Getting to Nepal
The Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu is Nepalís only international
airport. The important airlines that serve Kathmandu are Indian
Airlines, Thai International, Bangladesh Biman, China Southwest
Airlines, Druk Air, Qatar Airways, PIA- Pakistan Airlines,
Gulf Air, Sahara Ailrlines, Jet Air, and Cosmic Air. The national
carrier - Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC), operates
flights to both Europe and Japan as well as the regional destinations.
You could travel to Kathmandu via Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.
There are daily flights to Kaathmandu from bankgkok.
If in India, you can fly to
Nepal from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Banglore and Varanasi. The
There is the spectacular flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu on Saturdays,
Tuesdays and Thrusdays operated by China Southwest Airlines.
You can also fly Druk Air from Paro in Bhutan, or take a flight
from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
From Europe and Middle
Qatar Airways and Gulf Air operates daily flights to Kathmandu
from Doha and Dubai.
Pakistan International, Bangladesh Biman and Aeroflot have one-airline
service from Europe to Kathmandu.The other option are the charter
companies, Austrin Airways has a direct flight from Vienna to
Kathmandu and Martin Air operates direct flight to Kathmandu
From North America
You could fly to Nepal via India or alternatively via Bangkok
or Hong Kong. RNACís Osaka flight makes good connections with
North American flights.
From Australia and New Zealand
Look for routes via Singapore, Hong Kong or Bangkok.
There are just eight entry points into Nepal by land open to
foreigners, from which six are from India and two from Tibet.
The crossing points from India include Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi
and Nepalgunj in the west, Sunali, Birganj and Kakarbhitta in
the east. Make sure to book your tickets through a reputed agency
to avoid getting duped. Also bear in mind that everyone has
to change buses at the border whether they book a through ticket
or not, and that despite claims to the contrary, there are no
tourist buses on either side of the border. You can board direct
buses to the Nepal border from Delhi, Varanasi, Calcutta, Patna
and Darjeeling. From the border, you can board Nepali buses
You can cross the border into Nepal from Tibet via Kodari.
Always, but always, reconfirm reservations, or chances are the
airlines will cancel them. Take time before your trek or river
rafting tour to reconfirm your flight out of Nepal.