Tibet Travel Permits have been issued in late March, 2014

21/04/2014
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Tibet’s peak season comes since late March, 2014, about half a month earlier than usual. Due to this reason, Tibet Travel Permits for foreign tourists have been issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau in advance.

Mt Everest Base Camp

Mt Everest Base Camp

In this late March, the temperature of Tibet began to rise. The peach blossoms of Nyingchi area of southeast Tibet came out, and attracted thousands of visitors from both domestic and overseas visitors. Learning from the airline, the air tickets to Nyingchi from Chengdu and Chongqing were sold out one month ago, which indicated that Tibet peak season has begun.

In order to offer convenience to the foreign visitors, Tibet Tourism Bureau has begun to issue Tibet Travel Permits for foreign tourists in advance. Corresponding permits include Tibet Travel Bureau Permit (TTB permit), Alien’s Travel Permit (PSB permit) and Military Permit.

Tibet travel Bureau Permit

Tibet travel Bureau Permit

TTB permit, also known as Tibet Entry Permit, is must for all foreign tourists coming to Tibet. PSB permit and military Permit is for the tourists who want to travel to the sensitive areas or a border region in Tibet. For more information, please read Tibet Permits & Visa 2014.

Tibet Alients's Travel Permit

Tibet Alients's Travel Permit

This year, we summarized the below Tibet travel tips for foreign tourist:

1. Tibet is a seasonal tourist destination, with peak season from April to mid-October and low season from October from to next March. Due to the temperature’s change, the peak season may come ahead of usual time.

2. April and May is the best time to view and climb Mt. Everest. The world’s highest peak, even the whole Himalayas, is plainly visible over 90% of the time.

3. In June, the grandest religions festival in Tibet, Saga Dawa Festival, marking Buddha’s birth, will be celebrated with various activities for a whole month in Lhasa, Shigatse and at Mt. Kailash. The highlights are going to fall on June 13.

Saga Dawa Festival

Saga Dawa Festival

4. July and August is the best time to visit the grassland in northern Tibet. The annual Ngachu Horse Racing Festival will be held on the vast grassland dotted with billions of colorful flowers.

Ngachu Horse Racing Festival

Ngachu Horse Racing Festival

5. September is the best time to photograph in Tibet. Especially in western Tibet, the landscape of Tibet is the most diverse in color in this month.

Read more Tibet Travel Tips and Tibet Tours.