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Nepal is known for its mountain airports and provides a variety of domestic flights, allowing you access to all parts of the world. Often, if you have a limited time in Nepal, it's best to take a nearby flight to spare yourself a long trip.
However, given that mountain weather is always erratic, it is wise to add one or two buffer days to prepare for flight delays before and after your hike. Below we have prepared a list of flights that leave from Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The domestic terminal in Kathmandu is next to the international terminal and during the spring and fall, it can be hectic.
At least one hour in advance (1.5 hours in the busy season) is better to sign in. In the waiting lounge, you can grab a cup and snacks, but not much else.
|Kathmandu to Pokhara||Annapurna Region||7:00 am to 3:30 pm||25 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Lukla||Upper Everest||6:00 am to 12:00 pm||25 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Phaplu||Lower Everest||9:30 am (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun)||35 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Bhairawa||Western Nepal||7:30 am to 5:00 pm||35 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Nepalgunj||Bardia||7:40 am to 4:00 pm||50 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Bharatpur||Chitwan||8:20 am to 3:45 pm||25 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Tumlingtar||Makalu||9:30 am to 1:00 pm||35 minutes|
|Kathmandu to Biratnagar||East Nepal||7:45 am to 5:00 pm||40 minutes|
Similarly, several flights leave from the tourism capital of Nepal, Pokhara. They are:
|Pokhara to Jomsom||Lower Mustang||6:20 am to 9:05 pm||20 minutes|
|Pokhara to Kathmandu||Kathmandu Valley||7:00 am to 3:35 pm||25 minutes|
|Pokhara to Nepalgunj||Bardia||11:05 am to 12:10 pm (Monday and Friday)||40 minutes|
|Pokhara to Bharatpur||Chitwan||2:30 pm only||20 minutes|
Tara Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines, Sita Air, and Summit Air are a variety of domestic airlines in Nepal.
The same pricing and safety requirements are provided by most airlines for domestic flights. You can book your flight online via the airline's website with a travel agent in Thamel, or have it included in your coordinated tour with HopNepal (we will also have airport transfers). Make sure to carry your passport for check-in at the airport.
Baggage restrictions differ based on whether you travel to the mountains, where weight is more of a concern, or not. (Expert tip: trekking poles must be packed in your checked-in baggage (along with other sharp objects).)
|Mountain Flights||10 kg||5 kg|
|All Other Flights||20-25 kg||5 kg|
It's best to accept a delay of a few hours on every domestic flight in Nepal. Mountain weather is erratic, and for several reasons, flights are frequently postponed, causing a passenger backlog and very no contact from the airport or airlines as to the status of your flight.
It's advisable to play it safe and allow yourself a day's cushion if you schedule an international flight across one of your domestic flights, if possible.