All foreign travelers who wants a Tibet tour ask one same question: How much is Tibet Travel Permit? Can I get Tibet Travel Permit for free? We understand the concerns. Thus, as a responsible Tibet travel agency, we will tell you the truth about it.
Be Careful About Free Permit Trap!
Tibet travel permit is NOT free because the following reasons:
1. Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), the government administration office needs lots of documents from travel agencies for permits application. Thus, it is a time consuming process. Any travel agency needs to invest much time and energy in the preparation process. Moreover, sometimes it needs more time to wait and agencies need to ask the bureau at times. Therefore, before obtaining the permits, agencies will pay much labor work.
2. Since it is NOT free to get the travel permits, why some agencies claim that they can offer you FREE Travel Permit? It is not hard to understand. People all have the inclination to believe there is something fall into one’s lap. However, FREE means hinted surcharge in Other Services. So, you should be very careful about agencies which offering free travel permit.
3. Different agencies may offer Tibet travel permit in various prices. For instance, the prices range from $50 to 100 or RMB 200 to 1000. It is understandable because they may have different pricing strategies.Therefore, when you book the Tibet tour, you should ask if their travel package includes Tibet travel permit already. Some one-day tour or two-day tour may NOT include permit because people who add the short-term tour already book the permit in another tour package. So, carefully read the service details and check with your Tibet trip adviser if you are unclear about it.
For more Tibet travel tips, please follow our Tibet Travel Blog.