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Cheap flights to Nepal

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$953Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$964From Las Vegas to Nepal
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Nepal

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Nepal right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Nepal at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Nepal citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Nepal has lifted the suspension of international commercial flights. However, only Nepalis, diplomatic, international organization, and some international non-governmental organization personnel are allowed to enter the country. Trekkers and mountaineers who have made official and approved bookings may also enter the country. Evacuation, rescue, and emergency flights, and flights with special permission from the Civil Aviation Authority may still enter the country.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR issued within 72 hours before departure. Travelers must have a visa or prior approval document Trekkers and mountaineers must have a confirmed hotel reservation that allows at least 7 days shielding or quarantine in Nepal. Trekkers and mountaineers must possess a medical travel insurance with international coverage of at least USD 5,000 that covers COVID-19 before traveling.

Quarantine requirements

All travelers arriving to Nepal will be subject to a 14-day quarantine on arrival. At day 5 of quarantine, trekkers and mountaineers must take a PCR test at their own expense before proceeding with their trek or expedition.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Nepal flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Nepal found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Nepal is January. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Nepal?

Average Kathmandu Tribhuvan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$978 - $1,606
60.8 - 77 °F
0 - 5.2 inches

Peak Season:

The dry season of October through May is the best bet for tourists to experience clear mountain views on their travel to Nepal, and allows for outdoor activities and trekking. Pack comfortable clothes and hiking shoes if you plan to trek through the mountains—you might consider leaving these items in your carry-on luggage on your flight to Nepal, as many places won’t allow you to trek without the necessary garments. Nepal’s most important festivals also take place across these months so if you have any desire to go you’ll definitely need to secure your flight tickets as early as you can to avoid overpaying. March is home to the festival of colors and can be an incredible experience where everyone throws colored water or powders.

 Off-peak Season:

Monsoon season lands between June and September, and are usually too hot for pleasant Nepal travel, anyway. Harsh winters also deter tourists with freezing temperatures at high altitudes. But, if you want to brave the rain and snow, cheap flights to Nepal are easily found during the off-season.

Off season:

From November to March the temperatures can reach freezing as well as carpets of very heavy snow take over the mountains. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Nepal around then but your experience will be completely different and rather more limited than if you go at other times of the year. May to June also offer cheap flights to Nepal but the weather is the opposite of cold and snowy. You’ll find it can be very unpleasant, very hot and very wet. Avoid May to June if you can unless you are well travelled and enjoy humid heat.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

The cheapest day to fly to Nepal is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Nepal trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Nepal Travel Guide

Imagine dark rooms filled with Tibetan carpets and larger-than-life Buddhas at every corner; hidden shops with hanging wooden masks and spinning prayer wheels; narrow streets that echo ancient chants, and flute-filled music wafting like a ghostly echo throughout its stone buildings. Here a magical kingdom comes to life, and a coronation of sorts begins when you book your flight to Nepal.

Located along the Himalayas, Nepal boasts spectacular scenery featuring hiking trails that put the Rocky Mountains to shame. Flights to Nepal arrive in a country steeped in history and rich in culture. With dozens of different ethnicities, religions and languages, it’s easy to see why travelers book Nepal flights; everyone is welcome.

When your flight to Nepal arrives, take time out for a visit to Kakani. In what seems like a world away from the churches, monasteries and temples that line the streets in Nepal’s city center, Kakani is a simpler place. Many travelers book flights to Nepal for a trek through Kakani’s hiking trails and a glimpse of the spectacular mountain views.

 What’s the weather like in Nepal?

Nepal has a variety of climates, depending on the altitude you’re visiting. Summer temperatures range between 67 and 81 degrees while winter temperatures climb from 36 to 68 degrees with intermittent rain.

How long is the flight to Nepal?

The trip to Nepal takes a little longer than other destinations, but the experience when you arrive is worth the time in the air. Expect a trip from New York City to Kathmandu, Nepal to take about 15.5 hours. The same trip from Los Angeles takes a little over 16 hours, and flying from London to Kathmandu takes just under 10 hours.

Which airlines fly to Nepal?

Flying to Nepal means landing just east of Kathmandu at the Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s the only international airport in the country, although plans are in the works for more. Expect to have at least one stop during your flight in Asia or the Middle East. The airport sees traffic from many airlines, including Air India, Nepal Airlines, Qatar, Jet Airways, Air China and Oman Air.

What should you pack for a flight to Nepal?

 Your specific destination within Nepal influences what you should pack. Summer temperatures range from the high 60s to the low 80s, so pack a mix of warm and cool clothes with the option to layer. For winter trips, pack warm clothes and rain gear, along with hats and gloves. It can get rainy in certain areas of the country. Quick-drying clothes are ideal for any time of year. If you plan to tackle the many hiking trails in Nepal, pack appropriate footwear and gear. If your trip involves camping, pack long underwear for warmth at night.

