Cheap flights to Kathmandu

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Flights to Kathmandu in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$798Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$970From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Kathmandu Tribhuvan
One-way from$501One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Kathmandu Tribhuvan (KTM)

Cheap flights to Kathmandu in May, June 2022

The best prices found for KTM flights for May, June
20 Jun. - 10 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

18h 10m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

15h 50m
$1,101

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

24 Jun. - 23 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

18h 10m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

16h 40m
$1,119

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

24 Jun. - 22 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

18h 10m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

16h 40m
$1,125

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Kathmandu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kathmandu found for this year
10 Nov. - 19 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

18h 30m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 10m
$970

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

27 Sep. - 28 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

2 stops

24h 25m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 30m
$981

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

30 Sep. - 30 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

2 stops

24h 25m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 30m
$987

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Last minute flights to Kathmandu

Late deals on return flights to Kathmandu, departing today and this week
30 May - 12 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

2 stops

30h 00m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

46h 25m
$1,193

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

30 May - 12 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

24h 20m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

46h 25m
$1,194

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

30 May - 4 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

1 stop

24h 20m
KTM

Kathmandu Tribhuvan

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

21h 25m
$1,211

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Kathmandu?

The cheapest ticket to Kathmandu found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,309

February

$1,176

March

$1,153

April

$1,245

May

$1,243

June

$1,325

July

$1,126

August

$1,129

September

$1,135

October

$1,187

November

$1,501

December

$1,614

Currently, July is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Kathmandu. Flying to Kathmandu in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Kathmandu?

Average Kathmandu flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - KTM

Price

$1,126 - $1,768

KTM

Temperature

10 - 23 °C

KTM

Rainfall

0 - 370 mm

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

Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Kathmandu. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

The cheapest day to fly to Kathmandu is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

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

When to fly?

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 businesses will close for all of these holidays, sometimes a few days before and a few days after. 

Peak Season: 

August to October is high season in Kathmandu. May and June are best for visiting the mountainous areas but it is best to book your flights to Kathmandu in advance to avoid disappointment.

Off Season: 

January to March and November-December are low-season times. It’s unsafe to go into the mountains between June and August as this is monsoon season. An ideal time to find those cheap flights to Kathmandu.

 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.

There are 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.

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.

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 to the city

Tribhuvan International Airport is located in the Kathmandu Valley, some 5.5 km from the city. The airport is served by metered taxis which you can book and pay for in advance.

What is good to know if travelling to Kathmandu?

  • The temple of Changu Narayan is said to be the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley, dating back to the 4th century. It is one of the seven Unesco World Heritage Sites in the valley. 
  • Thamel is where lots of travellers head. There are restaurants, hotels and shops all catering to international visitors. Jochhen Tole is probably better known as Freak Street, the original magnet for the hippies. It’s a popular alternative to Thamel, but its freakery is long past. 
  • Jazzmandu is the jazz festival that takes place each autumn. It’s the only jazz festival in the region and is internationally renowned. 
  • Pashupathi, one of the most important religious sites in Asia, is dedicated to Shiva, the God of destruction. Every Hindu in Nepal should visit during their lifetime. Not surprisingly, it’s a busy spot. Despite the presence of funeral pyres – you may catch a funeral while you are there – it’s a joyful place of musicians, monkeys, beggars, souvenir sellers and dreadlocked and made-up “holy men”. 
  • The Garden of Dreams in Kaiser Mahal, in front of the Western Gate of the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace, was the creation of an Austrian Field Marshal in the 1920s. It lay neglected for many years, but has been brought back to life – with funding from the Austrian Government – since the mid-2000s. It’s a calm space amid the sprawl of the city with neo-classical pavilions, a lotus pond and lush trees and plants.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Kathmandu?

For a flight to Kathmandu, you will be flying into Tribhuvan. Kathmandu Tribhuvan (KTM) is just 4.1 km from the centre of the city.

How popular are flights to Kathmandu Tribhuvan (KTM) this year?

Kathmandu flights are currently seeing a 265% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.