Getting There

At the time of writing, the only way for foreigners to get to Gyantse was in a private vehicle with a guide. The journey from Lhasa via stunning Yam Drok Lake (4488m/14,724ft.) takes about 6 hours. Just after the lake you can break for a meal in the small town of Namgartse. Getting to and from Shigatse, the journey is 2 hours.

Fast Facts

Banks, Foreign Exchange & ATMs -- None available.

Internet Access -- The fastest connection is at the 24-hr. Damuzhi Wangba, just across the road and east a little from the Gyantse Hotel. They charge ¥8 per hour.

Post Office -- The main post office (9:30am-noon and 3:30-6pm) is on Weiguo Lu, a few minutes walk east from the intersection with Yingxiong Lu.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.