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Road Condition In Tibet

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Recently years, the road conditions in Tibet are better and better, especially in the cities and betweent the big cities. and Most of the famous sightseeing places have asphaltum-paved road, such as Lhasa area, Tseang prefecture, Nyingchi town, Gyangtse town, the second largest city of Tibet-Shigatse, Nacku, Chamdo etc. And also the road between Lhasa and Shigatse, Lhasa and Nyingchi, Tsedang, etc. In those places you even don't mind what kind of vehile, you will feel it is no matter at all the vehicles to those places.

But in some remote places or the villages, such as Ngari pefecture, after you departs from the Sino-nepal frienship highway, the road gets bumpy and dusty. It will be much more horrible if meets the rainy season. If you are going to those places, you'd better hire a good quality vehicle.

  1. Type vary from jeep, microbus to middlebus and autobus, most vechiles used for travel are imported from Japan. All the vechiles have air-condition and arranged according to the route and the number of the group.

  2. The road-condition, distance, period of course and vechile arrangement:
    • Airport - Lhasa: 100Km / 2 hours / bituminous macadam with flat surface / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Lhasa - Gyantse: 270Km / 5.5 hours / macadam road around the moutain / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Gyantse - Shigatse: 90Km / 1.5 hours / macadam road around the moutain / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Shigatse - Lhasa(new road): 300 Km / 5.5 hours / bituminous macadam / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Shigatse - Zhangmu: 490Km / 15 hours / macadam road around the moutain / only fit for jeep and middlebus.
    • Tingri - Mt. Everest: 100Km / 3 hours / macadam road around the moutain / only fit for jeep.
    • Lhasa - Tsedang: 220Km / 3 hours / bituminous macadam / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Lhasa - Nyingchi: 430Km / 10 hours / bitminous macadam road around the moutain / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Lhasa - Yanjing: 1500Km / uncertainly / macadam road around the moutain / only fit for jeep.
    • Lhasa - Golmud: 1900Km / 48 hours / bitminous macadam / fit for all motor vechile.
    • Lhasa - Shiquanhe: 1800Km / uncertainly / macadam road around the moutain / only fit for jeep.
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