Gyirong Port in Tibet opens from September 2017 officially to international tourists

Confirmed yet not announced news both from the Tibet Tourism Bureau and the Chinese Embassy in Nepal says that the Gyirong Port at China and Nepal border will be officially open to international tourists from September, 2017.

Gyirong Port at China-Nepal Border
 Gyirong Port at China-Nepal Border 

The Gyirong Port now is the largest port in Tibet for trade only now. It has been open since October 2015, which was 6 months after the earthquake took place in Nepal but near to Gyirong as well. Due to the reconstruction and safety reasons, the Gyirong Port remains closed to international tourists after the earthquake in April, 2015 till now.

After 2 years of hardworking on reconstruction, now the Gyirong Town is ready for the international tourists. This morning, the Tibet Tourism Bureau and the Chinese Embassy in Nepal noticed some travel agencies already about the opening of the Gyirong Port to international tourists. If nothing goes wrong, the port will be officially open from this September and the Tibet Tourism Bureau will start to accept the Tibet Travel Permit application for the Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tours again, then international tourists can travel by overland from Lhasa to Gyirong border and then continue from Gyirong to Kathmandu, in this way, expensive air ticket fee from Lhasa to Kathmandu can be saved.