Sino-Nepal Highway

Sino-Nepal Highway starts from Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, through Chusu, Shigatse, Lhaze, Dingri, Nielamu and Zhungmu, along the Friendship Bridge, ends at the defense highway of Katmandu, capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. It was completed and opens to traffic in 1965. It has 702 kilometers in China. Since 1986, 370 million Yuan was invested in construction and reconstruction of the Chusu-Shigagse, Shigatse Liuzhong section and seven dangerous bridges including Giting, Sakya and Chushar, and the 304 kilometers line has been laid with bitumen pavement. Sightseeing can be conducted along the Sino-Nepal Highway, and the world No 1 summit Mt. Everest is worth mentioning. Sino-Nepal Highway is Tibet's sole outbound highway leading to overseas and is an important thoroughfare of Tibet foreign exchange. It plays a major part in promoting the friendly visits between Chinese and Nepalese peoples, enhancing economic, trade and cultural exchanges between the tow countries, spearheading economic and social development of Tibet, and consolidating frontier defense.