to the 'Land of Snows' requires some pre-planning and flexibility.
The rewards of sightseeing at Potala Palace and the Drepung Monastery
are well worth the commitment. If you are planning on trekking to
Mount Kailash, you are probably already aware of issues with altitude
while visiting Tibet.
Vision Destinations provides over half a dozen different tours into
Tibet. Most of these have fixed departure dates that make it easy
for you to join an existing group to meet the minimum requirements
set by the Chinese travel authorities.
Note our Terms and Conditions
At least 4 weeks prior to your tour, a booking form with full passport
details i.e. Full Name as Per Passport, Sex, Nationality, Date of
Birth, Passport No., Occupation, Passport Validity and full payment
of tour should reach us. Kindly note that the client's passport should
be valid for at least 06 months from the date of entry in Tibet.
As per the new Chinese regulations, a minimum of 5 Pax is required
to operate a tour. However, we can offer individual clients the option
of joining others individual to form a group of 5 Pax. This, however,
would mean that they would travel together and do the sightseeing
together with the other individuals.
All Chinese visas issued by Chinese Embassy Overseas has to be endorsed
by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu to be valid for Tibet. The cost
for such endorsements will be the same as the Visa Fee. Upon receipt
of your full passport details we will process your visa for Tibet.
But please note that the clients must arrive in Kathmandu at least
4 nights prior to departure for Tibet. Four Season Travel & Tours
will process and apply visa for Tibet. For this, we require the passport
and two passport-sized photo of all the clients upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Please note that visa regulation for Tibet changes frequently, so
we advise you to check with us if any changes has taken place when
booking your client.
fees are different for different Nationalities. We will need to know
the Nationality of the client to advise the visa cost. The visa fee
for American is US$ 10.00
Should the clients not arrive 4 nights prior to their schedule departure
for Tibet, we will still be in a position to obtain the visa from
the Chinese Embassy by paying an Emergency Visa fee of US$ 40 per
person (irrespective of nationality). For this a minimum of one full
working day in Kathmandu is required.
50% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation fee if you cancel
the tour within 7 days prior to the start of the tour. No refund,
thereafter, also for NO SHOWS, DELAY ARRIVALS or whatsoever the reason
and Health Tips
Travelling in Tibet is an adventure involving high altitude and could
be strenuous. While most visitors have only minor effects from the
attitude, we advise people with known heart or lungs or blood diseases
to consult their doctor before travelling. Mild headache, fever, loss
of appetite or stomach disorder can take place in a process of acclimatisation.
Our advise for better acclimation drink 4 Liters of water minimum
a day, do not to exhaust yourself so much, breathe deep and take rest
more than usual. For more information or altitude sickness please
contact you doctor and also get advise the possibilities of taking
Diamox to prevent altitude sickness.
Best Season : May to August
Clothing : May to Sep - Light Clothing, Nov to May - Warm Clothing
warm jacket or sweater with sunglasses, chap sticks, sun tan lotion,
Swiss knife, water bottle and a small medical kit, etc. are always
Four Season Travel & Tours always put its full efforts to make
your journey smooth and pleasant. However as all Tibet Tours are run
strictly under Tibet Tourism Authority, Four Season Travel & Tours
or its agents shall not be responsible for any change or cancellation
of programs due to unavoidable circumstances such as road blockade,
flood, snow, unrest , cancellation of flight, delay arrival of clients,
sickness or accidents, political riots/disturbances, acts of God etc.
Any extra cost incurring thereof shall be borne by the clients on
It is highly advisable that clients have full medical, personal accident
and trip insurance prior to arrival in Nepal. Kindly note that non
of our tours are covered.
There are two flights a week between Kathmandu and Lhasa. These are
on Tuesdays and Saturdays. As Tibet is closed for the winter, the
first flight for 1998 is on 07 April while the last will be on 25
Departing Kathmandu: US$ 12.00
Departing Lhasa: US$ 12.00
Vision Destinations will take
We have dozens of itineraries to choose from. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.