Frequently Asked Questions about Beijing Tibet Train Tour
What travel documents do I need for Beijing Tibet Train tour?
Well, firstly you need to get your Chinese Visa before moving to Beijing. Then, to enter Tibet from Beijing, you need to have Tibet Permit to board the Beijing-Lhasa train. We suggest you have one more copy of it in case you get lost and do keep original one well. Then to travel beyond Lhasa like to EBC or Mt.Kailash, other travel documents like Alien’s Travel Permit, and Military will also be needed. No worries! Our Tibetan guide will help you get necessary before you hit the road.
When is the best time for taking Tibet train to Lhasa?
Well, in fact, Tibet train can be enjoyed all year round. And the concept of “best time” varies and it depends on what you need. For the best scenery along the way, July to Sept. would be a great option. You will enjoy full-bloomed rapeseed flowers while passing Qinghai Lake. While some of the famous peaks like Yuzhu peak will have a snowy summit in 4 seasons, even in summer. The highland pasture will have different scenery in spring and winter. Do remember, the highlights of scenery start from Golmud to Lhasa part.
If you are a budget traveler, then travelling from late Oct to early Feb would be your best time for enjoying Beijing Tibet train tour. The train ticket will be lower in offseason of Tibet tour and there would be the shortage of train tickets, with the exception in big festivals like National Day in early Oct. and Chinese New Year which varies each year.
Is it safe to take Beijing Tibet train?
Definitely yes! The train staff will patrol each carriage and cabin every so often. And as the Tibet train passes high passes like Tanggula Pass (at 5,072 m), the oxygen supply outlet will be activated. You may ask for the tube from conductor to inhale oxygen if you feel dizzy due to altitude ascent. The soft sleeper cabin has only 4 passengers and is equipped with a door to shut, giving you the best privacy. Besides, all the passengers will go through security check before boarding the train.
What to eat aboard the Beijing-Lhasa train?
Well, the convenient boxed meals will be sold on food trolley at meal times. While the Tibet train has a designated dining carriage, available for dining. Normally, traditional Chinese dishes can be easily found. We suggest you buy some snacks or fruit before you board the train. Then you will have a great time eating tasty food while enjoying the stunning window view. Even veggies have different options in the train.
Can I have a shower in the Tibet train?
There are no showering facilities in the train. You may bring your toiletries and clean yourself at the basin beside the restroom. The boiled water dispenser can also be found nearby.