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Tingri to EBC road is blocked due to reconstruction, more drive needed to EBC

Time: 14-03-2014 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Received notification on 13th, March, 2014, that the 108km bumpy road from Tingri (Shegar) to Tibet EBC has been blocked due to reconstruction work, all the tours from Lhasa heading to EBC originally via Tingri have to change route to drive more (60km) to Old Tingri and from Old Tingri continue to EBC. See route changes in the following map.

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So far, there is no schedule about when the reconstruction will complete, but it could really take long time considering this is a tough project at foot of the Himalayas.

This is surely a piece of good news. In the past, all the tours from Lhasa to EBC would all pass Tingri and then to EBC, however, the 108 km bumpy road from Tingri to EBC took 5 hours long. It may take only 2 hours after reconstruction ends.

And what is the influence on the current tours that involve EBC? Currently, almost all the Tibet Mt. Everest tours overnight at Shigatse the day before arriving at EBC; it was about 8-9 PM when the group arrived at EBC due to long and bumpy driving (Shigatse-EBC, 350km); as a result of this temporary route change, it will take 1 hour more from now till reconstruction ends, that is to say it will be about 9-10 PM when the group can arrive at EBC. While, it imposes no influence over Lhasa-EBC-Kathmandu overland tour if the group overnights at Tingri the day before heading to EBC, because it's still less than 150km drive though it becomes longer.

Pictures of views between Tingri and EBC you cannot see during the reconstruction.
Pictures of views between Old Tingri and EBC you will see


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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?

Answered by Helen

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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