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paresh
post Mar 14 2008, 07:01 AM
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Hello there i wonder if you can help me.

I hope to travel from china to nepal overland. I was wondering which would be the easiest option. If i go through tibet will i need a permit, and if so where could i obtain such a permit. furthermore where could i get the nepalese visa. I know you can get them at kathmandu airport if you fly into nepal, but can you get them beforehand in china for the overland journey.

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post Mar 14 2008, 01:11 PM
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This is what I found on the US government's website:

Travelers occasionally report immigration difficulties with Chinese authorities when crossing the Nepal-China border over land in either direction. Chinese authorities often require American and other foreign tourists to organize "group" tours through established travel agencies as a pre-requisite for obtaining visas and entry permits into Tibet. U.S. citizens planning to travel to Tibet from Nepal may contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu for current information on the status of the border-crossing points. Travelers may also wish to check with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nepal for current regulations on entry into Tibet.

Visit the Embassy of Nepal web site at http://www.nepalembassyusa.org/ for the most current visa information.


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post Mar 15 2008, 09:34 AM
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I think you can get them on arrival from the borders. Wouldn't want to be in Lhasa at the moment though....


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post Mar 15 2008, 01:06 PM
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Last time I was in that corner of China you could "participate" in group tours leaving from Traffic Hotel i Chengdu, and once you set foot on Tibetan ground the group was no more, so you could travel on your own around Tibet.
You can actually enter Tibet entirely without a TTP (Tibetan Travel Permit), if you stay within Lhasa you don't need the permit (I've been told this by a close friend who work as a guide in Tibet). This could help with you problem, fly into Lhasa from Beijing, look around for a while and then leave for Katmandu. But as previously Lhasa is probably not the place to be at the moment.
The Chinese government has even closed for Mt. Everest climbs for a while until the Olympics.
Have a great trip.
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post Mar 17 2008, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE(evamaria85 @ Mar 15 2008, 01:06 PM) *

Last time I was in that corner of China you could "participate" in group tours leaving from Traffic Hotel i Chengdu, and once you set foot on Tibetan ground the group was no more, so you could travel on your own around Tibet.
You can actually enter Tibet entirely without a TTP (Tibetan Travel Permit), if you stay within Lhasa you don't need the permit (I've been told this by a close friend who work as a guide in Tibet). This could help with you problem, fly into Lhasa from Beijing, look around for a while and then leave for Katmandu. But as previously Lhasa is probably not the place to be at the moment.
The Chinese government has even closed for Mt. Everest climbs for a while until the Olympics.
Have a great trip.
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evamaria85


That is very useful info air_kiss.gif
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Basically all the hostels in Chengdu will be able to arrange the same sort of permit. We used our hostel to book the flight/permit combo but once we were in Tibet we were on our own.


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Wow violence in Lhasa: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/...ent_7809010.htm

But I guess it's over now and under (relative) control?


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post Apr 18 2008, 01:28 AM
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If you want to get a visa for Nepal in China ,you can only get it in Lhasa ,but you do not need to flight to Lhasha ,through the travel agency in Chengdu you can get it !

www.travelevery.com/Tibet/
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Chinese authorities often require American and other foreign tourists to organize "group" tours through established travel agencies as a pre-requisite for obtaining visas and entry permits into Tibet. U.S. citizens planning to travel to Tibet from Nepal may contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu for current information on the status of the border-crossing points.
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