Top Tibet Travel News, Do you know?

 

Every year more and more Travelers are traveling to Tibet.

As compare to a few decades before, traveling to Tibet is becoming much easier every year.

Top Tibet Travel News, Do you know?

1. Travelers must be on an organized Tour

2. Paved road to few highlight sightseeing

3. The railroad from Lhasa to Shigatse 

4. The railroad from Lhasa to Nyingchi 

5. The highway from Lhasa to Nyingchi and Tsetang

6. Train from Chengdu to Lhasa and Train from Chongqing to Lhasa duration shortened

7. The border between Nepal opens

8. Tibet Museum closed for 2 Years

9. Yunnan to Tibet overland route in construction

10. Free Entrance fees for sightseeing starting from Feb 1st to April 30th

1. Travelers must be on an organized Tour

Traveling to Tibet requires two important documents, China visa, and Tibet Travel Permit.

Travel agencies are not allowed to sell only the Tibet Travel Permit since Tibet Travel Permit is free of charge. Travelers must be on an organized Tour for travel to Tibet.

How to get China visa?

How to get Tibet Travel Permit?

Tibet Travelers arranges Private Tour, Group Tour, Trekking, Camping, Cycling, and Customized Tour.

For more information regarding choosing the types of tours or trek in Tibet.

Tibet Tours Free Guide for Travelers

2. Paved road to few important highlight sightseeing

Decades ago when I was Tour Guide, there was only 30-40 percent of paved road in Tibet, now the 95 percent of the road in Tibet are paved. 

There is a paved road until 4km before the Mount Everest Base Camp.

4km was not paved because of care towards snow on Mount Everest.

There is a paved road until the foot of Mount Kailash, Darchin town. 

The road to the Guge Kingdom, Toling, Shangshung Kingdom and Purang in the western Tibet Ngari are paved by 95 percent.

The road from Lhasa to Namtso lake 240km is paved all the way.

The road from Lhasa to Samye monastery 200km until Tsetang is paved. 

From Tsetang, the road to Nyingchi is paved 95 percent. 

The road from Lhasa to Kyirong border between Nepal is paved. 

It is much better to use comfortable business van since now around 95 percent of the road in Tibet are paved for Travelers. 

3. The railroad from Lhasa to Shigatse 

The Rail route from Lhasa to Shigatse has been connected a few years ago making the journey to Shigatse 3 hours faster. The Train duration from Lhasa to Shigatse is around 2 hours 10-20 minutes.

Few Train information in Tibet

4. The railroad from Lhasa to Nyingchi 

The Railroad from Lhasa to Nyingchi, also known as Linzhi or Kongpo has been constructed a few years ago. 

During the end of 2017, Rail route from Lhasa to Nyingchi has been completed. 

The routes start from Lhasa and passing through Gonggar town, Dranang town, Tsetang city, Sangri town, Gyatsa town, Nang town, Miling town and end at Nyingchi with a duration of 402km with 34 stations.

5. The highway from Lhasa to Nyingchi and Tsetang

The highway from Lhasa to Nyingchi and Lhasa to Nyingchi through Tsetang are finishing soon.

The highway from Lhasa to Nyingchi is almost finished, making the journey shorter and easier for locals via few hours. 

The highway makes the sightseeing to Draksum lake much easier via making it as a day trip from Lhasa. 

6. Train from Chengdu to Lhasa and Train from Chongqing to Lhasa duration shortened

Qinghai Tibet Railway company has optimized the train duration according to the Travelers. 

The new train duration chart has been implemented in October 2017.

As a result, the train duration from Chengdu to Lhasa and Chongqing to Lhasa has been shortened by seven hours making very convenient for both Locals and Travelers.

How to buy train tickets to Tibet?

Photo: Beauties of Yamdrok Lake from Gambala Pass 4,900m

7. The border between Nepal opens

A few years ago because of the earthquake in Nepal. Zhangmu border towards Nepal has been affected by the earthquake and was closed since. 

August 2017, another border route towards Nepal, known as Kyirong town, located near Tingri is opened for Travelers.  

This route is making convenient for Travelers to travel through Tibet and Nepal via overland.

8 Days overland from Lhasa to Nepal Border

8. Tibet Museum closed for 2 Years

Located opposite Norbulingka Palace. Tibet Museum has been open for Travelers many years ago with free entrance fees.

Since a few years ago, Tibet Museum is under construction for 2 more years.

9. Yunnan to Tibet overland route in construction

Yunnan Deqing Shangri la to Lhasa via overland is one of the most favorite routes for Travelers.

This route is not in good condition because of rainy weather effects so it is in construction on a mission of making convenient for both Locals and Travelers. 

10. Free Entrance fees for sightseeing starting from Feb 1st to April 30th

Begining of 2018, Tibet Tourism office has announced a great news for Travelers around the world via offering free entrance fees for all the sightseeing in Tibet starting from February 1st to April 30th 

These are the latest updated Top Tibet Travel News for Travelers.

Tibet Travelers will make sure to update frequently. 

Email us for Tibet Travel free information or booking a tour to Tibet.  info@tibettravelers.com

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