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Getting in Nepal

Nepal being a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, one can get into Nepal either by flight or land through India or China. You can get the Nepal entry visa on your arrival in Kathmandu airport thus it is easy to enter into Nepal.

By Land : Driving into Kathmandu Nepal.

Entry points between Nepal and India

  • Kakarbhitta and Jogbini – eastern part of Nepal
  • Birgung – Central part of Nepal
  • Belari, Nepalganj, Dhangadi and Mahendranagar in Western part of Nepal

Entry points between Nepal and Tibet China

  • Kodari and Kerung in central part of Nepal

By Air: Flying into Kathmandu Nepal

Nepal has only one International airport called Thribhuwan airport in Kathmandu. There are many International flights that connect with Kathmandu Nepal.

  1. Nepal Airlines:                   Delhi, Bangkok, Hongkong, Dubai, Doha, and Kualalumpur
  2.  Thai Airways:                    Bangkok every day
  3. Qatar Airways:                   Doha every day
  4. Jet Airways:                        Delhi and Mumbai
  5. Indian airlines:                  Delhi
  6.  Air India:                            Delhi
  7. Etihad Airways:                Abu Dhabi
  8.  Fly Dubai                           Dubai
  9. Bahrain Air                        Baharain
  10. Dragon air                         Hongkong
  11. Korean air                          Seoul
  12. Silk air                                Singapore
  13. Air China                           Chendu / Lhasa
  14. China Southern                Guangzhou
  15. Biman Bangladesh          Dhaka
  16. GMG airlines                    Dhaka
  17. Pakistan Airlines             Karachi
  18. Druk Air                            Paro (Bhutan)
  19. Air Arabia                         Sarjaha
  20. Malindo air                       Kualalumpur (daily)
  21. Malaysian Air                  Kualalumpur (daily)
  22. Air Asia                             Kualalumpur (daily)
  23. Himalaya air                    Doha
  24. China Eastern                  Kunming
  25. Sichuan airlines              Chendu and Lhasa
  26.  Oman air                         Muscat

Flight Cancellation

Owning to its demanding geographical location and climatic variation, the domestic flights in Nepal are mostly prone to flight delays and cancellation. As the Tribhuwan International Airport in Nepal doesn’t have the technology of Instrumental Landing System, the adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, thick fog, strong winds, etc. may lead to flight delays and cancellation. Also, the topography of Nepal is difficult, therefore it is safe not to take off the flight in those adverse weather conditions. As you can know from the best trekking season section in our website, autumn season (November- September) is the most preferred trekking season when the weather is dry, clear and stable. At this time of year, flight delays and cancellation is very rare. For other seasons, weather cannot be guaranteed. Monsoon season (June- August) is highly prone to flight delays and cancellation. The strong winds, rain and patchy clouds make the view unclear. Also, in winter season, flights may get cancelled due to thick fog. Therefore, if you are travelling to Nepal, it is recommended to apportion one or two days for spare in case your flight gets cancelled and you are in short of scheduled time. In other cases, road transportation can be an option. However, in case of flight to Lukla, you may have to change your entire schedule if you are in short of time as there is no other option owning to its dramatic location. (Note: Travel Insurance is highly recommended. In case of flight cancellation, if you are in short of time and are unable to catch your scheduled flight back in Kathmandu, Nepal Lion Treks can charter a helicopter at your service. However, the cost should be borne by you which can later be claimed through insurance company.)