Ways to enter Tibet


Enter from China mainland by train.

If you are taking the train to Tibet, usually you only need the Tibet permit color-printed copies to get on the train. We will send you the Tibet permit scan copies via e-mail after we get it, you can get them color printed. Better get 3 copies, just in case the train station requires it when you get your train ticket, through the security or get on the train. Also just in case you lose it.

Enter from China mainland by flight.

If you take a flight into Tibet, the original permit will be checked when you get your boarding pass or pass the check-in counter.

So we need to mail the Tibet permit to your hotel address or your friend / family who could receive the Tibet permit for you. Usually we will need the exact address about 7-10 days prior the departure date.

Entering Tibet by flight, the original Tibet permit would be require to board the flight. We will mail the Tibet permit to the address you offer us.

For address to receive the Tibet permit, please kindly check those info we need:

Home/ Company address:

  • The detailed address in Chinese
  • Name of the people who receive the permit for you
  • Phone number of the people who receive the permit for you

Hotel details:

  1. Hotel Name
  2. Hotel address
  3. Hotel phone number
  4. Guest’s name for hotel booking reservation
  5. The date for checking in
  6. The date for checking out
  7. Hotel booking website
  8. Hotel booking confirmation number

If there are some information that you do not know or not very clear, please let me know, we will try our best to figure out.

The hotel at the last stop city before Tibet would be perfect considering the time for delivering the permit from Lhasa?(This does NOT apply to the one who are taking the flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa), if entering from Kathmandu, please check more details as below:

Enter from Kathmandu, Nepal.

If you are entering Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal. You actually do not need the Tibet permit to get on the flight, no matter the original permit or scan copies. the tour guide will hold the original permit waiting at the airport instead since the passport and group Chinese Visa is all required for boarding the flight.

Please note the visa here is the group visa you applied in Kathmandu. Not the visa you applied in your country. So please remember do not apply China visa in your own country and enter Tibet from Kathmandu, that would make your original Tibet permit revoked. If you already have a visa to China, you could choose to enter Tibet from any cities in China mainland.

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