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[quote=TPARKER,387021]Back in 2007, pre-Olympics, travel to Tibet was less restrictive. Since starting this thread, I went to Tibet in Oct 2009 and believe the situation is much the same at present. That is, no individual travel to Tibet is allowed (therefore no backpacking) and that TTB permits are only issued as part of a tour. Therefore you cannot just buy a ticket to Lhasa and obtain a TTB - you must arrange an entire itinerary through an agency who will then sort you out a TTB and/or any transportation you may be required depending where you want to go. That said, I did feel it's possible to get around this. If you arrange a "tour" to Lhasa only, therefore not requiring transportation and driver (and saving money), then once there you can try to find alternative transportation to other areas not part of your original itinerary. This is possible, but note you are still not allowed on public transportation so will still need to arrange for car+driver - only you might be able to share with others then and save cost. Hong Kong visitors with a "home return permit", contrary to another reply above, are NOT required to get a TTB and can go directly to Lhasa and/or other parts of Tibet. Note that HK / Macau citizens are treated as locals for classification purpose which means that, if entering the border area near Nepal, it is necessary to apply for a "border permit" in Lhasa first.[/quote]
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