Beijing Lhasa Everest adventure begins with a spectacular train journey from Beijing to Lhasa, the “Train route to Lhasa”, opened in July 2006, run on the highest rail line in the world, the line runs above 13000 feet above sea level for more than 80 percent of the route and tops at a height of 16,640 feet. The amazing ride in this tour starts from Beijing and ends in the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. The trip takes around 48 hours and covers a distance of around 4,065 km. The power for the train is provided by three 3,800 horse power diesel locomotive. Amazingly it climbs from Golmund City at 9,000 feet to Tanggula pass at 16,640 feet covered in mere six and a half hour.
Also known as the “Sky Train” passes through the biggest Qinghai Lake, the Bird Island, Chaerhan Salt Lake, Kunlun Mountains Pass, Tuotuo River, Changtang Grassland, Eight-Pagodas in North Tibet Pasture, Namtso (Lake Namco), Yambajan Hot Springs, an incredible journey through the picturesque locations, the vista of spectacular mountainous landscapes, the stunning snow-clad mountains, breathtaking deep valleys, delightful hill tops, exotic vast deserts or frozen lands and the exciting and unforgettable sight of the Tibetan myths all definitely be a magical moments.
The train has been equipped with oxygen-supplying equipments. Oxygen masks are available for those who are prone to altitude sickness.
In the ancient city of Lhasa, you will be taken on a guided tour to all the city's major attractions: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka etc. Excursions to important Tibetan cities of Shigatse, Gyantse and Shegar are also included in your itinerary. On reaching Rongbuk, you get to view the world's highest mountain Mount Everest. After Everest base camp excursion, the tour will continue to Lhasa and fly over mountain Everest (8,848m) to Kathmandu and continue tour in Nepal as per the outlined itinerary.