The 1142 kilometer long railway to the “Roof of the World” was launched in July 2006 between the city of Golmud in Qinghai Province of China and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.
The best part of the train journey is in between Xining and Lhasa, a trip of 1956 km along the world’s highest railway. It will be a fascinating browse of natural beauty: snow mountains, meadows, creeks and the vast grasslands continuously unfolding before one’s eyes. Yaks, flocks of sheep, horses and other wild animals of the Tibetan plateau are also easily visible from the train.
The world’s highest train route hopes to add up new charm in the world of tourism in Tibet and to the world travelers. If joined with Himalayan Glacier’s trips, along with those rare views one might even get a peek of the rarest and most protected species of the plateau, the Tibetan Antelope also known as “chiru”.