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Cheap Flights to Kathmandu

Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price฿ 8,371Average for round-trip flights in January 2021
Round-trip from฿ 11,659From Bangkok to Kathmandu
One-way from฿ 7,653One-way flight from Bangkok to Kathmandu
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Kathmandu flights by month

January
฿ 8,099
February
฿ 8,089
March
฿ 8,481
April
฿ 7,943
May
฿ 6,806
June
฿ 7,370
July
฿ 7,534
August
฿ 7,234
September
฿ 8,119
October
฿ 9,795
November
฿ 9,007
December
฿ 8,222
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Kathmandu is currently May; with October being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Kathmandu?

Average Kathmandu Tribhuvan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
TH1 - KTM
Price
฿ 6,806 - ฿ 11,905
KTM
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
KTM
Rainfall
0 - 132 mm
Flying to Kathmandu in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. May sees the temperatures in Kathmandu peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Kathmandu?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Kathmandu, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Kathmandu. Wednesday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

Kathmandu flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

When to Fly?

Kathmandu has a slew of festivals. Take a flight to Kathmandu in March for Holi, which is celebrated with splashes of water and coloured powder; April for Bikram Samwat, Nepalese New Year; August/September for Gai Jatra, the procession of cows, Krishna Jayanti, the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna; and Teej, the fasting festival for women; late-September/early October for Dashian, the 15-day national festival; October/November for Tihar, the Festival of Lights. The Indra Jatra Harvest festival is held in Durbar Square for eight days every September. This is when the Goddess Kumari travels in her chariot. Lots of kathafter. 

Peak Season: 

August to October is high season in Kathmandu. May and June are best for visiting the mountainous areas.  

Off Season: 

January to March and November-December are low-season times. If you are going to book some cheap flights to Kathmandu between June and August, bear in mind it’s unsafe to go into the mountains as this is monsoon season. 

Shoulder Season: 

April to July are shoulder months.

Why Visit?

Nepal’s capital and largest city was a must-visit destination in the 1960s and 1970s. Visitors would take flights to Kathmandu seeking spiritual enlightenment. Today, it’s still a must-visit city even if the Hippie Trail has exacted a fairly heavy toll. Kathmandu is a magical destination and many visitors use it as a starting point for trekking holidays in the Himalayas.

Kathmandu can seem like something out of a fairy tale. It has beautiful temples and magnificent monuments. There’s poverty, but there’s also a wealth that can’t be quantified in money as the place is rich in spirit.

Nowhere is the other-worldliness of Kathmandu more apparent than in Durbar Square, the historic centre and a World Heritage site. In Nepali, ‘durbar’ means palace and in the square you’ll see the old Royal Palace, the former home of the Malla Kings. There are about 50 temples, the Kasthamandap (House of Wood) from which Kathmandu gets its name and a Living Goddess. She, the Kumari, lives in her small palace and sees the outside world only a few times a year when she is wheeled through the capital on a chariot pulled by devotees.

Book a cheap flight to Kathmandu and see the seven World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. One of the most spectacular is Swayambhunath stupa, which is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the monkeys who wheel about as if they own it.

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Kathmandu climate

Kathmandu has four seasons. Spring runs March to May and temperatures are between 16 and 23 degrees. Summer is June through August and this is also monsoon season. The temperature range is 23 to 25 degrees. Autumn – September to November – is about as warm as spring; the range of temperatures is 15-24 degrees. Winter (December-February) temperatures range from 9 to 12 degrees. Rain falls outside of the monsoon season. 

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Getting around Kathmandu

Walking is the best way to see Kathmandu. There are also tuk-tuks, buses and taxis. Renting a car and driver is an option if you are hoping to see a bit of the Valley outside Kathmandu.

Getting from the Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) is located in the Kathmandu Valley, some 3.5 miles from the city. The airport is served by metered taxis which you can book and pay for in advance.

 

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