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Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

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Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

Can anyone confirm, is it possible for a foreigner to get a bus from Kathmandu to Lhasa? If so, what company runs it and has anyone successfully caught it?

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1. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

Hi and welcome to the forum. Foreigners need a permit to enter Tibet. You must be in a tour group with same nationalities and a guide. Currently Tibet is closed to foreigners anyway. So even i there was a bus you would not be able to use it.

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2. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

1 DIY in or into Tibet is illegal.

2 Public bus in this region is only open to Chinese and Nepali native.

3 Only legal way to visit Tibet is to book a tour package from a tour company based in either Nepal or China, Package should include at least a tour guide.

4 Tibet is reopened for weeks, but not every application will be issued at the moment. It depends how competent your company is and whether you are politically qualified (Your nationality, your Visa kind, your age, your occupation, etc).

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3. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

The Kathmandu-Lhasa bus line made less than ten trips before it folded : it was priced for western tourists , which never were allowed to board in spite of an agreement making it possible. Rumors resurface every now and then , never happens .

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4. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

As far as I know there is no direct bus at the moment. It was a rumor sometimes ago.

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5. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

Even it runs every week, foreigners are not allowed to board. It is bus for Chinese tourists visiting Nepal and Nepali (with very special permits other than those required to tourists) coming to Tibet.

Just call Liuwu Bus Station 0891-6947217 for updated details about this bus even they never sell ticket to you.

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6. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

Hey there,

Not sure if this is any help, but our family did it in 2007, drove up to Lhasa, then took the train to Xining was a great experience, not sure if the rules have changed but I know of a few ppl that do motor bike and cycle tours up to Lhasa.

Again I didn't organise it so not sure what was involved in terms of visas and guides etc but we just had a driver and that was it....

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7. Re: Bus Kathmandu to Lhasa

Major difference between pre-March 2008 and after , lot more restrictions.

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