CDA Jomsom Airlines

Etablished 26.November  2001.

A virtual Danish - Nepali airlines based in the virtual world of Microsoft  Flight Simulator FS2002.

Home airport is Jomsom (VNJS) in Nepal.

 

CDA Jomsom Airlines

 

CDA Jomsom Airlines is a  division of CDA Cyber Danmark Airline.

CDA Cyber Danmark Airlines is a sub-division of GAIA Virtual Airlines Industries.

GAIA Virtual Airlines Industries is a sub-division of the small danish virtual company Cyber Danmark.

We fly mainly turist trekkers to airports in the mountain region of Nepal and back to Kathmandu Airport (VNKT).

Jomsom Mountain Resort VIP Service : We bring guests, food and champange.

After request : Taxi - & Special flights in Nepal and in the Himalaya region.

CDA Jomsom Airlines accept ALL kind of flights. Payment in US$.

Contact CDA Jomsom Airlines for flight booking.

 

 

CDA Jomsom Airlines - Jomsom Mountain Resort Suite 7 - Nepal

CEO John H. Olsen

john@cyberdanmark.dk

 

CDA Jomsom Airline

 

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The DHC6-300s aircraft is  a 19 passager Twin TurboProp Utility Transport with STOL capabilities (Short Takeoff & Landing ). 

The CDA Cyber Danmark Airlines DHC6 is kindly painted by Scott Thomas. USA. Thanks Scott !! ;-)

 Download the fullpacket CDA Jomsom Airlines DHC6 aircraft with fine panel from the hangar .

This CDA Cyber Danmark Airlines DHC6 is a fine models and fullpacket.

 

 

A fly-by the Mount Everest in FL281. I guess the top is about 29.000 ft ? Pretty high ! :-) :

 

Lukla Airport in FS2002, hard landing ahead, i am MUTCH to hight. Throttel idel, full flaps, noise down ! ;-)

 

DHC6 closed down at Lukla Airport, beatiful place ! :

 

Barry Blaisdell DHC6-300. 3 versions wheel,ski and float CDA Jomsom Airlines.

I have some very strang problems with this Barry Blaisdell DHC6 : The front gear wheel sink into the ground and the aircraft will stop on the noise or many chrash. The Barry Blaisdell DHC6 can't hardly break on the gound, u wil need to set parking breaks to stop ?? This is why CDA Jomsom Airlines had a break in flights, because of this problems with the model. If u want to try this this Barry Blaisdell DHC6, download the CDA Cyber Danmark Airlines DHC6 on the top and use the panel and soundset to Barry Blaisdell DHC6. Download from the Hangar.

 

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Nepal airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Pro :

 

01) Baglung (VNBL) :

 

02) Baitadi (VNBT) :

 

03) Bajhang (VNBG) :

 

04) Bajura (VNBR) :

 

05) Bhaiahawa (VNBW) :

 

06) Bharatpur (VNBP) :

 

07) Bhojpur (VNBJ) :

 

08) Biratnagar (VNVT) :

 

09) Chandragahi (VNCG) :

 

10) Chaurijhari (VNCJ) :

 

11) Dang (VNCJ) :

 

12) Darchula (VNDL) :

 

13) Dhangadhi (VNDH) :

 

14) Dolpa (VNDP) :

 

15) Doti (VNDT) :

 

16) Gorkha (VNGK) :

 

17) Janakpur (VNJP) :

 

18) Jomsom (VNJS) :

 

19) Jumla (VNJL) :

 

20) Lamidada (VNLD) :

 

21) Lukla (VNLK) :

 

22) Mahendranager (VNMN) :

 

23) Meghauli (VNMG) :

 

24) Nepalgunj (VNNG) :

 

25) Pokhara (VNPK) :

 

26) Rajbiraj (VNRB) :

 

27) Ramechhap (VNRC) :

 

28) Rumjatar (VNRT) :

 

29) Sanfebagar (VNSR) :

 

30) Simara (VNSJ) :

 

31) Simikot (VNST) :

 

32) Surkhet (VNSK) :

 

34) Tribhuvan Intl (VNKT) :

 

35) Tumlingtar (VNTR) :

 

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Jomsom Mountain Resort

" If there be a paradise on earth, this is it, this is it...!"

