Oxygen Supply on Tibet Trains

Tibet is a beautiful place, which attract a large number of people from all over the world. However, it is not easy to travel around Tibet without oxygen supply on Tibet trains. Generally, people from the lower altitude are easy to suffer from the high altitude sickness. It is possible  to travel around Tibet with the construction of Sichuan-Tibet RailwayQinghai-Tibet Railway, the Yunnan-Tibet Railway, the Xinjiang-Tibet Railway, and the Gansu-Tibet Railway. Of course, traveling around Tibet by train is better than that by flight. For visitors can get used to increasing of the altitude slowly and gradually on the way. In order to keep passengers comfortable during the journey, all the Tibet trains are equipped with the oxygen supply systems.

Introduction of Oxygen Supply on Tibet Trains

In order to deal with the lake of oxygen on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, there are 2 kinds of oxygen supply systems equipped in Tibet trains. The one is “dispersion-mode” oxygen supply system, which can convey oxygen to cabins through air-conditioning systems. The other is a independent system, which is directly used by passengers through independent port. If you feel uncomfortable on the Tibet train, you can ask a pipe  from a conductor and connect the disposable pipe to an individual oxygen outlet when they get headache, feel out of breath or meet any other difficulties of traveling on such a high altitude. There are also oxygen supply tube and mask on each cabin for emergency. This oxygen-enriched air has an oxygen concentration of 40-50%. There are oxygen supply tubes and masks in each cabin for emergency.

As the Tibet train ascends into the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Zone, additional oxygen is added to all cabins through the climate control system, which helps to eliminate any chance for high altitude sickness on the train. The altitude, temperature, and speed of the train are shown on monitors in each cabin as well. Private oxygen masks are provided to every passenger on the train regardless of the type of train ticket. Train passengers can rest assured that the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has been carefully designed with passenger safety and comfort in mind as you travel to explore the roof of the world in Tibet.

The air pressure inside the train is automatically controlled to make you feel as if you are still traveling in a low altitude zone. In addition to all of these features, the glass windows on the train are specially coated to screen out ultraviolet rays, which are more prevalent at higher altitudes.

How to use the Oxygen Tube on Tibet Trains

It is important to master the usage of Oxygen Supply on Tibet trains. If you have any problems, please  contact us. The following are the three simple steps to use the Oxygen pipe in Tibet trains.

  • Get the oxygen pipe from conductors.
  • Put oxygen tube directly into the oxygen supply port interface.
  • Put the other end of the oxygen into the nostrils.

Travel Tips

  • If you are traveling to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, you are strongly suggested to take the Soft Sleepers because you need to spend two nights on the train.
  • To travel to Tibet by train, you need to hold a Tibet Entry Permit.