It is certainly an interesting and exciting experience to take a Tibet Train Tour! In the past traveling to Tibet could only be a remote dream for most people. Poor accessibility, lack of transportation and the high altitude made many people hesitant to travel to this mysterious and exotic land. With advances in technology and construction techniques, it is now possible to easily travel to Tibet by train via the Qinghai-Tibet railway! As a professional Tibet tour operator, we are a reliable provider of enjoyable Tibet Train Tours so that you can experience a Tibet Train Tour for yourself. With high demand for train tickets to Tibet, please note that it is sometimes more difficult to purchase train tickets for trains going to Tibet than for trains leaving Tibet so it is best to plan any train trip to Tibet as far in advance as possible. Because of the difficulty in obtaining train tickets for the trip into Tibet, we strongly advise traveling into Tibet by airplane, and then experiencing the Qinghai – Tibet railway leaving Tibet as you will still be able to witness the exact same scenery, just in reverse. With greater availability, the outgoing train tickets from Tibet are more guaranteed. The Tibet Train Tour that we can provide for you will give you great enjoyment and a unique experience on the “roof of the world”.
From mainland China to Tibet, you should decide which city to start off first. At present, you can depart from Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’ning or Lanzhou. There are direct trains to Tibet in the seven cities above.
The second step, you’re supposed to book a tour and railway ticket through a travel agency located in Tibet, then apply for relevant permits and visas before you start your journey.
At last, board on a train heading to Tibet, and please don’t forget to enjoy the glorious scenery along the way.
It recommended to start a train ride to Tibet from these seven cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’ning or Lanzhou. Among them, we highly recommend you to launch your tour from Xi’ning. The reasons as following,
1. It takes only 20 hours to arrive in Lhasa from Xi’ning, you don’t need to spend much more time staying in the narrow space on the train.
2. The highlights of this train trip are the sceneries along the railway from Xi’ning to Lhasa, Qinghai Lake and the Hoh Xil prairie.
3. It will be more flexible in choosing trains if you start from Xi’ning, since every train to Tibet would pass there.
Taking a taxi in Tibet is not allowed for foreign tourists under current regulations. You are required to hire the local guide and a car with a driver and a license plate. Besides, you should sign up in a local travel agency in Tibet before your trip, and apply for the relevant travel permit in advance. You couldn’t board on a train to Tibet until the conductor checks your permits and ticket. Please feel free to contact us to arrange both the permits and train tickets for you.
After you get off at Lhasa, our guide and driver will be waiting for you at the station, and help you with your trip.