India (Arunachal Pradesh) / Tibet Border
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2013 9:33 PM Last Post By: Julay2006
Jan 21, 2013 5:01 AM
I need some advice whether it is possible to cross the boarder into Tibet??? and into China -> Kunming and onto Laos.
Hope you can help,
James (UK Citizen)
Jan 21, 2013 5:19 AM
1mmm...the whole of the India-China border is closed, and the Arunachal area is probably the most sensitive one of all...you'll probably get shot or detained if you even come near it...
Also, you will need a special permit for Arunachal (I believe you can only apply in Kolkata) which is pricy and allows only a few days stay (maybe 15?) - that is, if you get it.
Jan 21, 2013 5:40 AM
2Correct advice above.You can not even dream about crossing to China.It was never possible and probably never will be unless something extraordinary happens between India and China politics wise.They have a numbner of serious teritorry issues along the whole border.
Jan 21, 2013 6:09 AM
Jan 21, 2013 9:20 AM
4What is the situation with Burma?
AFAIK, you can't cross Myanmar overland (unless something changes in the future) due to the existence of restricted and forbidden areas for foreigners.
In order to go out of India overland, you have two (main) options:
1) To go to Nepal and from Nepal to Tibet and the rest of China but you should be aware that regulations for foreigners visiting Tibet change frequently and without prior notice so nobody can guarantee you it'll be opened for foreigners on your travel dates. If foreigners can visit it on your travel dates, you'll need to get the relevant (special) permit in order to make it (take a look at the North East Asia branch for more info).
2) To go to Pakistan and from there to China. Be aware the border between Pakistan and China is closed several months each year due to weather reasons and that Pakistan is requiring to get the visa in your home country.
If you plan to make a leg by sea, you'll need to look for freighters or cruises or something similar as there aren't scheduled ferries. I'm not an expert in sea travel so I can't tell you how likely are you to find a freighter or cruise or other sea transport that could suit you (nor to tell you if you are allowed to exit India that way, enter whatever country you plan to arrive, visa requirements if you make it that way...).
Jan 23, 2013 9:33 PM
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