Qinghai Express

The Qinghai Express travels from China to Tibet. This railway goes through the Himalayas, is the highest railway line on Earth and travels through breathtaking landscapes from Peking to Lhasa. The journey lasts about forty eight hours and includes two nights on the train.

 

The train travels across the high mountain passes of the Kulun Mountains and at a height of nearly five thousand metres above sea level there is a remote high plateau that lies within an earthquake zone and often encounters severe snow storms. Along with the Great Wall Of China and the Three Gorges Dam, the Tibet Railway is one of China’s greatest structures.