The much awaited Nepal (Rawuwagadi) – China (Tibet) border is open for the tourist and trade from 1st September 2017. This is the only official trade and tourist road to Tibet from Nepal. The tourist who would like to have a travel experience to the roof of the world were crossing the Nepal China border from Zhangmu (Friendship- bridge). After the devastating earth quake in April 2015, the road was badly damaged and closed.
The second largest Tibetan city of Shigatse is about 540 km from Kerung, the nearest Chinese town from Nepal. Kathmandu is 110km from the district. Thousands of Indian Pilgrimage, Expedition to Mt. Everest from Tibetan side, Xisapanga, Cho-oyu expeditions goes through this road. Thousands of Chinese tourist continue to Kathmandu via Lhasa to this route. Visitors to Lhasa and around also enter from this same road.
For the tourist information, to travel to Tibet they must apply through registered travel agency. Tourist are not allowed to travel independently within Tibet. They have to obtain a travel permit from Tibetan Travel Authorities.
Note: Alpine Asian Treks and Expedition P Ltd is been organizing Mt. Kailash trip, Central Tibet travel trip, Everest Base Camp Hiking and many other trip.