 

 

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Indoor heated swimming pool

 

Jomsom Moutain Resort Info :

 

Info-01 :

Jomsom Moutain Resort (JMR) is a 102-room Resort with 5-star facilities and located on a superb plateau at Jomsom. The Resort is unique, not only in Nepal but also in the entire sub-continent. This ethnic resort is the only one in Nepal that meets international environment standard. Minute care is taken to maintain the eco-system of the surrounding area. 

It is a perfect example of the delicate balance between nature and man at work. About 500 feet below the resort is the Kali Gandaki River, which flows downstream to form the deepest gorge in the world. The most breathtaking sight of all is right in front of the resort. Every room offers unparalleled view of the majestic Nilgiri mountain. If you love the mountains and are also environmentally conscious about their preservation, then this is the holiday you've been dreaming about. A holiday in Jomsom will relieve your mind of tensions, cleanse your soul and revitalize your body!

Rustic and starkly built to blend in with the local ambience, JMR is an architectural wonder. Every piece of the resort, except the stones, was flown to the location from Kathmandu and Pokhara. From coffee tables to TV sets, every single piece was painstakingly put into place to create this wonder.

 

Info-02 :

Jomsom Mountain Resort is a 100 room international standard 5 star hotel on a superb plateau at Jomsom. The hotel will be unique, not only in Nepal but also in the entire sub-continent. This ethnic multi-million dollar hotel will be open to visiting guests from December 1999. It is the only resort in Nepal that fully meets the International Environment Standards and minute care is taken to maintain the eco-system of the surrounding area. It is a perfect example of the delicate balance between nature and man at work. If you love the mountains and are also environmentally conscious about their preservation, then this is the holiday you've been dreaming about. A two-week holiday in Jomsom will relieve your mind of tensions, cleanse your soul and revitalize your body!

 

Info-03 :

The Height Advantage

A five star hotel at the highest altitude in the continent itself becomes a fascinating tourism product  

By A CORRESPONDENT

In the north are the arid mountains. In the south stands the snow clad Mountain Nilgiri. Gusty wind makes the place look more adventurous. The roaring of the Kali Gandaki punctuates the silence of the Marpha Valley to the north east of which is located Jomsom -- the famous touristic spot in the Annapurna region visited by above 60,000 tourists every year.

Jomsom Mountain Resort : Standing tall
Jomsom Mountain Resort : Standing tall

Few houses, most of them for commercial purpose, are clustered nearby the Jomsom airstrip. For any visitor, the sight of this place -- much similar and much closer to the Tibetan Plateau --makes him forget about the city-luxuries.

But, around 15 minutes climb from Jomsom, he/she will realize how wrong he/she was. Believe it: At an altitude of 2805 meters stands a locally architectured five star hotel -- Jomsom Mountain Resort -- in this remote district with the snowy mountains a stone throw away.

Sprawled in an area of 150 roppanies, the resort has 102 rooms and has all the facilities a five star hotel by international standard should have. Central heating system, 24 hour room service, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, laundry service, and many more. So much so, this private property also boasts of a banquet hall that can accommodate 250 participants.

The resort's architecture is based on a Thakali Village concept and perfectly blends in with the local surroundings. The dome shaped reception center as if it were a monastery and the corridors with stone walls, floors and ceilings give the impression of the Gumba society.

Each room has a rustic look with the maximum use of stones. All the suites and rooms showcase Tibetan Arts and Crafts furnishing and fabrics.

Apart from its unique interior style, the hotel has many things to boast about. Just 500 feet below the resort flows the Kali Gandaki that forms the world's deepest gorge downstream. From every room one can view the towering Nilgiri Mountains.

For environment conscious clients, the resort has many things to prove that it is a "green hotel." A combination of solar, wind and hydropower will be used for power generation. "Even the diesel generator we use for back-up power meets the international standards for emission," says Captain R.P. Pradhan, a retired pilot who owns the hotel.

Captain Pradhan : Green is Good
Captain Pradhan : Green is Good

The resort's air-conditioning system and food-storage facilities does not use the CFC-based refrigants since CFC (a mixture gas containing carbon) depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming. The executives in the hotel say that all waste from the kitchen, laundry and sewage is properly treated and recycled. "All energy, fuel, water requirements and liquid and solid effluent disposal meet the stringent standards set by the World Bank," claims Pradhan.                  

