Road Condition, Vehicle & Chauffeur
Road Condition in Third Pole Area
In the last few years, the road condition in the Tibetan plateau has improved a lot and much of discomfort to get into the high plateau has solved. The train system from Chengdu to Lhasa is under construction and will be open in 2016. There are 5 main highways: Sichuan-Tibet highway (317 & 318), Yunnan-Tibet hwy, Qinghai-Tibet hwy, Nepal-Tibet hwy, and Xinjiang-Tibet hwy, and all the 5 main routes has paved and good road condition, but during the rainy season some part of the highways will be damaged by landslide and flood. No worries, as our chauffeur always knows another way to get to the destinations.
Vehicle & Chauffeur
We include all transportation during the trip except for the international flight or train, although you need to pay by yourself for the horse riding, cablecar, and more that are not included in the price quotation in some destinations.
We will be using a variety of types of vehicle on our trips, mainly depending on the number of your group. Land cruiser 4WD is the most popular vehicle in 3rdpole tourism that is suitable for rocky and bumpy road in off-the-bitten-path. Capacity of the vehicle is 4 passengers and bags can kept in the trunk. Most of our land cruiser are almost brand new. The van and mini-bus are mostly used for groups ranging from 5 to 15 people, and most of the vans and mini-buses are pretty new and in a very good condition. Buses are mostly used for bigger groups ranging from 20-40 people.
Our drivers are professional and always consider the safety and comfortable as the priority, although most of them don't speak English. It is our company policy to provice you with unlimited free drinking water, an air pillow and a headscarf for each one to make your driving more relaxing and comfortable.