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Tibet Information

Glimpses of Tibet

Location: Asia

Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu

Short form: Tibet

Area: 471,700 sq. km. miles border 2.5 million sq. km. approximately. The size of western Europe

Terrain: 70% grassland, from high plateau to tropical forest

Places to Visit

Located on the hill top, it was built in 640 A.D. during the reign of Songtsen Gampo. The palace is a centre of spiritual pilgrimage and Tibetan architecture. The fifth Dalai Lama, Gyelwa Ngapa began the construction of the present Potala Palace in 1645 and was completed in 1648.

Travel Information

Tibet Travel Permits & Tibet Visa

There are two kinds of permits (Tibet visa) for traveling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit, or say Tibet tourist visa) and the Alien's travel permit (PSB permit). You can get them easily from Access Tibet Tour.

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Final Payment

A traveler needs to transfer minimum US$ 300 per person as deposit for permits and visa processing in advance to our company's bank account. The rest payment must be made upon arrival in Kathmandu before your trip begins. The company accepts cash US$, Euro or any other convertible currencies. We also accept final payment by a major credit card-visa, master card.

Festivals in Tibet

In Tibet there are many big and small traditional festivals held each year. These festivals have their origins rooted in long history, folk customs and all are related with religion. The dates vary according to the lunar calendar and have their own importance.

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