Traveling to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is no easy thing. You will need strong body, courage and certain permits and certificates needed for traveling to EBC. In one word, you should make full preparation for your Everest Base Camp tour. Then, what to prepare for your Everest Base Camp tour?
If your body condition is quite good and you are ready to travel to EBC. There are certain procedures concerning tour to Everest Base Camp you should handle. Generally speaking, if you are not Chinese, you will need three kinds of permits and certificates when traveling to EBC: Tibet Entry Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit and Mountaineering License.
Tibet Entry Permit is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. And you can only get it trough qualified travel agencies using the copies of your passports and visa and some other documents, and it is requested before you even get on the plane or train to tibet. Aliens' Travel Permit is issued by the police (Public Security Bureau, "PSB"). Usually you can apply for it once you arrive at Lhasa. For tour groups, your guide will ask you for the passport and TTB permit and submit it to the Foreign Affairs Section of PSB for the Travel Permit. It normally takes several hours and the cost is 50 CNY/person. As for the Mountaineering License, it is issued by Tibet Mountaineering Association. You’ll also need certain documents and money (seem to be 200 US dollars per person) to apply for it.
Well, usually the truth is, you don’t need to worry these procedures, because foreigners can only travel to tibet organized by travel agencies and your travel agency and tour guide shall help you with all these stuff, you just need to prepare certain documentations and money needed for handling them. You can return to tibet travel advice to get more help for your tibet tours.
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