"Crossing the Himalayas __Not on a YAK" Lhasa Transportation Tip by budapest8

Lhasa Transportation: 42 reviews and 54 photos

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by budapest8

Toyota Land cruisers were what we used on each of our 4 trips, we rented them from one of the official Chinese tour companies with Chinese driver. I doubt if you will get a Tibetan unless you want to walk or travel by Yak. When your travelling to other towns be prepared for changes in the weather from sunshine to snow storms.Roads get washed away and rock slides in some of the mountain passes.Local buses can break down and not be another for days.I even met a chap on a bicycle cycling round the world, there were all sorts of people on the trail between Lhasa and the road to Nepal via Shigatse. Suprisingly a lot of the roads through the passes in the Himalayas are quite flat. If your going on the road to Nepal you will see Everest enroute, but the Chinese drivers don't understand why we got out to look!

Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2005
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