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Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

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Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

Dear folks,

There will be 7 of us who will be crossing the Tibet-Nepal border into Kodari in mid of June.

Just wonder if it will be an issue/difficult for us to get transport from Kodari to KTM?

We are looking into perhaps getting the whole van/cab to KTM.

Roughly how much would it cost?

Another alternative is to hire transport from Nepal travel agency for a van to ferry us all back to KTM, but that would be a little costly.

Need some opinions here.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

This is the China forum. If you need transportation in Nepal, it would be better to ask in that forum.

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2. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

My apology Jean-Pierre D, just thought this question could be relevant under Tibet since the overland trip from Lhasa to border Nepal is pretty popular.

My apology again.

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3. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

There is no taxi or 4WD at border can hold 7 of you together, the best way is to ask a Nepal tour agency to pick you up from border to Kathmandu, it costs about USD 150 for such a ride for a minibus can hold 7 ppl.

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4. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

#3 is right. You have to ride a minibus though a Nepal tour agency.

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5. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

You have both options, you can easily find local jeeps and vans from the Kodari which is short walk from the bridge or ask your agency to arrange it through a Nepal agent, obvious the cost from the agency will be higher than if you find on your own.

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6. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

I am escorting my 83-year old mother on an overseas odyssey this June-July and have made excellent private tour connections to the border at Zhangmu. From what I've researched these are several busses from the adjacent Nepal counterpart (Koldari) to KTM, but none after 13:00.

My problem is getting to Lhasa. I've been told that Beijing-Lhasa & Chengdu-Lhasa train tickets are all but impossible to obtain, but going from Xi'ning is much more possible. However, I've not been able to find any info about Beijing-Xi'ning tickets. Does anybody have suggestiongs? Tks!

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7. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

There is a train that starts in Xining for Lhasa , the K9801 if I remember it right. Beijing-Xining should be easy , either by train ( check seat61.com China page ) or by air.

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8. Re: Transport from Kodari to KTM after crossing over from Tibet

Hi, Vistet--Thanks for you input. I'm just going to re-arrange my itinerary some, switching Beijing with Shanghai, and catching the Shanghai-Lhasa train. Hopefully that won't be as difficult!

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