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 Ms. Dita from: Available small group tours join in 2018&2019
Hi, I'm coming to Kathmandu at 21th november and staying till 7th december and in between I would like to go to Tibet. I would like to know how much would it cost and what are the posibilities to get there from Kathmandu?
Thank you!
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Dita,

Thank you very much for your inquiry and welcome you to join our tour. Entering Tibet from Kathmandu, you need to apply for the Chinese group visa in Kathmandu, which will cost your 3 or 4 working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 21st Nov, you can start to apply for the group visa on 22nd Nov, then you’ll get your visa on 26th Nov (24th and 25th are weekend). We currently have departure date on 27th Nov for 4 days Lhasa city tour, 6 days Lhasa – Shigatse tour, 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest tour. You can fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa on 27th and join any tour that you prefer. I will send the detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best wishes.

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user portrait Mr. Valentine Thompson from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Please help! I'm interested in this trip: 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu via EBC.

Kind regards,

Valentine
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Valentine Thompson, 

 Thank you very much for your inquiry. Please tell me when you will start your Tibet tour, and how many persons together. Travelling Tibet, you need one Tibet Permit, and we will apply for the permit for you, which requires your passport and Chinese visa (clear scan or photo copy). I will send the detailed itinerary to you, please check your email. Warm regards.

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user portrait Mr. Amal from: Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Hi,
Do you arrange flight from Kathmandu to Hilsa. I like to do full Quora and manas Sarovar.
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Amal,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, Thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally it is better for clients to book the international flights on their own as if there is emergency of the flights, the air company can contact you directly. If you are Indian passport holders, sorry we cannot apply Tibet permit for you to Kailash, but you are welcome to visit other places except Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Best regards to you.

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user portrait Mr. Vincenzo from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Hello,
I'd like to subscribe the tour "7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp" starting from 30th September.
I'll be in Chengdu on around 20/25th September. I have read you have an office there, it is possible to pick up the passport personally there? Do I need to buy a train ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa far in advance? To do it, I need the Tibet visa already done? In a post published on your website you mentioned an English website where purchasing the ticket, can I get it? Is it possible reaching Lhasa by bus from Chengdu?
In case any issue arose for reasons beyond my control, would you refund the 200 dollars you ask in advance to book the tour?
Thanks in advance
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Vincenzo, 

 Thanks very much for your inquiry, and welcome you to join tour on 30th Sep. Yes, one of our offices is in Chengdu, you can come to our office and pick up your permit. Actually, if you take train from Chengdu to Lhasa, we will send the permit to you by email, then you need to print it out in color, which is ok. Taking train from Chengdu to Lhasa will cost you about 36 hours (2 nights) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train ticket. If you want to book train ticket by yourself, you can book it on Ctrip, and you can book train ticket now, you won't need to wait for the permit. Please kindly note that there is no bus from Chengdu to Lhasa, you can only reach Lhasa from Chengdu by train or flight. If you have to cancel your tour, we can keep deposit for your next trip within 2 years. Please check your email for more details. Warm regards.

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user portrait Mr. Manfred   from: 20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash
Hi, is it possible to do the tour "20 Days Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mount Kailash" without Kailash Trekking?( we are 60 and 61 years old) And what would be the price for 2 person in September 2019?  
Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Manfred,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at Budget Tibet Tour and I am so glad to get your inquiry about Tibet tour. Yeah, it would be no problem that you would not like to do the Kailash trekking for the Big Loop Northern Tibet Adventure with Mt. Kailash, and we can customize the tour for you if you will take it as private tour. Your age would be no problem at all we even had clients who was 73 years old did the tour with trekking in Kailash. And I will send you the price in email with all the tour details. Please check it. Have a nice day to you.

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