For traveling to Tibet, one of the first things you will need is a Chinese Tourist Visa. It is important that you NOT list Tibet as one of the destinations. It is important to understand that you are still able to go to other places in China, including Tibet, even if you don’t list them on your visa application.
When entering Tibet from Mainland China, you can apply for a Chinese tourist visa in your home country or at most other Chinese Embassies/Consulates across the globe. When entering Tibet from Nepal, you will have to obtain a Group Chinese Visa at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. You will not be able to use a Chinese Visa obtained from anywhere else, it must be from the Kathmandu Chinese Embassy.
Getting a Tibet Travel Permit
A Tibet Travel Permit is similar to an entrance ticket. In addition to a Chinese Visa, all foreign travelers must also have a Tibet Travel Permit in order to enter Tibet. TTP’s are issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa and not by Chinese Embassies/Consulates. These permits are valid for the duration of your journey in Tibet.
Dzo Journey will fill out the paper work for your permit, submit it to the Tibet Tourism Bureau and then mail or email the permit to you so that you can board a flight or train to Tibet.