As a bright pearl shining in the west of China, Tibet Autonomous Province has a rapid development owing to booming tourism. Located in the high Tibetan Plateau, the Roof of the World has formed an unparalleled Tibetan scenery. Because of those unique views, Tibet hosts tens of thousands of foreigners every year. However, traveling to Tibet is not as easy as other Chinese provinces for international travelers. And there are lots of restrictions stipulated for them. According to the rule, foreigners must apply for the Tibet Travel Permit which is issued by the Tibet Travel Bureau. This permit has a great influence on your tour in Tibet. Without it, you are not allowed to enter the border of Tibet, board the train or air to Tibet, check in local hotels, visit Tibetan attractions, etc.
Normally, an individual has no right to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. Only a local Tibetan owned travel agency can apply for it. That is to say, before your Tibet holiday, you should book a Tibetan tour operator and authorize them to help you finish the process of application. You just need to send your passport and Chinese Visa 15 days early to the agency before starting your tour. Then, you will get it as soon as the permit is issued.
Apart from the Tibet Travel Permit, you also need some other permits like Alien’s Travel Permit, Military Permit or Tibet Border Pass which are used in some restricted areas like Mt Everest, Mt Kailash, etc. If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you should apply for the China Group Visa.
We Great Tibet Tour offer the following services:
- The application of Tibet Travel Permit
- The application of Chinese Group Visa (Tibet tour from Nepal)
- The application of Alien’s Travel Permit
- The application of Military Permit
- The application of Tibet Border Pass