Best Airlines in Nepal

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by NepalTravel under Airlines/Airport

Tags: Best,Airlines,Mountain,Operation,Domestic

Nepal is a world of its own. From the hightest peaks to plain lowlands, one can experience a huge diversity in respect to geography, making the most of the travel within the country very adventurous. Travel by road is often challenging, tiring and somewhere takes a lot of time. Roads in the hilly and himalayan areas are often damaged by the monsoon rain so are hardly operable for almost 4 months each year.

Airlines in operation in Nepal

The best option for travel within Nepal is to take a flight to the nearest destination. There are almost 54 airports in Nepal covering the whole country from east to west and from the himalayan region to the Terai plains.

Private domestic airlines occupy a greater share of the market in popular routes wherease the national carrier-Nepal Airlines has a good share in the operation in rural routes. Though the rates for every route is decided by the Airline operators, Nepal airlines subsidizes the travel fares for Nepalese. Also, many a times, earlier booking would help you for a discounted fare.

Nepal Airlines

Being a government undertaking, Nepal Airlines flies to almost all routes within Nepal and some International destinations in Asia. With a fleet of 6 aircrafts including Canadian DHC-6 Twin Otter and Harbin Y-12 Chinese, NAC is the oldest airline in Nepal and has services focused to the rural routes in Far west. Check more at Nepal Airlines

Buddha Air

The largest private airline with Beechcraft 1900D, three ATR 42 and three ATR 72, Buddha Air has recently begun flying to Indian Cities of Varanasi and Kolkata. With new aircrafts and quality service, Buddha Air has established as the leading domestic airline in Nepal and has the best record on safety during operation till date. Check more at Buddha Air

Yeti Airlines

Yeti Airlines operates to all popular destinations in Nepal and also has a holding in name of Tara Air, together forming the largest domestic flight operator in Nepal. As of today, Yeti Airlines operates seven Jetstream aircrafts. Check more at Yeti Airlines

Goma Air

GOMA air operates in the mid and far western Nepal with its Two Cessna Grand Caravan. Recently with a new Let410 in its fleet, it plans to expand its operation to Lukla and Jomsom. Goma Air is currently based in Surkhet and Nepalgunj.

Tara Air

Focused to the far East and Far West Nepal, Tara Air operates with its fleet of eight STOL aircrafts (5-Twin Otter and 3-Dornier).

Makalu Air

With a Cessna 208 Caravan, Makalu Air operates in the remote Far West Nepal for Chartered Flights, freight transportation and other arial tours. Check for more at Makalu Air

Fishtail Air

Having based in Kathmandu, Fishtail operates a fleet of four helicopters for sightseeing, rescue, medical evacuation and other related flights. It is mostly popular for aerial sightseeing operations. Check for more at Fishtail Air

Mountain Helicopter

Equipped with a fleet of 3 Ecureuil helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter, Mountain Helicopter operates various tour packages, rescue services, and other customized heliservices within Nepal. Check for more at Mountain Helicopters Nepal

Shree Airlines

Having been in the operation for almost a decade now, Shree Airlines is a popular name in helicopter services in Nepal. With a fleet of 6 helicopters, Shree has been providing logistic and flying services for Religious tourism, Chartered Flights, Search, Rescue and Emergency Medical Evacuation.


Aviaclub Nepal

 Avia club offers a myriads of flight options from ultralight and paragliding in the beautiful valley of Pokhara. For more check at Avia Club Nepal

Almost all of the airlines in operation from Pokhara and Kathmandu have mountain flight services. Mountain flights are the most exclusive tours one can ever imagine, which offer splendid views of the Himalayan range through one-hour flight close to the majestic snow capped mountans. From Mt. Everest to Annapurna, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ganesh, Amadablam,Gosaithan (also called Shisha Pangma), Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbi Chyachu, Choba Bhamare, Gaurishanker, Melungtse, Chugimago, Numbur, Karyolung, Cho-Oyu, Gyachungkang, Pumori, Nuptse and many more, one can enjoy
breathtaking views of the world famous mountains. Every morning flights operators have mountain flight services from Kathmandu. February to April and September-October are the best times to enjoy mountain flights when the Mountains glow golden with the bright sunshine everymorning.

Helicopter services are basically for sightseeing, search, rescue and emergency evacuation services. Helicopter services are very popular for religious tourism including flight to Kailash, Muktinath, Swargadwari, Halesi Mahadev and many more.

