Tibet travel news Blog

Mt. Everest Success

Date: July 15th, 2015

Due to the closure of the Friendship Hwy and the frustration of deciphering rumours about when it would reopen, there were some tense days and uncertainty leading up to our first tour of the season to Everest Base Camp. As a precaution we had decided on an alternative itinerary with our client in case their … [Read more]

Tibet Travel Permits (TTP) now available for 2014

Date: April 6th, 2014

As of this week the PSB in Lhasa have begun processing Tibet Travel Permits (TTP) for foreign travellers. What is a TTP? In China Tibet is known as the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and is governed differently than the rest of China. This means that for foreigners traveling to Tibet, in addition to a valid … [Read more]

Travel restriction to Lhasa and Tibet

Date: January 25th, 2014

All travel agencies in Lhasa have been notified by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) that no Tibet Travel Permits (TTPs) will be issued for foreign travellers after January 25.¬†Although this restriction is now expected in the industry around this time of year, this year’s restriction comes earlier than expected probably due to the Chinese New … [Read more]

Lhasa in Winter

Date: January 14th, 2014

Last week our Weekender tour attracted the attention of a couple of Swiss businessmen in Hong Kong. Happy to find time for a trip to Lhasa even in winter, they flew into Chengdu on the evening of the first day in time to enjoy a Sichuan Opera show while experiencing local style hot pot. The … [Read more]

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