Tibet Travel FAQs

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Amdo & Kham

With the exception of travel in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Amdo and Kham regions of Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan, and Qinghai, do not require special travel permits. Any Chinese visa is acceptable. However, certain parts of these regions are occasionally inaccessible. Please contact us for up-to-date information on travel in Tibetan cultural areas outside of the TAR. Read about Tibet permit.

China-Tibet Train

Tibet travel FAQs about traveling Lhasa by train, we will send a copy of your Tibet travel permit through email which later you can print out before board in train. If you decided to go to Tibet by train, you should let us know this and have booked your train ticket earlier. Summer time is usually a kind of tight at booking tibet train and it is better to confirm your tour earlier to ensure tickets are available for you. See Tibet train schedule.

Before you choice train to Lhasa, you are advised to buy hard sleeper or soft sleeper as it is quite a long time journey at least about 22 hours from the nearest city to Lhasa. Hard seat is a metal seat where all passengers sit next to each other and might not be able to sleep in the night. Hard sleeper costs around RMB 500 according to upper and lower beds, Soft-sleeper is RMB 400 more expensive.

The dining room in the train usually considered to be number 8th or 10th compartment where you will get Chinese cuisines, noodles, soups and some Tibetan dishes. There is also a delivery cart bringing dishes every meal time. Prices are around RMB 20 for any kind meal delivering. For breakfast, they generally serve pickles, eggs, bread and rise porridge which costs around RMB 10.

If you need to charge your electronic devices on the train, there are electric outlets in the corridors of each compartment. In the train you better bring with you A,C plugs if you don’t have.

Trains to Lhasa are a kind of well designed and pressurised to prevent altitude sickness for the passengers. Once you arrived at Lhasa (3650 meters), you need to stay and visit in the city 3 to 4 days as all the tourists do for acclimatisation before heading into higher plateau.

If you are about to cancel the ticket, the charge is around 20% of the total price. Check Tibet train tours.

Payment

the Adventures In Tibet accepts Direct Bank Transfer and Western Union methods for deposit and you are pay the balance at arrival in Lhasa. At your tour confirmation, you will be assisted to know how to pay the tour price.

The easiest 5 steps to book a Tibet tour.

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Receive Inquiry

We are fast and flexible to give an adequate answer. We use day times based on Beijing +08:00 GTM.

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Revise

We will work on changes and customise as if you get back with your own plan.

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Confirmation

Once you feel the itinerary is perfect, send us clear copies of your passports and China visas. The Tour Confirm with details of your Programs will be emailed to you.

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Deposit payment

Once your Tibet Trip is confirmed with us, you are required to pay 30% of the total tour price. We accept Direct Back Transfer and Western Union payment methods.

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Start Tibet Trip

Once your Deposit is cleared in our account, we will work on arrangements of your TRIP. Enjoy your tour with Adventures In Tibet.

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No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. A name sign will be with our tour guide when meeting at airport or train station.

Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired Tibet trip.

Preparation

Wear whatever is comfortable. However, it is recommended to wear a formal cloth especially entering a monastery and public areas. Check the whether condition on internet or ask your trip advisor for preferable cloths.

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and medicines for high altitude.

Boarding flight and train to Tibet is strict for all foreigner travellers. However, we will make you know and do the rest for you once your tour is confirmed with us. The most important thing is to get your original Tibet travel permit which we will send to your hotel or city, where you might first-arrive in China.

Reservation

You must contact us before 25 days ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 25 days you will assess a $250 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 36 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up. Please refer our Terms & Conditions.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all Tibet tours. Reservations help us determine the arrangement we need to ensure our clients remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to anything that could disturb the tour.

Tibet Permit

This is a secure permit launched only in Tibet Autonomous Region which the government to adjust a better ways for touring stability. Tibet travel permit is being issued by Tibet tourism bureau about 25 days prior to your arrival date.

Tibet travel permit has four kinds: Tibet tourism bureau permit (TTB), military permit, foreign affair permit and public security bureau(PSB) permit. This permits distribute to agent in the last 3 to 7 days. These permits are no longer eligible for personals except contacting a local travel agency in Lhasa to get it. To avoid the burden process like urgent handles, please confirm your tour prior 20 days you enter Tibet.

Independent travelers are currently not allowed in Tibet Autonomous Region. Instead you can also book a tour to Amdo and Kham regions which are not equally valuable as were the previous provinces of Tibet. Non of them need Tibet travel permit.

After confirming your tour with us, you are requested to send us clear scanned files of your passport and China visa in order to process Tibet Travel Permit. If your China Visa is not tourist visa “L visa”, then you are requested to provide additional documents such as student certificates, work permits, residential permits etc.

Travel FAQs about entering Tibet from Nepal requires Tibet Group Visa from Chinese Embassy to Kathmandu. Tibet Group Visa is a paper issued in Kathmandu listed details of your information according to passports of the group members. The dates of entry and exit are being recorded according to length of tour you booked with a local travel agency in Tibet in Nepal or Tibet, as a possible to extend few days to stay in Tibet autonomous region only. However, a travel agency based in Lhasa must to process all necessary visa invitation and travel permit to Tibet even if you book with agencies based in Nepal.

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will need to apply for Tibet group visa to enter Tibet and your individual visa will be cancelled at the same time if you already have one. This means you are only eligible with a group visa to enter Tibet from Nepal.

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Weather

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.