Tibet Train Tour
Why Take the Train
The Qinghai-Tibet railway, nicknamed the Sky Road, is the highest railway line in the world, with 960 kilometers of its track located at 4,000 meters above sea level. 550 kilometers of that section is located on permafrost land. The highest point is at 5,072 meters. Additionally, the railway also boasts the Fenghuo Mountain Tunnel, which is the world's highest altitude railway tunnel at 4,905 meters; and Tanggula Railway Station, which is the world's highest station at 5,068 meters.
What to See on the Train
A trip on a train that travels at heights of above 4,000 meters is a journey like no other. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is bordered by the world's most stunning, imposing and magnificent views. This ranges from vast grassy highlands to snow-capped mountains. You can see the most beautiful spots between Golmud and Lhasa. From Golmud Railway Station, the train passes Kunlun mountains, one of Asia's longest mountain chains; Tuotuo River, also known as Mar Qu or Ulan Moron River that has its mouth at Yangtze River; the Tanggula Mountains that look astonishing at dawn; as well as Amdo, Nagqu and Damxung prairies.
When to Take the Train
With regard to trekking, hiking and cycling in Tibet, it is often not recommended to go in the summer due to potential heavy rains. However, summer is the best season to take a train ride on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. During this time of the year, the view from the railway is at its peak. The prairies are flourishing, the highlands are green, and the mountains are topped with snow. On the other hand, during winter from November to April, the railway is bordered by withered and snowed fields. Hence, it is most recommended to take the train between May and October.
Planning for Your Train Ride
By choosing to take the train instead of flying to Lhasa, you are cutting costs, in some cases by up to half of the total price. You can take the train from various Chinese cities, including Xining, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Xi'an. The average trip takes 36 to 45 hours, although Xining is close enough that it only takes 24 hours. This railway also travels from Lhasa to Shigatse, which makes travelling in Tibet even more convenient.
7 Days Lhasa Tour With Chengdu Visit
Chengdu is the most convenient gateway city to Tibet and traveling by train is the best way to view the landscape on the road. Along the train line, you can enjoy the magnificent natural beauty of Plateau lakes and snow-covered mountains
Highlights: Lhasa, Chengdu
7 Days Qinghai-Tibet Explore By Train
It is now very popular to take the train across the Tibetan Plateau from Xining to Lhasa among Tourists. On the train journey, tourists will pass the sparsely Kekexili Nature reserve where can see wild animals by the train window.
7 Days Chongqing to Lhasa Train Tour
Food, night scenery and beauty are the three business cards of Chongqing. Chongqing is a famous food resort, especially the world-famous hot pot. Two days brief tour will takes you to see the stunning night view and visit the must-see scenic spots.
7 Days Guangzhou to Lhasa Tour by Train
Start from Guangzhou, the home of Cantonese food, shopping paradise, cultural convergence, also a historical and modern coexistence place. Short day tour brings tourist to know Guangzhou generally then head to holy Lhasa city by train.
8 Days Xi’an Train Tour to Holy Lhasa City
Generally speaking, the train ride from Xian is much shorter than some other long-distance train trip from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing to Lhasa.
8 Days Shanghai, Lhasa Experience Tour
Shanghai is considered the arrival city in China often where it has a daily train to the holy Lhasa city. Even it is a very long train journey, there are a lot of things to see along the railway, for instance, beautiful cities and towns.
8 Days Lhasa Tour from Beijing by Train
This tour will give you an amazing impression. you will start from ancient China capital city Beijing, where you can witness the world famous Great Wall and imposing Forbidden city, then you will take the popular Qinghai-Tibet train to Lhasa.