Frequently Asked Questions about Nepal Tibet Group Tour
Are there any documents needed for visiting Nepal and Tibet?
When you choose to travel a different route for your Nepal and Tibet tour, there will be some different requirement on your documents and permits.
First, when you travel from Tibet to Nepal, you need to get the Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Visa. Chinese Visa can be obtained by yourself, while the Tibet Travel Permit can only be applied through a local Tibet travel agency, which is authorized by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. And we can help to handle the permit for you.
Secondly, if you travel from Nepal to Tibet, you will still need to get the Tibet Travel Permit. But the Chinese Visa will be replaced by the Chinese Group Visa. The Chinese Group Visa is applied while you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal. And it will need several days to get the permit issued.
Besides, you will also need to obtain Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Area Entry Permit, and Frontier Pass etc., to visit some restricted places in Tibet, such as Mount Kailash, Mount Everest, Lake Manasarovar etc.
Should I take flight or overland to travel between Lhasa and Kathmandu?
Both flight and overland are convenient ways for tourists to enjoy a trip between Lhasa and Kathmandu. So, which to choose may depend on how many days you want to spend, which cities and destinations you want to visit etc.
If you have a short time (less than one week) for your entire Nepal Tibet trip, then the flight is recommended. The flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu only takes about 2 hours, with no stops on the way. The returning flight goes as the same thing. Then you can reserve the majority of your planed time on touring Lhasa and Kathmandu city, each needs about 2 days for sightseeing on average.
If you have adequate time and want to visit more highlights in Tibet and Nepal. Then it is strongly recommended to enjoy your trip by overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Starting from Lhasa, you will pass Yamdrok Lake, cultural city of Shigatse, majesty Mount Everest, before you cross the border to enter Nepal. The road is also smooth and well-paved for most parts, so you don’t need to worry about so much.
When is the Best Time to Enjoy the Tibet Nepal Tour?
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October, which covers most time of the spring, summer and autumn on the plateau. While the best time to tour Nepal will be March to April and October to November, during when many tourists will go to hike the Everest Base Camp in Nepal side. So, the best time to visit Nepal and Tibet can be summed up to be from March to April and September to October.
However, you can actually enjoy your Tibet Nepal tour throughout the year. The winter in Tibet is not cold as many have thought. And Nepal has diverse landscapes to offer in different seasons, and the climate will be mild compared to many places in the world. Contact us for more details if you have questions about the travel time.