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Road Conditions in Tibet 2019

08 September 2017 Last updated at 14:50

Owning to the rapid development of Tibet’s economy and the influx of visitors pouring into Tibet, road conditions in Tibet have been greatly improved especially the roads between big cities. Most of the roads are wide and in good condition, but driving time might be longer because of the rate-limiting regulation. While driving to Yamdork Lake, Mount Everest, some other remote areas, you will meet multiple winding roads spiraling up/down the mountains. Remember to fasten the seat belt and grasp the handrail.

Table below shows the detailed information of Tibet road conditions. We also provide road map of Tibet for reference's sake.

RouteDistanceHoursRoad ConditionsVehicle Type
Gonggar Airport - Lhasa 60 km 1 hr Broad tar road, in good condition All
Lhasa - Tsedang 150 km 3 hr Tar road in good condition All
Lhasa - Namtso 220 km 5-6 hr Cement road in good condition All
Lhasa - Shigatse (friendship highway) 300 km 5-6 hr Cement road in good condition All
Lhasa - Gyantse via Yamdrok-tso 340 km 6 hr Rough road around mountains All
Lhasa - Nyingchi 420 km 8 hr Tar road, mountain road All
Lhasa - Bayi 460 km 8 hr Cement road in good condition All
Lhasa - Golmud 1300 km 25 hr Tar road in good condition All
Lhasa - Yanjing 1500 km 2-3 days Mud road, mountain road Jeep & truck
Lhasa - Ngari 1800 km 3-4 days Mud road, mountain road Jeep & truck
Shigatse - Gyantse 100 km 2 hr Tar road in good condition All
Shigatse - Shegar 240 km 5 hr Tar road All
Shigatse - Namtso 280 km 7 hr Rough road Land cruiser, jeep
Shigatse - Zhangmu 490 km 9 hr Tar road and rough road Jeep, medium-sized bus
Shegar - Old Tingri 60 km 1 hr Tar road All
Shegar - Rongphu Monastery 100 km 3 hr Rough road around mountains Land cruiser, jeep
Dingri - Mt. Everest 100 km 3-5 hr Sand road, many turnovers Land cruiser, jeep
Old Tingri - Zhangmu 190 km 5 hr Rough road around mountains Land cruiser, good minivan

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