How to Get a Tibet Travel Permit in 2012?

Anyone wishing to visit Tibet is required to obtain a Tibet travel permit before entry to Tibet is permitted. This document functions as a visa which authorizes entry to Tibet and to stay for a specified period. The regulations regarding the requirements for entry have recently changed.
The new requirements are:
1. Groups are required to be of 5 or more persons with the same nationality.
2. All group members are required to enter Tibet from a same destination on the same flight/train/vehicle on the same date.

Although this has made it more difficult to get a permission to travel to Tibet, China highlights is doing all it can to help our customers meet the requirements. We offer two options for customers.

  • Find an existing Tibet Tour that meets you requirements
  • Alternatives to a Tibet Tour

China highlights has established a tour list which is updated daily, which may help you to find a tour to join which suites you needs. All these tours are confirmed. We have divided our customers into US travellers, Canadian travellers, Australian travellers, European travellers, South American travellers and Asian travellers based on the nationality. Check the list to match your nationality and select the same enter Tibet date and the same last city to Lhasa on same flight or train. Tours require 5 people or more in one group. It is possible for group members to leave a group and exit Tibet before the other members of the group. A notification of success in obtaining a Tibet Permit will take place 3-5 days before entry into Tibet. Please submit your inquiry we will do our best to organize your Tibet tour!

US Travellers

Tour No. Tracking Code No. of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120903 RZ120405057 1 United States Sept. 3 09/03/2012 Train Xining 3-Day Lhasa Tour
20120912 W110315076 6 United States Sept. 12 09/12/2012 Train Lanzhou 7-Day Lhasa, Shigatse Tour
20120915a L111222026 5 United States Sept. 15 09/15/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120920 W111020026 2 United States Sept. 20 09/20/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120923 RZ110223002 2 United States Sept. 23 09/23/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120926 RZ120405050 2 United States Sept. 26 09/26/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20121013 L120201031 4 United States Oct. 13 10/13/2012 Flight Shangri-la

5-Day Lhasa Tour

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20121016 RZ120327021 2 United States Oct. 16 10/16/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20121016a SI120129132 2 United States Oct. 16 10/16/2012 Flight Xi'an 9-Day Lhasa, Shigatse, Dingri Tour

China Highlights is offering a 4-day Tibet group tour for American travelers which includes domestic flights from Xi’an to Lhasa and departing monthly from July to October 2012. A minimum of 6 people is required for each tour to obtain the discounted price offered.

4-Day Tibet Group Tour Including Flight From Xi'an

Departure Date Price Per Person Current Persons Additional Members Needed Tour Details
Jul. 14 $749 2 4
Aug. 15 $749 0 6
Sep. 15 $749 2 4
Oct. 16 $769 2 4

Canadian Travellers

Tour No Tracking Code No of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120806 Y110706054 4 Canada Aug. 6 08/06/2012 Flight Beijing 5-Day Lhasa Tour
20121023 YXL110810028 2 Canada Oct. 23 10/23/2012 Flight Chongqing 5-Day Lhasa Tour
20120821 U120228053 2 Canada Aug. 21 08/21/2012 Flight Chengdu 7-Day Lhasa, Tsetang, Shigatse Tour

Australian Travellers

Tour No Tracking Code No of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120911 SI120222029 2 Australia Sept. 11 09/11/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour Closed

European Travellers

Tour No Tracking Code No of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120915 Y120109008 4 United Kingdom Sept. 15 09/15/2012 Flight Beijing 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120801 Y120504051 3 Italy Aug. 1 08/01/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120807 YWQ120112001 2 Spain Aug. 7 08/07/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120810 I100917019 2 Spain Aug. 10 08/10/2012 Train Xi'an 6-Day Lhasa, Shigatse Tour
20120813 MR111206043 4 France Aug. 13 08/13/2012 Flight Xi'an 7-Day Lhasa, Shigatse Tour
20120728 K120208008 4 Switzerland Jul. 28 07/28/2012 Train Xining 5-Day Lhasa Tour

South American Travellers

Tour No Tracking Code No of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120919 N110818061 37 Brazil Sept. 19 09/19/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour
20120716 SI120315068 11 Mexican Jul. 17 07/17/2012 Flight Xi'an 4-Day Lhasa Tour

Asian Travellers

Tour No Tracking Code No of Members Nationality Date Entering Tibet Transport City Entering Tibet Tour Itinerary Join In
20120617 SA111229059 12 Malaysia Jun. 17 06/17/2012 Flight Chengdu 9-Day Lhasa, Gyantze, Shigatse, Naqju Tour
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It's frustrating that traveling to Tibet is difficult but a Tibet tour is not your only choice. China Highlights has selected several tours which we think will provide a different but very interesting experience at a similar cost. Most feature areas in China where Tibetan people live a similar lifestyle to their homeland. These tours are often in high altitude areas and offer adventure, minority peoples and unique natural beauty. Find your substitute tour here!

3-Day Tibet's Neighbor Tour to Nepal
  • This tour provides marvelous sightseeing in Katmandu, see the ancient Palace of the Kings, the hilltop Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. This colorful and exotic culture is hypnotic.
Reasons to recommend:
  1. Experience the charming Buddhists culture in Tibet's Neighbor.
  2. This is the most popular tour to the Nepal' capital city - Katmandu.
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4-Day Tibetan Area Discovery to Shangri-la

Visit remote minority cultures and the most magnificent scenery on the southeast edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. A Tibetan family, the biggest lama monastery, Yak butter tea, local yogurt and all Tibetan-style houses could leave you a life-time memory.

Reasons to recommend:
  1. Shangri-la is one of the beautiful Tibetan areas in China, which is not to be missed.
  2. Visit the biggest lama monastery on the southeast of Tibetan area and experience a Tibetan family visit.
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4-Day Tibetan Area Discovery to Xining & Qinghai Tour

Take in the fantastic scenery of the Qinghai Plateau as you drive to the Qinghai lakes, and explore the thousands of year's mystery at the Lama Temple.

Reasons to recommend:
  1. Qinghai is one of the beautiful Tibetan areas in China, which is famous for the China's largest inland salt water - Qinghai Lake.
  2. The most classic tour including Taer Monastery, Qinghai Lake and Chaka Salty Lake.
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4-Day Lijiang Snow Mountains & Gorges Tour

Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of those wonders of nature that should not me missed. Add the extra day on after exploring Lijiang and its unique sights to take in the splendor of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Reasons to recommend:
  1. Go mountaineering on ice world - Jade Dragon Mountain
  2. Visit one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges in China - Tiger Leaping Gorges.
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Essence of China Group Tour 2012
4-Day Guilin & Yangshuo Landscapes Tour
  • Guilin landscape scenery has regarded as "the most beautiful scenery in the world" by Chinese. This tour illustrate best combination of the natural scenery and human culture.

Reasons to recommend:

  1. Relax on the famous Li Rive Cruise in “the most beautiful scenery in the world”.
  2. Experience a countryside cycling and local family visit.
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