There are usually 8 Hard-sleeper cars in each train from or to Tibet, which can totally contend 480 people. Compared with the hottest selling ticket of soft-sleeper cars, the tickets of hard-sleeper class are relatively easier to be reserved.
In each hard-sleeper car, there are 10 half-opened compartments of six beds in one. Not as the closed Soft-Sleeper cabins, Hard-sleeper cars give you more chances to communicate with other passengers. Gathering in the compartment, you can share food, interesting stories and happiness with your room-mates together. The memories on the road will be a precious part of your lifetime Tibet tour.
The aisle ways in hard-sleeper cars are very narrow and even difficult for two people to pass together. And by the window, there are two pull down seats for every tiny table.
Hard Berths on the train
There are 6 bunks in one hard-sleeper compartment and every three of the bunks are up on each It is about 3 ft (91 cm) vertical space between the lower bunk, the middle bunks and upper bunks. And the top deck berth is just about 2 ft (60cm) to the roof.
Usually, the lower bunks are more convenient for passengers to get in and out from beds. Because the lower bunks are closer to the window, passengers can have a better view of the outside scenes than from middle or upper bunks.