Interestingly, the construction work of the multi million dollar resort project began only some two years ago and by now above 75 per cent of the work is already over. Given the remoteness of the area where the hotel stands, one wonders how could someone build a five star hotel there.

"Most of the raw materials were flown in by helicopters," say the Hotel's executives.

Based on the philosophy of quality service, the hotel has its single and double room priced at 160 and 170 US dollars respectively. The deluxe rooms are charged 210 US Dollars while suites are tagged with the tariff between 350 to 550 US Dollars.

Apart from marketing in Europe and other markets, the resort also tries to rope in clients visiting Kathmandu and Pokhara.    

The above 700 tourist rated hotels throughout the Kingdom can accommodate above one million tourists in one year, hoteliers claim. Of the star rated hotels throughout the nation, a little more than half a dozen are five star ones.

But Jomsom Mountain Resort has carved its image with a difference - standing as a five star property at the highest altitude among all the hotels of its category in the continent.

 

Indoor activities on offer for guests are:

Heated indoor swimming pool

Centrally heated public areas and bedrooms

Luxury restaurants serving international as well as local cuisine

Sauna & Jacuzzi

Fully equipped gymnasium

Multi-purpose Hall for parties and conferences (250 guests)

Yoga & Meditation Center

In-house Laundry Service

TV with major international channels in all rooms

Mini-bar in every room

Fully equipped health spa

Indoor games
Outdoor activites on offer are:
Rock Climbing Pony-Polo Ground
Short Treks to Muktinath Temple Lessons in high altitude survival
These facilities may sound normal but are in-fact, the only such facilities available in the entire Mustang Area.
The hotel's architecture is based on a Thakali village concept and will blend in naturally with the local surroundings. About 500 feet below the hotel is the Kaligandaki river which flows downstream to form the deepest gorge in the world. The most breathtaking sight of all is in front of the hotel. The majestic Nilgiri Mountain is visible from every room in the hotel.
HOW TO GET THERE

Jomsom can be reached through trekking, small aircraft or helicopter as there are no motorable roads leading to Jomsom. About 8 daily flights connect Jomsom with Pokhara each flight taking about 20 minutes. Pokhara is in turn connected to Kathmandu by road and air which is about 30 minutes by air and 5 hours by road.

Usually, a short flight takes the passengers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom. The flights to Jomsom are held early in the morning when there are no clouds covering the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges of the Himalayas, leaving most guests thrilled even before they reach Jomsom.

 
Rack Rates US$ +  Taxes SGL DBL XB     US$-Foreigners SGL DBL XB      INRs-Indians SGL DBL XB
Superior 160 170 40   Superior 126 138 55   Superior 3300 3600 1100
Deluxe 190 210 40   Deluxe 138 145 55   Deluxe 3500 4100 1100
Suite 350 550 N/A   Suite N/A N/A N/A   Suite 7000 7500 1500
LEGEND SGL Single DBL Double XB  Extra  Bed   MEAL RATES B'Fast   14 Lunch  20 Dinner  20    MEAL RATES B'Fast   460 Lunch   670 Dinner   670

 

Jomsom Information :

Info-01 :

Jomsom, (2,713m) is important for its strategic position along the popular Around Annapurna (Circuit) Trek route. It is also the starting point for many interesting treks like the Kagbeni, Marpha, Muktinath and Mustang treks. The Jomsom Trek is known for splendid mountain views and some of the best trekking hotels are found on this route.

Jomsom is the capital and administration headquarters of Mustang district, which stretches from the Tibetan border to Ghasa along the Kali Gandaki river. The deepest gorge in the world lies here along the Kali Gandaki as the river passes between two eight thousanders, Mt Annapurna and Mt Dhaulagiri.

From Jomsom you can enjoy the views of the Nilgiri peaks as well as Dhaulagiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Most of the hotels, along this trek route, are run by people of the Thakali tribes. They are mostly found in the mountainous regions between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Jomsom is the last Thakali village and there is a hospital here.

This trek is interesting for the change in terrain as you climb higher. The higher altitudes around Jomsom are marked by sparse vegetation and dry climate while the lower regions near Pokhara are lush green terraced hillsides. As you go higher, you will notice a remarkable change in the culture of the local populace. The inhabitants of the lower regions are Hindus while those in the upper mountainous regions are Buddhists. People who live in the highest regions of Nepal seem more Tibetan than Nepali.

