Tingri to EBC road is blocked due to reconstruction, more drive needed to EBC

Received notification on 13th, March, 2014, that the 108km bumpy road from Tingri (Shegar) to Tibet EBC has been blocked due to reconstruction work, all the tours from Lhasa heading to EBC originally via Tingri have to change route to drive more (60km) to Old Tingri and from Old Tingri continue to EBC. See route changes in the following map.


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So far, there is no schedule about when the reconstruction will complete, but it could really take long time considering this is a tough project at foot of the Himalayas.

This is surely a piece of good news. In the past, all the tours from Lhasa to EBC would all pass Tingri and then to EBC, however, the 108 km bumpy road from Tingri to EBC took 5 hours long. It may take only 2 hours after reconstruction ends.

And what is the influence on the current tours that involve EBC? Currently, almost all the Tibet Mt. Everest tours overnight at Shigatse the day before arriving at EBC; it was about 8-9 PM when the group arrived at EBC due to long and bumpy driving (Shigatse-EBC, 350km); as a result of this temporary route change, it will take 1 hour more from now till reconstruction ends, that is to say it will be about 9-10 PM when the group can arrive at EBC. While, it imposes no influence over Lhasa-EBC-Kathmandu overland tour if the group overnights at Tingri the day before heading to EBC, because it's still less than 150km drive though it becomes longer.

Pictures of views between Tingri and EBC you cannot see during the reconstruction.
Pictures of views between Old Tingri and EBC you will see

 

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user portrait Mr. David Jesus Dominguez Santos from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
I am interested in the Lhasa tour with the Everest base camp ($830 p.p). I would like to ask you two questions:

1) The tour could be done starting on September 15th. I would arrive in Lhasa at 16:30 from the city of Kunming (in Kunming I would take a flight that departs at 1:30 p.m. on the same day 15).

2) On the 7th day, instead of going back to Lhasa, I would like to continue to Kathamandu. In other words, he would arrive in Kathmandu on the 21st at night. Would this change be possible?

3) If there is no problem with these changes, I would like to confirm the tour and the payment method, since I need the paperwork to make the China Visa.

We are 2 persons interested.

Many thanks

regards

David
Answered by Nancy

Dear David Jesus Dominguez Santos,

Thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. For your needs, I think you’d better choose 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp, which feed your needs exactly. And we just need 200$ per person as deposit, and you can pay the balance when you arrive in Lhasa. For your visa paperwork, I think you will need Tibet travel bureau official visa invitation letter which we will apply for you based on the time. Please check your email to get more details.

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user portrait Ms. florencia from: 6 Days Holy Sky Lake Tour
Dear,

I am interesting, in book a tour for 5 night for  two persons this July 2018, I need to know the payment terms, and how do we need to be dressed, the clothes necesary and the hotels names. I am already living in china, with a studi visa, and from argentina, the other partner also from argentina but with normal turist visa. Thank you, looking forward to your reply. Florencia
Answered by Nancy

Hi Florencia,

Greetings from Nancy at BTT. Thank you visiting our website and sending your inquiry, no problem for the tour choice, and for payment, we just 200$ per person as deposit, and balance can be paid when you arrive in Lhasa. You need to bring one warm clothes for evening as it will cold( might below 0 ℃ in the evening). For the hotel in Lhasa we will use Yak hotel or The Tibet Cang-gyan Lhasa Hotel. No problem for your visa, as student visa we just need your school of admission letter copy extra, for tourist visa, visa and passport copies will be enough. Please check your email for details. Best regards

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user portrait Ms. Fabry from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Good evening,
Could you please tell me if you give any discounts for 2 ladies over 65 years old and for early booking? We are retired and have a modest budget. We are interested in your September 22nd tour for 7 days Lhasa-Katmandou Tour.Thank you in advance.
Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Fabry, Greetings from Nancy Chung at BTT. Ha-ha...no problem we can provide 5% discount as early bird booking. And we have this date avaibale and 2 clients booked this tour already. I will send you the tour details to your email. Have a nice day to you.

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user portrait Mr. KAREL BATA from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
I am considering a 4 days Lhasa tour SEPT 5-SEPT 8
Arriving by train from Xining SEPT 4 (can you arrange? what price for hard seat
What is total price if I travel alone
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. KAREL BATA,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. We exactly have one departure date on 5th of Sep for the 4-day Lhasa tour and welcome you to join our tour. Taking train from Xining to Lhasa will cost you about 21 hours (one night) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train ticket for you. If you travel alone, there may be extra single room supplement fee, but this fee can be spared if there is another person who can share the same room with you. Have a nice day.

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user portrait Ms. Diane Costa from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
Hello,

I am Canadian and my husband is American.  We will be in Kathmandu Nepal and want to fly to Tibet for the August 8th "4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express" tour.  

If we arrive by air what do we need in terms of visas? Do we have to apply for anything in Nepal? Or do we get the visa at the airport/or through your company once in Tibet?
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Diane Costa

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Entering Tibet from Kathmandu, you need one Chinese group visa. Firstly, we will require your passport (clear scan or photo copy) to apply for the visa invitation letter. Secondly, we will send the visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. Next, when you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give your original passport to him, and he will assist you to apply for the Chinese group visa there. Please kindly note that the Chinese group visa application needs 3 or 4 working days, please leave yourself enough time to apply for it in Kathmandu. Apart from the Chinese group visa, you also need the Tibet Permit, and we’ll apply for it for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with the permit. Best regards.

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