Travel to tibet by organized group?

To be sure not to be repressed at the border, you must contact a travel agent in the country of origin or to a local Nepalese and Chinese. Buying a short break to enter the province or it will always be possible to try to negotiate an extension.

tibet chinaAgencies are lapped Kathmandu this year, they offer all the classic route Lhasa – Kathmandu at prices substantially identical, with two possible options: luxury (relative) and backpacker.

We recommend reading the advertisements in English newspapers to know the promotional conditions and the next departure dates.

u=1678707818,3563255951&fm=59In China itself, should be consulted ads posted by other travelers in hotel lobbies and join together to charter a vehicle.

Lhassa transportation

China considers Tibet as a region of China, but a Chinese visa is not sufficient for the province. Regulations are constantly changing, with a constant: you must apply for a permit to Tibet Tourism Bureau before entering the autonomous region of Tibet.

English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from...

English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet. Español: Cara norte del Monte Everest vista desde el sendero que lleva al campo base en el Tibet (China). Français : Face nord du Mont Everest vue du chemin menant au camp de base. Tibet. Italiano: Faccia Nord del monte Everest vista dal sentiero che porta al campo base in Tibet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To do this, you must be part of a group and submit your application via an agency – who will sell you a license with a circuit in Tibet.

The cheapest solution is usually to take a “formula” between Lhasa and Chengdu air or rail from Chengdu, Xi’an and Xining. In these cities, most hostels are in charge. These formulas include sometimes a few nights in Lhasa. In the best case, they summarize the license and ticket. Upon arrival in Lhasa, “groups” temporary separate. Feel free to organize your onward journey.

From Kathmandu, you will join a circuit to obtain the license of Tibetan Tourism Bureau. Your Chinese visa will be canceled and replaced by a group visa on loose leaf. You can obtain a copy upon request, allowing you to move freely as an independent at the end of the tour, for the period indicated in the visa group (which may be limited to 2 additional weeks).

Tibet: An elderly Tibetan women holding a pray...

Tibet: An elderly Tibetan women holding a prayer wheel on the Lhasa’s pilgrimage circuit of Barkhor. The Barkhor, a quadrangle of streets that surrounds the Jokhang Temple, is both the spiritual heart of the holy city and the main commercial district for Tibetans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once in Tibet, you must be licensed to access any other place Prefecture Lhasa and Shigatse cities and Tsetang – and thus places like the base camp of Mount Everest (EBC), Samye Sakya and Mount Kailash. This permit can only be obtained by registering a circuit through an approved agency

Transport in tibet

Transport problem in remote areas of Tibet, the bus is prohibited to foreigners outside Lhasa. The 4 × 4, which are the means of transport most current needed to determine the route before departure.

English: Map of Lhasa in Tibet autonomous region

English: Map of Lhasa in Tibet autonomous region (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can ride a bicycle, but given the harassment of the Office of Public Safety and the real risks of accidents hypothermia and pneumonia, it is better to give long walks.

For experienced cyclists, the route Lhasa Kathmandu is however one of the most spectacular ever.