Border Permit

Foreign tourists are required to apply for a Border Area Travel Permit if they plan to travel to Medog, Zham, Gro Mo, Tingri, Ngari. Travel agencies can apply for the permit.

Tourists going to need the border permit while travel to border areas such as the base camp of Mt.Qomolangma, the Zhamu Township or the Medog County, all closed areas - much of the Tibetan Autonomous Region outside the Lhasa prefecture-level district, and scattered counties elsewhere.

Foreign tourists are required to apply for a Border Area Travel Permit if they plan to travel to Medog, Zham, Gro Mo, Tingri, Ngari. Travel agencies can apply for the permit.

Following are some of the areas where a border pass is needed. The list only includes the most popular places.

  1. Shigatse Prefecture: Zhongba county, Sagya county, Nylam county (Zham), Tingri county, Kangma county, Yadong county, Gampa county, Dinggye county, Gyirong county.
  2. Lhoka Prefecture: Cona county, Lhongzi county, Lhodak county, Nanggarze county.
  3. Nyingchi Prefecture: Mailing county, Nang county, Zayul county, Medog county.
  4. Ngari Prefecture: Burang county, Zhada county, Rutog county, Gar county, Shiquanhe township.

You do not need the border permit to enter Tibet, so this border permit would directly give to your guide without sending you the copies. See what a border permit look like as below:

Border Permit

 

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