Travel information in Tibet is very fluid and the situation can change quickly, but if you are wondering if you can travel freely in this area, the answer would be that probably you can. It is true that besides a Chinese visa, a permit is also required for you to enter the TAR and there are also many places where lone foreign visitors are prohibited from entering. Nonetheless, many individual travelers have found ways to travel relatively freely throughout Tibet and many of them have been enjoying this freedom for years.
Of all the Tibetan areas in China, the TAR is a special case. Along with a visa, foreign visitors are officially required to have a permit issued by the PSB to enter the province. Without it, you’ll be unable to buy air or bus tickets. However, you don’t have to worry about where and how to get these permits. If you take common routes, such as Chengdu – Lhasa (Air), Golmud – Lhasa (Bus), etc., foreign travelers must buy both the permit and the ticket together through a travel agency.
Activities in Tibet
Trekking in Tibet has it's own advantage. Travelers will experience the breath taking grandeur and beauty of nature on the Tibet. The best time for trekking is May to July and Sep. to October. August is rainy season. Popular trekking places includes Kailash, Rongbuk in Everest area, Namsto Lake, Ganden and Samye,Eastern Tibet, Kharta etc. Most trekking is conducted in the center of the country…
Tibet is a most unusual and beautiful place. The majority of it's land rests above 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The awe-inspiring Himalayas are the highest in the world, as is the never ending Tibetan plateau. It is a place for the rugged adventurer as well as the spiritual wanderer. Tibet is a land held back in time, housing many secrets.…