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1. Posted by jcmartin69 (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Has anyone taken the new train that runs from Chengdu to Lhasa. I am planning on being in Tibet soon and am tring to get the ground work for the trip and was looking at flights but i would like to take the train. If anyone has any information that would be great. Wicked.
Thanks Jamie

2. Posted by pitarow (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I am interested in taking the train aswell. So far I have heard that it is diffficult for foreigners to obtain tickets. But Sims' Hostel in Chengdu is keeping there ears open for info on the train tickets.

I will be heading to tibet around the end of August. When will you be heading there?

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3. Posted by jcmartin69 (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

I will be heading to Tibet around the end of August as well. I am going to catch an air asia flight to Xiamen around the 12-15 and the do Shanghai, Beijing Xi'an Chengdu and then Tibet and hopfully make the base camp of Everest. My visa is only good for a month and i want to spend a couple of weeks in Tibet so i will be there aroudn the end of August. Are youplanning on going to base camp?
Cheers Man,
Jamie

4. Posted by pitarow (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I am. But I am planning on doing Tibet cheap, cheap and cheap. I would like to find 3 other people to form a group and hire out a driver and jeep. Apparently this can be done for around 70$ each for the 7-10 days. And drive around Lhasa to Everest to the Nepal border.

I will be in Chengdu on Aug. 22. I am hoping to be in tibet on Aug. 26-28. (depending if I take a plane or train; I am hoping for train)

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