Tibet Tourism Bureau officially stopped issue Tibet Travel Permits at the beginning of September after a meeting on Wednesday (Sept 19th). The exact dates are from September 1st til September 12th. Those groups which are registered at TTB before Shoton Festival still could go to Tibet. However, these groups CAN NOT stay inside Lhasa during the ban.If you apply permits after Shoton Festival for any time from 1st – 12th will not be granted. The ban said to be list after 12th. So you can start apply permits and travel to Tibet on September 13th.
SnowLion Tours Team
August 21st, 2015