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Flights to Kathmandu in 2021

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, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$878Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from$1,329From Sydney to Kathmandu
One-way from$1,098One-way flight from Sydney to Kathmandu

Cheapest prices for Kathmandu flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Kathmandu found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$843
February
$714
March
$733
April
$768
May
$748
June
$829
July
$802
August
$791
September
$882
October
$839
November
$809
December
$1,116
Currently, February 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 Tribhuvan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - KTM
Price
$714 - $1,548
KTM
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
KTM
Rainfall
0 - 132 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Kathmandu, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. 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?

The best time to book flights to Kathmandu is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Kathmandu?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Kathmandu. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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.

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How popular are flights to Kathmandu this year?

This year has seen a 73% decrease in flight searches for Kathmandu.

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 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.

 

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Cheap flights to Kathmandu in April, May 2021

The best prices found for KTM flights for April, May
8 May - 4 Oct
$2,064pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Multiple Airlines
   
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 May - 4 Oct
$2,212pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 May - 4 Oct
$2,523pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Kathmandu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kathmandu found for this year
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$1,291pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Oct - 25 Nov
$1,329pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Nov - 6 Jan
$1,349pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Kathmandu

Late deals on return flights to Kathmandu, departing today and this week
20 Apr - 28 Apr
$2,796pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Apr - 28 Apr
$2,878pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Apr - 28 Apr
$5,925pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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