Contact Number of Domestic Airlines in Nepal

1.Nepal Airlines:
Head Office Contact Information
NAC Building, Kantipath
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel No:+977-1-(4220757, 4248614, 4244055, 4248617)
Fax: +977-1-4225348
Toll Free No:
1618070757010 : For Domestic Flight Information
1618070757020 : For International Flight Information

2.Buddhar Airlines:
Telephone Reservation
Tel: + 977 1 5542494 (Hunting Line)

Royal Club (Frequent Flyer Program)
Tel: +977 1 5521015 (Ext. 114, 130)
Contact person – Mr. Uddav Kayestha

Online Reservation
Tel: + 977 1 5521015, 5522694 (Ext. 131/119)
Fax: + 977 1 5537726

Marketing Department (Head office)
Tel: 977 1 5521015, 5522694
Fax: 977 1 5537726

City Sales Office
Hattisar, KTM
Phone: 977 1- 4437025, 4437677, 4438915
Fax: 977-1-4436033

Technical Department
Tel: 977 1 4993400
Fax: 977 1 4993190

Sinamangal Sales Office
Tel: 977 1 4477320
Fax: 977 1 4436033

Sundhara Counter
Tel: 977 1- 4239385

Cargo Office
Sinamangal Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 1-4477321

Tel: 071-526893/ 523893
Fax: 071-526893
Airport 071-522893

International Varanasi , India

Uddhav Subedi
Station In Charge, Buddha Air
Mobile : 091 8400484001 /002

Telephone: 061-465997/98
Fax: 061-465997
Airport : 061-464997

City Sales Birgunj: 051-533229, 533230
Airport: 053-521562
Fax: 051-533230

Tel: 021-526901, 021-530866
Fax: 021-530866
Airport: 021-460478

City Sales: 056-524975
Fax: 056-528790
Airport: 056-520581

Tel: 023-455218, 023-455219
Fax: 023-455218
Airport 023-455180

Tel: 091-525945
Fax: 091-525946
Airport 091-575288

Tel: 081-525745
Fax: 081-526105
Airport 081-565077

Tel: 041-525022
Fax: 041-525894

Tel: 029-575115, 575135

Kathmandu Airport
Tel: + 977 1 4499680, 4491384

3. Yeti Airlines:

Within Kathmandu Valley     
Tilganga Sales Counter
Tel. No: 4465888 (Hunting Line)
Reservations: 4464878
Fax No: 4465115 E-mail:    Kathmandu Airport
Marketing: 01- 4493901 / 4493428
Operation: 01- 4493426 / 4465337
Cargo: 01- 4113084
Office: 01- 4213012/13    Jawalakhel
Office: 01- 5546122 / 5546126

Outsite Kathmandu Valley          
Office: 061- 464888 / 463888
Airport: 061- 465888    Dhangadi
Office: 091- 520004
Airport: 091- 575067    Biratnagar
Office: 021- 536612/13
Airport: 021460769
Office: 069- 440068/9    Bharatpur
Office:  056-523136
Airport: 056-533108    Bhairahawa
Office: 071- 527527 / 525880
Airport: 071- 527528
Office: 091- 450100    Humla/ Simikot
Office: 087- 680060    Ramechhap
Office 048- 540250
Office: 038- 520333    Jumla
Office: 087- 520107    Surkhet
Office: 083 520518
Office: 023- 455232
Airport: 023- 456242    Nepalgunj
Office: 081-526556/7
Airport: 081-565013 / 565237    Dunai / Dolpo
Office: 9748901039
Office: 037- 540065
Airport: 037- 540251    Tumlingtar
Office: 029 630120, 029 630240    Lamidanda
Office: 036- 690001
Office: 025- 533094    Bajura
Office: 9749010967    Lukla
Office: 038-550088

4. Makalu Air
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel (977-1) 4430179 / 4430180

5. FishTail Air

Head Office   
P.O. Box: 5465, Gairi Gaon,
Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Opposite to Air Cargo Division
Telephone    : (+977 1) 4112217, 4112230, 4112463/64/65/66/67
Fax    : (+977 1) 4112297
Airport Phone No    : +977 1 4494692, 4990625
Operation - Shree Hari Kuikel    +977 9851030013, 9751000117 - (24/7)
Operation - Binod Thapa    +977 9851062087, 9802062087 - (24/7)
Sales - Ramesh Shiwakoti    : +977 9751000115, 9801000115 - (24/7)
Airport - Rakesh Rana    : +977 9751000119, 9801000119
Airport - Prabal Shrestha    : +977 9751000114
Shree Hari Kuikel/Binod Thapa    :
Ramesh Shiwakoti:
6. Mountain Helicopters Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
Address:    Sinamangal
P.O Box 20320

Telephone:    977-1-4111032,4111050,4111051,4111131
Fax:    977-1-4111049
Capt. Passang Norbu Sherpa
977- 9851050120, 9801050120, 9751020014
Mr. Basanta K. Bhandari
977- 9801060016, 9751020016, 9856026909
Mr. Dawa Finjo Lama
977- 9801040022, 975102002

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