You may want to check here:
http://www.ctshk.com/english/index.htm when you are in Hong Kong. I have the same trip to Tibet via Hong Kong next month and when enquired at the China Embassy in Canada was told to contact them when I am in Hong Kong. about 8 years ago
even if you cant there are pleanty of tibetan towns and villages that arent actually in tibet!
and you can go by yourself. SICHUAN province, GANSU province... about 8 years agoAnswered by mark1 via WorldNomads.com
To get Tibet travel permit you need to send copy or scan of your passport and Chinese visa (if it is required based on your citizenship) to your travel agency. Once your permit is ready, they will mail to you an original permit. There are no direct flights or trains from Hong Kong to Tibet, so you will need to make a stop in one of the cities in China to transfer to a flight or train to Tibet. You can pick up your permit at the city where you are transferring. More on visa and Tibet travel permit here: https://wondersoftibet.com/plan-your-trip/visa-tibet-travel-permit/ 18 days ago