Kathmandu city centre
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM): 4 mi from city centre
Flights to Kathmandu: practical information
Cheap airlines to Kathmandu
Planning a holiday in Kathmandu? Search for flights to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), the largest airport in Nepal. Jet Airways India, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Etihad connect the UK to Kathmadu or fly low cost from Delhi on IndiGo.
When to book flights to Kathmandu
The key to finding the best deals is to search early. By searching at least 6 months in advance of your trip you have the advantage of comparing and waiting for the right price.
- Peak season: Buddhist festivals like New Year's and spring.
- Low season: Winter and monsoon season from June to August.
Flights to Kathmandu with one stopover take at least 15 hours.
Experience Kathmandu: what to see, what to do
Beautiful mountainous terrain and smiling faces greet you in the great city of Kathmandu, Nepal. The fascinating countryside in the city of Kathmandu is loaded with golden pagodas, ancient temples, bars, hotels and restaurants.
Essentials in Kathmandu
Swayambhu Stupa: It's one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. You'll find peasants selling every kind of Buddhist trinket along the steps. Next is the Boudha Stupa, also an important sight for Tibetan Buddhists.
Narayanhti Palace Museum: This museum has only been in existence since 2009, before that it was still used as a Royal palace. For a relaxing spot, search out the Garden of Dreams.
Freak Street: Nepal was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s among Western travellers seeking limit-pushing experiences for their minds, bodies and souls. Bored with the drug scene in Europe's capitals, they sought new experiences East and found themselves in teh Himalayas and in Kathmandu. Freak Street, appropriately named, is the city's historic district for this wave of Western hippies. Now it's just a few restaurants and hotels but it was once swarming with young people seeking enlightenment.
Find more information on Welcome to Nepal.
Accommodations in Kathmandu
Mostly all hotels in Kathmandu are located in Thamal. For luxury hotels, try one of the ones near the former Royal Palace. Cheap guesthouses are located on Freak Street. Many hotels offer free pick-up from the airport so ask for this service when you book your flights and hotels in Kathmandu.