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.
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.
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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We're two friends from Italy and we’re planning our summer vacation. We're thinking to get to Lhasa approximately on the 8th or 9th of August and to stay for a week. We would like to know which is your best (cheapest) offer (private or group tour) considering that we don’t have a big budget, with details about what’s included and what’s not.
Thank you so much!!!
Dear Mr. Ma***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I wonder whether you can come to Tibet on 5th Aug, as we have 8days group tour on this date, so I can provide you some discount for the tour. If you want the tour is cheaper, then better for you to join in a group tour, private tour cannot be cheap in Aug as it is the peak season, and everything in its highest cost. And our group size is from 4 to 14 people. Or if you insist the tour on 8th or 9th Aug we can collect people based on that too, but cannot guarantee it will be a group as at least 4 people. Looking forward to your idea about it. Best regards.
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2 person from Slovenia,
arrive on 23.06.19 in Kathmandu, departure from Kathmandu on 09.07.19.
10 days Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake.
What will be a total cost for a Tour per Person?
Dear Mr. Jo***,
Greetings from Helen at Budgettibettour. From your inquiry, I see that you are interested in both Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake, here we recommend one 10 days Tibet Mt. Everest plus Namtso Lake group tour to you, and we currently have one departure date on 28th of June, which is suitable for your itinerary. As you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, which takes at least three working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 23rd June, you can start to apply for visa on 24th June, and you'll get visa on 26th or 27th, then flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa and join tour starting on 28th June. Firstly, we will apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passports. Next, we will send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passports. Then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for visa for you. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner and fly to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.
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