The first step for an Argentine citizen to take a tour to Tibet is applying for a China visa, an indispensable document for the application of Tibet Entry Permit. People who went to the China embassy to apply a China visa or update their passports (for Chinese people who are working in Argentina) got mixed experience. Some of them got very good service and got their visas in only 3 days, meanwhile quite a few of them had to wait in a long queue. The unluckiest ones had to go to the embassy again on another day, because when they finally reached the service window, the working hours have come to an end.
There are only 3.5 open hours for the consular section of the China embassy in Buenos Aires (Between 9:00 and 12:30, Monday to Thursday). So, it would be a wise decision to go there at around 8:00. The address is Av. Crisólogo Larralde 5349, C1431APM CABA, Argentina. You can also call +54 11 4547-8168 to ask them some questions before going there.
How to Travel to Tibet from Argentina
The prices of flights from Buenos Aires varies drastically according to the flying time and numbers of stopover. For example, if you fly from Buenos Aires to Beijing with only one stopover, it takes 28 hours and costs around 2200 USD, but if you accept a flight with 3 stopovers and 48 hours’ flying time, including time for stopovers, the price could go down to 950 USD.
When you arrive in China, it is convenient to take a flight or train to Tibet. Feel let us know should you want to arrange transportation and the tour for you.
The Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are very popular tourist attractions in Tibet. For most tourists from Argentina, April, May, June, September and October are the best five months for attending a Kailash Manasarovar tour. During this time, you could enjoy the continuous good weather and comfortable climates, and admire the most beautiful sceneries. Beside Mount Kailash, these five months are also the best time to see sunrise in the Mount Everest Base Camp.
If Argentine tourists don’t have time to visit the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar during these five months, July and August can be their second options. Although these two months are rainy season, the temperature is good for taking a tour and the sceneries are beautiful.