Qinghai-Tibet section of the railway is the world's highest railway, and some 960 kilometers ( 600 miles) of the tracks are laid at 4,000 meters (13, 100 feet) , with the highest parts reaching 5,072 meters ( 16, 636 ft) above sea level. The railway is still the world's longest plateau railroad which extends 1,972 kilometers (1233 miles) from Qinghai's provincial capital Xining to Lhasa in Tibet. The Golmud-Lhasa section zigzags 1,142 kilometers (714 miles) across the Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges. The trains running in to the Tibet are the most advanced ones in China. All the carriages of the trains are installed with oxygen-supplying equipments and every passenger will be provided with an oxygen mask. Passengers are very less likely to feel the symptoms altitude sickness. The train runs takes 26 hours from to complete the distance of 1, 972 km (1233 miles) from Xining-the capital city of Qinghai Province, to Lhasa-the heart of Tibet. While Xining-Lhasa is the most scenic section of the train journeys, you can begin your journeys as far as from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
There are 45 stations along the 1972 km long Qinghai-Tibet railway from Xining to Lhasa and every station offers spectacular views of the mountains and the plateau. To provide travelers better opportunity to enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery along the way, view points have been set up in each station. These include: Yuzhu Peak Station, Chumaer River. Tuotuo River, Buqiangge, Tanggula Mountain, Lake Namtso, Nagqu, Damshung, Yambachen.
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