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From China to Thailand? (via Tibet and Nepal?)

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1. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Dear all,
I need some help!! I would like to see if it is possible to go from China to Nepal via Tibet. I am leaving the UK this December and plan to travel Hong Kong to Vietnam then Cambodia, Las then loop around China. I need to make my way to Thailand, so I am investigating the different route to get from China to Thailand. My original plan was to go through Myanmar, but as I found out it might not be possible as quite a big chunk of the country is closed off to tourists. So now I am thinking to go through Tibet, into Nepal and maybe via Bhutan, sounds like an adventure. If anybody had done similar routes or part of the routes or have any information please let me know. Cheers!!!!!

Lots of love

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Cat,
Don't know for sure, but do some research. Last I heard, Bhutan was a friendly place, but controlled its tourist intake very carefully. I'm sure you can't just 'go through' it. And I think it's expensive as you used to have to pay a hefty fee (approx $700).
Also remember that Tibet doesn't officially exist - to the Chinese authorities at least. Again, I would be surprised if they would just let you travel through, but it may not be impossible.

3. Posted by clint (Inactive 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

you can definitely get into nepal through tibet. your chinese visa will see you through tibet, but you need to get a tibet travel permit while in china, and you may need to be part of a tour group. Burma - no go - you can't cross overland into or out of Burma, apart from 1 border crossing in Thailand, but even then you can only visit Shan state. The cheapest way i found to get from Kathmandu to Bangkok is with Biman Bangladesh Airlines....
Bhutan - costs a bloody fortune... $250 per day travel permit and you need to be part of a tour group... on top of this the visas are only 1 or 2 week...
hope this helps