Chengdu-Lhasa-Ngari Flight, a brand new air route entering Tibet, will be launched by Air China from June 29, 2010. The air route will connect two popular tourist destinations Chengdu and Lhasa, and extend to Ngari Prefecture (Ali Prefecture) in the northwest of Tibet.
Flights will depart Chengdu at 05:00 and arrive in Lhasa at 07:50. After a 50-minute-break in Lhasa, flights will continue, leaving Lhasa at 08:40 and reaching Ngari Prefecture at 10:20. Return flights will take off at 11:10 from Ngari and get to Lhasa at 12:50, and then resume the journey at 13:40 from Lhasa and finally get back to Chengdu at 15:40. Flights operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, carried out by Air Bus 319.
This Chengdu-Tibet-Ngari flight is supposed to boost tourism in Tibet, by providing convenient and fast transfers among the best-loved scenic areas in Sichuan and Tibet.
Chengdu is one of the hottest tourist cities in China, well-known for amazing natural beauties such as Nine-Villages Valley and Mt. Emei, the incredible historical site Leshan Giant Buddha and of course the world-famous pandas. Besides that, Chengdu people also take great pride in their spicy but delicious Chuan food, especially the Hot Pot, and their leisure lifestyle in countless teahouses doted in the city.
Tibet, the roof of the world, is a sacred place not only for the breathtaking landscape, the holy devotion of Buddhism and unsophisticated Tibetans. As a dreamland of many Chinese and overseas travelers, Tibet is never short of natural and cultural gems for its visitors. The 8848-meter-high Mt. Everest, the majesty Potala Place, and the enjoyable festivals are just several outstanding examples. A tour in Tibet is said to be a lifetime experience.
June and July, mild weather with small temperature swing from day to night, is an ideal season to visit Chengdu and Lhasa. With the easy transfer of the Chengdu-Lhasa flight, visitors will definitely have a unique, pleasurable and fruitful tour in Western China.
Take a customized tour to Chengdu or Tibet, you will have a fantastic chance to rural China and get intimate contact with Tibetans and brilliant Buddhism cultures, without worrying about the Tibet entry permit and other bothering procedures. You inquire, and you will enjoy.