Went to Tibet in Shoton Festival 2011, I wanted to take this train from Xining to Lhasa, in the same time to adjust my body to the altitute, but my travel advisor told me that it was very expensive to book this route in this peak season. The ticket price was 770RMB, booking ticket fee for this route was 130%....crazy. Then she gave me suggestion for Lhasa to Xining train on the way back from Tibet with booking fee 20%....okay, dealt as long as I could get it and I wanted the part of Lhasa to Golmud in the day-time not at night, as I knew this was the best scenery part of this train.... :)
Hurra....i got the ticket, morning train from Lhasa, 23 hours trip to Xining, with the first half was the best part. The train is good enough, soft beds - 4 beds in one little room. As I imagined, the sceneries were amazing...the window glass was clear enough to take pictures, icy-mountains, yaks, grass-lands....the best view from inside the train in China.
If you go to Tibet, don't miss to take this train in one of your way, get your camera ready for anyone who like photography.... :)
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