A mystical land that fascinated and captured the imaginations of early explorers from all corners of the world. Tibet is now easily accessible with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu or a high speed train from China. Surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain views and crystal blue lakes at above 4,000 meters, an overland drive into its hinterland and all the way to Everest Base Camp is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore ancient Stupas and monasteries, including the world famous Potala Palace, the former winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century and a World Heritage Site.
Tibet, also called as ‘Roof of the World’ offers beautiful monasteries, breathing high altitude walks, magnificent views of world’s highest mountains and one of the most likable Buddhist culture and tradition you will ever encounter. From World famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Turquoise Lakes, Monk’s Debate in Sera Monastery, High Passes with many prayers flags to some of the world’s highest motorable road to the Everest Base Camp draws the attention and mesmerized the travelers.
Mt. Kailas with the altitude of 6,638 m is abode of Lord Shiva and sacred to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon and Jainism. Lake Mansorabar and Lake Rakshastal are the source of some of the Asian longest river like Indus, Brahhmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali River also known as Ghaghara in India (a tributary of the Ganges). Every year, thousands of people make pilgrimage trip to Mt. Kailas believing circumambulating on foot is a holy ritual and bring good fortune. Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims circumambulate clockwise while Bon and Jain pilgrims do anti clockwise.
How to Get to Lhasa in Tibet?
There are three ways to get into Lhasa. Either you may fly into Lhasa from Kathmandu or Chengdu, or overland drive from Kathmandu via Kyirung Border or direct trains from major seven cites of China.
Tibet Visa in Kathmandu
Before you arrive at Kathmandu, we will get Tibet Travel Permit. You need to provide us Color Scan Passport Copy before at least 1 month prior travel to Nepal. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we apply with your original Passport Copy and Visa Form to Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Embassy need 3 full working days to process visa. For Example, if we apply on Monday morning, we will get visa on Wednesday in the evening. So, we can fly to Lhasa on Thursday. On Saturday, Sunday and Other Public Holidays, Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu remains close and we need to consider these holidays for visa application.
Tibet Visa / Permit in China- Travelling Tibet via China
If you plan to visit Tibet from China, you need to get Chinese Visa beforehand in your home country or from the nearest Chinese Embassy. On the basis of your Chinese Visa, we apply Tibet Travel Permit in Lhasa and handover to you before you board flight or train to Lhasa. In this case, you do not need any extra days for Tibet Permit like in Kathmandu.
COVID 19- TIBET TRAVEL PROTOCOLS
Tibet has opened for International Tourists except for Indian tourists via Keirung Border and Hilsa Border- Nepal-Tibet Overland Border (No flight between Kathmandu and Lhasa) and can also travel from mainland Chinese Cities. Please enquire us for updated rules and regulations.