Lhasa to Xining - railway to heaven
Trip Start Oct 08, 2007
110Trip End Dec 16, 2008
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The highest elevation the train reaches is 5,200 m, which is quite high to go in a day from Lhasa (3,950 m). Some people did get sick. There was a doctor going back and forth, not that she could help with anything. Every cabin is fitted with an outlet for oxygen. It was late at night when we were going over the highest passes, and I could definitely fill it.
The train arrived in Xining the following morning. Xining is what the Lonely Planet describes as a faceless Chinese town
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