Xiahe is a county in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, bordering Qinghai province to the west. It is home to the famed Labrang Tibetan Buddhist monastery, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries outside the Tibet Autonomous Region. The town is populated largely by ethnic Tibetans, as well as some Hui and Han Chinese. The area is highly rural and pastoral (including yak and other animal rearing). The geography is mountainous. In recent years it has become a tourist attraction. The town was named Xiahe in 1928. The name (both Chinese and Tibetan), which literally means, "Xia River" refers to the Daxia River which runs through the county. It takes 2 hours and 55 minutes flying from Xiahe to Lhasa.
Xiahe-Lhasa flights schedule:
There is one flight from Xiahe to Lhasa every day:
Tibet Airlines 3U8599/MU3993/SC7051, taking off at 10:10 and arriving at Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 12:25.
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2. In the off seasons, as there are fewer tourists, airlines might reduce flights accordingly. If you want to travel to Tibet during the low seasons, please contact our travel consultants in advance to make sure you can book the ideal flight.
Gannan Xiahe Airport
Gannan Xiahe Airport (IATA: GXH, ICAO: ZLXH) is an airport in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. It is located above Amuquhu Town (Amqog) in Xiahe County, 72 kilometres (45 mi) from the county seat and 56 km (35 mi) from Hezuo, the capital of Gannan Prefecture. The airport has a 3,200 meter runway and a 3,000 square-meter terminal building. It is projected to handle 140,000 passengers annually by 2020.