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Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express)

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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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Reviewed 1 December 2016

When we decided the itinerary to Tibet, everyone is so excited to take the 22-hour overnight train from Xining to Lhasa. We already managed our expectation on the hygiene level on the train and the toilet, without any shower there. Luckily the travel agency managed...More

1  Thank MokeyMok
Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is the best transportation to reach Lhasa in high altitude. A cabin of 4 beds are comfortable and clean in first class. Please make sure to take vertigo pills 1-2 days prior your trip. If you did not, please start to inhale oxygen and...More

2  Thank Khamsay97
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Left Lhasa for Xi'an and the first seven hours were the best for scenery, cleanliness for the WC and access to the dining car. We spent overnight in a soft sleeper compartment sharing with two male occupants who were kindly older gentleman that didn't speak...More

Thank Elizandrichard
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Elizandrichard, yes, the train journey between Ngaqu and Golmud is amazing. I believe that you have seen. Due to some limitation, the personal necessities on the train are not equipped, so customers need bring their own toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and so on. In addition,...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a very full on tour and a trip not to be missed. Tour guides very knowledgeable on the various places of interest. The trip to Tibet was a must and the Lhasa Express overnight Train quite an experience. All hotels were comfortable/luxurious specially...More

Thank Christine W
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Christine, thank you very much for your good review. Yes, your chosen a trip, incl. Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Lhasa is really a classic itinerary in China. I am happy that you also enjoy your overnight train journey and recommend it as a must...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

An absolute must for any traveller, not just the journey but the destination too. We took the train from Beijing West to Lasa. A memorable trip to say the least...and good experience before going onto something longer like the Trans Siberian. We had a Hard...More

2  Thank Duram_Paul
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Duram, thank you so much for your review here. Taking a train to Lhasa is choices of most of travelers to Lhasa. Although it is long time and distance journey, it is worth doing, because it is relatively cheaper, than by flight and you...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is worth to have a train voyage along the 5000m high altitude to experience the marvelous ice mountain, grand lakes and numerous spacious green Plains with sheeps and cows. They ate so awesome and amazing! However if you got the High Altitude Sickness, you...More

1  Thank Queenie F
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Queenie, thank you to show your problem on the train to Lhasa. It it true that you may not get any help from the train attendant even when you get the High Altitude Sickness, because most attendant do not know how to do and...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

The highest train of the world! Start from Xining 2295 meters, kulun mountain 4767, Tanggula pass 5072, then Lhasa 3658. a very special experience following the GOBI desert then the high tibetan plateau with snow end of may. Magic landscapes. You travel with tibetan people...More

1  Thank GABRIEL J
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Gabriel, yes, the High Altitude Sickness on the train to Lhasa is a adventure because the altitude changes in short 24 hours and it is hard for passengers to acclimate themselves to it. So, the train is equipped with Oxygen and when the train...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Taking the Lhasa Express was an exceptional experience. There are a few levels of the cars: only seats, bedded, and bedded with sheets. We chose the last one and it cost around 900 CNY for each from Xining to Lhasa. The whole trip was around...More

1  Thank Bestlambert
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hi Bestlambert, thank you very much for your good review here. Actually, there are four train levels of the cars to Lhasa: hard seat, soft seat, hard-sleeper and soft-sleeper, with different prices. Most of foreign passengers would like to choose hard-sleeper or soft-sleeper. It is...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We were traveling to Tibet and decided to take the train from Xining to Lhasa. It was for sure a right decision. It takes around 22 hours to reach Lhasa. We booked place in wagon where you have soft beds which was also quite helpful....More

2  Thank Aytun S
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Hi Aytun S, Yes, taking a train from Xining to Lhasa is actually a good decision among all cities from which there are direct trains to Lhasa, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Lanzhou. The most beautiful sceneries is on the Qinghai-Tibet railway...More

Reviewed 9 March 2016

I took the train from Chengdu to Lhasa last October. The trans-century project really amazes me. Thanks to my travel agent who manage to get the soft sleeper coach. 4 occupant in the room, 2 frequently cleaned shared toilets, no shower. O2 supplied in the...More

1  Thank Jacqueline_sk
153CatherineG, Trip Advisor at Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express), responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Ni Jacqueline, thank you very much for your good review. Welcome to travel to Lhasa by train next time. Chengdu is one of good beginning points to take the Tibet train in 2016 because it is very easy to buy the train tickets, while it...More

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pattina1669
8 February 2017|
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Response from 153CatherineG | Property representative |
Yes, it can not be guaranteed to book an sleeper cabin in which all passengers are female. To solve the program, you can invite your female friends or you contact your travel agency and ask them to help you. But it is very... More
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Deepani999
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On this page, there is an email, and you can have a try to send your enquiry to them and get some suggestions.
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stillmum
12 February 2015|
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Response from 153CatherineG | Property representative |
You can have a try to send your enquiry to the email on this page and get some suggestions. Or you can send a message to me, I am happy to help you check the train ticket price.
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