The railway line to the "roof of the world" was opened in July 2006, 1142 kilometers long route between the city Golmud, Qinghai Province and Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In the past few years, Greatway Tour has organized Tibet train tours for many travelers.
What is special is the 1,956 km route between Xining and Lhasa on the highest railway in the world. During the around 24-hour train journey between Xining and Lhasa, you can look forward to a grandiose, endless landscape gallery with snow-covered mountains, countless rivers and gorges, high mountain lakes and boundless steppes. You will see herds of yaks, sheep, horses and wild animals as well as birds. If you have a bit of luck, the herds of Tibetan antelopes (chiru) would be gotten that mostly live in the steppes of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at an altitude of 3,500 to 5,000 m.