Local Tibet Tours
According to Chinese law, foreign travelers are required to apply for certain permits before visiting Tibet. So before you start your Tibet tour, you have to prepare the following documents:
|China Visa:||You can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your country;|
|Tibet Entry Permit:||
|Tibet Travel Permit:||
As a travel agency, ChinaTourGuide.com is able to assist you to process all above documents if you book a Tibet tour with us. Kindly select your favorite Tibet tour packages to start a wonderful Tibet trip.
Travelers whose tour itineraries are arranged by ChinaTourGuide.com will receive their Tibet Entry Permit from our local office in the city where they depart for Tibet (e.g. Chengdu if by air, Golmud if by Qinghai-Tibet Railway).
You are required to present this document when boarding the flight to Tibet. ChinaTourGuide.com will make all necessary arrangements to obtain the correct documentation for you once you booked a tour with us.
How to apply for a Tibet Entry Permit?
Tibet Entry Permit is not available by independent travelers at present. Travelers have to travel in tour group and ask their travel agent to apply it for you. Please prepare the following documents before asking your travel agent to apply permit.
1. A copy of your Passport;
2. A copy of your China visa (tourist visa);
3. Full names, Gender, Date of Birth, Passport number, Nationality, Occupation.
Travel Permit, also called Aliens' Travel Permit (A.T.P), is required to visit closed areas. It is issued by Foreign Affairs Section of the Local Public Security Bureau (PSB). The Law on the Control of Entry and Exit of Foreigners (Order of the President of the People's Republic of China (No.31), 22.11.1985, Chapter 4), says:
1. Article 20: Foreigners who hold valid visas or residence certificates may travel to places declared open to foreigners by the Chinese Government.
2. Article 21: Foreigners who desire to travel to places closed to foreigners shall apply for travel permits from local public security organs [i.e., the police].
Closed Regions of Tibet
At the present, you have to apply for a Travel Permit if you are planning to visit the following places:
Note: Lhasa and Nagqu regions are open to foreign travelers and no need for Travel Permit.
1. Tsetang: Samye Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King, Changdruk Temple, Yumbulakhang
2. Shigatse: Sakya Monastery, The Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery
3. Gyangtse: Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kubum Stupa
4. Nqari Region
5. Basumtso lake in Nyingchi Region
6. Chamdo Region
How to apply for Tibet Travel Permit?
ChinaTourGuide.com will help you to apply for it after you entering Tibet. Our tour operator will ask you for your passport and the Tibet Entry Permit and submit it to the Foreign Affairs Section of PSB.