. HERE
We specialize in Tibet Travel Service
If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions for your Tibet tour, please contact us at any time. You can reach us by sending an online inquiry form through our Tibet Tour website, by calling us, by ending us an email or we can chat online via Skype. We will reply to you within 24 hours. Thank you for your support.
Lhasa Office Address: No.6, Tianhai Road, Lhasa, Tibet
Mobile Telephone: +86-139-0898-6788

Important Notes:
1) We do not SELL tibet travel permit! If you will not book a trip from us, but want a permit only, we can not help.
2) By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Contact us:

TEL: +86-139 0898 6788 (Ms. Tao)

E-mail: TibetTravelAgency@gmail.com / Service@TibetTour.com

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