want to travel to tibet by land from Yunnan
Mar 30, 2006 01:27
  • MARMO88
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I'm looking for people who also want to travel to Lhasa by land (from destinations in Yunnan or Chengdu). It's to expensive if I want to do it on my own. Tips are also welcome.

Happy travels,
Mar 30, 2006 02:47
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What is your idea/intended itinerary pl ?
Mar 30, 2006 12:58
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i am interested to know about overland travel from chengdu to lhasa also, as it is really expensive to go buy air =/

is the scenery along the way nice?
how long does it take and how much?

thanks in advance =)
Mar 30, 2006 20:05
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There were four road to Lhasa:

Qing-Zang Road:From Germu to Lhasa;

Chuan-Zang Road:From Sichuan to Lhasa;

Dian-Zang Road:From Yuannan to Lhasa;

Xin-Zang Road:From Xinjiang to Lhasa.

It is possible to go to Lhasa from Yunan!

Good luck!
Jul 2, 2006 04:29
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The fare from Chengdu to Lhasa by Train is :

Hard seat : Rmb 389
Hard Bed : Rmb 813
Soft Bed : Rmb 1282

The journey is 48 hours.
You need to re-check the fare at the train station. The pricing here might be for the locals.


Jul 2, 2006 15:58
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When are you planning your trip to Tibet? I am planning on going in early to mid september and am looking for a traveling partner also.
Jul 3, 2006 02:12
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Hi Monique,
same question as backpackgirl, I will be travelling to tibet around mid august and I would like to have a travelling buddy too. How about u?

Aug 1, 2006 23:15
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Im from Malaysia, there will be 2 of us at the moment planning a trip to Lhasa by train on 9th September, 2006.
Aug 2, 2006 04:41
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Hi Monique, and everyone out there that said they were also interested. Has anything come of it yet? I am in Dali at the moment and would really love to go overland into Tibet. It sounds like an incredibly beautiful trip!! I have found quotes for just over 5000 RMB each for four people. I would ideally like to leave between the 7th and 15th of August. Anyone interested??
Ps am a 24 year old English girl escaping real life for 8 months.

This could be amazing! If you're interested or need an extra person for your trip let me know!

my email is|babsforman
Thanks, happy travelling! xxx
Aug 6, 2006 22:04
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Lots of lhasa overland information available here:

Its expensive... about 6k from zhongdian, 8k from chengdu. only 1700 from golmud.
Aug 9, 2006 20:50
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Can I have more details too? I'll be at Lhasa from 3 Sept onwards and is looking for all the possibility of extending my stay in Tibet...
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