Cheap flight tickets to Nepal
Flights to Nepal
Cheap flights to Nepal
For international flights to Nepal, the main entry point is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are other international airports in the works that have yet to open (like the Gautam Buddha Airport and the Pokhara International Airport), but for now, all international Nepal flights arrive in only one airport.
Needless to say, expect Tribhuvan International Airport to be a little cramped and crazy. Big eaters should brace themselves. There aren’t many food options inside either, so you might want to bring something for later or grab a bite before going there. The good news is, there is plenty to do in Kathmandu. The capital is a bustling city that’s quite a feast for the senses and its centre is only about five kilometres away from the Tribhuvan International Airport.
There are other airports for domestic Nepal flights, like Simara Airport, Bharatpur Airport, and Lukla Airport, interestingly dubbed by many as the world’s most dangerous airport because of its tricky geographical location. It’s 2,845 metres above sea level!
Why plan a trip to Nepal
Begin your Nepal trip with the quintessential Kathmandu tour. You can explore the city on foot and visit its many historical sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square. Make sure to secure enough luggage allowance when purchasing cheap flight tickets to Nepal because a single trip to Kathmandu’s tourist hotspot Thamel is enough to get you going into a shopping frenzy! Choose from souvenirs like pashminas and singing bowls or hoard affordable embroidered tops – they make great statement pieces! Other must-visits in the area are its many parks, gardens, and monasteries.
When planning a Nepal trip, keep in mind that you might have to book more Nepal flights to transfer to other areas outside of Kathmandu. If you want to embark on the Mt Everest Base Camp trek, for example, you’ll have to fly to Lukla Airport first. Other areas you might want to explore outside of Kathmandu during your Nepal trip are Helambu (for breathtaking scenery), Panauti (for interesting architecture), and Dhulikhel, a historic town 30 kilometres from the capital.
And if you’re booking flights to Nepal for its colourful festivals, you might want to check out Dashain and Tihar, the biggest festivals that celebrate the goddess Durga and the goddess Laxmi, respectively. There is also a festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Buddha called the Buddha Jayanti. March, on the other hand, brings about Holi Festival celebrations. Best to plan your trip around these festivals so you can finalise your itineraries and keep a lookout for cheap flights to Nepal!
Best time to visit Nepal
In deciding which cheap flights tickets to Nepal you should go for, note that temperatures rise and fall with every season that passes. December to February brings about the chilly temperatures of winter, so if you’ve already booked your Nepal flights for this season, make sure to pack warm clothes.
Spring begins in March (that’s why Holi is celebrated around this time!) and lasts until May. Beware of booking cheap flights to Nepal with a travel period between June and August, because this is when heavy rains prevail in the country. There is a certain allure to rainy scenery, but it might just affect your itinerary, especially if you’re going trekking. If you want to do some serious hiking, though, consider setting your Nepal trip in October or November. Skies are clear around this time.
Nepal travel budget
Nepal’s currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). As of 02 June 2019, NPR1 is equal to RM0.038. Budget travel in Nepal is easy to pull off. If you want a comfortable stay during your Nepal trip, your daily budget must start at NPR2,905 (RM109). Meals can cost anything from NPR60 to NPR 300 (RM2.25 to RM11.25), while staying in a hostel dorm will set you back anywhere from NPR250 to NPR700 (RM9.38 to RM26.25). You can also compare hotel prices in Nepal online when ironing out the details of your Nepal trip.
Nepal visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders need a visa to enter Nepal, but the good news is, it’s visa on arrival. Hooray for fewer troubles! You can opt to get visas for 15, 30, and 90 day-stays in the country. Fees for these visas are USD25 (RM105), USD40 (RM167), and USD100 (RM419), respectively. You’ll have to note these fees when you’re budgeting your Nepal trip.
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Information is accurate as of 02 June 2019.
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