Images of Nepal usually go hand in hand with images of Mount Everest – rainbow prayer flags, bleak mountain passes, and an endless stream of world-class climbers.
But of course, there’s much more to this Asian country than the Himalayas. The Kathmandu Valley is home to the temples and lively streets of the capital city, Kathmandu. Elsewhere, national parks shelter endangered Bengal tigers, rhinos and red pandas.
To get to Nepal, jump on an indirect flight from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. Flight times start at 16 hours, including a stopover.
Between 16 and 60 hours. It completely depends on your final destination and the number of stopovers.
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The range of final destinations and stopovers gives you a huge choice of flights – up to 150 a day. Around 10 of these have sensible flight times.
All planes jet off from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.
Most flights head for Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, but you could also fly into regional airports like Tenzing-Hillary Airport (AKA Lukla Airport) near Everest Base Camp, Pokhara Airport or Bharatpur Airport.
There aren’t any direct flights to Nepal. It’s usually cheapest to take the most direct route possible, though – to Kathmandu.
Nepal is home to one of the most famous faces on the planet – the mighty Mount Everest.
But if struggling up to the world’s highest peak isn’t your idea of a good time, you can stick to exploring the multitude of other treasures this Himalayan country has to offer.
Most flights from Sydney to Nepal head for capital city, Kathmandu. There’s loads to see here, from sacred Hindu temples like Pashupatinath Temple, to the backpacker and yoga quarter of Thamel.
For more in the way of dramatic scenery, take a trip to Phewa Lake in the dramatic Pokhara Valley or try to spot a rare red panda in Langtang National Park.
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