Getting To Nepal
has the only international airport and therefore it is
the only arrival point for all flights to Nepal.
Tribhuvan International Airport. International flights
that operate to and from Kathmandu are Royal Nepal
Airlines, Thai Int'l Airlines, Singapore Airlines,
Indian Airlines, Pakistan Airlines, Gulf Air, Qatar
Airways, Transavia Airlines, China Southwest
Air and Biman Bangladesh. But there are offices for other
international airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Aeroflot,
British Airways, Dragon Air, Lufthansa and Myanmar Airways.
Once at the airport, you can easily get to your hotel (if
pre-booked). There are organized taxi services as soon as
you get out of your baggage collection point. Please be
aware that these taxi drivers could be quite annoying.
Handle carefully. They do not accept dollars, so make sure
you get some change at the airport counter. The cost of
these taxis from airport to the downtown Thamel or Durbar
Marg is fixed to Rs. 250 (about 3 dollars). There is a
saying "everything is tiny here..." so do most of the taxis.
Overland entry point to Nepal are Mahendra
Nagar in the far western Nepal that connect to state of
Uttar Pradesh of India. Other entry point is Kakarvitta
that connects to city of Siliguri and Darjeeling in the
West Bengal State of India. Another major entry point is
Kodari, at the border with Tibet. A lot of overland trip
to Tibet goes and comes from Kodari. There are regular
night buses from Mahendra Nagar and Kakarvitta to
Kathmandu. There are day buses to and from Kodari to
Kathmandu. While bus travel is very cheap, be prepared
to get stuck for hours while taking one of these buses.
Also the seats are built for Nepali and Indian size so
they could be pretty uncomfortable for many Europeans
Numerous taxi services are available round the clock.
Cab services with wide body cars from Korea are also
available. All taxi services starts with an amount of Rs.
7 as soon as you get into the car. After 8:00pm in the
night, the fare is doubled as it counts as night
service. If you are stuck somewhere in the middle of the
night, call one of the night taxis and tell them your
location and they will be there to pick you up.
A rickshaw is considered best for city sightseeing.
Although they are not allowed to certain busy streets
but these man-pedaled three wheelers are best to stroll
through the narrow streets of Kathmandu. Most
importantly they don't pour smokes and they are
pollution free. Help Kathmandu keep clean, use
There are over 15 domestic airlines now operating from
Kathmandu's international airport to the major
destinations within the country. Please contact us for
getting the tickets for your domestic travels. We keep
stocks of many airlines. Most airlines offer guaranteed
window seat and most of the airlines flying in the
Nepalese skies offer magnificent mountain views. Do not
forget to keep your camera handy with a film loaded.
Almost all the internal flights also operate spectacular
mountain flights for about an hour. Nepal is already
well known for one of the best mountain flights in the
world. Please contact us if you decide to go on mountain
flights. We will also give you proper advise on which
airline has the better aircraft for viewing and what
aircraft goes to what height.