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The Highest Altitude Luxury Tangula Tourist Train

The Tangula customized trains are genuine luxury trains in China, with a cost of 150 million US dollars each, mainly for high-end people around the world. The Tangula fancy trains depart from Beijing and run in two routes: the northern train travels across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Lhasa; the southern train travels through colorful Yunnan to Lijiang. While enjoying world-class comfort, travelers will also embark on an unprecedented journey to experience the magnificent culture and natural beauty along the way.


The Tangula luxury train tour can take up to 96 passengers at a time, with a total of 12 suite cars and 1 sightseeing car. There are 4 private rooms and a butler's room in each suite carriage, and each private room can accommodate two passengers. The train cars are all designed by senior designers, including the provision of oversized windows and the design of independent suites in accordance with the standards of five-star hotels. Each suite is equipped with a double bed or two twin beds, a separate bathroom with a shower, a full-screen TV, an entertainment system, a free mini wine cabinet, and safety box, etc.

Tangula fancy train
Sit in a comfortable train suite, watching the mountain view from the oversized car window.

24-hour Personal Butler Service

Tangula Tourist Train is managed by Kempinski Hotel to ensure you enjoy world-class hospitality. Each suite is equipped with a 24-hour standby butler, who is well-trained, always at the command, and can provide the most rapid and efficient service. The in-room conditioning and soothing items provided by professional physicians add more comfort. All employees can speak Chinese and English, as well as other languages.

Dining Car

Food is the characteristic of the Tangula Train. They always insist on choosing the freshest ingredients so that guests can enjoy carefully cooked delicacies. The fully equipped kitchen in the car can provide Western and Chinese local cuisine, with exquisite dishes, as well as high-quality wines, cocktails and soft drinks to choose from.

Tangula train Dining car
Tangula Train Dining Car

Beijing ⇋ Lhasa Train and Quotation

Beijing to Lhasa route is a 5 days/4 nights journey departing from Beijing to Lhasa, and Lhasa to Beijing route is 4 days/3 nights departing from Lhasa to Beijing. On the route, the VIPs will take the Tanggula tourist train across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, pass through Qinghai Jade Peral Peak, and drive side by side with the natural beauty of Cuona Lake. The fancy train will stop at every important scenic spot for tourists to explore. The off-car excursions open up customized routes for guests, and local guides are arranged to accompany guests. In addition, the rich in-car activities will also enlighten you on the history and customs of various places along the way.

Beijing-Lhasa journey is USD 5,500 per person, the return trip costs USD 4,125 per person. Tangula Train Company stated that the price has included out-of-car tours entrance fees, in-car activities, meals, alcohol, beverages, and service fees, while premium wine, spirits, and health care services need to be charged separately. Tangula rail tour package price is far more expensive than the current price of luxury in-depth tours in Europe or Australia.

Tip: Tangula train southern route - Beijing to Lijiang route takes 5-day/4-night (5,000 USD p.p.); Lijiang back to Beijing route is 4-day/ 3-night (3750 USD p.p.).


Tourist visas and permits

Non-Chinese citizens need to apply for a China visa in advance to enter China and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit. Travelers can contact a travel agency to consult.

Prevent High altitude sickness

When the Beijing-Lhasa train runs across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the highest point can reach an altitude of 5,072 meters. Travelers are advised to consult their doctor before departure. In order to overcome the influence of high altitude, the oxygen supply system of the Tangula train provides a continuous oxygen-rich environment for the entire train. Between Golmud and Lhasa, there will be a specially trained professional doctor on board. All passengers must sign a health declaration form before traveling.

Booking Notices

  1. According to the Tangula Train Company representative, the special train accepts bookings by adults over 18 years old, and tourists over 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Because the Tibet line is affected by conditions such as altitude and climate, there are still certain requirements for physical conditions. Tourists need to sign a relevant agreement with the company.
  2. At present, the Tangula rail tour package is not sold through travel agencies, but only through the company’s sales phones and website.

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Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by Tary***

Hi there

Is the Tangula train running yet?

Thank you

Answered by Jennie

Dear Taryn****,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!

Right now, the Tangula tourist train is not available. If you want to book the soft-sleeper train tickets, we could help. 

Please let me know without hesitation if you have any further questions or doubts.


Asked by Lu***


Is it possible to book the Tangula train from Lhasa to Xining?

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Lucy,

Right now the luxury Tangula tourist train has not yet been restored. We are still waiting for further notice.

Meanwhile, we can help you book the soft sleepers of the Beijing to Lhasa train Z21.

Please let me know without hesitation if you have any further questions or doubts. It is my pleasure to work with you at any time.

Asked by Bill***

Can I check on the round trip Beijing to Llasa train booking for 2 people?
Best time of year to travel?

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Bill,  Right now, Tangula tourist train from Beijing to Lhasa is not available. If you want to book the soft-sleeper train tickets from Beijing to Lhasa of Z21(the only train between Beijing and Lhasa), we could help. The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to October. And the best time also depends on your destination. If you are visiting Lhasa and around, all year round is a good time as Lhasa is the sunshine city. If you are visiting Everest Base Camp, May to June and September to October is a good time for better visibility. If you have any further questions or doubts, please let me know without hesitation. It is my pleasure to work with you at any time.