Can we travel across Tibet via the borders between Tibet and China, Nepal, India , Bhutan as well? Tibet is a huge travel destination that welcomes thousands of travelers each year. There are many border ports between Tibet and neighboring countries such as India, Nepal and Bhutan. Tibet Travel Expert presents the following guide to Tibet Nepal border crossing.
There were nearly 9000 people killed and around 22,000 injured in the the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. The quake occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April. It had a magnitude of 7.8 Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km (5.1 mi). It was the worst natural catastrophe to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. The ground motion recorded in Kathmandu valley was of low frequency which decreased the loss of property and human life. It occurred at a time when many people in rural areas were working outdoors. And this quake also seriously destroyed the borders between Tibet and Nepal. The main two borders are Zhangmu and Kyirong. During the quake, all the road were broken and heavily damaged. This resulted in almost two and half years border closure. As of today, the Zhangmu port is permanently closed. Follow this link to learn more about the Kyirong Border situation via the short video taken during the strong side earthquake at Kyirong Border: https://www.tibettravelexpert.com/tag/travel-across-tibet-via-the-borders/
Good news came out in early September. The Gyirong border was ready for reopen after long time reconstruction. The road from Lhasa to Kyirong border was well recovered and reconstructed, but the Nepal section road condition is still not good even though it is accessible by most vehicles. With regards to the Zhangmu border, it will be not be reopen without prior notice. With the reconstruction process going on and the local tourism basic infrastructure recovery, Tibet will expects more and more overseas travelers for the travel across the Kyirong border in 2018.
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