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Kathmandu (Nepal)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

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City CodeKTM
Popular Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
Flight Time15~19 hours
View Flight Information from Kathmandu (Nepal)

The flight time to Kathmandu (Nepal) is approximately 15~19 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Kathmandu (Nepal).


With a population of over 1.4 million residents, Kathmandu is the largest and capital city of Nepal. The city was royal home to Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces and mansions of Nepalese aristocracy. Kathmandu currently is the administrative and commercial centre of Nepalese government established in 2008.

Voice of Travelers to Kathmandu

Relocating to Kathmandu

I am Chimlin from Indonesia. I arrived in Kathmandu last winter after securing a job with a company in Kathmandu. I had smooth transition since relocating to Kathmandu. Kathmandu offers a lot in terms of cultural diversity compared to my former city. With the help of my friend Bussaba, I secured the cheapest ticket to Kathmandu. He searched online for the cheapest ticket two weeks prior to my departure to Kathmandu. Ticket to Kathmandu is cheap weeks before your travel time and it is advisable to purchase your ticket six weeks before traveling when ticket is cheap. Nepali Airlines offered the cheapest ticket, at the time of purchasing the ticket to Kathmandu, they offered a 10% off the ticket. Generally, relocating to Kathmandu was pleasant and nice experience. Flights attendants were exceptionally friendly and offered great food that was satisfying to everyone.

Training trip to Kathmandu

I am Niran from Thailand, I work with Chimera Inc as Operations Manager. Last month i attended operations training held in Kathmandu. I have been to Kathmandu a couple of times for work related activities but i must admit that my last trip experience to Kathmandu was fascinating. The company organizes everything from air ticket to accommodation ticket to Kathmandu. The last time i traveled, i wanted to experience a different travel experience travelling with a different airline. I asked the HR manager if he could allow me to book both the accommodation ticket and air ticket to Kathmandu by myself. I searched online for the cheapest ticket and found one, days prior to my travel. Thai Airlines offered the cheapest ticket to Kathmandu compared to other airlines. With a business class ticket they offered awesome services and their flight attendants are exceptionally friendly and with inflight entertainment, my travel experience was marvelous.

Kathmandu Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I buy a ticket to Kathmandu?

A. You can purchase a ticket to Kathmandu either by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Kathmandu is the best way to compare ticket and choose an affordable ticket to Kathmandu. Cheapest ticket to Kathmandu can be bought online six weeks before your departure.

Q. How is traffic in Kathmandu?

A. Kathmandu experiences heavy traffic during the rush hour. The rush hours in Kathmandu are on weekdays between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can rent a car in Kathmandu but you need a parking ticket and gas which are relatively expensive in Kathmandu. If you want to use public transport, Kathmandu has a bus network that services the city.

Q. How is weather like in Kathmandu?

A. Kathmandu experiences a humid subtropical type of climate with warm or hot weather most of the times of the year. Summers are hot and humid while winters are moderately warm. Most rainfall in Kathmandu is in summer while winter is dry with the cool months being from December to February.

Q. What are the outdoor activities to do in Kathmandu?

A. Kathmandu is a prefered destination by some tourists to enjoy outdoor and recreational activities. You can enjoy the scenery of beautiful temples within Kathmandu city including the Boudhanath Temple. No trip in Kathmandu is complete without taking mountain flight to watch the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. If you are a fan of history, culture or yoga then Kathmandu might be a good place to be. Kathmandu has several monasteries offering courses on meditation and guidance.

Kathmandu - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Tribhuvan International Airport •Singapore Changi International Airport (Singapore) •Abu Dhabi International Airport (UAE) •Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong) etc.

Flight Routes to Kathmandu

Tribhuvan International Airport located 6 km from the city center of Kathmandu is the only commercial service airport serving Kathmandu and Nepal in general. Kathmandu is the main gateway to Nepal and is connected to the rest of the world with over 30 airlines operating from the airport. One can travel to Kathmandu using Nepal Airlines, Oman Air, Turkish or Neti Airlines with the requirements being a valid passport, an air ticket, accommodation ticket and a visa if you don't qualify for a visa waiver program. Some airlines like Turkish, Oman and Thai have non stop flights to Kathmandu from different destinations.