Tour operator G Adventures has welcomed the relaxation of travel restrictions to Tibet this year.

Under new entry requirements from April 25 there will no longer be a minimum number of travellers per nationality required within a tour group, although an entry permit will still be necessary.

G Adventures managing director Michael Edwards said previous government policies made it logistically difficult to confirm travellers on Tibetan tours.

“Being able to travel with people from other countries is a big part of the G Adventures’ experience so we welcome these changes which make it easier for our travellers to experience the beauty of Tibet,” he said.

For trips entering Tibet from China, permits will now be granted for tour groups with travellers of three nationalities or less. Tours with four or more nationalities of passengers will not be able to enter. For trips entering from Nepal, there will be no restrictions in place on the number of nationalities.

Among the biggest attractions in Tibet are Mt. Everest, the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Lake Namtso. The best time to travel tends to be between May and October.