Tibet Travel Permit & China Visa


Tibet Permits: 

Due to Tibet’s unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. However, Tibet Travel Permit will not be issued for all tours from mid-February to March. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and get them to you usually within 12 working days. If you go to Kailash, Bomi in Tibet, we needs 30-working days to get Tibet Permits. If the clients go to Lhasa from Kathmandu by Motorcycle, we need to apply for it at least three months in advance.

China group visa: 

After you book your Tibet tour with a local Lhasa travel agency, we will prepare an official Invitation Letter for you to get China Group visa in Kathmandu. ORIGINAL PASSPORT + 1 HEADSHOTS. With Invitation Letter, original passport and 1 passport photo, you can get China Group Visa.

Facts about Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu 

1 Chinese Embassy accepts visa application from 10:00 ~12:00 on Mon/Wed/Fri only officially, and issues it at about 17:00.

2 Chinese Embassy in Nepal takes day off on both China & Nepal’s national holidays;

Recently, the Tibet Tourism Bureau has changed the policy of Invitation Letter, we need five people in same group and get Invitation Letter for you. You will enter Tibet in the same day and same city, and depart from Tibet in the same day and same city. If you on’t have five people, you can find your friends’ passport copies and send us, we can also get Invitation Letter for you. Better in same nationality, if they’re not same nationalities, it’s also okay.

Chinese visa:

If you enter Tibet from a China city, you also need a Chinese visa. You can apply for it in your home coutry in advance. You’d better not mention you will travel to Tibet during applying for Chinese visa. Sometimes, the Chinese Embassy will ask for Tibet Permits and  Invitation Letter from Lhasa government. But we can get your Tibet Permits after you sending us your Chinese visa copies. For Invitation Letter, we also need five people so that we can get it for you in Lhasa. If you on’t have five people, you can find your friends’ passport copies and send us, we can also get Invitation Letter for you. They’re must in same nationalities. In the other way, if you don’t mention you will travel to Tibet just travel in China, we can provide a Invitation Letter about China tour for you after you book this tour with us.