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Gyirong Port in Tibet is ready

Time: 10-10-2015 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour
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Locating 490 km southwest of Shigatse Prefecture, Gyirong County is known as the back garden of Mt. Everest, it has abundant forest and wild animal resources. In the Tibetan language, Gyirong means “village of comfort and happiness”; it borders Nepal in south, for more than 1000 years, it has been functioning as a very important port for business, trade and culture exchange between Nepal and Tibet.

On 1 st , Dec, 2014, China Gyirong and Nepal Rasuwa bilateral port opened officially, which meant the old and largest land Gyirong Port between China and Nepal would prosper like its heyday, and bring lots of good opportunities to locals. However, the devastating earthquake took place in Nepal in April, 2015 affected Gyirong seriously too, as a result, Gyirong Port had to be closed. Now, after 6 months’ reconstruction, it is reported that the port will go back to function again from 13 th , Oct, the officers at the Shigatse Customs confirmed this news and said all staff now are in place already.

Though the port will go back to normal work from 13 th , Oct, yet it will not be open to tourists at this moment, because now the first priority is to supply and export the aid to Nepal, including food, fruits, clothes, medicine and etc.  

It’s only 24 km away from Gyirong Township to the border (Rasog Bridge), and only 84km from border to Kathmandu, so Gyirong Port enjoys really convenient location. The resume of overland traffic and trade between Nepal and Tibet says it won’t take a long time for tourists to travel between Tibet and Nepal by land again, maybe in another 1 or 2 months, tourists are able to travel overland again from Lhasa to Kathmandu via the new port at Gyirong.

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Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

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Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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