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Toyota 4500 SUV quit the stage of Tibetan history


For every buddy who has been to Tibet, it is an unforgettable memory to gallop in the vast land of Tibet with Toyota 4500 SUV, which is the main vehicle used on the plateau for many years, owing to its superior off-road performance and comfortable ride for passengers. The cars carry us galloping on the vast Qiangtang grassland, rugged winding roads of Mount Everest, and Gyironggou with blooming flowers.

Unfortunately, all of the Toyota 4500 SUVs and Toyota 100 SUVs with Tibet tourism license are out-of-service today.

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Here are the explanations for the retirement of Tibet Toyota 4500 SUV

❶The price of new Toyota 4500 SUVs is very high, so all the Toyota 4500 in Tibet are second-hand cars, which have already reached their retirement age.

❷Because this model is suitable for driving on the plateau and it occupies a part of the share of regular tour car of Tibet tourism market in recent ten years.

After Toyota 4500 was suspended in Tibet, here are some explanations of Tibet travel chartered car.

Q1: Are there many tourist destinations we are not able to go by taking commercial cars?

Answer: in recent years, the government has increased investment in transport infrastructure in Tibet, and the road conditions have been greatly improved. For tourists who want to try some regular routes at their first time, they can completely take commercial cars.

The following are some routes that commercial cars can go.

1: Nyingchi-Bomi-Rawu line

2: Yamdroktso lake- Shigatse- Mount Everest line

3: Shannan Prefecture- Tsetang- Samye monastery line

4: Southern Ngari line

5: Namtso line

Except some itineraries of  northern Ngari line, Ngari loop line and Shannan depth tour line, commercial travel cars can go smoothly at other tourist destinations in Tibet. For travelers who plan to visit the above itineraries, relative tourism sectors will come up with solutions as soon as possible. You can call Tibet travel official Hotline (4001175028) to get more information or follow Tibet travel Wechat public number: iamzangke. Our Customer Service Representative will give you some relative explanations.

Q2: Can existing commercial cars in Tibet meet the supply of tourism market?

Answer: The government decides to make Toyota 4500 SUV retire after carefully consideration. There are two reasons. Firstly, other models of regular travel cars in Tibet can completely meet the needs of visitors to Tibet. Second, they can provide great protection to tourists as well.

Q3: will the cost of taking commercial cars be higher than off-road vehicles?

Answer: This question must be  the most concerned problem of most people. But we can tell everyone that the cost is equivalent. There are more seats in commercial cars. Though the overall price is higher for carpooling, the average cost to each tourist only has little change. In addition, relevant departments will consider increasing the amount of commercial cars to market in case of unreasonable rise in price.

Q4: What are the existing models of commercial cars in Tibet regular travel car market?  How to choose?

❶JAC Refine business car (Recommend taking 6 - 7 people)

❷Hyundai business car (Recommend taking 6 - 7 people)

❸Buick business car (Recommend taking 5-6 people)

❹Ford Transit (Recommend taking 8-11 people)

❺Toyota coaster (Recommend taking 13-16 people)

The above is several commercial vehicle models available in Tibet tourism market for you to choose. For one or two travelers to Tibet, it is not worthwhile to choose any vehicle model separately. Thus, it is extremely important to find a companion. You can find three or five companions with common destination to share the fare and AA the cost of food and accommodation.  Thus, the account of Tibet travel is available, which is a specialized dating platform for Tibet travel. The platform provides much reliable information, and everyone can find appropriate dating information. 

Q5: Are there some unlicensed cars in Tibet travel car market?What is the potential trouble by using it?

There is no doubt that the out-of-service Toyota 4500 will cause short supply of car in Tibetan travel car market within a short period of time. So some unlicensed cars may mix into tourist market. But relevant regulatory department will strengthen the investigation of these unlicensed cars at the same time.

You will not only face the risk of confiscating the car by taking unlicensed cars, but also the bad situation beyond claims after the accident. It is advisable to choose some travel cars with regular license to avoid much trouble on your trip.

Some explanations for those who already have a reservation on 

Tibet travel chartered platform.

Due to the newly released policy, Tibet travel makes the following solemn promise with the principle of the supremacy of customers.

For those who have a reservation on Tibet travel chartered platform, you don't need to worry. We have many drivers of commercial cars, and the road condition is much better. Many travel routes can be reached by our commercial cars. We also promise that our Customer Service Representative will help you replace corresponding models and we will undertake the possible loss. 

We really wish you a pleasant journey!

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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