ya, im not plan to folow guided tour, wil get visa ready fr sg and rent 4WD with driver and free and easy. so place nice can stop, not nice just proceed.
ofcos have to do some plan study 1st for entire trip.
Had amend the depart as now we will go via Chengdu route, tentative will fly to Chengdu on 5th Sept and start the jurney and estimate 22days, we had rent a SUV, currently got 1 myself plus 2 of my frends from Shanghai.
Myself I will go early, around month end of August I will leave Singapore to HK 1st then take train up to Shanghai and meet up.
I still have enought krisflyer to redeem few ticket (Econ or Biz) depend on SQ seat, I don;t mind to share with my partner here to go with me as long as we're on same trip.
hi longman and everyone going to tibet. Please don't take chances cause the security is still very very tight. Chinese government troops are still stationed along the route. The last people they want to see is group of you carrying camera heading for tibet. Also tibetians may think you're Beijing Journalist covering tibet issue. You may end up with broken cameras than good pictures. My advise is don't take the risk now. Postpone your trip to a later date. May mid next year.
for people who want to see the tibetan culture, the indian states in both northeast and northwest corners offer very much as well. i also think there is less cultural pollution, but ain't sure. zoeljasa and championboxer, if the 2 weekers can gather a small group, you guys can plan a separate duration and route. 7 days is only good enough for accessible places, so drop the idea of going inland and remote. longman, maybe u can stretch your arm over to sgtravels to look for hardcore backpacker who can often travel for longer period.
just returned from ladakh bordering west tibetan SAR. excluding flight, two weeks only cost us about S$400. probably another less than S$100 is spent for 2 days in delhi.