Xining is the capital city of Qinghai province of China. A train departs from Xining every afternoon to Lhasa taking you through some of the best landscapes on earth. On this journey you will see everything- snow-capped Mountains; large areas of barren, deserted lands; lush green slopes and even certain endangered wild animals such as the Tibetan antelope as the train passes through Kekexili Wildlife Reserve.
You will also get a glimpse of the lives of many nomadic tribes living in the Northern Plains of Changthang. This train journey takes you through a world that is untouched and comes as a fresh burst of energy! It is indeed a worthwhile journey to take and surely the best way to enter Tibet from China.
The train takes you to Lhasa, the largest Tibetan city and one of the holiest places for Buddhists. Lhasa welcomes you with clear blue skies and a majestic view of the Potala Palace out there in the distance. The journey through will require a guide to take you through all the exquisitely beautiful places and we (Himalayan Trekkers) are waiting with open arms to welcome you into Tibet. The rich cultural heritage of Lhasa is worth the visit and should not be missed for anything.