More and more travelers want to explore the most remote and mysterious area in the world, Tibet. At the same time, many adventurous travelers want to travel to Tibet alone. Is it possible?
Unfortunately, foreign travelers are not allowed to travel in Tibet alone according to the rules. Because of the special traditions, historical relics and transports in Tibet, non-Chinese travelers, such as foreign travelers, Taiwan visitors and overseas Chinese can’t travel in Tibet by themselves. Overseas travelers should contact a travel agency and book a tour from them. During the travel in Tibet, travelers must be organized in a group and companied by a permitted travel guide. However, I can offer you some tips on travel in Tibet as a solo traveler.
Tibet Travel Permit
To travel to Tibet, a Tibet Travel Permit is indispensable. You’re suggested to choose a trusty local travel agency and send us your documents. Located in Lhasa, we are expert in running tours and we guarantee you the Tibet Travel Permit once you book your tour. To apply for your Tibet Travel Permit, you should have a Chinese Visa at first. The permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau and it takes more than 10 days to get it. It means that you’d better to plan your journey at least 20 days in advance so that we can arrange the permit for you in time.
By Train or by Plane
Travel to Tibet by train is more and more popular, it’s not only cheaper but also rewarding. Along the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery. What’s more, travel by train can lower the risk of suffering from altitude sickness, because you can adapt to the altitude little by little. Train to Tibet is available in many cities, you can board the train in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Chengdu and other cities. However, fly to Tibet is more comfortable and quicker. You can take flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and many other cities. What’s more, you can also fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu in Nepal, direct flights are usually available. Whichever kind of transport you choose, we can book tickets for you. Just enjoy you solo travel.
Plan Your Itinerary
The itinerary is important for solo travelers. Our travel consultants will help you to choose a suitable package which will meet your interest as well as your budget. We offer group tours with a fixed itinerary, you will join a group and travel with other travelers. You will share our Tibetan travel guides, seasoned drivers, comfortable vehicles and hand-picked hotels. Your travel will be safe and interesting, and you can make friends with them at the same time. We offer various tour packages, you can explore the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and the Barkhor Street in ancient Lhasa. You can also kora around the Mount Kailash, trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and even fly to Kathmandu to enjoy a different culture.
Although foreign travelers can’t travel in Tibet alone, traveling in Tibet as a solo traveler is easy. Contact us and we can help you to realize your Tibet dream.