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Tibet's Ngari Gunsa Airport ready to open on the 1st, July

Time: 18-01-2013 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

The Ngari Gunsa Airport in northwest Tibet's Ngari Prefecture is set to open on the 1st, July following the successful flight trial on May 28. The flight distance from Lhasa to Ngari is 1,098km.

Ngari Gunsa Airport

Li Qiang, deputy stationmaster of Ngari Civil Aviation Administration said," The price of ticket is supposed to start from 2,590 Yuan. The flights will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Up to now, the tickets can only be bought at the fixed stations, and the booking online service is not available. Concerned by the weather in Ngari and the large aircraft fuel load, 50 to 60 passengers can be delivered by Air China A319 in winter, and 30 to 20 ones in summer."

Ngari Gunsa Airport

The airport began to be built in May of 2007 and completed the constructions in May this year at a total cost of 1.7 billion Yuan. At an altitude of 4,274 meters, the construction of the airport, the fourth of its kind in Tibet, was very difficult with the cement transport distance up to 16 million kilometers, 400 laps around the Earth.

Ngari Gunsa Airport

Ngari Prefecture, 1,600 km away from Tibet's capital of Lhasa, lies in the northwestern part of Tibet with complicated geological conditions.

Transportation has been a bottleneck to the area's social and economic development, especially the development of the local tourism industry, according to local authorities.

 

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Hello  I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am  pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.

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Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards

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