CHINA/TIBET TRAVEL VISA SYSTEM
If you have made a plan to enter into Tibet from Kathmandu, you must have to obtain your Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Kindly note that if you have already obtained a Chinese visa from your nation of origin, it will be cancelled and fresh visa will have to issue in Kathmandu. So, please! Don’t waste your time and money to get a Chinese visa from your country until you reach to Kathmandu because this is only the case when you enter Tibet from Nepal. Another, in the occasion that if you are entering Tibet from central China or from Hongkong, you can obtain your Chinese visa in the prior or from your own country. But, you must have substantial valid visa stamped by the Chinese Embassy along with six month valid passport to enter into roof of the world (Tibet). At the point, when you are applying for a Chinese visa from your native country, it is better not saying that you are interested to visit Tibet.
To enter into Tibet you require TTB (Tibet Travel Permit) which is generally called invitation letter to visit Tibet provided by Tibet Travel Bureau. In order to acquire this you need to send us your clean Passport copy and additional details like your profession at minimal 21days ahead. When you land to Kathmandu, we take your original passport and TTB permit to apply for your Chinese visa for the Tibet. You will get group visa and will not stamped in your original passport, but rather will be in a sheet of paper. Keep in mind that, there are three visa days in a week in Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. That is Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In these days, visa can be collected upon payment of urgent fees. Try to be arrive in Kathmandu in Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, because you can get visa on the following day and fly to Tibet the day after. Apart from peak season, the flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu are mostly operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and quite often get busy and packed.
About Tibet Travel Permit (TTP)
For the Tibet travel permit you have to send us accurately as in your passport, including your profession at least 3 weeks before the tour date. Full name, Gender, Date of birth, Passport number, Nationality, Profession, Date of Issue.
And send us clear scan copy of your passport as well.
Most Essential Fact to be noted before Tibet travel
- It must be ideal, that specifying your true profession is essential. But, if you are from Government authorities, journalists, political work force or diplomatic then you may require more complicated procedures in order to be issued a permit and should contact the Foreign Affairs Office of the Tibetan Government in order to arrange a permit. We do not process for them and we will not be liable if travel permit not issued at the last moment and if you do not inform us in time.
- No any travel office can offer the permit-only service. You must purchase a tour package to get it.
- Tibet Travel permit is essential to purchase the air tickets, at the airport check-in counter, for the flights and at Lhasa air terminal or Surface passage points.
- All our tour bundle are entry from Kathmandu. Because, Kathmandu is the stress-free place to organize the Tibet visa and permit and flight tickets to Lhasa.
- There are also different other city to enter Tibet by flight is from Beijing or Chengdu or from Hong Kong. Lhasa is presently connected with train from different other principle land of China. We similarly offer our tours for those entering Tibet from different spots other than Kathmandu.
During the time in the roof of the world, Tibet you will be accompanied by English Speaking Tibetan guide who is in the charge of the trip and this is the person that you ought to go to with any, concerns, issues and inquiries. This not only the person who will act as an interpreter but also provide a valuable information into the Tibetan way of life. On the other hand, you must know that they are Certified Tibetan local guides and they are fluency in English and control by the Government.
HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
There are numerous hotel in the cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse where you can available on twin share basis with private facilities and hotel are also good enough. Outside the towns the standard of accommodation are basic, in some places dormitory style of accommodation is available. The service and facilities throughways, outside town are still not of the standard discovered. Washing facilities may be basic and toilets may be quite different style.
Lhasa is currently joined with train system with major area of China. Infrastructures in Tibet are not completely bad but rather much has boosted as of late. By and large 4WD land cruise are utilized to convey sightseers and trucks for supplies and equipment.
Finest Time to visit the roof of the world
The best time for overland visits in Tibet is from April to November. During this time there will be no snow and climate is generally mellow.
You can get great diet in urban areas, but throughout the highway, the diet on the lunch stop is very little varied. It is recommended you to carry some dry food with respect to your own particular all the time. Because of high height you won't feel hungry at numerous spots. Numerous traveller experience the ill effects of loose bowels in Tibet, it is a genuine problem. The best answer for this is not eating crude dishes of mixed greens salads, especially which are not treated with clean water, eating just cooked food and drinking just filtered water or purifying water with cleansing tablets.
There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal and China. Nevertheless, preventive measure such as through medical checkup and inoculation before you start visiting can save you from unexpected hazard. However, consult your doctor for up to date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and Medication for any reasonably foreseeable illness need to be brought with you whilst travelling in Nepal and China.
Please be aware that the medical facilities are not of the same standard you might expect at home. So, it is strongly recommend that you must carry a personal first aid kit as well as sufficient quantity of personal medical requirements. Common problems like dehydration, diarrhea, fever, headache, and tonsil can be occurred during the tour period. So, plan accordingly. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness. It is the consequence of the failer of the body to adjust in high height and can affect anybody, regardless of age or fitness. It generally happens over 2000 meters and the probability of being affected increments as you climb. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in a headache, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slightly swelling on face and hand. Drink at least 4-5 liters of water per day and do not think it will be serious, take it easy and please inform your guide if you feel more severe symptoms and do not medicate yourself without discussing it with them first.
ABOUT THE TIBET TRAVEL TIPS
Tipping is an individual and charitable matter and tips are no included in the excursion cost. If you wish to reward the hard work of the individuals who have attempted to make your tour as well as can be expected, we propose the accompanying: USD 8 for every day for group of 8 plus, USD 8 for each day for smaller group- this will be shared among the Guide and Driver. But, keep in mind that, they will leave you at border and one or two days ahead.
Travel Insurance is not included in your trip cost. We strongly recommend that, take out a comprehensive travel insurance prior to your tour from your home country. Your Travel insurance must cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and personal liability (theft of items and materials). We also recommend that it covers Cancellation, loss of luggage and personal effects.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT DURING TRAVELLING TO TIBET
Here are the things proposed to bring. You may obviously include what you bring for general trek.
- Strong sun cream and lip protector
- Water bottle
- Rain jacket
- Sleeping bag (for camping/trekking)
- Sandals (flip-flops)
- Warm cotton trousers
- Cotton shirts (small and lengthy sleeved)
- Down jacket or warm fleece top
- Thermal underwear (upper and lowest)
For more info: click at Tibet FAQ (Frequently Ask Question)