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Tibet Permit

Tibet Permit

Tibet VisaTibet Permit, also known as Tibet Tourism Bureau (T.T.B.) Permits, is necessary for entry to Lhasa
or any other part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and is obtained as part of tour arrangements
for travel to Tibet.

Non-Chinese passport holders (including those of Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and
other countries) must have an Alien's Travel Permit as well as a valid passport and a visa
(Travelers from countries having visa exemption agreement with Hong Kong do not need a visa) to
visit Tibet. A visa can be obtained from the local Chinese consulate in your country. Since the
government encourages group tours to Tibet the permit is issued only to tour groups traveling with
a Chinese tour operator.

The necessary materials to apply for the Tibet Permit are similar to those demanded for a visa.
They include one's basic information, such as name, nationality, age, gender, passport number,
occupation (journalists and diplomatists are excluded as common tourists to Tibet), tour
itineraries, general tour schedule, and phone number, as well as a copy of the visa and the first
page of the passport. The permit usually takes 3 - 7 days to issue. However, it is best to allow at
least two weeks for mailing and processing. When you receive the permit you can arrange the
tickets, hotels, and your tour.

Visa Obtained in Katmandu
Visa for Tibet can be obtained from the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu. Application has got to be made a minimum of 7 days before the
commencement of the trip. Visa can be obtained by paying a surcharge up to 3 days before the trip departure date. Original passports are
required for application of visa. The following details of the travelers are required to be submitted to the Chinese Embassy for the processing of
the visa: name, nationality, passport number, sex, date of birth and profession along with one passport size photograph. Please note that visa for
Tibet obtained elsewhere has still got to be endorsed by the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu. Regular visas for China are not valid for travel into
Tibet from Nepal.

Important Issues about Tibet Permit
1. All kinds of people can get Tibet permit through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to
Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
2. Generally it needs three days to get the TTB if you could supply the full necessary documents. After having a permit, a travel agency could buy
the air or train ticket for you, and you can pass the check-in with the permit.
3. The details of the travelers are required for TTB Permit: name, nationality, passport number, Sex, date of birth and occupation ( The copies of
your passport and china visa)
4. Only the guide could hold the permit after you establish yourself on Tibet land. You are not allowed to bring with it.

Tibet Travel Tips

The temperature is relatively low and varies greatly between day and night in Tibet. The solar radiation is intense. Here, the types of the climate
are complex. There are obvious dry season and rain season .The good seasons to enter Tibet are from May to October, and the best months are
May, June, September, and October.Tibet Travel Tips

Bring canned oxygen and pain-killer pills you. Recommend the tablets that won’t let
you feel sleepy. Move very slowly, drink more water. Keep yourself warm. Try to avoid
drinking alcohol

Bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, sunglasses, UV-proof products, foods with high


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