This Railway is the first link from Tibet to the rest of China and is one of the highest rail links in the world. It climbs over 5,000m above sea level and construction began in 2001. It’s included in the world’s top iconic rail journeys.
You can book a trip to see this yourself, but better still you could book a tour. Tours like the Wendy Wu Tours will book you a spot on the train and is titled the Himalayan Express. Included in the price is all airfares, accommodation, meals and entrance fees.
It is a 20 day tour and will start Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. This area has a reputation for great lush landscapes and will start your journey with great views. Other destinations include Lhasa, Shigatse and Xining. But the best part will be travelling across the Tibetan Plateau. Here you will venture through amazing landscapes that you have never seen before.
The Tibet Railway