Domestic Flights in Nepal

  • Jul 13, 2020
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There are many international and domestic airlines in Nepal; they assist passengers to connect with Nepal and other parts of the country. Both international and domestic air fares look quite expensive compared to main destinations in the world due to small size of airports and carriages which resulted fairly expensive for their operation. The biggest and only international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) other 3 airports are under construction for the international flight operation, they are in Bhairahawa, Pokhara and Bara.

It is best to take a domestic flight in Nepal than drive, to save the time for long drive since roads are really narrow and most of the tourist destinations in Nepal are connecting through hilly roads. TIA in Kathmandu has two terminals – Domestic and International. Domestic terminal in Kathmandu is next to the International terminal. However, these days, few domestic flights are being operated from Ramechhap as well to control the air traffic in Kathmandu.

International Airlines operating in Nepal

  • Air Arabia
  • Air India
  • Bhutan Airlines
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  • Buddha Air
  • Cathay Dragon
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Druk Air
  • Etihad Airways
  • flydubai
  • Himalaya Airlines
  • IndiGo
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Malindo Air
  • Nepal Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • Qatar Airways
  • SalamAir
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Silk Air
  • Thai Airways
  • Thai Lion Air
  • Tibet Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vistara


Mountain Flights in Nepal

Several Airlines including Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Simrik Airlines are operating daily mountain sightseeing flights from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Here are some itineraries for your further information. Please contact us if wish to customize them with other trips. 

Helicopter flights in Nepal

Helicopter flights in Nepal are being used for mountain sightseeing, air cargo and rescue operations. The helicopter operators in Nepal are following.

  • Air Dynasty
  • Manang Air
  • Prabhu Helicopter
  • Air Altitude
  • Simrik Air
  • Shree Airlines
  • Summit Helicopters

Domestic Airlines in Nepal

There are a number of domestic airlines in Nepal:

  • Yeti Airlines
  • Buddha Air
  • Tara Airlines
  • Simrik Airlines
  • Sita Air
  • Summit Air


How to book your flights in Nepal?

Though there are many airlines are operating domestic flights in Nepal, the fare is almost same by most of the airline operators. Their Safety Standards are similar so you can book your flight with anyone available at your booking time. Shepherd Holidays will assist you to get your right air flight with airport transfers. Contact us for more info and do not forget to carry your passport while going for domestic airports as well.

How to book Tourist Bus in Nepal?

Tourist buses are widely used beside flights to reach to the main tourist destinations in Nepal. Bus, Safari Jeep, Van, Micro Bus, Mini Bus, Hice Etc. are main names of public transportation in Nepal which will assist us to connect one place to another. Motorcycle is mostly used and famous among Nepalese for private transportation.

Head office of Shepherd Holidays is very close to Tourist Bus Park in Nayabazar Kathmandu. We assist you to get your Tourist Bus ticket to your destination. Please contact us for further.

Baggage Allowances in Nepal for Domestic Flight

Most of the air operators in Nepal allow you to carry your check-in and carry-on baggage while flying mountain flights or other regular flights. You have to carry very less belongings due to weight factor flying over the mountains. If you are going for the trekking, your trekking poles along with sharp objects should be kept in your check-in luggage

Baggage Allowances in Nepal for Domestic Flight
Mountain Flights10 Kg5 Kg
Other regular Flights20-25 Kg5 Kg


Hotel and Airport Transfer Service in Nepal

Taxi service is available in Kathmandu airport for hotel transfer. Local bus service is also available but you may have to take two/three different route of buses to reach your location depends on your final destination. Best advice for travelers – private vehicle is cheaper than Taxi. Shepherd Holidays has many vehicles and best fleet service as per your requirement in better price. Contact us for more.

Domestic Flight Delays in Nepal

Nepal is the Himalayan country and most of the airports are surrounded by hills. The Trans Himalayan weather is unpredictable since the weather changes in few minutes which results the delay or cancelation of the flights. Best advice for the passengers is, to keep at least one buffer day/extra day in Kathmandu on second last day of your Nepal stay if there is a returning flight to Kathmandu which will keep you in safe side to catch your flight for home. You can go for shopping or sightseeing or day tour near Kathmandu on the buffer day if you are lucky and your flight operates on time as scheduled.