Treks to Jomsom start from Naya Pul, which is an hour's drive from Pokhara. You can also drive on to Baglung and start the trek there and avoid a steep climb. You can trek to Jomsom and back in fourteen days. If your trek starts from Jomsom there are regular flights taking off from Pokhara for Jomsom. They leave in the early morning as later the high winds make flying impossible in the region.

 

Info-02 :

In the middle of high Himalayan settlements of Tibetan-speaking people is a village called Jomsom. Life here is a balance of hard work, and ancient culture. Jomsom, at an altitude of 2713 M., is often thought of as an attractive and even romantic example of high-altitude settlement. There may be no other resort in the world from where the Himalayan peaks can be admired so closely. Giants of the Himalayan Range like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range seems almost at touching distance.

Many visitors find their most lasting impression of Nepal comes not from the ancient temples in the urban valleys but from visits to places like Jomsom and its exhilarating spiritual environment. Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also the gateway to Upper Mustang — "Kingdom" within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Jomsom is also the gateway to The Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus.

 

Mustang - The Forbidden Kingdom  Information :

 

Info-01 :

Click for a larger imageTalk about a breathtaking experience...
You're on a high and narrow trail, standing with your back pressed tight against the wall of the cliff, while a couple of dozen rider-less horses come thundering past you. Each horse is carrying a full pack running at a hard gallop and sporting a bright feather plume on top of his proud head.

They are headed for the next pass and on to their final destination of Lo Manthang, the capital of the Mustang region. The bottom line here is; everything that comes in to, or goes out of, Upper Mustang must be carried by either man or beast. The good news is, in the entire 780 sq. miles of this remote Nepalese kingdom, you'll never encounter a traffic jam. There are no roads.

In 1991, the Chinese-Nepalese Boundary treaty, redefined Nepal's northern borders and made Mustang a part of Nepal. Upper Mustang was, until then, the most inaccessible area in Nepal. Now, even doing the first part of the journey by car and plane, it is still not easy, but it is "do-able". This trip provides a totally unique experience because this kingdom exists in a time warp.

A trek to this part of Nepal requires serious advance planning and most treks are organized for two or more people. The normal trekking permit for most of the country is $5 US per week, but the permit for Mustang, from the town Kagbeni northwards, is US $500 per week and you must check in advance to see what time frame is needed for the various applications. Permission from the government to trek in this area is normally granted only 21 days in advance and the number of trekkers is limited.

Although, this is not the Nepal of Everest, with snow and ice, the weather has to be a prime consideration. For months, during and following the annual monsoon, the trails can become treacherous and prone to horrendous mudslides. The best weather is usually between March and November; then the days are warm and sunny but the dust and afternoon winds can get tedious.

Most people begin a trek from Kathmandu, and then proceed to Pokhara. The walk to Pokhara could take a week but can be done in about six hours by car. Hiring a car and driver is easily done and should run about $50- $75 US. A guide for the walk to Mustang can also be arranged in Kathmandu with no problem, but be sure to check that your guide is bonded and registered with the government. Costs vary but most guides will ask about $20 US per day, plus food and expenses. The guides speak good English as well as the local dialects.

The Nepalese government is very protective of the fragile environment of this region. Consequently, there are a slew of regulations regarding this trek, which change continually, and may, depending on how far you are going, actually include being accompanied by a government agent, but an astute guide will certainly be aware of the current status.

You'll usually need a day or two in Pokhara to get things organized but it is a lovely little laid back town on a picturesque lake, that has wonderful clean fresh air and you'll welcome the change from the crowds and pollution of Kathmandu. Again, your guide will prove invaluable in arranging accommodations and permits.

Now, all you have to do is wait for a flight to Jomsom.

The flight from to Jomson is "iffy" but should be a once a day event. Forget reservations. You just show up at the airport that morning (full of hope and optimism that that there will be room enough for you, your party and your gear), and hope that the weather is good at the Jomson airport. At 8000ft, this airport is closed during part of every day, and sometimes completely for several days because of treacherous high winds. The flight, around $50 US, is approximately an hour of sheer unadulterated terror, in a tiny little (12 seater) plane, but it does save at least five days of walking. We actually had a "stewardess" passing out hard candies and cotton balls to block the engine noise.

