Two monks detained with him after protests in 2008 were released earlier, sources say.
Tibet's second highest-ranking religious leader vanished in Chinese custody in 1995 after being identified by the Dalai Lama.
They are told they must leave the retreat center to which they relocated after being forced out of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy.
He was convicted of subversion after staging a solo protest in Ngaba calling for Tibetan freedom.
Three are held for recovering Wangchuk Tseten's mobile phone, while two others are detained for filming the protest.
Nyagrong man stages second known self-immolation protest of 2017, drawing tight security.
A Hilton spokesperson denies a report that no Tibetans are employed at the resort in Kongpo.
Authorities cite the need for 'orderly management' of the large complex, home to thousands of monks and nuns.
Buddhist leader says China must show it believes in rebirth before discussing sensitive reincarnation issue.
The spiritual leader will hold three days of religious teachings during his stay.
The last group of nuns is sent back to their native areas in Qinghai province, the source says.
But India downplays the trip and the Dalai Lama says his visit will promote religious harmony.
They are told to move at their own expense to make way for an unspecified government-backed construction project.
India shrugs off Chinese complaints over trip to Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as 'South Tibet.'