Portuguese citizens, who are planning a tour to TIbet, have to go to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Lisbon, whose address is Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar Nº 130 5th Floor, to apply for a China visa. It is impossible to apply for a China visa by mailing your passport to their office since 2019.
The Center is open between 9:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday, and is closed during public holidays. Normally, you need to pay 115 euros and wait for 4 working days to get the visa. If you want to get it faster, you need to pay more. Please call the Center for the detailed price. Their numbers is 213540884.
People, whose visas has been issued, needs to go to the office again to pick up their visas. The visa-pick-up service ends at 16:00, Monday to Friday and unavailable during public holidays. You need to pay more if you want the Center to mail the visa to you.
The Tibet Entry Permit, the most basic document for international tourists to visit Tibet, could only be applied by a local agency in Tibet after you get your China Visa.
The cheapest flight from Portugal to China is operated by TAP Air Portugal. It takes 14.5 hours and costs around 400 USD to fly from Lisbon to Chengdu, where there are lots of flights to Lhasa every day. It takes only 2.5 hours to fly from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The flying time is shorter than most other cities in China mainland. The price is around 350 USD.
You are welcome to ask us to arrange both the visa application and flights.
The Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are very popular tourist attractions in Tibet. For most tourists from Portugal, 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 Portuguese 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.