Another option is to buy some of your clothes when you land. Buying clothes in Nepal helps you fit in with the locals, and the clothing doubles as an amazing souvenir. While the country is very diverse, clothing is generally on the conservative side.

If your plans include trekking across the county, pack all of your gear in a durable backpack that is easy to carry instead of traditional suitcases. Bring a smaller day pack for side trips.

Getting to and around Nepal

 The airport in Kathmandu is the largest airport in Nepal and the only one that charters international flights. The best way to get to the city is to arrange airport transfers with your hotel once you’ve booked your flights to Nepal. Most hotels do offer transfers so make sure to check with them before securing a room. Taxis can be very expensive and be prepared to haggle and negotiate a lot to get a reasonable price. The only other option is to take the bus. Whilst this is the cheapest option, there is no set timetable and they are extremely overcrowded making the buses very difficult to board with lots of luggage.

Royal Nepal Airlines are great for domestic Nepal flights if you book them a week in advance. Unfortunately for on-land Nepal travel, the options are few and far between. Buses, although cheap, are slow and dangerous. Daily “almost accidents” occur, as well as fatal accidents on paved and unpaved roads. The metro is off-limits to tourists, and no car rental options exist for foreigners. Biking will sometimes prove quicker than bus routes, and walking is a reliable method, especially in Kathmandu.

What are some things to do in Nepal?

Stepping off the plane in Nepal immerses you into a world full of diverse culture. From ancient architecture and temples to gorgeous lakes and mountains, Nepal offers some of the most unique travel opportunities anywhere in the world. Since you land in Kathmandu, start your explorations there. The city is full of pagodas, temples, carvings and shrines. Hire a tour guide to see the best parts of the city, and give yourself time to sit back and watch the bustling city.

Nearby Patan is another breathtaking city, with many temples to explore. Follow the brick roads to discover beautiful squares throughout the city. A rooftop cafe is the perfect spot for checking out the city from above. The Patan Museum is worth a visit. Inside, you can check out over 200 statues of Hindu and Buddhist deities.

Trekking through the Himalayas is a popular activity in Nepal. You don’t need climbing experience to trek through the pristine Nepalese surroundings. Book your trekking trips while in Kathmandu. If you prefer a less intense way to see the Himalayas, take a flight over the mountains. You’ll see unforgettable panoramic views of the peaks without breaking a sweat.

Chitwan National Park makes the list of top places to see in Nepal. The 332-square-mile park gives you the chance to see a range of animals, including rhinos, Bengal tigers, bears, crocodiles, elephants and hundreds of species of migratory birds. For a less commercialized experience, visit Bardia National Park. Grasslands and forests in the park serve as the home for tigers, rhinos, elephants and birds.

Tips for your stay in Nepal

  • Kathmandu:The capital of Nepal, this city is a Buddhist and Hindu center of religion and culture. Brimming with tradition, architecture, and activity, it will surely complete your travel to Nepal. Beautiful sights in the Thamel district (although sometimes dangerous) include cultural, political, and commercial events, cobblestone streets, and authentic bakeries, cafes, and hotels. On the outskirts, enjoy rafting or mountain climbing in the snow covered mountains, and see the influx of ethnicities within the valley population.
  • Himalayas:Whether you’re attempting Mount Everest, or soaking in nature at its best, the Himalayas are a wealthy resource of organic experience. Foot trails will guide you from one pastoral setting to another, and weaving through stony villages, monasteries, shrines, and temples will refresh you mentally and physically. Meeting locals like pilgrims, traders, herders, and even animals will give your travel to Nepal a more native understanding.
  • Rafting:Although it might seem intimidating on first thought, white water rafting can actually be enjoyed by beginners. Rookies can choose a smoother route focused on surrounding canyon scenery. If your travel to Nepal is a family affair, look for certain companies that cater to children. For a serious adrenaline rush, a veteran might try a world class experience along the Seti or Kali Ganaki River.
  • Festivals:Celebrations occur on village, valley, city, and national levels. Book your cheap flight to Nepal during a holiday, and experience the cultural traditions of the Buddhist and Hindu religions. National festivals bring together the assorted backgrounds of citizens that band together under one nation.

Finding Flights from Nepal

After experience Nepal to the fullest, fly the friendly skies to explore other parts of the world. CheapFlights can help you find great deals on departing flights from Tribhuvan International Airport on Air Arabia, Nepal Airlines, Air China and other carriers.

The airport in Kathmandu isn’t known for being efficient, and it has limited facilities. Get there early, so you have plenty of time to figure out where to go. Read signs carefully to ensure you get into the correct lines. You save a lot of time by getting into the correct line the first time. All luggage goes through a X-ray machine, and you need to have baggage labels stamped by customs officials. If you take your time and pay attention to your surroundings, you’ll make it through the airport just fine.

How popular are flights to Nepal this year?

Flights to Nepal have seen a 50% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

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