Book a Tibet trip

3. How to make bookings?

After receiving your inquiry, we will work out an ideal tour itinerary and price with full understanding of your requirements (we might have more questions). When it finally meets your satisfaction, it's time for you to book your Tibet trip with us. Here are some easy steps to book a tour with Access Tibet Tour:

1) State in an email to tell us that you accept the tour itinerary and price we provided (together with inclusions and exclusions);

2) Reservations and Payments

We suggest you book your Tibet tour at least 45 days before your arrival date, especially for the peak season of August and September. Below is our reservation policy.

a. If the booking is made two months (60 days) prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 30% of the total tour cost plus transportation fares (flight, train) is required to secure your reservation when you confirm your trip with us.

b. If the booking is made within two months (60 days), but 15 days prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 50% of the total tour cost plus transportation fares (flight, train)is required to secure your reservation when you confirm your trip with us.

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If the booking is made within 15 days prior to your arrival in Lhasa, you are required to pay in full, i.e. total tour cost and transportation fares.

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3) At the time you pay the deposit, we also need some information of every member in order to apply for your Tibet travel permit:
- full name;
- gender;
- date of birth;
- passport number;
- nationality;
- all exactly the same as on your passport. And you need to tell us your occupation because journalists, government officials, and people that work in Embassy could be revoked (they need more complicated procedure to get a permit). * Please fax us or send by email a clear copy of each member's passport and China visa to us at (86)891-6830371; then write in email to your travel advisor the above 6 items (the fax copy may not be clear enough to recognize so email writing is necessary).

4) Once we received your deposit, we will make all the reservations according to your itinerary within one week. We will send you a confirmation letter when all the bookings are secured. At this time all you need is to pack up for your lifetime trip to Tibet!

4. Alteration, Cancellation and Refunding

  • Alteration
    We provide free service to modify your itinerary two times after you confirm to book your tour. We do provide unlimited alteration to meet your ultimate satisfaction, but from the third time we charge a $20 surcharge for every new modification. Too late alteration might not be workable.
  • Cancellation
    You may cancel your confirmed booking, but this must be in writing. But cancellation occurs after your confirmation to book the tour, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges. Cancellation charges are as follows:

    - If you cancel your tour more than 30 days before the start of your tour with us you forfeit $100 from the deposit you paid. We will refund the rest of the deposit back to you in 30 days. (Other travel agencies require the full deposit.)
    - If you cancel your tour within 30 days but more than 7 days before the start of your tour you forfeit 30% of the cost of your tour.
    - If you cancel your tour within 7 days of the start of your tour you forfeit 50% of the cost of your tour.
    - If you fail to show up at your scheduled arrival time without prior notice, you forfeit 100% of the cost of your tour.
    - If you cancel the tour programs due to your own reasons when touring in Tibet, there is no refund of any expense you have already paid. If you want to book some extra programs, you need to pay for the extra cost.
    ** The effective date of notification regarding cancellation will begin when the notification is received at our premises in writing (email or fax).
  • Refunding
    - If you have paid your deposit but then cancel the tour more than 30 days before the start of your tour, we will refund all the deposit except $100 cancellation fee.

Back issues:

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  2. How to work out your tour itinerary and a price for it?

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