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rain to Lhasa - Tibet Train Travel

Time: 2012-02-19 16:36:14

This is BIG: It is now possible to travel to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest altitude railway in the world. There are regular train services from Beijing, Xining, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Shanghai to Lhasa.

Why Train to Tibet?

Though getting to Tibet by train takes much longer than by plane, you will witness thousands of miles of unforgettable stunning landscapes that you will never see from a plane window. And this is why Tibet Railway has been the first choice for most travelers to Tibet.

About Qinghai-Tibet Railway

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world’s highest railway as over 80% of the line construction is 4,000 meters above sea level. Extending 1,956 km from Xining (capital of Qinghai Province) to Lhasa, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is also the longest plateau railway in the world.
The 1st section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Xining to Golmud opened in 1984 and the 2nd section from Golmud to Lhasa started in 2001 and opened in 2006.
There are 45 stations from Golmud to Lhasa, 9 of which are sightseeing stations for passengers to have great sightseeing opportunities and to take photos. The 9 sightseeing stations with sightseeing platforms are Mt. Yuzhu, Chumar Heyan, Tuotuo River, Buqiangge, Tanggula, Cona Lake, Nagqu, Damxung, and Yangbajain.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Map

Qinghai-Tibet Railway Map - the highest railway in the world!

Information you need to know for Tibet Train Travel:

Train tickets to Lhasa begin to sell 10 days in advance.
Each passenger can only purchase 3 tickets at most.
All tourists are required to fill out a health report on the train to Tibet.
Remember to walk at slow pace when you arrive at Lhasa.
Note: we do not offer ticket-only service because foreign visitors must book a tour from a travel agency and obtain a Tibet Entry Permit before booking Tibet train ticket, according to the Tibet Government.

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