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Getting into Nepal by air

One can enter into Nepal from different locations around the globe via various direct and connecting flights. There are many options for airlines to get into Nepal via airways. You can choose the ones that offers best services and competitive prices. Generally, in the peak trekking seasons, the tickets may not be available and you may have to take the option of flying to India and entering to Nepal via roadways. To avoid this, please book your air tickets in advance.

Airports

To date, Tribhuwan International airport at Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Two international airport – one in Bhairahawa and another in Pokhara is under construction. They have not come into operation till date.

Airlines

There are several airlines that serve a flight to Nepal from abroad and vice versa. We have listed some of the airlines which you can consider as your option for traveling to Nepal. However, these lists are subject to change frequently. (*Note – The list is solely for reference purposes. We do not act as agent of any airlines company and do not work for them)

  1. Air Arabia

Website – www.airarabia.com

Service coverage –It serves the Gulf states and Russia.

  1. Air Asia

Website – www.airasia.com

Service coverage – it offers budget flights throughout Asia via Kuala Lumpur.

  1. Air China

Website – www.airchina.com

Service coverage – it offers daily flights to Lhasa, Chengdu and around China.

  1. Air India

Website – www.airindia.in

Service coverage – It serves the subcontinent, including Kolkata and Delhi.

  1. Bhutan Airlines (www.bhutanairlines.bt) Serves Paro several times daily.

Website

Service coverage

  1. Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Website – www.biman-airlines.com

  1. Service coverage – It conducts daily flights from Kathmandu to Dhaka and vice versa.
  2. Cathay Dragon

Website – www.cathaypacific.com

Service coverage – Four to five flights to Beijing per week

  1. China Eastern Airlines

Website – en.ceair.com

Service coverage – It serves Lhasa, Kunming, and Shanghai

  1. China Southern Airlines

Website – www.flychinasouthern.com

Service coverage – It serves Guangzhou and Lhasa.

  1. Drukair

Website – www.drukair.com.bt

Service coverage – It serves with a daily flight to/from Paro.

  1. Etihad Airways

Website – www.etihad.com

Service coverage – It has daily connections via Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world.

  1. Fly Dubai

Website – www.flydubai.com

Service coverage – it conducts several flights per day.

  1. Himalaya Airlines (www.himalaya-airlines.com) Reaches the Gulf and Malaysia.

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Service coverage

  1. IndiGo

Website – www.goindigo.in

Service coverage – It is a budget flight to/from Delhi.

  1. Jet Airways

Website – www.jetairways.com

Service coverage – It has daily connections to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

  1. Malaysia Airlines.

Website – www.malaysiaairlines.com

Service coverage –  For flights from Kuala Lumpur

  1. Malindo Air

Website – www.malindoair.com

Service coverage – For flights from Kuala Lumpur

  1. Oman Air

Website – www.omanair.com

Service coverage – For flights from Muscat

  1. Qatar Airways

Website – www.qatarairways.com

Service coverage – For daily connections through Doha, with excellent onward flights to the USA and Europe

  1. Sichuan Airlines

Website – www.sichuanair.com

Service coverage – For flights from Chengdu and Lhasa.

  1. Thai Airways

Website – www.thaiairways.com

Service coverage – It provides the most popular Southeast Asian route to Nepal via Bangkok.

  1. Turkish Airlines

Website – www.turkishairlines.com

Service coverage – It offers daily connections via Istanbul.

Regarding Departure Tax

The departure tax for flights out of Tribhuvan International Airport is included in the ticket price. Hence, you should not pay the departure tax separately.

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