For most people we recommend taking the train. The Tibet “sky” train — the highest train route in the world — is worth taking as a visual introduction to the immense, impressive spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. Traveling to Tibet by train can also help you acclimatize, just a little, to Tibet’s high altitude. But please don’t make the mistake of thinking that the train journey by itself will adjust your body to Lhasa’s elevation. Here are some facts about what is officially called the the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. (And below that, check out our most popular Tibet train travel posts.
TIBET TRAIN QUICK FACTS
Almost all travelers have the same mistaken perception of the Tibet train (the Qinghai-Tibet Railway) as a way to travel to Lhasa. Read this post to avoid making this common mistake travelers make when taking the “sky train” to Lhasa, that leaves them feeling rotten when they arrive. Read more >>
A little preparation can go a long way to making your Tibet train experience an easy, peaceful journey that helps you acclimatize to Tibet while you get the first taste of her vast, beautiful vistas. Here are ten tips for your Beijing to Lhasa train trip. Read more >>
Many of the travelers who contact us for trips in Tibet have wanted to go to Lhasa for a long time. But most folks don’t know what to expect in a Lhasa tour, or what is possible to do in a short amount of time. Read more >>
If you only have a very short time in Tibet, you could take this tour rather than the high-risk fly in to Lhasa. (To tell the truth, if you think you can only get to Tibet once in your life, it’s worth saving up the time and money to make a longer trip of at least two weeks.) Read more