Tibet Travel Planner

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Welcome to Tibet Travel Planner – your best partner to travel in Tibet !

We are dedicated to help you plan your own perfect Tibet travel experience in Tibet. To meet your any possible ideas, we offer the best collection of Tibet tours, including Private Tour Packages and Join-in Group Tours. You can also learn many useful travel guide information on our website.

About Tibet Travel Planner

Tibet Travel Planner is your most helpful partner when traveling in Tibet. We are dedicated to help you enjoy an unforgettable experience in Tibet. On line, we offer the most useful travel guide information, latest Tibet tourism news to help you plan your trip easily. Off line, we are a local based Tibet & China travel pioneer providing the most awe-inspiring and classic Tibet tours, hiking experience, culture learning, etc.

Travelling with Tibet Travel Planner is the best way to get close to the essence of Tibet. For many years, we have brought thousands of people from all over the globe to organize lifetime journey in Tibet.

Dedicated – we know Tibet, so we offer the most classic trips.
Responsible – It’s not easy to reach Tibet, we make your money and time worth.
Passionate – Our specialists are always ready to devote our passion.
Tailor-made – All of our tours and service are customizable to meet your requirements.
Fun – Our trips offer many pleasant things to do, not only sightseeing, but also learn and experience.
We Are Good at
Private Tour Packages
Our private tour collections cover all popular destinations in Tibet, including Everest, Ngari, Nyingchi, etc. More importantly, you will travel by a leisure and relaxing way with your private tour guide and driver.

Small Group Tours
Our group tours go the most classic itineraries whch have been run for many years. While meeting new friends and sharing travel stories, you will save a lot of money compared with private tours.

Day 1: Board the train to Lhasa from Xining
Day 2: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 3: Exploring Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B, D)
Day 4: Exploring Lhasa - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B)
Day 5: Lhasa to Shigatse Via Gyantse (B, L)
Day 6: Journey from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (B)
Day 7: Everest Base Camp to Gyirong Border (B)
Day 8: Journey from Gyirong Border to Kathmandu (B)

Tailor-made Tours
You may want to explore Tibet with your owe way! That's what we do. We can tailor make destinations, hotels, activities, flight according to your specifc needs.

Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet Travel Permit is a must for international tourists to tour Tibet. But many feel confused about the application of the permit, and think it is difficult to get one.
Well, the truth is that you can get your Tibet permit in an easy way, by following our advice. As the leading tour operator based in Lhasa, we can help you to get the Tibet Travel Permit successfully.
At present, all types of China Visas have resumed. You can plan your dream Tibet trip now and apply for your Chinese tourist visa with ease.
If you require any assistance with the visa application, we are here to help. We can provide a visa invitation letter if necessary.
Once you have a valid passport and China Visa, obtaining your Tibet Travel Permit is simple. Just share your travel plans with us, and we’ll handle the rest. Guaranteed Tibet Travel Permit before your departure!

Don't Make These Mistakes When Applying for a Tibet Travel Permit

Mistake 1: Assuming that All Tourists Need a Tibet Travel Permit

One common mistake is assuming that all tourists must obtain the Tibet Travel Permit before visiting Tibet. However, this is not the case. International tourists, overseas Chinese tourists without a Chinese passport, expats residing in mainland China, and Taiwanese citizens are required to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit.

For Hong Kong and Macau citizens, on the other hand, you can visit Tibet without the Tibet Travel Permit if you possess a Home Visit Permit (also known as Mainland Travel Permit). However, diplomats and journalists must apply for the Tibet Permit exclusively through the Tibet Foreign Affairs Office.

Mistake 2: Believing that Obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit is Complicated

Many tourists mistakenly believe that obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit is a complicated and troublesome process. This is because the permit cannot be applied for independently and the application process can involve complex procedures. Unsuccessful applications can also result in canceled flights or hotel reservations.

However, we can make the process easy and stress-free for you. With years of experience in organizing Tibet tours, we have established strong relationships with the relevant authorities, allowing us to efficiently assist you in obtaining your Tibet Travel Permit.

Obtaining a Tibet Travel Permit can be simple through us.

With our assistance, you can focus on planning your trip and enjoying the beauty of Tibet, knowing that we have taken care of the administrative details. Let us simplify the process of obtaining your Tibet Travel Permit and make your dream trip to Tibet come true.

Here are four simple steps to obtain your Tibet Travel Permit through us:

Mistake 3: Choosing a Worldwide Travel Agency over a Local Tibetan Agency

Some travelers tend to contact a worldwide travel agency to deal with travel permit issues when planning their trips to Tibet. However, only a registered local Tibet travel agency is authorized to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit on the behalf of tourists.

So it is crucial to select a trustworthy and experienced registered Tibet travel agency with a proven track record of successfully obtaining Tibet Travel Permits for their clients. Avoid unregistered tour operators as they may lack the necessary knowledge and experience to navigate the permit application process, which could result in delays or other issues.

Visit Lhasa with our local Tibetan guide.

As the largest local Tibet travel agency, we process over 8000 permit applications every year, making us experts in obtaining Tibet Travel Permit. Our team can guide you through the entire application process, ensuring that all necessary documents are obtained and submitted correctly.

To get started, simply provide us with your Tibet travel plan and send us copies of your Chinese Visa and passport. From there, we will handle the complicated application procedures, allowing you to sit back and relax while we take care of everything.

