Kathmandu Airport (KTM)
Flights to Kathmandu will disembark at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) is the sole international airport in Nepal and is located about 6 kilometres from the city centre, in the Kathmandu valley. The airport began as Gauchar Airport, named after the area of Kathmandu where it was situated.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Tribhuvan International Airport. Book your Kathmandu Airport accommodation.
Getting to Kathmandu
There are many airlines that offer flights to Kathmandu from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Kuala Lumpur or Guangzhou take between 16 and 19 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur take between 17 and 19 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur or Guangzhou take between 16 and 18 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore, Guangzhou or Kuala Lumpur take between 12 and 16 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Kathmandu
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Kathmandu from Australia include:
For more information on Kathmandu holidays check out our Kathmandu travel guide.
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population in excess of a million. The city is rapidly growing in popularity as a tourist destination, attracting a wide variety of travellers on all sorts of budgets. Perhaps what draws more people to Kathmandu than anything else is its abundance of cultural and historical landmarks.
The most visited of such landmarks is Boudhanath, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the city. The stupa at Boudhanath, a huge dome-shaped Buddhist shrine that, if you visit at the right time, offers a completely tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Night time visitors might also get the opportunity to experience real Tibetan culture and religion as locals visit the stupa for prostration.
To give something back to the people of Nepal while also enjoying an amazing massage, pay a visit to the Seeing Hands Clinic. You'll be massaged by a qualified (and extremely talented) blind massage therapist, and part of your payment will go towards the training of young and disadvantaged blind people throughout Nepal.