Favourite airline: Qatar Airways
30 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with Qatar Airways, Nepal Airlines and Himalaya Airlines.
Qatar Airways
15 %
Nepal Airlines
10 %
Himalaya Airlines
5 %
Tip: book 13 days before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 13 days before departure and save up to 67 %.
13 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £69.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
04h 40min
06h 25min
10h 55min
£277
£346
£376
Favourite connection: via Muscat
Flights with a stopover in Muscat are the most popular connection for this route.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Muscat Seeb
06h 25min, from £346
44 %
Direct flights
04h 40min, from £277
38 %
1 stopover Dhaka
10h 55min, from £389
12 %
Return from £277.00
For the best flight deal, book the outbound flight on 03/07/19 and return flight on 03/08/19.

£277
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Kathmandu - colourful cultural capital

Kathmandu is a colourful city that can be enjoyed by day and night. The city is home to the Monkey Temple, one of the most sacred historic sights in Nepal, alongside a wide variety of restaurants and shops.

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Kathmandu's major holidays and festivals

The time of year when landslides and floods are most frequent is between June and early October - during monsoon. It is best to travel between October and April when the climate is drier and more enjoyable.

There are many holidays and festivals celebrated in Kathmandu. Holi is a vibrant holiday celebrated in March that is characterised by many coloured water fights. Additional festivals with horse parades also take place in March and April. In April, the Nepalese celebrate the New Year. Several religious festivals take place in Kathmandu including the Indra Jatra, an 8-day festival celebrating the life of the goddess Indra, and Dashain, a 14-day Hindu festival. Music festivals also take place annually, in November there is the renowned International Jazz Festival.

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Important information about Nepal

A valid visa is needed before you enter the country. Visas can be applied for at the Nepalese Embassy in London. Travellers must also have at least 6 months left on their passport.

Before travelling, go to a doctor at least 2 months before your planned trip to Kathmandu. The list of recommended vaccinations is long and includes Tetanus, Typhus, Hepatitis A and Diphtheria.

It is recommended that travellers refrain from hiking alone and that they use official tourist buses for the best experience. Take into account that tap water should not be ingested. Only drink bottled or boiled water and also use this to brush your teeth. Once there, you'll find that most traditional dishes include rice, lentils and vegetables. Many street vendors also sell food called momos, Tibetan-style dumplings. Beers are approximately 320 NPR, non-alcoholic drinks are much cheaper. Restaurant food varies between 200 NPR and 400 NPR.

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Kathmandu transport and accommodation in the capital

You may get airport transfers organised by your hotel, otherwise taxis are around 800 NPR if you use prepaid, 500 NPR for others and buses are the cheapest option. Backpacker hostels charge approximately 360 NPR per night, 3* hotels are about 1200 NPR a person while apartments are 2100 NPR per night or above. Walking is often quicker than taking rickshaws, buses, micro-buses or taxis.

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