Getting Into Nepal

There are two ways to get to the Himalayan nation Nepal. Travelers can choose the airway or roadway to travel in Nepal to explore and enjoy the beauty of the country. Both ways will let you experience a different kind of traveling journey, which will be very memorable for every traveler. 

Air Way

The capital city of Kathmandu is served by twelve significant international airlines. With flights to India (Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore), Hong Kong, Thailand (Bangkok), Japan (Tokyo), Qatar (Doha), China (Guangzhou), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) as of March 2020, Royal Nepal Airlines (RA) is the country's flag carrier. Emirates (Abu Dhabi), Qatar Airways (Doha), and Turkish Airlines are the three largest international airlines that operate in Kathmandu (Istanbul).

Etihad Airways (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Korean Air (Seoul), Air India, Oman Air (Muscat), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka), Sichuan Airlines & Air China (Lhasa), Druk Air (Paro, Bhutan), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata & Varanasi), Malaysia Airlines, and Thai Airways are some of the other international carriers that fly between Kathmandu and other parts of the world (Bangkok).

From the US and Canada, there are no direct flights to Kathmandu, Nepal. Therefore, the choices will be traveling on Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, or Singapore Airlines into hubs in Europe or the Middle East and then continuing on a connecting flight to Kathmandu. The total flight time can be expected to be between 20 and 26 hours. Additionally, there are no direct flights from South Africa, New Zealand, or Australia as well. Traveling with Thai Airways or Singapore Airlines to Bangkok or Singapore and connecting to Kathmandu are the choices for entering Nepal from these countries. One can fly to Delhi first and connect there, or they can choose to travel overland from there because flights to Kathmandu and Delhi are more or less comparable to Australia and New Zealand (which are quite hectic). Regular Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines flights are available from South Africa to Bangkok and Singapore, respectively, from where passengers can connect to a journey to Kathmandu.

 

Road Way 

On its eastern, southern, and western borders, Nepal is surrounded by India, while its northern border is shared with China's Tibetan Autonomous Region. So, if you're considering traveling to Nepal by road, you can do so either from Tibet or through India (China). the border crossings at Kakarvitta, Raxaul-Birgunj, Sunauli-Belahiya, Bhairhawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendra Nagar are the most often used by visitors from India. Foreigners are infrequently allowed at other crossings near Janakpur, Biratnagar, and Ilam.


The Friendship Highway connects Zhangmu and Kodari, and the Kodari Pass is where travelers from China can enter Nepal. Recently, foreigners entering from China have also been able to use the border crossing between Gyirong and Rasuwa Gadhi. Travelers entering Nepal on foot must also have their passports with them.