Beijing to Lhasa Train
Since the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway opened in 2006, travelers can conveniently board it from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, and Xining. As the capital of China, Beijing is a modern metropolis with age-old history. Have a Tibet train tour from Beijing is conveniently and rewarding.
The train Z21 depart from Beijing for Lhasa while Z22 depart from Lhasa to Beijing. Covers a distance of 3, 757 kilometers, 1,110 kilometers of which is on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the journey takes about 40 hours in total. The train leaves Beijing at 20:00 every day, and arrive in Lhasa at 12:10 after 2 days.
Two classes of cabins are available in the train, soft sleeper cabin, and hard sleeper cabin. The ticket for a soft sleeper berth costs CNY1, 144, and for hard sleeper one costs CNY720. Travelers tend to choose soft sleeper cabins for a more comfortable berth and more privacy. The train is equipped with oxygen system and modern facility, you can enjoy high-level service on it. In every soft sleeper carriage, you will find a western toilet, a washing basin, and your private berth with reading light. A soft sleeper compartment will be shared by 4 travelers, while you should share the compartment with 5 other travelers if you choose the hard sleeper cabin.
Food and drink are available from dining car and food trolleys, however, foods on the train are expensive. Hot water is supplied for free, you can take some instant noodles and coffee.
40 hours is really a long journey, however, there are some stopovers along the railway. You can get off the train, stretch legs, and buy some food from vendors on the platform. The train will stop in Lanzhou for about 15 minutes, get off the train and have a quick view of this city is worthy. The train will stop in Xining for about 20 minutes, which is the capital city of Qinghai Province, the start station of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, and the home to Qinghai Lake. During you Tibet train tour, you will have a marvelous view of Qinghai Lake, the largest salt lake in China, through the window. At Golmud Train Station, the train will stop for about 25 minutes. You may see Tibetan antelopes in the distance in Golmud.
Before you depart from Beijing, you can spend some days in this historical city. As the capital of modern China, Beijing is the most popular destination for international travelers to China. The splendid Forbidden City, which was the palace of ancient emperors, is now a museum filled with precious artworks and excellent structures. You’re free to experience the long history of China without any forbiddance. The majestic Temple of Heaven and the elegant Summer Palace are all attractive scenic sites. Spending a day to hike the Great Wall, and spending a night to watch Beijing Opera Show, you will add some unforgettable highlights to your Beijing Tibet tour.
Once arrive in Tibet, travel guide and driver will meet you at the Lhasa Train Station and take you to the hotel. After a tiring long journey and get to a high altitude, you need enough rest. Enjoy a sweet sleep at our hand-picked hotel, and you are going to explore the mysterious land during following days.
In Lhasa, our tour will take you to the splendid Potala Place, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the busy Barkhor Street. After you have fulfilled your eyes in this 1, 300 years’ old ancient city, you can also extend your journey to remote areas of Tibet. Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, and three holy lakes are waiting for your admiration. We offer various Tibet tour packages with different itineraries to meet travelers’ requirements.
To have a Beijing Lhasa train tour and enjoy a high-level Tibet travel experience, contact us. We are expert in Tibet tour and always ready to help.