You know as soon as you step off the plane and regain your composure, that this will be an experience of a lifetime. You'll probably find that the airport limo is a horse drawn cart and there might be vendors selling apples on the runway. Nepal's answer to a "cowboy town"; Jomsom's "main street" is dirt, has wooden boardwalks and hitching posts and can be surprisingly busy. Lots of trekkers converge here because Jomson is one of the stops on the "Annapurna Circuit". Perhaps, consider staying a night. A good night's sleep before starting out and some socializing with fellow travelers could add much to the enjoyment of the trip.

IIn Jomson, there are formalities to be dealt with, both before you leave and again upon your return. Horses and/or porters can be procured here; the cost is about the same, but with horses you get a local horseman who knows the area very well. Now, with all arrangements finalized, and the peak of Nilgiri looming on the horizon, you are ready to enter into the "forbidden kingdom".

A word of warning: beware of "Mustang coffee"!
The locals will try to coerce you to imbibe this brew as you start on the trail out of Jomson. This is very strong coffee laced with a generous shot of local brandy. Combined with the altitude, it can be incredibly potent!

It is a five to seven day walk from Jomson to the capital of Lo Manthang, and takes you through some awesome scenery, but remember this trip can be tailored to suit you. We first traveled northeast from Jomson, for about two hours along a dry riverbed, to Kagbeni. A large red gompa (monastery) makes Kagbeni easily recognized.

The temple at Muktinath makes an interesting walk from Kagbeni and can be done in less than a day. After a fairly steep climb to 3000 meters, this ancient temple appears, situated on the slope alongside the proverbial "babbling brook". This place with its enormous prayer wheel, is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. We encountered pilgrims who had walked for days to make pilgrimages here and I swear, I recognized some of the resident holy men from my "hippie" days in Cleveland, Ohio!

Mustang has been locked away for centuries, and is no doubt, one of the most interesting parts of Nepal. However the language, customs, and traditions of this region, are pure Tibetan.

From Kagbeni, you walk steep and winding trails through villages where most homes are fashioned from adobe, and the wealth of the individual is measured by the stacks of firewood stored on the rooftop. Sheep horns adorn whitewashed doorways and the people dress in the traditional, brightly striped Tibetan clothing. Prayer flags and chortens (small Tibetan temples) in red and black and white, brighten the landscape. Splashes of green from irrigated fields, and red cliff faces soaring above, offset the starkness of the sandy dry mountains. You can't help but get caught up in the openness and tranquility that surrounds you.

Along the trail, local homes will occasionally offer a meal and a room for the night. (A night spent here provides real insight into the lives of these mountain people.) Usually, the room will be an addition to the roof of the house, with a dirt floor, a candle for lighting, a straw mattress and a hole in the floor comprises the "en-suite". (Feeling a bit paranoid, I opted to sleep in full rain gear).

Food is prepared on a wood-burning stove fueled with yak dung and the essence of yak meat, drying on racks above the stove, adds to the overall ambiance. I was glad I had "trail mix" in my pack, but warmer, friendlier people, you will never meet.

After about five days of walking through villages lush with irrigated carpets of green maize and groves of willow trees, the capital Lo Manthang comes into view from beyond a steep pass. This is an ancient castle city guarded by huge walls of red and white brick. Despite the desolate and impoverished appearance and the very arid climate, the city still prospers.

The Champa Lha Kang monastery here dates from 1435 AD and it houses enormous mandalas (intricate circular designs of the universe) and thousands of beautiful Buddhas that, after many centuries, still retain their vibrant colors.

This ancient capital is, no doubt, unique and intriguing, but I found it a bit anti-climatic. For me, the best part of the trip was definitely the journey itself. Keep in mind; you decide the duration and final destination, and the return trip can be done by several different trails.

This trip is not for everyone. It's expensive and can be difficult at times, but if you want a taste of ancient Tibetan culture blended with the majesty and charm that is Nepal, then go to Mustang. Just remember: plan well ahead of time, don't overfill your pack and don't drink too much of that Mustang coffee!

 

Jomsom pictures :

 

Kagbeni....a bit north of Jomsom in the desert vally :

 

 

Kagbeni large pictures :

 

Jomsom Airport ( VNJS )

 

 

 

 Lukla Airport  (VNLK  ) hold mouse over picture for text :

Lukla Airport Below the map

Lukla Airport

Lukla Airport

Lukla airport. Skyline Airways twin otter being unloaded, locals looking on. Lukla behind and the Kusum Kangguru beyond. Lukla airport. Skyline Airways twin otter. Pile of empty bottles in foreground, first sign of pollution.

