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Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Tibet.

All nationalities require a Chinese visa and a Tibet permit to enter Tibet.

Entering Tibet From Nepal

It is only possible to enter Tibet from Nepal with a visa and permit issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. If you are undertaking a Nepal and Tibet holiday with us, the China visa/Tibet permit will be arranged for you by On The Go. You will require 3 passport photos in order to obtain your Tibet permit and Nepal visa and it's a good idea to have a spare one. Before booking your flights and trip to Tibet please contact your travel agent or one of our consultants for the most up to date Tibet visa Information.

Entering Tibet From China

If you are travelling on our 'Highlights of China & Tibet' group tour or travelling to China and Tibet on a private tailor-made holiday with us, we will arrange the Tibet permit on your behalf and the cost of the permit is included in your tour price. Once your booking has been confirmed we will contact you with the documentation required for you to obtain your China visa. It is your responsibility to obtain your China visa prior to departure and then the Tibet permit will be issued in China and given to you by your China guide.

Upon booking you will need to advise us of your international flight details and you will also need to provide us with the following: a colored scanned copy of your passport information and photo page and a completed China Visa form. We will provide you with the form which you will need to print it out, fill in by hand and attach a passport photo. Then create a color scanned copy of the completed visa form with photograph and email it back to us in PDF format.

The cost of the Tibet visa/permit is not included in the price of the tour and is to be paid directly by you to our representative in Kathmandu upon arrival on day 1.

The current cost of a Tibet visa/permit on a one day visa service is:

British, Australian and New Zealand passport holders: USD $120
USA and Canadian passport holders: USD $220

Please note: Visa fees are subject to change.

If arriving into Kathmandu earlier and booking pre tour accommodation, it may be possible for us to use a 3 or 5 working day embassy visa service in Kathmandu, at a lower cost. Contact us for further details.

See Also

For further help planning your visit to Tibet take a look at our handy Travel Guide resources:

Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Tibet
Best Places to Visit - what to see and where to go in Tibet
Top Travel Tips - useful info on money, health, food and shopping in Tibet