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Tibet General Information

Potala Palace

Tibet, a rich and beautiful land, is located at the main part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, south-West frontier of China. Tibet borders with Sichuan, Yuannan, Qinghai And Xinjiang to the south contiguous to India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Burma, and bounded by Kashmir on the west.

When the word Tibet is mentioned something icy child the readers' nerves. In fact it snows only once or twice in a year and owing to the perpetuity of bright sunshine, it is not at all cold during the daytime even in the coldest of the winter. Tibet is so sunny that it produces a year-round sunshine of over 3,000 hours in a year. Its old name- "land of snow"--the name by which Tibet is almost popularly known as, is always thickly covered with snow with hardly any signs Of Inhabitation. In fact, it is correct only when it is referred to the world greatest ranges located in Ima, the Tisi, and like. These ranges, run by leaps and bounds across the country showing their beautiful snow covered peaks against the bluest of skies.

Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts, the east, north and south. The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run The entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet. The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwellhere. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet. The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet's land area. with all major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse ad Tsetang located in this area, it is considered the cultural center of Tibet. The total area of the Tibet Autonomous Region is 1,200,000 square kilometers and its population is 1,890,000. The region isadministratively divided into one municipality and six prefectures. The municipality is Lhasa, while the six prefectures are Shigatse, Ngari, Lhaoka, Chamdo, Nakchu and Nyingtri (Kongpo). The People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region exercises the highest administrative authority in Tibet.

Obtaining Visa and Tibet Permits
Adventure Pilgrims Trekking will process visas for you. We require the following details to enable us to process your visa and travel permit.

Name in full
- Sex
- Date of birth
- Profession
Nationality
Passport Number
- Passport issue and Expiry date
- Full address

We need passport scan and attach to e-mail, passport size photograph each person and you need to be minimum 5 person in a group from same nationality.

Cost of the visa fee varies for different nationalities, normally $44. A Normal visa is processed in 5 full working days if a visa is needed within same day, an extra charge of $33 applies. The Embassy of China is open every Monday to Friday and for the visa, application are accept only every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 Am -11 am every week.

Cancellation
There will be a cancellation charge of 20% up to 15 days prior to departure, 50% up to 7 days prior to departure, and no refund thereafter. No refunds for no-shows or delayed arrivals whatever reason

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