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About Tibet

Travelling in Tibet
12 years ago, July 3rd 2008 No: 21 Msg: #40781  

there is an open tibet area,and only area opened to all travellers,we can visit during Olimpics!!
and also,you can see a real tibet different from the newspapers in your state!

From Do you plan to travel to Tibet during the Olympics
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12 years ago, July 4th 2008 No: 22 Msg: #40887  

I just booked clients to China and Tibet and they needed a Tibet Permit in addition to their Chinese visa. As for the tour, you just have to basically have a tour guide - e.g. it can be a private tour for two people, it doesn't have to be a bit bus tour or anything. You just need a guide with you pretty much at all times when you are outside of your hotel, etc. What is your home country if you dont mind my asking? I know of several tour companies i work with - mainly Ritz and Pacific Delight Tours that do China and Tibet. They can do a group tour or private tour. I know i have booked them from the US and i'm assuming it could be done from other countries as well, but not 100%!s(MISSING)ure, which is why i asked where you are from :-) If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask!

From Tibet
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12 years ago, July 4th 2008 No: 23 Msg: #40891  
re the above post, that was something I was going to ask about: if a "tour" needed to be a big commercial-type tour or if you could do the more preferable option of just hiring someone to escort you personally (or to just follow you where you wanted to go, as the case may be) Reply to this

12 years ago, July 4th 2008 No: 24 Msg: #40894  
Even if they are just to follow me where I want to go, I am not sure I like that they are there to prevent me from talking with Tibettans or to report every conversation I have with Tibettans to the Chinese authorities. Would going to Tibet be in fact supporting this lack of freedom of speech? Reply to this

12 years ago, July 6th 2008 No: 25 Msg: #41066  

How much would a guide and permit usually cost per day, Maya? Or does the price depend on which agent one books with?

It completely depend on who you book with and what you want to do. Usually I put together the activities that the client wants to do and then am given a price for the whole trip. For my clients, the Tibet permit was $25 (USD) per person which was on top of the China entry visa, which ran them approx. US$130 per person.

From Tibet

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12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 26 Msg: #42055  
ok, I would like to share something with who really wants to Tibet for traveling. 1)Everyone should be in a group for getting a Tibet permit. But for the word "group", they don't say clearly about how many person could be viewed as a "group". Actually, if your tour is operated by a tour company, only 1 person is ok. 2) No tours from Kathmandu to Tibet is available now. You cann't get the Chinese visa and Tibet permits from Kathmandu. So the only way for entering Tibet is through mainland China. 3) You must get your permits before you arrive in Lhasa, actually you will be checked about it when checkin at the airport or train station. 4) You have to book your hotels before arrival in Tibet (of course through your agent). 5)Some places are still not open.
Okay, these are the latest information. Glad to share. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 16th 2008 No: 27 Msg: #42060  

Three of us (two from US, one from Canada) are looking to go to Tibet for a week/ten days from Kathmandu. All of the travel offices we've spoken to book really expensive set package tours. We're looking for a cheaper way to get in to Lhasa, and then we'd like to book a trek around Kailas Inner Kora. Is that possible? Does anyone know how that can be arranged?

Unfortunately, right now it is impossible for you to travel through Nepal to Tibet. Both the group visas and Tibet permits will not be issued to you. And no one knows when it will be ok. The only way for you come to Tibet is through mainland China now.
For Mt. Kailash inner kora, it is opened to do it now. But must under the operation of the local agent. And a tour guide is necessary.

From Kathmandu to Tibet

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12 years ago, July 18th 2008 No: 28 Msg: #42248  
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I've been reading your questionaries and reply on many posts, you are against the chinese in mind while posting ur views.... I think the best way is to experience yourself instead of steareotyping...
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12 years ago, July 18th 2008 No: 29 Msg: #42279  
I am not against the Chinese Tyan.

It would be unreasonable to be against the entire population of any country.
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12 years ago, August 22nd 2008 No: 30 Msg: #46343  
I am locking this thread now. Please put all updates in the following thread.

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