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flying in or take the train to Lhasa

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flying in or take the train to Lhasa

Hi. We will be in Tibet this coming August. We have the choice of flying in from Beijing or Xian, or taking the train from another location (such as Xining). I am traveling with four children who are good travelers and good hikers generally.

Any suggestions as to which is better? Does it really help acclimate by taking the train? If we have a total of 5 days including travel days, what makes the most sense if we want to see as much as we can of Lhasa and surrounding sites? Many thanks.

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1. Re: flying in or take the train to Lhasa

Actually it will not help you to acclimitize the high altitude by train in. As there is oxygen system, and you will feel not travelling on a plateau. Just it provides stunning scenery along the train route after Gerlmud to Lhasa.

Since the coming Olympic games in Beijing in this August & also peak season in Tibet, it should become very hard to purchase the train tickets. You may consider to take a flight in and take a train out to Xining. It takes about 24.5 hours to reach Xining.

For 5 day trip in Tibet including the travel days, you may only can travel inside of Lhasa for 2 days & one day to Namtso Lake.

For any further Tibet travel information, you may contact me by email or PM.

2. Re: flying in or take the train to Lhasa

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