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Overland Tours of Yunnan-Tibet and Sichuan-Tibet Highways Reopened

Sichuan-Tibet Highway and Yunnan-Tibet overland tour reopened to tourists.TIBET is to reopen Sichuan-Tibet Highway and Yunnan-Tibet Highway to tourists starting from April this year with the completion of the world's highest super-long tunnel - Mt. Mila Tunnel on Nyingchi-Lhasa Highway which is part of G318 National Highway.
 
Chuanzang Line and Dianzang Line, also known as Sichuan-Tibet Highway along G318 from Chengdu to Lhasa and Yunnan-Tibet Highway along G214 from Shangri-la or Deqin to Nyingchi, are the most picturesque overland travel routes into Tibet.
 
Milashan Tunnel is located at the junction of Lhasa and Nyingchi in Tibet Autonomous Region of west China at an average altitude of 4,740 meters above sea level. As a key section of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Highway on the National Highway G318, the two lanes of the tunnel are 5,727 meters and 5,720 meters long respectively.
 
Construction of the tunnel started in April 2015. After it opens, traveling time between Lhasa and Nyingchi will be halved from 8 hours to 3 or 4 hours. It will make travel much more convenient for tourists enter Tibet by land from Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan, or Shangri-la and Deqin of Yunnan.
 
Tibet Travel News - Travel West China Tour Information Center

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