Lukla Airport. Very busy early in the morning. One plane taxiing up the runway, one ready to go back to Kathmandu to fetch more trekkers and a third being unloaded.Lukla Airport. The airstrip is on the side of a hill. Notice the plane coming in to land, it will land much lower down that the taxiing area shown on the photograph.

Lukla Airport. A twin otter plane ready to take off back to Kathmandu to pick up more trekkers. Note the angle of the airstrip.Lukla Airport. Piles of luggage awaiting transit back to Kathmandu.

Lukla Airport. The control tower, no mod cons here they rely on eyesight and hopefully a radio. Note the Chinese flask for their hot drink. View over Lukla from the airport.

Lukla Airport

 

Sam on Lukla Airport :-) Click here :

Sams Trip To Nepal

 9N-ADO Helicopter on Lukla Airport.

Approach to Lukla Airport seen from a DHC6

 Approach to Lukla Airport seen from a DHC6

Yeti Airways.De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.Lukla Airport.Nepal, October 28, 2000.

Gorkha Airlines.Dornier Do-228-101.9N-ACV Serial 7024, ready for take off for a flight to Katmandu.Lukla Airport.Nepal, October 28, 2000.

Gorkha Airlines.Dornier Do-228.9N-ACV Prominently displayed on the nose is the Ohm-sign, which stands for peace and happiness (9N-ACV).Lukla Airport.Nepal, November 4, 1999.

ASIAN AIRLINES HELICOPTERS.Mi-17.Lukla Airport.Nepal, October 28, 2000.

Skyline Airways.De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.9N-AEQ Serial 708, just before take off for a flight to Katmandu.Lukla Airport.Nepal, October 28, 2000

Shangri-la Air.De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.9N-AFR Serial 762, just before take off for Katmandu.Lukla Airport.Nepal, October 28, 2000.

Skyline Airways.De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.9N-AFL (cn 796, del.1982) coming in to land on the gravel strip at Lukla, which has a 12° upwards sloped runway with a length of 600 metres ... take-offs are downwards, of course ! This aircraft crashed on December 24, 1999 on a flight to Kathmandu.Lukla Airport.Nepal, November 4, 1999.

 A Dehavilland DHC6 (reg : 9N-ABB) on some small airport somewhere in Nepal (Looks like Lukla Airport ?)

 

Pokhara Airport (VNPK). Hold mouse over pictures for text :

Royal Nepal Airlines.De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Pokhara. Nepal, November 1999.

Royal Nepal Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter ...Pokhara Nepal, November 1999. 9N-ABT Ready to taxi for a flight to Jomsom - behind you see the Annapurna.

Gorkha Airlines Dornier Do-228-101. Pokhara. Nepal, March 27, 2000. 9N-ACV ... derelict HS.748's in the back.

Gorkha Airlines.Dornier Do-228-101.Gorkha 105, ready to taxi". After its first flight in 1984, 9N-ACV spent most of its career in Scandinavia before ending up in Nepal.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, November 1, 1999

Gorkha Airlines.Dornier Do-228.is taxing into takeoff-position for the short flight to Jomsom.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, November 1, 1999

 Cosmic Air Saab 340-A.  Pokhara Nepal, April 17, 2001.9N-AGK C/n 340A-056.

Cosmic Air Saab 340-A.  Pokhara Nepal, April 25, 2001. 9N-AGM C/n 340A-064

Cosmic Air Dornier 228-... Pokhara Nepal, March 2001.9N-AEP .

Buddha Air Beech 1900D.Pokhara Nepal, March 28, 2000.9N-AEW .

Buddha Air.Beech 1900D.9N-AEE.is leaving for another local flight.Pokhara Airport.Nepal,Nepal, October 27, 1999.

Yeti airlines.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, April 25, 2001.

Yeti Airlines Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia. Pokhara Nepal, March 2001. N283UE Previously with USAir Express & Lone Star.

Shangri-la Air De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter.  Pokhara Nepal, March 17, 2000. 9N-AFR ... this plane unfortunately crashed on 22/8/2002 near this very airport.

Shangri-la Air De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300. Pokhara Nepal, March 28, 2000. 9N-AFX .

