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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek
14 days
USD 580.00
Trekking Manaslu Circuit is an original experience of discovering the unknown from the known. What is more is we hike trails with fewer trekkers in a far flung region that is virtually untouched; giving us a sense of true Himalayan wilderness. The Manaslu region began welcoming visitors in 1991, and since then this area is now become highly popular among nature lovers on a global scale. In addition to this, today Manaslu region is the best option to its neighbor Annapurna Circuit; offering a range of rich biodiversity, stunning scenery, amazing mountain views and heartwarming trails.

Everest helicopter landing tour in Sharing charter chopper on certain dates

Everest helicopter landing tour in Sharing charter chopper on certain dates
3 to 6 hours
USD 1399.00
Breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks from the take off to landing point at EBC Kalapather. <br>Please allow few days in Kathmandu because this flight is based on weather, we fly on best weather only.<br>Sweeping views of scenic landscapes of rolling hills dotted with farm villages and terraces <br>Probably the best ride with an adventure of lifetime experience landing at Everest base camp. <br>Glimpse of Sherpa cultures and it's age-old heritage with colorful traditions of Buddhism. <br>Refreshing stops at high view points for grand views of Everest and adjoining giant mountains. <br>Safe and enjoyable ride on spacious chopper facing alluring scenery of world highest peaks”.

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Kathmandu Airport (KTM) Information

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 KTM Kathmandu Airport Info & Guide

Kathmandu International Airport

Where is Kathmandu Airport?  

Kathmandu, once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, has numerous sacred sights, such as the Swayambhu and the Boudha Stupa (a UNESCO World Heritage site).

Kathmandu is a hub for independent travellers seeking Buddhist study, yoga, meditation and enlightenment - and/or Himalayan hiking, massage courses, sightseeing and festivals - or simply shopping (silver and clothing are popular).

Kathmandu International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT), officially Tribhuvan International Airport, and most commonly referred to as Kathmandu Airport is situated in the Kathmandu Valley, not far from the centre of Kathmandu, in Bagmati Zone, Nepal.

Serving the nation's capital, Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport is Nepal's sole international airport. It has 1 international terminal and 1 domestic terminal. The airport's official name, Tribhuvan Airport, is in memory of King Mahendra's father. 

Airlines serving Kathmandu Airport include Air Arabia, Air Asia X, Air China, Air India, Bahrain Air, BB Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Buddha Air, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Dragonair, Druk Air, Etihad Airways, FlyDubai, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Nepal Airlines (hub), Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, RAK Airways, SilkAir, Spicejet, Thai Airways, United Airways and Yeti Airlines.

Destinations served from Kathmandu Airport include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Bhojpur, Biratnagar, Chaurjhari, Chengdu, Delhi, Dhaka, Dhangadhi, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Janakpur, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Lamidanda, Mumbai, Muscat, Nepalgunj, Oman, Paro, Phaplu, Pokhara, Ras al-Khaimah, Rukumkot, Rumjatar, Seoul, Sharjah, Simara, Singapore, Tumlingtar and Varanasi.

Kathmandu Airport was named #3 on the list of the World's Worst Airports 2014 by Sleeping in Airports. Check out our blog post, Layover Ideas for the World's Worst Airports, for inspiration if you get stuck here.

Your best bet for a Kathmandu Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Kathmandu Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.


 Other Items of Interest at Kathmandu Airport

Services at Kathmandu Airport include:

  • A few shops (souvenirs, NCell SIM cards)
  • Nepal Telecommunications (Tele-fax, International and Domestic direct dial telephones) - ground floor
  • Free local phones - ground floor concourse
  • Cafes (though there is no food past security for domestic departures)
  • Duty free shops - international terminal, first floor
  • The Radisson Hotel Kathmandu operates an executive lounge for first and business class passengers for some airlines
  • Thai Airways business class lounge (and Star Alliance Gold card holders)
  • Post office - ground floor
  • Tourist information - first floor 
  • Medical services


Additional Kathmandu Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014