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Lhasa CLOSED to Independent travellers???

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Lhasa CLOSED to Independent travellers???

We had a trip planned to Lhasa in July, and planned to book our flight/permit through Sims cosy guesthouse in Chendu. I just got an email from them on May 1st , that the authorities have stopped issuing permits for independent travellers to Lhasa. Does anyone have any updates on the situation?

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Does anyone know how this affects travel to Lhasa from Khatmandu. Can one still get permits in Khatmandu and then fly independently in to Lhasa (or go by road)?

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Hello. We are also planning to go from Chengdu to Lhasa in July. We have flights booked and will be staying at Sims Cosy Guesthouse too, where we had planned to get our permits. Our daughter is living in Chengdu and has said not to worry (easy for her to say) and that this should all blow over soon and the permits will be issued again. We will be hopeful. I've not seen any new news on changes.

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Lonely Planet's ThornTree forum seems to be more active and current on the news regarding the permit situation and travel to Tibet. This is covered by the North-East Asia branch (thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/categories.cfm…).

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same questions as hopefuluk, as I was going to fly in from KTM for a 2/3 day tour of Lhasa. Any updates on this form of travel would be most helpful.

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