Recently news came that Tibet Tourism Bureau loosens its policy on Tibet Travel Permit in the year of 2013.

Last year, the Tibetan travel bureau required at least five travelers from the same country to apply for Tibet Permit together Travelers need to travel into and out of Tibet together as a group. However, in the year of 2013, good news came that the number of minimum travelers was reduced to at least two travelers with the same nationality.

Generally speaking, at least two documents are required foreign travelers into Tibet – China Visa & Tibet Travel Permit. A valid China Visa is an essential for all foreign travelers. But when you apply for it you had better not to mention you are going to travel to Tibet since It is politically sensitive in China and you may be refused if you do this. Tibet Travel Permits is another must document. And local travel agency can apply it for you.