Tibet vehicles rental
Renting a landcruiser with a driver has become the most popular way of getting around in Tibet. Even though you can still travel along most of main routes by public transport. (Toursists are not permitted to drive rental vehicles in Tibet.) Landcruiser have room for 5 people and their luggage, but one people need to sit at back extra seat, so 4 is more comfortable. Especially for a longer trips, according to the road conditions and a big amount of luggages, it's worth limiting the number of passengers.
The most popular route is a leisurely and slightly circuitous journey down to Zhangmu on the Tibet-Nepal border, taking in Yamdrok-tso, Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, Everest Base Camp and Tingri along the way. Mt.Kailash, Namtso and Drigung Til are also popular destinations.
The following is some popular route the tourists always take:
1. Lhasa - Yamdrok-tso - Gyantse - Shigatse - Sakya - E.B.C - Lhasa (4/5 days Landcruiser trip)
2. Lhasa - Yamdrok-tso - Gyantse - Shigatse - Sakya - E.B.C - Nepal Border (4/5 day Landcruiser trip)
3. Lhasa - Yamdrok-tso - Gyantse - Shigatse - Sakya - E.B.C - Namtso Lake - Yangbachen hotsprings -
Lhasa (6 day landcruiser trip)
4. Lhasa - Yangbachen hotsprings - Nam-tso - Reting Monastery - Drigung Til - Tidrum Nunnery -
Ganden Monastery - Lhasa (4/5 day landcruiser trip)
5. Lhasa - Basum-tso - Lamaling Monastery - Lamo la-tso - Samye Monastery - Tsedang - Gonggar
airport (5/6 day trip)
6. Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar (13/14 day landcruiser trip)
7. Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar & Zanda Tholing (16/17 day landcruiser trip)
8. Western Tibet loop trip (12/13 day trip)