2016 Travel Regulations

 Near Kawa Karpo.

Near Kawa Karpo.

The regulation that all foreign travelers to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) are required to be on an organized tour and obtain a travel permit is in effect for 2016. Nearly all nationalities can travel to Tibet.

Every winter since 2008, TAR closes to foreigners. Thus year the period is February 18 to approximately April 1. The Tibet Tourism Bureau will start processing permit applications around March 20. Please keep in mind that permits for Mt. Kailash take longer than two weeks to obtain. Group travel is still not required. However, because of costs, solo travelers often choose to join a small group. This year, we are looking for travelers for a trip between April . . .