Cheap flights to Kathmandu
The capital of Nepal and a hub for trekking travellers, Kathmandu is a city teetering on the edge of embracing the modern while clinging to the old and ancient. Some must-sees include gems like Durbar Square, with temples that date back to the 12th century, and the World Heritage site of Boudhanath Stupa not too far afield. The Royal Palace is a sight that must be taken in. The unfortunate place of a 2001 massacre that wiped out the entire royal family, the palace has now been converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. A trip to Kathmandu will lead you straight into the infamous Everest Region where trekkers and adventurers of the world unite. It takes a pretty nerve-racking 30-minute flight to access the region, but in recent years a great range of accommodation and cafes have popped up to make the trip far more palatable. Student Flights can get you trekking to Kathmandu for far less Rupees with our range of cheap flights with well-known international airlines.
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) services Kathmandu and is the only international facility in Nepal. Previously called Gauchaur Airport after the area in Kathmandu in which it is situated, the airport is now named after a former king’s father. Gauchaur is 6 kilometres from the city centre in the Kathmandu Valley, and Sajha Yatayat runs a bus service from the international terminal into the city centre. Local buses also depart from the main road. Taxis are also available but be sure to negotiate the price before the journey. Your Student Flights consultant will be able to advise you on the availability of hotel transfers and private transfers.
There are no direct flights from Australian cities to Kathmandu. A stopover will be required in one of a variety of Asian hotspots including Malaysia, Thailand, China and Hong Kong. From the east coast of Australia with a flight path through Guangzhou, China, the total flight time is under 15 hours. Flying from Perth to Kathmandu via Singapore has a flight time of only 10.5 hours. From Adelaide, first fly to Malaysia (just under 8 hours), then a connecting flight to Kathmandu (around 5 hours). Enjoy a selection of meals and drinks onboard international flights. Entertainment is also available with movies, music and magazines. For more information about specific services or special requests, please see our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu Holiday Packages
See the Annapurna Region, venture into Everest, hang with the locals at Durbar Square, and do a day trip of Bhaktapur. Ask our Student Flights travel consultants how best to navigate Kathmandu and what the best prices are on flights, accommodation and transfers. We can sort out the best Kathmandu holiday package with all the add-ons you want.
Nepal’s most important Hindu shrine, Pashupatinath Temple, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. Traders sell marigolds, incense and conch shells for the daily cremations take place along the river. It’s quite a confronting sight for a Westernised soul, but nonetheless an interesting one to witness and a great way to introduce yourself to how things are in Nepal. A visit to Chitwan National Park is a must for all animal lovers and especially those who want to partake in an elephant trek. A day spent in Patan is never a day wasted - you might want far more time here actually, with so many temples to take in and the 12th-century seated Buddha statue made of copper is an amazing sight to behold.
There is so much to do in Kathmandu – start planning here. Student Flights travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.
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