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World’s Highest Rail Track Nears Everest

The Qinghai-Tibet rail line in China is known as the highest railway in the world, and now – with the recent opening of a stretch of track connecting the cities of Lhasa and Shigatse (both in Tibet) – the line is growing closer to Mount Everest. China originally inaugurated the rail line in 2006, when it carried passengers 16,404 feet above ground. The line currently crosses through mountains, valleys and rivers in China, with the new extension reaching all the way to Shigatse, a gateway to Mount Everest. When the new portion of the line opens later this year, passengers will be able to connect from Beijing through to Shigatse and save five hours of difficult driving. They will also have spectacular views of the mountain vistas surrounding them while traveling in comfort and convenience.

Work on this new stretch of rail began in 2010 and is said to cost $2.1 billion. The railway will provide a better connection from China to its autonomous regions in the west, and will allow travelers better access to incredible areas such as Shigatse and other Everest gateways.

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