Direct flights to Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts – learn more about the destination and find all direct flights to Kathmandu.

Tribhuvan International is a medium sized and largest airport in Nepal. In total there are 44 airports with direct flights to Kathmandu from Nepal and 16 other countries. You can easily reach Kathmandu with daily non-stop flights from 10 major hubs like Dubai (flydubai), Delhi (IndiGo) and Doha (Qatar Airways).

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Kathmandu is the place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments, and mountain views. One also enjoys Kathmandu for nightlife, shopping and of course for the mountain views.

Arriving in Kathmandu

Tribhuvan International Airport is situated just over five kilometers east of Kathmandu. As the only international air transport hub in Nepal, the airport is used as a base by about 30 airlines that connect the country with destinations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Passengers can often enjoy a stunning view of the surrounding mountain ranges as their aircraft descends at Tribhuvan.

Once they leave the airport, travelers will need to catch a bus or taxi to reach the city. The bus services are not always for the faint-hearted, as some vehicles drive at dangerous speeds through the narrow mountain passes.

However, some hotels will pick guests up from the airport if given enough notice and there are also prepaid taxis available.

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Find a direct flight to Kathmandu

When it comes to international direct connections to Kathmandu, there are a number of options to choose from. Listed below are some of the most popular international direct routes, please follow the links to learn more about each option.

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Exploring Kathmandu

Kathmandu has close to one million inhabitants and forms the urban center of the Kathmandu Valley, an area of rich historical and cultural significance.

It is located in the north-western part of the valley, which was designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1979. There are several other settlements in the valley that are famous for their religious monuments and cultural heritage, including Kathmandu's sister cities Patan and Bhaktapur.

Lonely Planet has described arriving in Kathmandu for the first time as "an exhilarating shock", as people are likely to be unprepared for the intoxicating blend of sights, sounds and smells it has to offer.

Cycling is an option for getting around, although it is not generally recommended due to the heavy traffic and pollution in the city. Many people choose to travel by taxi or rickshaw, which can be useful and affordable providing the fare is negotiated with the driver beforehand.

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Durbar Square, where kings were once crowned, is considered by many people to be the traditional heart of the city. Here travellers will have plenty of opportunities to take in the famous architecture of Kathmandu, with spectacular palaces and temple buildings surrounding the main plaza.

The Garden of Dreams offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. This peaceful enclave, which underwent a major restoration after lying neglected for many years, lies close to the popular tourist district of Thamel. The garden was created in the Edwardian style by Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana in 1920.

Freak Street offers a vivid reminder of Kathmandu's former status as a haven for traveling hippies in the 1970s. Officially known as Jochhen Tole, this thoroughfare is a chaotic but charming collection of cheap hotels, restaurants and shops that remains popular with modern day visitors.

Thamel has replaced Freak Street as the meeting place of choice for European backpackers, western travelers and mountain trekkers in recent years. The narrow streets of this bustling area contain shops offering plenty of bargains and a number of popular restaurants.

Swayambhunath, an ancient temple complex to the west of the city, offers a unique atmosphere and spectacular views across the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as the Monkey Temple, due to the holy monkeys that live on the site.

Direct Flights travel tip for Kathmandu

Travelers should make sure they pick up a free map of the Kathmandu Valley at the airport, as the area can be confusing for those who have not visited before. Street names are generally only used for major thoroughfares, which can make it difficult for newcomers to find their way around.

When to go to Kathmandu

Spring (February to April) and autumn (October to November) are generally regarded as the best times to visit Nepal. The latter period is preferable for many holidaymakers, as it is the start of the dry season and the countryside around Kathmandu is lush following the monsoons.

Visibility is also at its best at this time of year, providing travellers with stunning mountain views.

Major airlines with daily flights to Kathmandu
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No, there are no directflights to Kathmandu from the US so you'll need to find a flight with connection instead.

There are 30 airlines with direct flights to Kathmandu. Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Shree Airlines are the most popular ones.

All 3 big alliances are flying to Kathmandu. Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam.

The IATA code is KTM and the ICAO code is VNKT.

You can fly daily from 10 different airports hubs to Kathmandu. Including Dubai with flydubai, Delhi & Mumbai with IndiGo and Doha with Qatar Airways.

Depends where you are flying from. It takes 8h 40min from Tokyo (NRT) and 20min from Simara (SIF).

There is 1 airport in Kathmandu with scheduled flights, Tribhuvan International, KTM.

It depends on where from and when you are flying. The average one-way ticket price according to our data is $291.
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