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Cheap flights from Nepal

Home to Earth’s highest mountain, the Mount Everest, Nepal is located in between Tibet in China and India. This landlocked country in Southern Asia is where the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, was born. Now a republic, Nepal used to be under monarchy ruling hundreds of years ago not until June 2008. The transition was agreed upon during the Constituent Assembly on May 28, 2008. Its capital and largest city is Kathmandu.

Nepal has been split into elevation zones from south to north. These zones are the Outer Terai or the level plains, Siwalik Range or Churia Hills, Inner Terai, Mahabharat Range, Middle Hills, Valleys, Lekhs, north of the Lekhs, and Trans-Himalaya.

In the most recent events, Nepal was struck by an earthquake on April 25, 2015. The 7.9-magnitude quake caused over 8,000 deaths and more than 17,000 people injured. Nepal, however, has been recuperating since the disaster.

Where to go

Trekking is the number one reason why travellers fly to Nepal. In 2007, there were a total of 101,320 trekkers accounted for visiting the country. For an easier trek, the “Tea-House Trekking” is the way to go for amateur climbers. Tea houses, or the tourist lodges found along the mountain trails, have now been fully developed, complete with hot showers, pizza, beer, and pasta. There is no need for trekkers to carry tents and food anymore.

Mountaineers can also take the challenging trek of the Everest Three High Passes Trek in the Khumbu region. While for those who want to climb the other Everest Region Treks, they can fly to Lukla’s domestic airport from Kathmandu via Sita Airlines, or take a bus to Jiri and take the trail in Namche Bazaar in Sherpa Lands at the foot of Everest.

Tourists may also try rafting or kayaking at Kathmandu and Pokhara, depending on the river and level of experience. Kathmandu, as the capital of Nepal, can be accessed via Tribhuvan International Airport, while Pokhara is a 15-minute ride by bus from Kathmandu. The main rivers in those cities are the Kali Gandaki, Bhote Koshi, Seti, Karnali, Sun Kosi, Trisuli, Marshyangdi, and Tamur.

There are other flights flying from Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport to domestic airports of Biratnagar, Nepalganj, Lukla, Pokhara, Simikot, Jomsom, Janakpur, and Bharatpur via Yeti Air, Buddha Air, and Cosmic Air. Internet agents to these airlines may be accessed for bookings outside Nepal. Otherwise, ticket reservation can be made upon arrival.

From Tribhuvan International Airport, travellers can head to Bangkok, a three-hour trip via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Bangkok, as the capital of Thailand, is known for its vibrant nightlife and high-rise buildings. Though Bangkok has a heavily congested traffic, travellers may opt to try out the “tuk-tuk,” a three-wheeled vehicle that will take them places around the city.

There are connecting flights coming from Kathmandu to European countries like Amsterdam in the Netherlands with Arkefly airlines. It will take more than nine hours from Tribhuvan International Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Amsterdam is known as the Venice of the North as it boasts of its beautiful canals across the city. Tourists may do bike tours to explore the majestic architecture of the city.

How to get out

The only international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport, serving the city of Kathmandu. Approximately 30 international airlines operate at the airport, connecting the country to destinations in Asia and the Middle East. Tribhuvan International Airport serves as a hub for Buddha Air, Nepal Airlines, Saurya Airlines, Simrik Airlines, Sita Air, Tara Air, and Yeti Airlines.

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