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Tibet Visa and Permit Information

Tibet Visa Information

Only tour groups are officially allowed to enter into Tibet. Traveling Tibet from china you need a valid Chinese visa, Tibet entry permit and Travel permit. You can get china visa from your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate. Then you need to send your tour operator copy of China visa to make all the necessary permits before you enter Tibet. Your tour operator send you Tibet entry permit then you can easily enter Tibet from China side and can spend your wonderful tibet holiday with us.

If you are willing to travel to Tibet from Kathmandu. Once you confirm the tour with us, then you need to send us the clear scan passport copy by e-mail then we will start to prepare necessary permit and supporting documents for Tibet Visa. You are advised to arrive Kathmandu at least 2-3 days prior to Tibet departure. We will arrange your Tibet visa with your original passport and necessary suporting documents such as visa invitation letter from the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. Please be sure that the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu will open for visa application from 10 to 11 am only 3 days in a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Tibet Permit-Travel Documents  

Traveling in Tibet, you need not only China Visa but also Tibet permit. There are 3 kinds of permits, Tibet Entry Permit (TTB permit), Tibet Travel Permit (PSB permit) and Military Permit. All these permits are required together and necessary documents are arranged by your tour operator.


Your passport must be minimum six months valid. Please make sure your passport is personal/normal type, according to the regulation of government of China, the person who holds official passport has to be arranged by Foreign Affairs Office of Government, it will be much more complex. Travel agency can not arrange the travel service in Tibet for diplomats, government officers, or journalists.

China Visa  

Basically, travel in China you need China Tourist Visa, type "L", or China Business Visa, type"F";China Students Visa, type"X"; China Work Visa, type"Z". These types visa are able to arrange the Tibet Permit.

Other Documents

International flight tickets/Internal flight tickets/train tickets, tour detail about your tour and a small note book etc. If you are traveling Tibet from Kathmandu you need to fill up one visa form with small size photo on it.

Please download the Tibet Visa Application Form. (PDF)

Nepal Visa Form (If you are travelling via Nepal)

Please download the Nepal Visa Application Form. (PDF)

Nepal Tours and trekking packages