Traveling to Tibet becomes easier in 2019

UNESCO World Heritage site Potala Palace in Lhasa
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Potala Palace in Lhasa, UNESCO World Heritage site

Tibetan Tourism Bureau announced some important changes in Tibet travel regulation in 2019.

This year they are planning to simplify the process and make it easier for thousands of tourists to get their permits.

Permits will be processed much faster

Starting this year, the process of permit application will be easier and faster.

Travel agency applies for the permits on behalf of visitors. Previously it was taking 15-25 days depending on the itinerary. This year Tibetan Tourism Bureau is planning to shorten the processing time in half.

We still advise our guests to submit all the necessary paperwork in advance. However, it is clear that the permit application process will become more efficient.

Mount Everest North Face in Tibet
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Mount Everest North Face in Tibet

Visiting Tibet in March is now allowed

For several years Tibet was closed for foreigners from February to the end of March. Tourists started visiting Tibet from April 1st.

Starting from 2019 visitors are welcome to visit Tibet in March.

We are already accepting applications for tours starting at the end of March.

If you want to visit Tibet during the Peach Blossom festival at the end of March or see the clear view of the Everest, it is time to book your tickets!

Permits are available for all nationalities

Starting from 2018 citizens of all nationalities that have a valid Chinese visa can visit Tibet.

Previously citizens of some countries had problems applying for Tibetan permits.

Already in 2018, we had first visitors coming from Norway, Poland, Japan, and other countries.

More information about visa and Tibet Travel Permit»

With all these positive changes, we expect traveling to Tibet become easier and we are ready to welcome more visitors to our homeland this year!

If you have any questions regarding the new process, comment below or contact us at tours@wondersoftibet.com

Tours you might like

8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour

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.

Both group and private tours are available

 

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 viewpoints. Finally, we will reach Everest Base Camp, where we stay for the night.

6 Days Tibetan Cultural Heritage Tour

This private tour takes you from Lhasa to Yarlung Valley and Samye Monastery. Yarlung valley is the birthplace of Tibetan civilization. You can see Yumbulakhang, an ancient fort and the first surviving building in Tibet. After that, you will visit Samye, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

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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4 Responses

  1. Mandar Dhamne
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    Hi,
    I’m very interested in visiting Tibet. M planning to do so in October-November. Can you please send me approx question for these trips.
    Thanks in advance ?

    • Wonders Of Tibet
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      Dear Dhamne,

      Thank you for your question! We sent you an email with tour options and prices for October and November.

      Best Regards,
      Kalsang

  2. Dilek
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    Hello, I would like to visit Tibet and Nepal in the end of April. I plan to spend two weeks. Do you offer any tours and how much does it cost?

    • Wonders Of Tibet
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      Dear Dilek,
      You will have a choice of group tour and private tour options. Group tours have fixed departure dates. Private tours can start on any date and itinerary is flexible.
      Some of the most popular group tours are: 8 days tour to Everest Base Camp and 7 Days Overland our to Nepal.

      I sent you more details about the tours and how to prepare for your tour.

      Best Regards,
      Kalsang

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