Permits

HOW MANY KINDS OF TIBET TRAVELING PERMITS DO I NEED?

Regarding on Tibet entry and road permits, we have several different kinds of permits that are necessarily to be made before you start your trip.

Generally, we need to make your Tibet entry and road permits from Tibet Tourism Bureau for the normal tours, such as Everest base camp tour, Lhasa city tour,Tsetang, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Natso tour etc. But for the restricted traveling areas, including Mount Kailash tour, Eastern Tibet tour, Kham trekking etc, we need to make four different kinds of Tibet entry and road permits from four different government offices such as Tibet entry and road permits from Tibet Tourism Bureau, Foreign affairs office, Military Lhasa head office, Military border head office respectively.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A TIBET TRAVELING PERMIT?

For the normal Tibet tour, it will take one week period of time to complete and it will take two weeks period of time to complete for the restricted traveling areas mentioned as above.

HOW TO OBTAIN TIBET TRAVELING PERMIT?

To get Tibet traveling permit, you always need a good local travel agent. That’s why Tibet Shambhala Adventure is here for you and you can confidently trust in us for all your Tibet trip arrangement. It is really easy for us to arrange your Tibet traveling permits as we are fully registered local travel agent, authorized by the China National Tourism Bureau in Beijing and Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa respectively. Besides we are not only experienced but also have very good links in the related work units.

DOES THE NO OF PAX MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO GET TIBET TRAVELING PERMIT?

No matter how large or small your group or even you are one pax, Tibet Shambhala Adventure can arrange your Tibet entry and road permits without any problem. Besides we arrange 2 months duration permits when we have special clients who are willing to travel longer period of time in Tibet.

WHAT ARE THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WORKING DAYS?

The related government offices work from Monday till Friday afternoon and we need to apply with all your documents for the permits in the morning and withdraw the permits in the afternoon during those working days.

DO I ALWAYS NEED TO SHOW TIBET PERMITS AT THE AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION?

There are two ways of beginning your Tibet trip. If you come to Tibet from mainland China, you need to show Tibet entry and road permits at your boarding gate therefore after we finish your Tibet entry and road permit in advance, we will deliver them in the city in mainland China from which you are entering Tibet.

If you come from Nepal to Tibet, you do not need to show your Tibet permit at the airport in Nepal. You can directly board in and your Tibet entry and road permit will come with your local Tibetan guide when he comes to pick you up at the airport.

DO I NEED TO MAKE ANOTHER PERMIT AFTER MY ARRIVAL IN TIBET?

Yes, you need to make another permit, known as P.S.B permit ( Aliens permit ) if you are traveling out of Lhasa after your arrival. Please bear in mind that we need your original passport and visa to issue the P.S.B permit. Without the original passport or visa, we can not make this permit.
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