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What to Pack for the 2-day Tibet Train Journey

March,10 2016 BY Derek Wong 0 COMMENTS

what to pack for qinghai-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:


Comfortable Pajamas

Light slipper:
Slippers can make your feet more comfortable during the train ride.


Smart phone


Battery recharger
You can find battery recharge socket inside train cabin.

Laptop or Ipad (optional)

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

Poker (optional)

Personal items

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

Travel pillow
*Do remember to ask oxygen tube/set from the conductor to prepare for the possible altitude sickness symptom (such as shortness of breath, headache)


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.



Facial lotion

Wet tissue paper

Toilet paper

Female Tampon/ sanitary pads




Thermal mug/bottle:
You can get hot water from water dispenser in the train.

Derek Wong

About the Author - Derek Wong

Mr. Derek Wong is sales manager of Tibet Vista Tour as well as designer of Tibet Vitas websites and has been providing specialized travel services to Tibet Vitas travelers for years. He has continued to hone his professional expertise by completing numerous travel specialist courses to China and Tibet and Nepal and Bhutan.

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