Tibet Travel Guide

Getting into Tibet

If you are willing to visit Tibet then you can get into this beautiful country via air or by road.

By air

Air China and Sichuan airline provides flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on alternate days. The flights to/from Lhasa are a wonderful journey. It is nothing less than a mountain flight. You can fly over the towering mountains with views of Mt. Everest, Langtang range, Tibetan plateaus and other mountains on sight.

By road

Generally our company provides services to Tibet via road with entry and exit from Kathmandu city. Travelling to Tibet by a ground transport via Sino- Nepal border can be the most convenient way for any Nepali of international tourists to enter into Tibet. You can drive to Nepal Tibet border via Kodari.

Tibet Visa

If you are opting for any Nepal – Tibet Tour, then the first thing you need to do is obtain the travel permit to China. Once you obtain Tibet Travel permit, you will be eligible for visiting different places in Tibet. You will also need to apply for a visa to Tibet prior your date of travel. Nepal Intrepid Treks can apply for your visa once you book a Tibet tour or treks with us.

Requirements to process for visa

  • A color copy of passport (should be clear and readable in jpeg/.pdf format)
  • The remaining validity of your passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Tibet
  • Visa fees

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must when you are travelling to any country as it insures you from any risk of flight delays, accidents, theft or robbery during the travel.

Currency and Exchange

  • The currency of Tibet is quoted in Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY). 1 Yuan = 10 jiao
  • Notes are denominated as RMB 1, 5,10, 20, 50 and 100
  • Paper jiao come in denomination of 1, 2 and 5
  • Coins are denominated in as 1.2 and 5 fen coins
    Useful Tibetan Phrases


Hello – tashi deleg
Goodbye – kale shoo
Good night – sim-ja nan-go
Yes – la-yo-re
No – la-yo-ma-re
Thank you – thoo jaychay
You’re Welcome – kay-nang-gi-ma-ray
Sorry – gonad
I don’t understand – ha ko ma song
See you later: jay- la shong
What is your name – Khye-rang-gi ming-la ka-re re?
My name is – Nge ming-la / nga ming-la
Nice to meet you – Khye ran jel-ne ga-po joong
How are you? – Keh-rang ku-su de-bo yin-peh?
I am fine – La yin. Ngah sug-po –de-bo-yin
I am hungry – Nga dhro-go-to-gi-du
I am thirsty – Khong-tso kha-kom-gi-du
I want some tea – Nga la cha go
Tea – Cha
Meat – Sha
Water – Chu
Restaurant – Sa-khang
Left – Yong-qang
Right – Yehang-qang
Go straight ahead – Ke-er-duom
Bus – Lam-kor
Bus station – Lam-kor kak-sa
Car – Mo-tha
Taxi – Te-ksi
Plane – Nam-dhru
Boat – Dhru
Train – Ri-li
Do you speak English? – In-ji-ke shing-gi-yo-pe?
How much? – Ka tso ay?
I will take it – Nhi-geying
Hotel – Zhun-kangha
Gas station – Nong-lu-sah
Monastery – Kuong-bah
Hospital – men-khang
Market – Throm
Bank – Ngu-khang