What to Pack for the 2-day Tibet Train Journey
Newly arrived tourists in Lhasa Railway Station
For most of Tibet inbound tourists, you will spend 2 nights in the train. The Qinghai-Tibet Train is considered as a 3-star facility train in China, but it is not a hotel, so there are few things we highly recommed you to prepare for the stunning train ride. Packing list for 2-day train journey:
Light slipper: Slippers can make your feet more comfortable during the train ride.
Battery recharger: You can find battery recharge socket inside train cabin.
Laptop or Ipad (optional)
Headphones: Listen to nice music while enjoying stunning window view outside the train; respect roommates
Tibet travel guide or novels: Books like lonely planet or other novels help you to kill time
Travel documents (Your Chinese Visa, Tibet Travel Permit, and Passport, ID)
Personal medicines, or eye drops
Small change: You can prepare some small change to buy food sold in the train since there is no ATM in the train.
Ear plugs: Help you sleep well and avoid the noise in the cabin
Sleep mask/ eye blinder
* Do remember to ask oxygen tube/set from the conductor to prepare for the possible altitude sickness symptom (such as shortness of breath, headache)
Toothpaste: There is no shower system in the train. It is not wise to have a shower yourself or wash hair, given the high risk of getting cold on the plateau.
Wet tissue paper
Female Tampon/ sanitary pads
Thermal mug/bottle: You can get hot water from water dispenser in the train.