China to Tibet Railroad Set To Open This Summer
Trekking Tibet will soon take on a new luxury slant. In July the first train of the new Qinghai-Tibet railway will whisk take passengers from Beijing to Lhasa in 48 hours. The tourist trains will include viewing cars. The train is aimed at those who have always wanted to see Tibet but were wary of the arduous nature of the journey. The train will include oxygen bars to help travelers adjust to the higher altitude. The new train is expected to increase tourism in a major way and developers are working on improving tourist facilities along the railroad.