Road conditions in Tibet have been greatly improved especially the roads between big cities, owning to the rapid development of Tibet’s economy and the influx of visitors pouring into Tibet. 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 93 km 1.5-2 hr Broad tar road, in good condition All
Lhasa - Tsedang 220 km 5 hr Tar road in good condition All
Lhasa - Namtso 250 km 4 hr Cement road in good condition All
Lhasa - Shigatse (friendship highway) 300 km 4-5 hr Cement road in good condition All
Lhasa - Gyantse via Yamdrok-tso 340 km 7 hr Rough road around mountains All
Lhasa - Nyingchi 420 km 7 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 2.5 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 15 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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