Tibetan journey begins long before crossing the Chinese border, in recognition of the strength and unwavering power of the bureaucratic machinery of the state, built on the principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and other isms. Virtually impossible, subject to the laws of the country, traveling to Tibet independently. You are doomed to collaborate with tourism industry in Tibet, bringing the way up to 60% of revenue in the budget of the region.
You can move only organized group of at least 5 people, with a local guide (who are lucky – Tibetan). Yes, there are options to get to “fence” in Tibet, a phony resolution to visit, and certainly it will be much cheaper. But are we going to these places for emotional comfort, not a tremor in his knees in front of each checkpoint, which I have counted it a 6, or 9 for the whole route, where very carefully examine your documents.