Tibet Train Tours – Advantages and Disadvantages
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Tibet Train Tours – Advantages and Disadvantages

Update: Nov. 1st, 2012

Tibet Train Tours – Advantages and Disadvantages

For tourists planning a Tibet tour, there are many choices. Tourists would like to make the decision according to their own consideration. As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to display the advantages and disadvantages of Tibet train tours for tourists' reference.

Both the direct trains and flights are available between Lhasa and several other important domestic cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing and Guangzhou. There is only one direct international flight opened in Tibet Autinomous Region – the direct flight between Lhasa and Kathmandu. Besides, there is also a small number of tourists would like to take an adventure tour by vehicle through the highways to Tibet.

Advantages of Tibet Train Tours

Except the tourists who would like to fly into Tibet quickly, most of the tourists would like to join the Tibet Train Tours. Overseas tourists could fly to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Beijing, Xi'an or Xining first and then board on the train to Lhasa.

Tibet train tours leave tourists the time to adapt to the plateau environment gradually. Generally, it takes about dozens of hours to get to Lhasa from other cities. Tourists could get used to the higher altitude gradually.

Compared to enter into Tibet by air, Tibet train tours are much economical. The price of the train tickets is much lower than the air tickets. Besides, tourists could appreciate the amazing natural landscapes along Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Disadvantages of Tibet Train Tours

Just as every coin has two sides, Tibet train tours have its disadvantages. First, it takes a pretty long time to get to Lhasa compared to enter into Lhasa by air. Though there are amazing natural landscapes outside the window, a long journey on the train might also be boring.

Besides, various degrees of altitude sickness might occur to tourists after the train enters into Golmud. The oxygen supply and commonly used medicines are available on the train, but the facilities are pretty limited when some serious symptoms of altitude sickness occurred. Tourists could only get formal treatment after arrive in Lhasa.

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