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Drinking Water or Hot Water Supply on Tibet Train

June,10 2023 BY Yangkyi 0 COMMENTS

A Tibet train journey is a unique experience that offers breathtaking views of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. However, as it is a long journey that takes at least 23 hours from Xining to Lhasa, it is important to consider what to drink onboard.

In fact, there is drinking water and hot water supplied on Tibet trains. Also, there are drinks available for purchase onboard and you can bring your drink on Tibet trains.

How do you drink on the Tibet train?

On Tibet trains, there are three ways to get drinks. Firstly, there is hot water supply onboard Tibet trains, which is convenient for passengers who bring their own tea or instant coffee. Secondly, there is a dining car on each train to Tibet, which offers soft drinks on board. Finally, there is a food trolley selling drinks onboard.

Where is the hot water dispenser on the Tibet train?

You can find a water tank at the connection between every two cars of the Tibet train. The boiling drinking water is available for 24 hours for free. This means that you can bring your own tea or instant coffee onboard and enjoy a warm drink during your Tibet train tour.

hot water dispenser in the trainThe Tibet train boiling drinking water is available for 24 hours for free.

Just remember to bring your own cups onboard. Moreover, please be careful to avoid being hurt by the hot water especially when the train is moving.

What drinks are served on the Tibet train?

In addition to the hot water supply, there are also soft drinks sold onboard, including mineral water, juice, soda, and tea. The dining car on the Tibet train offers a selection of soft drinks. The food trolley that comes around to each car also sells drinks.

The dining car on the Tibet trainThe dining car on the Tibet train offers a selection of soft drinks.

It is important to note that alcohol is not recommended on the train to Tibet, as it can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.

Can you take your own drink on a train?

You can bring your own soft drinks on the train, but they will need to go through a security check at the train station. Bottled beer (unopened in the original packaging) can also be carried onboard the train to Tibet.

You can bring your own soft drinks on the Tibet TrainYou can bring your own soft drinks on the Tibet Train

Please notice that there are no vendors selling beverages on the train platforms along the way, and drinks in the dining car are more expensive. If you want to save money, it is recommended that you bring your own cup for free hot water onboard or buy your drinks in advance and bring them on the train.

Conclusion

Getting to know what to drink onboard a train to Tibet as well as other facilities on Tibet trains is important to prepare for your Tibet train journey. There are several options for drinking on a train to Tibet. The free hot water supply provided onboard is available 24 hours a day and can be used to make tea, coffee, or other instant foods. Soft drinks can be purchased onboard, and passengers can also bring their own drinks, as long as they go through a security check at the train station.

It is important to stay hydrated during the journey and to avoid alcohol, which can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.

Yangkyi

About the Author - Yangkyi

Yangkyi is one of the experienced female local Tibetan guides in our team. She is exceptionally enthusiastic and responsible. The moment you meet Yangkyi in Lhasa, you will be greeted with her infectious smile and deeply impressed by her encyclopedic insight of Tibetan Buddhism and culture.

Traveling with Ynagkyi in Tibet is a breeze. She takes great care of everything and is extremely accommodating to the needs of every traveler in the tour group. Hopefully, you find Yangki’s travel articles hopeful in planning your Tibet tour.

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