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Gyirong Border Tibet

Time: 05-09-2017 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Gyirong is one of the gateways for entering Nepal from Tibet. The Gyirong port has been a major business hub on the border of China and Nepal for many years. The distance from Gyirong Township to the Rasuwa Bridge at the border is 24km and the distance from the border to Kathmandu is around 170 km. The former gateway for overland trip between Nepal and Tibet was Zhangmu port, which was destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake in 2015. This route between China and Nepal was also considered to be more reliable than the crossing through Zhangmu-Kodari route. The government opened Gyirong port for Chinese and Nepalese tourists from January, 2016. Now the Gyirong Border has been opened to all the international tourists from September, 2017.

Gyirong

Opposite of the Chinese Gyirong Port is the Nepalese Rasuwa Fort which is a historical fort near the border with Tibet. The Chinese customs building is really close to it at the border. Visitors in Nepal can obtain a trekking permit in Kathmandu to visit the border area. If tourists want to travel from Nepal into Tibet via Rasuwa-Gyirong border, they must obtain a Chinese Group Visa at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu and a Tibet Travel Permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau via a Tibet travel agency.

Gyirong
new (right) and old (left) Resuo Bridge at Gyirong Border

The area was also the site of a three-day battle during the second campaign of Sino-Nepalese War in 1792. The fort was constructed on the site in 1855 when Nepal invaded Qing-ruled Tibet in Nepalese-Tibetan War. The fort was damaged during the construction of the Gyirong border crossing in 2013. 

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user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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