Next year we are planning a trip to China (march-april-may-june 2007).
First we are going with the transsiberian expres to China. From China we will travel around and then go to Chengdu.
From there we don't know what the best and cheapest option is to travel.
From Chengdu we want to go to Lhasa (tibet). Can anyone give us some advice? What's the cheapest option? How can we arrange that? How can we get a permit?
Also we want to know how to get from Lhasa to Katmandu?
Who knows a good option or tour? Can you give us some advice about that? Last thing is how to get to delhi (india. From katmandu to delhi? I hope someone can help us! Thanks Lieke and Naomi
Last thing is how to get to delhi (india. From katmandu to delhi? I hope someone can help us! Thanks Lieke and Naomi
I am only able to give you advice about your last question. Catch the bus from Pokhara (Nepal) to Sunauli at the border with India. Pass the border and get a bus from there to Varanasi. From Varanasi you may take the train to Delhi. The trip Pokhara-Varanasi takes up to 20 hours (did it myself). Good luck.
[ Edit: Edited on Dec 30, 2006, at 8:23 AM by wouterrr ]
I don't know about any chinese airlines flying between Chengdu and Lhasa and if it's cheap.
But I know KLM flies between the two cities. Maybe have a look at some dutch organisations who specialize in China, like VNC or Tiaratours.
Otherwise, take the train from Chengdu via Golmud and take the train to Lhasa. I guess that's a longer but more rewarding trip and probably not so expensive.
Have fun. Michael.
Train is marginally cheaper than flying, at the moment, but a lot faster since the train would take about 48 hours between Chengdu and Lhasa.
Visit http://www.gogosc.com for reliable and trustworthy assistance with tickets and paperwork to Lhasa.
Does anyone know a website where I can get information about the train from Chengdu to Lhasa?
Try seat61.com, it has information about all traintables in the world, and general information as well.
If you ask Sim's Cozy Guesthouse (URL given earlier), they'll be able to help you out with the tickets and any questions that you might have.
T22/T23 (1818--1828) 48h10min
hard sleeper upper/middle/lower bunk 557/578/598 RMB
soft sleeper upper/lower bunk 882/921 RMB