Nepal is called the roof of the world, because the absolute majority of the highest peaks on the planet are concentrated on its small territory. Therefore, aviation has long become one of the main means of transportation in the republic. Nepal's airports are an impressive list of several dozen objects, among which the largest is the capital.
There are no direct flights between Moscow and Kathmandu, and you can get here only with connections - in Qatar, Delhi or Istanbul. Experienced travelers, in order to save money, are advised to fly to the capital of India, and from there get to Nepal by land transport. If the financial component does not matter, then the most convenient way would be to buy a ticket for a connecting flight Moscow - Kathmandu from Qatar Airways. Travel time will be at least 15 hours.
Nepal International Airport
Only one air port of the country, located 5 km east of Kathmandu, has the right to receive flights from abroad. The city where the airport is located lies in a valley at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level.
Tribhuvan air harbor was built in the middle of the twentieth century, and initially its "take-off" was a grass field. Today, Nepal's capital airport has two terminals - for domestic and international flights. Separate - for VIPs - provides comfortable waiting for business class passengers.
Airlines and destinations
Despite the small size of the airport, it receives daily flights of several dozen airlines of global importance:
- The only way to fly in a European direction is the wings of Turkish Airlines.
- China Southern Airlines and Air China fly from Beijing, Lhasa, Shanghai, Taipei and Guangzhou.
- Qatar Airlines, Etihad and FlyDudai connect Nepal to the Gulf States.
- Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air and Thai Airways fly to Southeast Asia.
- Air India, IndiGo and SpiseJet operate many scheduled flights to cities in India.
Nepal's own Nepalese airline has scheduled flights to Bahrain, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Bangalore. Domestic flights of this air carrier connect various points on the map within the territory of Nepal itself..
Transfer and services
Sajha Yatayat Bus Company provides regular intercity transportation and transfers between Nepal Airport and the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. The bus stop is located at the exit from the international terminal. Cars go to the bus station of the Nepalese capital, travel time is about half an hour.
Taxis in Nepal are very cheap, and the counter for ordering and prepayment is located in the arrivals hall.
Small airports in Nepal are located throughout the country, but when planning flights, you should plan for a sufficient margin of time - due to unfavorable weather conditions, flights are often postponed or canceled altogether.