Tibet Travel Permit Policy Changes
The policy for issuing Tibet Travel Permit has changed, and this situation might last for some time. Tibet permits will only be issued to groups of 5 or more persons with the same nationality, traveling from the same city to Lhasa, and arriving in and departing from Lhasa on the same day.
Tibet is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Every tourist planning to visit Tibet should apply for a travel permit in advance, which functions as a visa authorizing entry to and a restricted stay in Tibet.
If you do not have 5 people of the same nationality in your group this policy change presents a large problem. We at China Highlights are working on possible solutions to alleviate the problem: China Highlights has established a tour list which is updated daily, and you can find a tour to join in the suitable one. You can check the list out on our page of How to Get a Tibet Travel Permit in 2012.
We are devoting significant resources to the Tibet Travel Permit situation, and will release follow-up news as soon as possible.
Itinerary Substitutions for Tibet
You may choose to visit other provinces adjacent to Tibet to experience similar scenery and Tibetan customs and culture, such as Qinghai Province (Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture), southern Gansu Province (Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture), northwestern Yunnan Province (Shangri La), and northwestern Sichuan Province (Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture).
You can contact us to customize your own China tour.