All foreign visitors have to travel in a tourist car arranged by the local Tibetan travel agency. There are 2 exceptions to this rule. First, you can travel on a taxi within Lhasa and Shigatse. Second, you can take a train between Lhasa and Shigatse. However, if you are traveling outside of the cities, you will need a tourist car.
While in Tibet, you will be traveling in a tourist car with one of our experienced driver. Depending on a group size, season and your destination, we will use one of the following types of cars or buses.
4WD is a perfect car for small groups, usually for two people , maximum three. It is ideal when traveling in winter through snowy roads, a well as when driving on rough roads.
Total number of seats: 5
We use minivans of different sizes that can fit between 7 to 15 people. Minivans are perfect for small groups. They are comfortable, with plenty of room in the back for luggage.
Total number of seats in minivans: 7-15
Minibuses are perfect for medium size groups. Seats are comfortable and there is space in the back for luggage.
Total number of seats: 19
We use large buses for large groups. They are comfortable inside, with storage area for luggage at the bottom.
Total number of seats: 29
GREEN BUS IN EVEREST REGION
In the Everest Region, all tourists travel to Rongbuk monastery on one of the green buses.
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