Tibet Permit Without Tibet Tour

Tibet Permit without Tibet Tour

Is possible to get a Tibet Permit without Tibet Tour? Obviously, the answer is No.  Any foreign travelers who plan to travel to Tibet shall get a Tibet Travel Permit, which is issued by the Tourism Bureau of TAR, before going to Tibet. You must confirm a Tibet Tour with a registered travel agency, then the registered travel agency can apply for a Tibet Travel Permit for you. If not, you cannot get a Tibet Travel Permit, which means that you cannot travel to Tibet. 

According to the strict regulations issued by Tibet Tourism in 2008, all foreign travelers who plan to travel to Tibet shall book a Tibet Tour, including a veteran tour guide and a car. When applying for the Tibet Travel Permit issued by TAR, the registered agency hired by the traveler shall submit the specific route for approval. Once the permit is issued, the trip schedule and travel itinerary are fixed without any changes. 

Best Ways to Travel Tibet

It is more expensive and less flexible to travel to Tibet for travelers, especially backpackers. Since they will pay a lot for renting a car and hire a tour guide for the Tibet Tour. If you want to get the Tibet Travel Permit with a tour, we have to say “Sorry” to your question. However, we offer some ways to help you reduce the fees and increase flexibility for your Tibet travel as much as possible as follows:

1. Cost Minimization

Mysterious Tibet, a Tibet travel company of Trans Asia Discovery International Travel Service (亚索国际旅业) is a professional online China travel agency with a history 14 years which established by Charlie Lee. We are specialized in offering classic overall Tibet vacation packages, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Xinjiang Tibetan culture tours, theme tours to all friends who are planning to discover the diversity of the ethnic group in Tibet. We are specialized in tailor-made Tibet tours, based on the needs and abilities of our clients, and to explore Tibet on more personal level. We have a professional sales team who have best understanding about how to explore Tibet in best way. With their help, our guests can reach every corner of Tibet by a money and time saving tour. We are sincerely looking forward to establishing a close working relationship with you, our dearest guests and ensure you will get the tour you want through our service.”

If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you book a group tour with us, you can travel to Tibet with a cheaper price. Meanwhile, you should share the Tibetan guide and vehicles with others and the itinerary and hotels are fixed.  If you choose us, you have a good travel experience in Tibet with less money.

2. Maximum Flexibility

In order to increase the flexibility of your Tibet tour, you are suggested to apply for more destinations and a longer time than planned which makes it possible for you to extend or shorten your trip in Tibet flexibly within the validity of your permit.

3. Free Time Maximization

In order to obtain more free time, you can increase two or three days for shopping, rest or doing some activities that you are interested in.

Travel Tips

There are totally three kinds of Tibet Travel Permit.

  • If you just want a sightseeing around Lhasa, you shall have the Tibet Travel Permit.
  • If you want to explore places outside Lhasa such as Mount Everest, you need to obtain both the Tibet Travel Permit and Aliens’ Travel Permit.
  • If you want to travel to backend areas such as Mt Kailash, you need to get an extra Military Permit (Frontier Pass).