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Tibet in June

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1. Posted by Graypeters (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi

I'm planning to travel to Nepal via Tibet in June, though I hear a rumour that it's difficult to get into Tibet at the moment. Anyone have any recent information?

Regards,

Peters

2. Posted by nepaladv (Inactive 9 posts) 8y

Hello There,

At the moment Chinese government been refused to provide visa for American,Canadian and Australian but I hope you won't have problem travel to Tibet in June because normally chinese adminstration change their rules often..so no need to worry about..
cheers

3. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

Largest protest in 20 years in happening in Lhasa right now. I would say make a back up plan for June. The last time there was protest on this scale Tibet was closed to foreigners for 2 years. I don't think it will be like that, but it could be also. I am going to post more information on a different thread later.

If still interested in seeing Tibetan areas you can fly to Chengdu and check out some of the Tibetan areas in Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan and Qinghai. There is fair amount of information in the Wiki guide.

Mike

4. Posted by Graypeters (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Thanks for the information. Yes, looks like Tibet is off limits for a while. Our prayers are with the protesters..
Peters

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting nepaladv

At the moment Chinese government been refused to provide visa for American,Canadian and Australian but I hope you won't have problem travel to Tibet in June because normally chinese adminstration change their rules often..

Would anyone have a news link about the Chinese government refusing the visas? I am making a thread about the politics surrounding the Olympic games on another site but I can only say the visa situation is a rumour if I dont have a newslink.

Mel

6. Posted by elderado (Budding Member 58 posts) 8y

Hello from Beijing. I just got through with the overland tour from Nepal through Tibet. When we got to Lhasa, we were informed that they weren't giving out anymore permits, and that all the monasteries were closed. I watched from my hotel roof last Friday Tibetans setting buildings on fire and throwing stones at Chinese people. Scariest situation of my life. I have pictures, but I'm not going to do anything with them until I leave China. It's a shame, Tibet is a beautiful region and I really enjoyed it there, but didn't get to interact with too many Tibetans. I'm guessing that they won't be giving out any more permits until the Olympics are finished. I don't think I would want to be there before then anyway. Good luck.

7. Posted by Philymop (Full Member 110 posts) 8y

hey, if anyone is interested there is a petition for a peaceful response from chinese authorities towards tibetans at the mo

http://www.avaaz.org/en/tibet_end_the_violence/21.php/?cl=65301878

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