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2021-2022 Tibet Car Rental: Car+Driver+Guide+Tibet Permits

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a foreign traveler, can I rent a car in Lhasa for a more flexible Tibet tour? This is a common question frequently asked by foreign travelers. Renting a tour car such as land cruiser, Prado, Business Van or mini bus with a driver has become the most popular way of getting around in Tibet. And foreign travelers can also hire a car, but according to the local Tibet permits regulation, they do need a licensed driver, a licensed guide and a legal and valid Tibet permit when traveling out of Lhasa. Tibet Local Guide – Tibet Ctrip Tours (,and our headquarter booking center in Lhasa) has prepared all kinds of Tibet car rental packages services. You can select a tour car, a driver, a guide and permit service as a minimum tour solution from us on this booking platform.

You may not need a private car in Lhasa as you can get public transport such as taxi, or bus, or rickshaw, or even by walking as Lhasa is small, but with a car, you can explore Tibet further. However please note that foreign travelers can not drive a rental vehicle in Tibet. So when you rent a tourism licensed vehicle in Tibet, you will need to have a driver and a local guide for your trip out of Lhasa. Here at Local China Guide Travel Service’s Tibet Lhasa headquarter (Tibet local Guide Tourism booking center:, we provide you with the “tourism car rental and driver service in whole Tibet”, and we provide you the Tibet permits accordingly.

Our Tibet Car Rental Service Highlights:

Unlike any other countries in the world that you can hire a car and drive directly and travel independently. For a trip out of Lhasa, without a guide and without a permit, it is impossible for foreign traveler. So here at Tibet Local Guide Travel Service, we professionally serve car rental service including a driver, a separate guide and a permit. Here below are our Tibet tourism licensed vehicle rental service featured highlights:

1. You design your ideal Tibet landscape itinerary and plan your budget;
2. You have a safe local Tibetan tourism driver which is the key for a safe journey;
3. You have a handpicked and knowledgeable Tibetan Guide which is the key for Authentic Tibetan experience;
4. You have all necessary Tibet travel documents from us which is the key for legal traveling in tibet;
5. You can get the better local deal for your Tibet hotel booking when in need;
6. You can get major airport transfers in Tibet and China.

2021 -2022 Tibet Tourism Vehicle Rental Services Options Available 

Overall in Tibet tourism transport, there are  following types of vehicles as your option. And all of these vehicles were in use since early 2016. Those old types of Toyota Land Cruisers 4500 cc were out of service since February in 2016. The Tibet Tourism Vehicles you can rent from us as below, and please remember that, we will need to provide you with one experienced local driver, and a tour guide, Tibet permits according to the policy. If you hold Chinese Identity card, you are able to just hire a driver and a car from us.

  1. Toyota Prado (Suitable for 2-4 travelers, deluxe trip, rental cost 200-350 USD per day)
  2. Toyota Land Cruiser 200 ((Suitable for 2-4 travelers, deluxe trip, rental cost 200-400 USD per day))
  3. Toyota Coaster (17-26 seats, Suitable for 12-18 travelers, deluxe trip, rental cost 250-600 USD per day))
  4. Mitsubishi (suitable for 2-4 travelers, deluxe trip, 200-300 USD per day)
  5. American Buick Business Minivan (7 seats, 4-6 travelers, deluxe van trip in Tibet, 200-350 USD per day)
  6. Korean Hyundai (8 or 9 seats, 4-6 travelers, deluxe van trip in Tibet, 250-400 USD per day)
  7. Korean Hyundai mini bus (17 seats, comfortable trip, 10-12 travelers, 275-480 USD per day)
  8. Transit Ford Mini van (7 seats, comfortable for family trip in Tibet, 200-300 USD per day)
  9. Transit Ford Mini bus (14-15 seats, popular in Tibet for foreign travelers, 8-10 travelers, 250-400 USD per day)
  10. Yutong Mini Bus (23 and 29 seats, popular in Tibet for larger group tour, 15-20 people, US$450-650 per day)

Tibet (Lhasa) Car Rental Regulation Guidelines

However, as Tibet does not allow foreign travelers to travel independently. There are some strict and serious travel restrictions, from travelers permit, to driver’s permit, guide’s permit, driving speed, road codes and scenery sports sightseeing, etc. Here are the simple and must read Tibet car rental regulation guidelines when hiring a car and driver.

  • You need to confirm the start date and end date of car using;
  • You need to confirm the overall itinerary in Tibet (but not the exact kms distances);
  • You need to confirm your Lhasa entry date, and date of leaving Tibet for China or Nepal;
  • You need to confirm to book a licensed tour guide per your whole TOUR duration in Tibet;
  • You need to cover the driver and tour guide’s accommodation and food;
  • For Foreign travelers, the driver and guide need to be two separate persons per policy in Tibet;
  • So only based on above, can we be able to issue the Tibet travel permits for your party;
  • In this case, we will need to confirm a mini package offer including car, driver, guide for your specified duration.
  • The above price is for reference only, the actual car rental price differs in terms of season, group size, itinerary route, duration, etc.

For whom is the Tibet vehicle rental service most suitable?

The Tibet tour car rental service is fantastic and very suitable for family travelers, small group of fellow friends, company staff, students, and so on. You will expect more flexible tour program based on initial pre-designed itinerary, while you can also adjust your trip itinerary further based on extra kms, and surcharge may occur, but to be reconfirmed between both travelers and our agency. You can book your accommodation flexibly on your own, and choose where to eat by yourself. So overall your trip will be maximumly accommodating, and price can be cheaper than fully inclusive PRIVATE tour packages.

If you want to book a hotel for your vacation in Tibet, please check further Tibet accommodation, as tour operator and travel agency in Lhasa, our Tibet accommodation offers are also just fantastic. We provide one on one Tibet hotel booking service and we offer better Tibet local hotel prices than anywhere you book.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Shigatse Car Rental Service” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-car” add_icon=”true” link=”|title:Tibet%20Shigatse%20Tour%20Car%20Rental%20||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Lhasa Car Rental Service” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-car” add_icon=”true” link=”|title:Tibet%20Lhasa%20Tour%20Car%20Rental%20||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Nyingchi Car Rental Service” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#dd3333″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-car” add_icon=”true” link=”|title:Tibet%20Nyingchi%20Tour%20Car%20Rental%20||”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Besides the car rental services in Tibet, we also have the car rental service with driver for other parts of China. Everything we do is to help you make your Tibet & China holiday flexible, enjoyable and with lower budget than you book a full package tour from travel agency. Read more on Tibet Lhasa car rental services in 2021-2022. And if you are looking for a package tour of Tibet, please click to check out more 2020 -2021 tours of Tibet. Currently due to the COVID19 outbreak worldwide, Tibet Tourism Transport Authority issued latest restrictions that all vehicles have to stop services and all the drivers need to suspend all permits. While, once the Tibet travel ban is to be lift in the near future, we will provide tourism vehicle rental service again. Any questions you may have? Feel free to email to or[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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