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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
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Tibet is under Chinese jurisdiction, so you are required to hold a valid Chinese visa (issued by a Chinese Embassy), as well as a valid passport. If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you have to get a Chinese visa from Embassy of China in Kathmandu (regardless of whether you already have a Chinese visa issued in your country) as a special administrative situation exists between China and Nepal.
TIBET TRAVEL PERMITS
There are two kinds of permits issued for traveling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit, equivalent of a visa for Tibet) and the Alien travel permit (PSB permit). Travel Agency provides both types of permit.
TTB PERMIT - TIBET ENTRY PERMIT
When you fly into Lhasa you will need to show this permit when checking in at the airport. Also, in order to buy a flight to Lhasa in the first place you will need to show this permit. TTB permits are also needed by groups traveling by Land Cruiser, but you can obtain this permit only authorized travel agency.
PSB PERMIT - ALIEN TRAVEL PERMIT
If you want to travel restricted areas in Tibet, you will need an Alien travel permit issued by the PSB (Public Security Bureau) of Tibet. The Alien travel permit is also sometimes referred to as the PSB permit.
You have to send us following documents to procedure Chinese visa and Tibet Travel Permit minimum 21 days before your tour initiates.
- Photocopy of your passport in colors (You can scan and send us by e-mail).
- Photograph (one passport photo, you can scan and send us by e-mail)
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.