Most Frequently Asked Questions about Chengdu Nyingchi Flight
1. Why choose to enter Tibet through Nyingchi?
Situated in the middle and lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Nyingchi is the lowest region in Tibet. For tourists travelling to Tibet or ascending to high-land area for the first time, it is highly suggested to first fly to Nyingchi. The lower elevation of Nyingchi will help tourists better acclimate to the high altitude, before they go to other higher regions of Tibet.
Meanwhile, Nyingchi is an enchanting place featuring natural beauty. Except for the snow-capped mountains and clear blue sky in other places of Tibet, Nyingchi is provided with massive pristine forest and pastoral scenery, widely regarded as the “Switzerland in the East”. If you spend a couple of days touring Nyingchi, you will be surprisingly impressed by its fascinating attractions, including the majestic Mount Namcha Barw, tranquil Lulang Forest, Midui Glacier, Ranwu Lake etc.
2. What is the best time to take the flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi?
The weather in Nyingchi is humid and pleasant despite the temperature is comparatively low. Generally, the best travel season of Nyingchi starts from April to October. While during the time of May Day and National Day holiday, the region is always crowded with domestic travelers, so it is suggested to avoid these periods for foreign tourists.
3. Should I also get the Tibet Permit before taking the flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi?
According to the regulations of China National Tourism Administration, all foreign travelers should apply for the Tibet Travel Permit before entering Tibet and have to be accompanied by the local guide when travelling around Tibet. And this also applies to Nyingchi, which is a part of Tibet. As the pioneer of Tibet tourism for overseas tourists, we provide the one package services of Tibet Visa application. You only need to send your passport copy and tour itinerary to us, we will apply for the permit on behalf of you. As soon as the Tibet permit is issued, our staff will hand it to you or send to your hotel where you stay. Then you can go to board the flight to Nyingchi successfully.
4. Where is Nyingchi airport and how to get to the downtown?
The Nyingchi Mainling Airport is located in the valley of Yarlung Zangbo River, being 50 kilometers away from the Bayi Town of Nyingchi City. At 2949m above sea level, the airport is the one with the lowest elevation in Tibet. There is a private highway specially provided for the transfer between the airport and the town. The total length of the highway is 45 km.
Tourists can choose to take a bus or taxi to the downtown area. The shuttle bus usually waits at the exit of the airport, and charges 25 CNY per person one way. And the taxi will charge higher, around 30 to 50 CNY per person. As a better option, you can use our free shuttle service as long as you book your Tibet tour with us. In this case, your tour guide will meet you at the exit of the airport and then transfer you to the reserved hotel in Nyingchi.
5. How to get to Lhasa from Nyingchi?
There are a lot of travelers entering Tibet through Nyingchi as the low altitude of Nyingchi can help them against the AMS. The Nyingchi Mainling Airport gives the travelers a chance to start their Tibet trip from the eastern part. They can fly to Nyingchi and travelling westwards to Lhasa, and even continue to explore more of this holy land.
The total distance from Nyingchi to Lhasa is about 410 kilometers, with asphalt road all the way. Except for a small section of the road which will face landslide during the rainy season, the rest part is well conditioned. Besides, the road between Lhasa and Nyingchi features gorgeous landscape with numerous attractions, like the Mila Pass and Basum Lake. Tourists can take the shuttle bus to Lhasa from Bayi Town in Nyingchi, which may take 7 to 8 hours on the way. Or, you can choose to join a well-organized group tour from Nyingchi to Lhasa. In this way, you can have enough time to stop at those beautiful resorts and take the most of this journey.
6. Can I fly to Chengdu directly from my own country?
Being the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is an important gateway city to the southwest of China. Ranking as the fifth air harbor city in China, Chengdu has convenient connections with the mainland China and overseas countries. Currently, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport opens numerous international flights, separately operated by Air China, Sichuan Airlines, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, etc. The international destinations include New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, Prague, Zurich, Auckland, Melbourne, Frankfurt, Paris, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Chiang Mai, Kathmandu and many other major cities in America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.