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So far as I'm aware, it isn't currently possible. You can hire guides individually though. I've heard from a couple of different people that permits to Tibet for foreigners are currently closed though, so you'd probably do just as well to call an agency (the big places all have English speaking staff as well) and see what the say. It's hard to find concrete ...


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Your visa will indicate how many times you are permitted to enter China under that visa. On the first line, there should be a field "ENTRIES" with a letter and a chinese character following it. If that letter is M, you are eligible for multiple entries. China also has single and double-entry visas; presumably, those would be the letters S and D respectively. ...


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No independent travel in Tibet since March 2008, and near impossible before that. Tibet has been closed in March every year since 2008 (preventing protests around March 10th , the failed rebellion and escape of Dalai Lama in -59) , and is closing as we speak . Best way in is by train , esp. if you break up the journey one or two nights in Xining ( ...


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Well the closest decent-sized town to all of this is Lhasa. There is rain there of about 500mm (20 inches) annually, but most of that is in July - September, and at night. As such, for warmer months and to avoid the weather, May is the peak tourist season. Further down on the same link it indicates that in May, the average precipitation is 1.1 inches ...


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They are basically prayer flags, an offering to the spirits to bless & protect the house and keep evil out. Unfortunately I can not remember their Tibetan name at the moment (but will add it later if I remember).


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Realistically, assuming you can get permission to visit Tibet (the permission for which is separate from the rest of China), the most dangerous part of a visit by a Westerner seems to be the actual flight into Lhasa Gonggar airport. This is recognized by many pilots as one of the most dangerous landings in the world. Please note that there haven't been ...


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Friends who have been in Tibet and Lhasa told me that it is quite difficult to get to Tibet, as you mentioned. They had to travel in a group lead by a tour guide. The larger the group the less likely it is that you get trouble with the police about visa stuff (ie. small groups are controlled more frequently, and you'll always need a guide). I was told that ...



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