Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign travelers traveling to Tibet from the territory of China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.
- All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 month's valid passport
- Passport - valid for 6 months
- Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
- Group Visa — entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with a valid group visa.
- Individual Visa will be canceled when we apply for a group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
- Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
- A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
- Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
- Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.