The big news in the Tibet travel world is that the Tibet Nepal Border is open to foreign travelers again!
Announced on August 30 by government officials from the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), the border opening allows once again one of the most popular overland journeys in the world — travel between Lhasa, Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal.
The previous international border crossing, at Dram, closed in April 2015 after damage caused by the large earthquake in the region.
The new one is located at Kyirong on the Tibetan side, and Rasuwagi in Nepal. Various reports, including this post by our friend Jamin at the Land of Snows, indicate that the road on the Nepali side is rough at least part of the way.
On a related note, the tour group size for the Group Visas that are issued out of Kathmandu for Tibet is now a minimum of 3 people. This only applies to visas applied for in Kathmandu. You can still enter Tibet from mainland China without restrictions on the number of people in the official group.
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