A 20000 km journey using the Trans-Manchurian route to Beijing and then the train to Xining and the Qinghai-Tibet line up to Lhasa, crossing the Tangulla Pass at over 5000m. Then a trip across China east to Hong Kong.
Edinburgh – Newcastle – Amsterdam – using the DFDS ferry crossing (to Imjuden)
Amsterdam – Berlin – on the IC 147 train
Berlin – Warsaw – on the EC 43 train
Warsaw – Moscow – on the new Russian version of the D10SZ train
Moscow – Irkutsk – Harbin – Beijing – on the “Vostok” 020 train
Beijing – Xian – Xining – Lhasa – on the Z21 train
Lhasa – Xining – Xian – Guangzhou – on the Z266 train
Guangzhou – Hung Hom (Hong Kong) – on the Z823 train
This journey was in many ways my most challenging journey to date. The Trans-Manchurian isn’t popular for a reason, and the journey to Lhasa was a hard one. My experience in Lhasa was amazing though, and this was an epic train adventure.
Matthew Woodward @ 2017