Mistake 4: Thinking that Many Documents are Required for Tibet Travel Permit

One common mistake when applying for a Tibet Travel Permit is assuming that multiple documents are necessary. While it's essential to have the required documents to avoid delays or rejections, providing a pile of paperwork is unnecessary. Typically, the documents needed are your passport and Chinese Visa.

Your passport should be valid for more than 6 months. In terms of visas, most tourists will need to apply for a Chinese tourist visa, also known as the "L" visa, from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their home country or a third country.

If you are an overseas student or an expat living in mainland China, you will also need to provide additional documents to verify your status. This includes your school enrollment certificate or working certificate obtained from your school or employer.

It is recommended to work with a registered tour operator like us. We can assist you in preparing the necessary documents accurately and on time, based on your status and travel plans. In this way, you have more chances to successfully get your Tibet Travel Permit.

Mistake 5: Considering that Independent Travel to Tibet is Allowed

Many travelers mistakenly assume that they can obtain a Tibet Travel Permit and then travel solo in Tibet, but this is incorrect. Foreign tourists are required to arrange organized tours through registered Tibetan travel agencies as independent travel is prohibited in Tibet.

Moreover, the travel agency you choose will assist you in obtaining the Tibet Travel Permit. The permit will indicate the dates of your trip, your itinerary, and other pertinent information. It's essential to decide on these details with your travel agent beforehand while booking your tour.

Joining an organized tour to visit Tibet.

But you can choose between a group or private tour based on your budget and preferences. We offer a wide variety of small group tours with fixed departure dates at the best local prices to minimize your Tibet tour expenses. For those who want more flexibility, our experienced travel consultants can help you customize your Tibet tour.

Mistake 6: Believing the Tibet Travel Permit Can be Applied Anytime before Departure

The typical processing time for the travel permit by the Tibet Tourism Bureau is approximately 8-9 business days. After the permit is issued, your travel agency will deliver it from Lhasa to your address in mainland China. The delivery time depends on your distance from Lhasa, and can usually take 2 to 3 days.

However, during the peak season of the Tibet tour, the time needed to process your Tibet Travel Permit may be longer, and it may take more time for delivery. Therefore, it's important to reserve more time for the application process to avoid delays or even cancellation of your trip.

It is recommended to start the permit application at least 20 days before your Tibet tour date. This will give you enough time for the permit to be processed and delivered to you. Then you can carry the permit to board your flight or train to Tibet.

You will get your Tibet permit checked before board the Tibet train.

Also, double check with your travel agency 5 days before you head to Tibet to ensure that your permit is ready and there are no issues with your application.

In case of an emergency or if you're applying too close to your travel date, contact your travel agency to inquire about emergency processing options. We can expedite the processing of your Tibet Travel Permit. In this case, an extra charge will be required.

Mistake 7: Assuming Only a Tibet Travel Permit is Enough to Enter Tibet from Nepal

If you are entering Tibet from Nepal, it's essential to obtain a Chinese Group Visa in addition to the Tibet Travel Permit. Some travelers make the mistake of assuming that a regular Chinese visa or Nepal visa is sufficient, but this is not the case.

However, the process to obtain a Chinese Group Visa is not complicated. You just need to arrive in Kathmandu at least 3 days in advance to allow sufficient time to apply for the visa. Our staff in Kathmandu can assist you with the visa application process. Simply provide them with your passport, photos, and visa fee, and they will handle the rest.

Tourists at Gyirong port are going to enter Tibet from Nepal.

When taking on an overland tour to Tibet, your Group Tourist Visa will undergo examination upon crossing Gyirong, the current border between China and Nepal. On the other hand, if you opt for the Kathmandu-Lhasa flight, you will need to present your Group Tourist Visa to the staff at the check-in counter inside the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Mistake 8: Neglecting other Necessary Documents for Restricted Areas

The Tibet Travel Permit only allows you to enter Tibet and visit places around Lhasa. If you want to explore more remote areas of Tibet, you will need additional travel documents.

For instance, to visit Mount Everest in Tibet, you must acquire an Aliens' Travel Permit. Likewise, if you plan to venture to the Mount Kailash area, you will require both a Military Travel Permit and a Foreign Affairs Permit.

However, obtaining these permits is not a concern since our Tibetan guide will assist you in obtaining them once you arrive in Lhasa. Simply inform us of your travel plans and itinerary ahead of time.


There are common mistakes that people often make when applying for the Tibet Travel Permit, such as failing to provide required documents, applying too late, etc. These mistakes can lead to delays, or even the cancellation of your trip.

To avoid these, it's important to plan well in advance, work with a reputable travel agency that has experience in organizing Tibet tours, and ensure that you have prepared all the required documents before the permit application.

With years of experiences in organizing Tibet tours and applying for travel permits, we can help to get your Tibet Travel Permit successfully. Simply share your travel plans with us and let us assist you in enjoying a worry-free trip to Tibet.

We’re waiting for your reach all day, and every day!
As a local Tibet travel pioneer, we’ve spent many years discovering Tibet’s highlights. Now we are proud to see that we know Tibet! While for a newcomer like you, questions can arise about travelling on this vast and mysterious high plateau. Well, we are always ready to help!

No matter what the concerns, we ensure that an experienced and knowledgeable consultant is ready to assist you when never we are needed.

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Our Contact Infomation Details

Telephone: 86 139 8991 8999   Mrs.Jill

Email: TibetTravelAgency@gmail.com

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