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Every day we receive questions from people like you, who want to visit Tibet, but don’t know where to begin.

There is a lot of information, and it is easy to get lost reading all of it.

That’s why we created this 7 step list that will help you to plan your Tibet tour with ease.

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CONTACT US

Do you want to receive the most accurate information about traveling to Tibet? The easiest way is to tell us about your travel plans. We will help you to decide when to visit, what to see and how to arrange your adventure.

You will receive full information about each step of tour planning.

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INQUIRY

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+86 158 8909 2907

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APPLY FOR CHINESE VISA

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PASSPORT

Apply for a passport if you don’t have it.
If you have a passport, check:

  • passport is valid for 6 months from the tour start date and
  • there are blank pages for the visa.

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CHINESE VISA

Apply for a Chinese visa. You can usually do it in the country where you reside.
When applying for a Chinese visa, don’t list Tibet as one of your destinations, it will complicate the process. Instead, list some of the Chinese cities.

APPLY FOR CHINESE VISA

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TIBET PERMIT

When you have your visa, we will apply for your Tibet Travel Permit. We will need a scan or photo of your passport and visa.

Your permit will be ready in 7-15 days depending on itinerary.

DETAILS ABOUT TIBET PERMIT

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SELECT YOUR TOUR

You can choose the tour depending on the duration of your stay, your preferred activities, destinations that you would like to visit and budget.
Need help deciding where to go?
Here you will find information about places to visit in Tibet»

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Private Tours

Private tours are perfect for those who want maximum level of freedom building the itinerary. You can book the tour of almost any duration, select hotels and the pace, choose which attractions to visit and how much time to spend there.
You can find a list of suggested itineraries here, they are, however, just examples. And feel free to modify them in any way!
Hint: You can also book a group tour and add a private tour before or after the tour. That will allow you to visit destination not listed on the itinerary, without breaking the budget.

Group of visitors by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet
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Group Tours

Group tours are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests as we created our itineraries based on feedback from our clients. You will travel with a small group of like-minded people (no more than 10 people), some of them might become your friends (and we have seen it in the past).
Joining a group tour will lower the cost of your trip while providing an opportunity to see the best of what Tibet has to offer.
We currently offer several itineraries, with duration of stay ranging from 4 to 15 days.
Select the perfect tour for you»

Dolma La pass the highest point of Kailash kora
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Trekking Tours

Trekking tours are numerous and diverse. Historically, the majority of Tibetans were nomads, and they were constantly moving to find new places for their herds. They were traveling through the mountains by foot, covering great distances. Nowadays we can walk these historic routes and enjoy the views of untouched nature, the highest mountain ranges, fast rivers and crystal clear lakes.
Itineraries for trekking tours are flexible, we can change some routes or adjust the duration to your pace.
Browse some of the most popular trekking routes»

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DECIDE HOW TO TRAVEL TO TIBET

There are three main options available to you:

        • By Air: the fastest and the most popular way to arrive in Tibet. All year round there are numerous flight each day connecting the capital of Tibet, Lhasa with all major Chinese cities.
          To board a plane, you will need your Tibet Travel Permit to board the plane. We will mail it to you to the city where you are flying from.
          There is currently only one international flight, connecting Lhasa, Tibet, and Kathmandu, Nepal.
          Please note, that you will need a special group visa to enter Tibet from Nepal.
          More details about the group visa and the process are available here»
          If you are taking a flight to Tibet, our guide will meet you at the airport. Keep an eye on a sign with your name on it!
          Information about flights to Tibet»
        • By train: taking a train to Tibet can take up to 40 hours, but you won’t regret it! The railroad runs over incredibly beautiful areas of Tibetan plateau, many of which you cannot reach another way.
          Trains are running several times a day from several major cities in China. There are two classes, providing different levels of comfort.
          Information on how to take a train to Tibet is here»
        • Overland: although there are several overland routes connecting Tibet with China, Nepal, and India, only the road to/from Nepal is open for foreign tourists.
          The Kyirong entry point is now accepting foreign tourists.
          You can join a group tour that takes you from Lhasa, Tibet to the Kyirong entry point at the border with Nepal.
          The detailed itinerary is here»

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PACK WISELY

We put together a list of things that you should consider bringing with you. There is also a list of suggested clothes and gear.
If you are going on a trekking tour, its good to remember that there is a limit to the weight that porters are willing to carry (usually approximately 8-10 kg).  Beyond that weight, you might have to hire a pack animal or leave some things behind in the vehicle or hotel in one of the cities, where you can pick it up on the way back.
Please, check the luggage allowance of the air company you are flying with. International and domestic flight typically have different limits.
Remember to leave some extra space in your luggage if you are planning to buy souvenirs.
Our suggested packing list is here»

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LEARN MORE ABOUT TIBET

Additional information about Tibet, it’s customs, religion, art, culture, and people can help you to prepare better for your journey.
Information about Tibet»

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ASK US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

Find your answers to all frequently asked questions»
Or post your questions and comments below.

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Featured Tours

12 days Old Thingri to Everest Base Camp Trek

A beautiful and exciting journey, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and going to the Everest Base Camp. The tour visits Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo monasteries, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake and Karola glaciers.

We arrive to the Old Tingri, from where our 4 days trek to the Everest Base Camp begins. We will hike over high passes, valleys and rocky mountains before reaching the Base Camp.

10 Days Easy Acclimatizing Everest Tour

This slow paced private tour takes you from Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse, where we spend the first few days acclimatizing. We will visit many of the historical and religious places, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Gyantse monastery and Kumbum stupa.

We will make stops by the most beautiful natural spots: Yamdrok lake, Karola glaciers and many of the high mountain passes and view points. Finally, we will reach Everest Base Camp, where we stay for the night.

7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

This tour starts in Lhasa. We will stay there for 2 days to explore the capital and acclimatize. After that, we will head to the center of attraction in Himalayas – Mount Everest. We will spend a night by the highest mountain on a planet and continue driving through majestic mountain ranges, alongside rivers and waterfalls to the border between Tibet and Nepal.

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