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Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express)

Lhasa, China
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3-Night Lhasa Impression Small-Group Tour
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway goes 710 miles from Qinghai to Lhasa, on which the train starts from mainland China: Beijing, Xining, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, making your trip to Tibet extremely unparalleled and attractive. It has become the most popular way to Tibet since the initial launch of China Tibet railway across the vantage point for viewing the plateau scenery.
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“hard sleeper” (11 reviews)
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Lhasa, China
Downtown
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"soft sleeper"
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"hard sleeper"
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"altitude sickness"
in 8 reviews
"high altitude"
in 9 reviews
"toilet paper"
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"dining car"
in 7 reviews
"snow capped mountains"
in 6 reviews
"boiling water"
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"small table"
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"cup noodles"
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"highest point"
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"bunk beds"
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"above sea level"
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"ran out"
in 3 reviews
"luggage space"
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"entire cabin"
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"ramen"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 8 friends and our train tickets were arranged by our travel agent. Our train Z265 left Xining at 8:30PM and arrived in Lhasa 20 hours later. The train passed the most scenic area in the daytime and it was a...More

1  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Our family of five took the train from Xining to Lhasa. We booked the soft sleeper seats through Tony from CTrip, and got out tickets at the ticket office in Xining quite smoothly. The train is good and clean by Tibetan standards- bring your own...More

1  Thank Juana S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We booked the train through Snow Lion Tours, as they were the only ones who said they could guarantee 4 beds together in one soft sleeper cabin and the 5th person in a soft sleeper nearby. They delivered. You do have to show your passport...More

3  Thank Marmite512
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We took the soft-sleeper (4-bed) cabin for the journey from Xining to Lhasa. Below are a few points worth mentioning: - The cabins and carriages are clean, and the washroom regularly cleaned. - There is a western-style toilet available but carry your own toilet paper....More

Thank two_wily_wanderers
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Qinghail Tibet Railway. Z6811 Xining to Lhasa. Length 1956km. Worlds highest Railway Station at 5072m above sea level. Highest rail tunnel in the world at 4905m. We were in Wagon 6 - soft sleeper. My husband and myself booked the entire cabin so we had...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Our group of 10 took the train from Xining. Going through security and getting our tickets took some time. But everything went smoothly after that and we were very happy and excited to board the train. We managed to book soft sleepers, which were very...More

1  Thank Cheng S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I caught a Z train from Xining to Lhasa and it took 17 hrs leaving at 12:27pm and arriving the next day at about 10am.I travelled solo in a 1st class 4 berth soft sleeper cabin and shared the cabin for the first 7 hrs...More

1  Thank Jennefer N
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We took the train from Lhasa to Xining on the 4 soft sleeper cabin. Getting to the train platform was a tad tricky as the locals were rushing & pushing; there aren't any lifts so be careful when you are handling your suitcases on the...More

2  Thank ValerieYeap
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I traveled in a soft sleeper by myself. The bed and the environment were comfortable. I was glad to have met great friends among my roommates. The view was breathtaking. I did not suffer altitude sickness because I took acetazolamide for the trip, although many...More

Thank lesliu2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The soft sleepers were comfortable, with room beneath the bottom bunks for suitcases. They have a "Western Toilet" (with a seat} and a Chinese hole in the floor toilet on each train. They were kept clean for the most part, and they DID provide bedroom...More

Thank LeslieKchill
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DariKL
29 October 2017|
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Response from Jennefer N | Reviewed this property |
Anyone that is entering Tibet, except Chinese nationals, need to have a Tibetian permit.The travel agent that organized this for me was Julie from Greattibettours ,they have an office in mainland China and also in Tibet.
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Response from Jennefer N | Reviewed this property |
You cannot book the train independently it has to be either be through a travel agent or a Chinese train booking company. For my 5 weeks that i spent travelling independently by train through mainland China i used China DIY... More
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