What do I need to pack for my Qinghai Tibet Railway journey to Lhasa Tibet?

China has one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, and trains link almost every town & city. With the Qinghai Tibet railway line in use since June 2007, Tibet train travel becomes more and more popular not only for China mainland travelers, but also for international tourists. Generally speaking, Chinese trains are a safe, comfortable & cheap way to travel around China, and a Chinese train journey is an experience in itself, in contrast with less reliable and environmentally-unfriendly internal flights. However, because of the massive follow of people taking the trains everyday, it is VERY CROWDED especially in major big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, etc. The Qinghai Tibet plateau’s railway stations are not as busy as any others train stations at all. However, China is never lack of population. To ensure you have a safety, comfortable and healthy train journey to Tibet, Tibet local guide tourism booking platform has the following packing suggestion list:

  1. A surgical or protectional mask or fit-tested respirator
  2. Snacks and easy food;
  3. Water Bottles for boiled water;
  4. Flash light (Train lights turns off at around 22:00);
  5. Eyeshade and earplugs, and personal washing staff such as soap, towel;
  6. Tooth brush and toothpaste, slippers, shavers, etc;
  7. Necessary medicine such as pain killer, high altitude medicine, anti-viruses medicine, herbal medicine, etc (please get reliable advice from your doctors).

And we suggest you drink clean water when on the train, and try to get as much fresh air as possible. Since there are many people in most stations, and the train cabins are too tightly sealed, if you do not have to experience a train journey, we even would rather suggest avoid the train travel in viruses sensitive spring seasons.