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road condition between Shangri La and Deqin?

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road condition between Shangri La and Deqin?

hi i wonder if the road in good condition? and can travel during the rain?

Also whether to hire a sedan or 4wd is better? if it is a tarred road i guess a sedan will work?


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1. Re: road condition between Shangri La and Deqin?

This is 2012.10 info.

Shangri La- Deqin/Fei Li Si is tarred road except the Shu Song Cun/Dong Zhu Lin Si- new tunnel section was unpaved while under construction.

Bus/7-seats mini van runs on this route.

Private van/shared van drivers are waiting at the bus terminal outside corner. Cost was RMB80pp.

At ancient town, the youth hostels’ front desk also has shared van service too.


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2. Re: road condition between Shangri La and Deqin?

Depends on your driver not the car model. Find a professional driver. It may snow as early as Spt, 4WD is better by then although always better not to bet your life.

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