Road Conditions in Tibet 2019
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.
|Route||Distance||Hours||Road Conditions||Vehicle 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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