Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days
Qinghai-Tibetan Railway Tour
The Qinghai-Tibetan Railway is the world's highest railway. It is about 1,142 km long, 960 km of which run at altitudes of more than 4,000m, while 550 km of the distance the train passes through is frozen all year round. The railway has 34 stations some of which are Nachitai, Tuotuo River, Mt. Tanggula pass, Amdo, Nagchu, Damsung, Yangparchen and Lhasa. 7 sightseeing platforms have been built specially for the passengers' enjoyment at places where the train stops for 10-30 minutes. The train can travel at a speed of 160 km/hour and has the most luxurious carriages equipped with modern facilities such as emergency oxygen supply and a pressure-balancing system. It takes about 50 hours to get to Lhasa from Chengdu and one can enjoy watching the wonderful scenery during the daytime.
On our tour packages you will see some awesome central Tibet valleys and pastoral scenery. Along the way you will visit monasteries, the Holy Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse's famous Kumpum Stupa, the impressive seat of the Panchen Lama's Tashilhunpo Monastery and hot springs, perhaps even take a soothing, therapeutic dip in one.