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  TIBET JUNE 2011

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Train ride from Beijing to Lhasa

 

 

 

 

Long train ride from Beijing to Lhasa:  46 hours,  3,753km

 

Fun facts:

  • The highest railway in the world. 5,072m, the highest point of the railway.
  • Tanggula Station, 5,068m, the highest railway station in the world.
  •  550 kilometers of the tracks run on permafrost soils

 

 

 

 

 

Hard sleeper

 

                                                                The Hoangho east of Lanzhou

 

Ordos desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

            The Tibetan students and their provisions

 

 

 

 

First signs of yaks (in dehydrated form)

 

 

 

 

Mammals seen from the train in Tibet and Qinghai

 

Tibetan Fox

Vulpes ferrilata

twice singles

Kiang 

Equus kiang

twice small herds

Tibetan Gazelle 

Procapra picticaudata

many

Chiru/Tibetan Antelope 

Pantholops hodgsoni

twice small herds

Woolly Hare

Lepus oiostolus

singles several times

Himalayan Marmot

Marmota himalayana

once only

 

 

 

Tibetan Gazelles (Procapra picticaudata)

 

 

Chiru/Tibetan Antelopes (Pantholops hodgsoni)    藏羚羊

 

 

 

 

 

 

near the Tanggula Pass

 

 

                                                       

 

 

 

                                                    46 hours later                         (photo Yangjian Zhang)

 

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