Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Train to tibet-beautiful pictures

The World's Highest Train Route in Tibet

Never before has a railroad been built at such high altitudes and on such difficult terrain. Almost the entire route lies over 4,000 meters (13,100 feet) high -- at its highest point, it is 5,072 meters (16,640 feet) above sea level. The highest station on the stretch -- there are 29 in total -- rests 4500 meters (14,764 feet) in the town of Nagqu. Almost half of the route travels across permafrost; other stretches, across ground that, when the summer thaw rolls around, is covered in water.

It sounds like a dream journey

Pictures courtesy
Seat 61
Tibet train travel
Far rail