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One day Tour = travel permit?
Posted November 8th, 2013 - 2:27 am by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
I was just wondering if anyone has experience with getting travel permits for Tibet. I am hoping to save some money and purchase an one-day city tour of Lhasa to get my travel permit and into Tibet so I can hire a 4x4 to travel into Nepal.
So the question is: if I get the travel permit for the one-day tour, does this mean that I can only stay in Tibet for one-day? Can I stay in Lhasa longer and drive across into Nepal after? Does anyone know of these restrictions?

Thank you for the help!!

Posted November 10th, 2013 - 11:38 pm by from Chengdu, China (Permalink)
Hi there Brandy,

What you are proposing is no longer allowed when traveling to Tibet. Since 2008 al foreign travelers require a valid Tibet Travel Permit for the duration of their entire trip. The permit must be arranged before your arrival with a licensed travel agency.

I have not hear of anyone getting a 1 day permit ever. The shortest is normally 4 days or so. To do an overland trip to Nepal normally takes 8 days with a stop at Everest Base Camp.

I know there are several group tours that offer 'cheaper' ways to travel and I would encourage you to take a look at them.

Tibet Group Tours

Also there is this page that gives updates on the
Tibet Permit Travel Visa - Process

Hope this helps.