Flights from Kathmandu
Kathmandu’s domestic terminal is next to the international terminal and can be quite busy during the spring and fall. It’s best to check in at least one hour in advance (1.5 hours in busy season). You can grab a coffee and snacks in the waiting lounge, but not much else.
|Kathmandu to Pokhara||Annapurna region||25 minutes||7:00 am to 3:30 pm|
|Kathmandu to Lukla||Upper Everest||25 minutes||6:00 am to 12:00 pm|
|Kathmandu to Phaplu||Lower Everest||35 minutes||9:30 am (Mon,Wed,Thu,Sun)|
|Kathmandu to Bhairawa||Western Nepal||35 minutes||7:30 am to 5:00 pm|
|Kathmandu to Nepalgunj||Bardia||50 minutes||7:40 am to 4:00 pm|
|Kathmandu to Bharatpur||Chitwan||25 minutes||8:20 am to 3:45 pm|
|Kathmandu to Tumlingtar||Makalu||35 minutes||9:30 am to 1:00 pm|
|Kathmandu to Bhiratnagar||East Nepal||40 minutes||7:45 am to 5:00 pm|
Flights from Pokhara
|Pokhara to Kathmandu||Kathmandu Valley||25 minutes||7:00 am to 3:35 pm|
|Pokhara to Jomsom||Lower Mustang||20 minutes||6:20 am to 9:05 pm|
|Pokhara to Bharatpur||Chitwan||20 minutes||2:30 pm only|
|Pokhara to Nepalgunj||Bardia||40 minutes||11:05 am to 12:10 pm (Mon,Fri)|
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Domestic Airlines in Nepal
Booking Your Flights
Most airlines offer the same prices and safety standards for domestic flights. You can book your flight with a travel agent in Thamel, online through the airline's website, or have it included in your organized tour with kimkim (we'll also include airport transfers). Be sure to bring your passport to the airport for check-in.
Baggage allowances vary depending on whether or not you're flying into the mountains where weight is more of a factor. (Expert tip: Trekking poles (along with any sharp objects) must be stowed in your checked-in luggage.)
|Mountain flights||10 kg.||5 kg.|
|All other flights||20-25 kg.||5 kg.|
It’s best to factor a couple hours of delay into any domestic flight in Nepal. Mountain weather is unpredictable and flights are often delayed for a variety of reasons, producing a backlog of passengers and often little communication from the airport or airlines as to the status of your flight. If scheduling an international flight around one of your domestic flights, it’s best to play it safe and give yourself a day's buffer, if possible.