Visiting Tibet via Kathmandu
Many people choose to make the trip to Tibet from Nepal. Between April – October, when the weather improves, is the most popular time to make the trip. It is warm during the day but winter clothing is still required at night.
Travel from Nepal to Tibet is controlled. Foreign tourists are required to travel in groups with a guide. Independent travel is highly discouraged. Groups must apply for a Tibet Travel Permit and Visa Approval Documents from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Application for visa and permits must be made through a recognized travel agent.
A valid visa for China is not the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese tourist visa will still need to apply for a Tibet travel visa with a travel agency.
For more information contact the visa section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China or the Protocol Division of Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Agents can be found offering a range of group arrangements for travel to Tibet. Individual travelerswill be placed in a group. Contact one of our Zen Nepal ticket staf ffor more details.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
Location: Baluwatar, Kathmandu
Telephone number for the visa section: 00977-1-419053
Hours for submitting Tibet visa request: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.,
Protocol Division of Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Autonomous Region
Tel: 0891-6330303, 0891-6324992