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Taking Flights to Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the Most Convenient Way to Start Your Nepal Travel! Taking Flights to Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the Most Convenient Way to Start Your Nepal Travel!

Flights to Nepal - Travel to Nepal by Taking International Flights 2019/2020

Ranked at one of the Top destinations worldwide, Nepal is abundant in natural beauty with breathtaking Himalayas, crystal clear lake, blue sky, white clouds and multiple ancient architectures of palaces, temple, stupa…Although overland travel from Lhasa Tibet to Nepal through Gyirong Port has restarted since August 30,2017, roads from Gyirong to Kathmandu are quite tedious, bumpy and even dangerous during the summer rainy season. A better choice is taking a flight to Nepal from available cities, which saves much time and is more comfortable, and offers convenient On Arrival Visa service for foreign tourists at the airport.

International Flights to Nepal

Located in south Himalayas, Nepal is well-connected with many countries abroad via the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport - the only international airport in Nepal. Currently the airport executes about 30 international airlines, which are mostly with Asian and the Middle East countries. That means if you are planning to visit Nepal from Bhutan(Thimphu City),India (New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata), Bangladesh (Dhaka),Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi), Saudi Arabia (Dammam), Qatar (Doha), Oman (Muscat), South Korea (Seoul), Turkey (Istanbul) and Saudi Arabia (Dammam), you can take direct flights to Kathmandu inNepal within several hours.

Compared to long hours’ overland drive from Tibet to Nepal, the flights journey is more easeful and time saving. If you are lucky, probably you will see fantastic Mount Everest and snowcapped Himalaya Rang from the window seats. An extra benefit you can get is the Nepal Visa on Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport though simple and quick procedures.

·Round-trip Flights between Bhutan (Thimphu Paro Airport) and Nepal (Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport) are opened irregularly two ~ thrice every week by Druk Air Royal Bhutan Airlines, taking about 1h only.

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Flights to Nepal
Detailed Nepal Airline Routes
Flights to Nepal
Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

China Nepal Flights

Visualized as the symbol of great neighborship between China and Nepal, direct flights between China and Nepal are the most among all nations and there are 6 Chinese cities are running international direct flights to Kathmandu Nepal, including Lhasa (Tibet), Chengdu, Xian, Kunming, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Among them, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hong Kong are major transportation hubs in China and operate numerous international flights to many countries. Thus, foreign travelers are advised to travel to China mainland or Tibet first and then fly to Nepal from these gateway cities. With lots of flight choices, you can set out freely at time you want.

Flights to Nepal from China
China Nepal Flights Routes

Flights from China to Nepal

Air RouteAir CompanyFlight DurationFrequencyFlight Type
Lhasa Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight Air China 1h25m Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Sichuan Airlines 1h Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Direct Flight
Chengdu Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight Air China 3h25m Every Day Direct Flight
Tibet Airlines 1h55m Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Xian Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight Tibet Airlines 3h30m Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Kunming Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight China Eastern Airlines 3h20m Twice Per Day Direct Flight
Guangzhou Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight Southern Airlines 5h30m Twice Per Day Direct Flight
Hong Kong Kathmandu (Nepal) Flight Nepal Airlines 5h30m Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Cathay Pacific Airways Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Direct Flight

Flights from Nepal to China

Air RouteAir CompanyFlight DurationFrequencyFlight Type
Kathmandu Lhasa (Nepal Tibet) Flight Air China 1h25m Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Sichuan Airlines 1h15m Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Direct Flight
Kathmandu (Nepal) Chengdu Flight Air China 2h35m Every Day Direct Flight
Tibet Airlines 3h10m Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Kathmandu (Nepal) Xian Flight Tibet Airlines 5h50m Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Direct Flight
Kathmandu (Nepal) Kunming Flight China Eastern Airlines 3h Twice Per Day Direct Flight
Kathmandu (Nepal) Guangzhou Flight Southern Airlines 4h Twice Per Day Direct Flight
Kathmandu (Nepal) Hong Kong Flight Nepal Airlines 4h30m Irregular Schedule Direct Flight
Cathay Pacific Airways Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Direct Flight

*Note: All the above Nepal Airlines maybe cut down in low season and price and availability are subject to change.

Nepal Domestic Flights - Transfer Airlines in Nepal

Apart from the international flights to enter Nepal, there are several Nepali domestic airlines tourists can use to transfer among popular destinations in Nepal. Served as the transportation hub in Nepal, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is linked with several main civil airports located in Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and etc. Also you can take short-distance flights from Pokhara to Chitwan or Lumbini.

Every day, there are about 8 non-stop flights running between Kathmandu (the capital and the biggest city of Nepal) and Pokhara (the second largest city in Nepal) from 8:00am to 15:15pm, which takes just less than 30m. For mountaineering enthusiasts wishing to climb the south pole of Mount Everest, TACA Airlines offers up to 8 flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point and the must pass of the mountaineering route, which are all in the morning.

Nepal Domestic Flights
Domestic Airlines in Nepal

Drive Overland from Tibet to Nepal - Get to Nepal by Land

Maybe you are hoping for an adventurous journey, the overland tour from Lhasa Tibet to Nepal (Kathmandu) must fulfill your likes. In addition, it saves much money for transport expense which you can spend on activities you like to do in Nepal and you will enjoy various landscapes along the journey from Tibet to Nepal, such as Buddhist temples, stupa, palaces, and beautiful natural splendors…

Road connection between Nepal and Tibet was cut off for a long time ue to the close of Zhangmu Port after the Nepal earthquake in April 25, 2015. Fortunately, the Gyirong Port at China-Nepal Border area was announced to be reopened for international travelers on August 30, 2017. With huge convenience, foreigners can travel from Tibet to Nepal by road or visit Tibet after finishing trip in Nepal again.

Overland Drive to Nepal
Overland Driving Map to Nepal from Tibet

Useful Nepal Travel Tips:

1. The Most Convenient Way to Nepal. Like mentioned above, China has the 6 popular tourist cities linked with Nepal via available direct flights, hence, you got great chances to explore Chinese history and culture first as well as more options of deciding where to depart from.

2. Nepal Tourist Visa. You can apply Nepal Visa before leaving at any Nepalese Diplomatic Mission like Nepal Embassy or Consulate in your home country or China, even you can obtain the Nepal Visa on Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport with required documents.

3. Packing and Heath Advice. The valid original passport always comes first. Packing what kind of clothes, it largely depends on where and when you visit Nepal. Summer clothing like T-shirts and short are normally enough, long sleeves are needed if you will go out at night or high-elevated places. Professional equipment for trekking and climbing needs well prepared. Rain gear are eseential for Nepal travel during rainy season.

4. Nepal Tour Extension. With short distance and flying duration, you may have a Tibet Nepal tour or Nepal Bhutan Tour packages to explore a variety of scenery, culture, history of these three popular destinations together in the world.

Bhutan Tibet Flights to Nepal
Flights Route between Nepal Tibet Bhutan

Recommended Nepal Tour Packages

Following are some of our most recommended Nepal tour packages that you may be interested in. All of our tour packages are classic itineraries, and can be tailor-made to meet your personal requirements. You can get more Nepal Tours, or contact us to customize a trip if you want.

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