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Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

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Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa


I am engaging a local china driver to drive us from Chengdu to Lhasa. According to him we will be taking the 318 routs from Chengdu. However, he did not informed us permit is require. I was being told we need to apply for visa to enter Tibet and also we can only arrive by plane or train.

Can someone pls provide me with more information ?


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11. Re: Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

Hi I'm from Singapore and planning for a group trip to Lhasa in Aug14. The local Chinese travel agent in Chengdu mentioned we need different coaches for different nationalities travelling together when entering Tibet. (max. 2 nationalities per coach) Is this true?

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12. Re: Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

No, that is not true.

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13. Re: Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

First of all. Just be noted that entering Tibet overland through Sichuan or Yunnan is illegal for foreign tourists. You will be stopped by check points when accessing Tibet. Only land way Qinghai-Tibet and Xinjiang-Tibet are open to foreign traveller.

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14. Re: Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

Neither you can travel in Tibet (especially in Quamdo) independently, nor you can get the permit to reach Lhasa from Chengdu by land. If someone promises such adventure, this is 101% BS.

As I know, LP reports about similar cases - when the drived promise such illegal things then rob their clients.

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15. Re: Driving from Chengdu to Lhasa

Well, Chengdu to Lhasa direct is not possible for foreigners, but Chengdu - Xining - Golmud - Lhasa is possible by car.

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