Tibet by Train - Qinghai-Tibet Railway
The new high altitude rail line to Lhasa offers a unique view of the vast Tibetan Plateau - the scenery is simply awesome. The Golmud-Lhasa section of this epic rail journey opened in July 2005. The tracks zig zag 1142 km. across the Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges - reaching over 5000meters at its highest point.
The lure of Lhasa, capital on the roof of the world, cannot be under-estimated and it is truly a fascinating city, fully justifying its reputation. Dominated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Potala Palace and bustling with pilgrims circling the sacred Jokhang Temple it is a feast for the senses.
At Tibetan New Year Lhasa comes vibrantly to life as virtually everyone in the city dons new clothing and comes to visit the Jokhang Temple.
Join a family at home and share in an evening of their New Year Celebrations!