|Tibet Train Tour, Tibet Travel by Tibet Train, Train Tour to Lhasa Tibet
The 1142 kilometer long railway to the "Roof of the World" was inaugurated in July 2006 between the city of Golmud in Qinghai Province and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. In recent years we have organized many Tibet train tours for travelers. The highlight of the train journey, without a doubt, is the leg between Xining and Lhasa, a trip of 1 956 km along the world's highest railway. It is a fascinating scroll of natural beauty: snow mountains, meadows, creeks and the vast grasslands continuously unfolding before one's eyes. Yaks, flocks of sheep, horses and other wild animals of the Tibetan plateau are easily observable from the train. If lucky, you might even get a peek of the rarest and most protected species of the plateau, the Tibetan Antelope also known as "chiru”. These creatures only live between 3500 – 5000 meters of altitude.