 Flight Care Aviation Harbin Y-12 II. Pokhara Nepal, Nepal, March 17, 2000. 9N-AFO .

Necon Air.BAe 748,Climbing out for the last flight today back to Kathmandu.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, October 31, 1999

Cosmic Air.Mil Mi-17-1V. 9N-ADP Coming in to land on a cargo flight from Jomsom. 9N-ADP. Cn 95898 build in 1992. Pokhara Airport.Nepal, November 1999.

Cosmic Air.Mil Mi-17-1V. 9N-ADP .Cn 95898 build in 1992. Nepal, November 1, 1999. Pokhara Airport.

Cosmic Air.Mil Mi-17-1V.9N-ADP. Cn 95898 build in 1992 .sitting idle before flying again to Jomsom. Pokhara Airport.Nepal, October 31, 1999.

Cosmic Air.Mil Mi-17-1V.9N-ADP. Cn 95898 build in 1992 .heading for the runway.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, November 1, 1999.

Cosmic Air.Mil Mi-17-1V.9N-ADP. Cn 95898 build in 1992.leaving for a flight to Jomsom.Pokhara Airport . Nepal, November 1, 1999

Karnali Air Service.Kawasaki BK-117B.is powering off into a beautiful morning.Pokhara Airport.Nepal, November 1, 1999.

 

Biratnagar Airport (VNBT). Hold mouse over pictur for text :

United Nations Development Program (UNDP).De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.Biratnagar Airport.Nepal, March 23, 1985.

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation British Aerospace BAe 748. Biratnagar Nepal, March 16, 1985. 9N-AAV .

 

  Kathmandu Airport (VNKT) : Hold mouse over picture for text :

Short final rwy 02 From Druk-Air BAe146  .Kathmandu Airport

Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-101(C). Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, October 1997. VT-EFV , serial 088.

Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-101.  Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, February 1999. VT-EDZ One of 10 fleet strong IC bus...taxing to Rwy at KTM. (One of sister ships, VT-EDW, hijacked on Christmas Eve 1999 while enroute Kathmandu-Delhi).

Indian Airlines Airbus A320-231. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, February 19, 1999. VT-EPP Close-up of Papa Papa taxing to International Terminal. Notice the double bogie main landing gear. IC is the only airline to specify that requirement to this date due to the rough runways in India.

Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-101. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, February 23, 1999. VT-EFW Foxtrot Whiskey making way to Rwy 20 @ KTM for flight back to Delhi.

Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 21, 1985.VT-EAJ (#20483/273, del.01/71).

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 737-340.  Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT) . NEPAL, February 22, 1999. AP-BCE "City of D.I.Khan" (cn 23298). "Charlie Echo" taxing to ramp having just landed on rwy 02 inbound from Karachi. PIA was the first Asian customer for the B737-300.

Biman Bangladesh Fokker F-28-... Fellowship. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, October 29, 1999. S2-ACW starting it's take-off roll for the homebound flight to Dhaka.

Gulf Air Boeing 767-3P6/ER. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, 2001. A4O-GT Coming around the bend.

Druk Air / Royal Bhutan British Aerospace BAe-146-100. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 30, 1992. A5-RGD .

Qatar Airways Airbus A300B4-622R. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, March 4, 1999. A7-ABN Departing Rwy 20 at KTM, is Qatar's twice a week flight to Oman.

Qatar Airways Airbus A300B4-622R. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, August 20, 1998.A7-AB* The contrasts of Nepal.

Thai Airways Airbus A300-600. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, March 14, 1999. HS-TAM making way to Rwy 20 for return flight to BKK.

Thai Airways Airbus A300B4-103. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 30, 1985. HS-TGN (cn 71). Later re-registered HS-THN.

UK - Air Force Bristol Britannia 253. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, January 25, 1973. XM519 . Photographer : John James

UK - Air Force Bristol 252 Britannia C.1. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, October 5, 1972. XM496 Early morning fog, delayed departure. Photographer : John James .

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 757-2F8C. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, October 1997. 9N-ACB (cn 23863/182).

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 757-2.... Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, January 3, 1997. C/n 23862, No. 182 of 757-series, Name: Gandaki.

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 757-2...Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, January 3, 1997. Serial 23850, 757: 142 Nepali Letters on right side.

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 757-2...Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, February 23, 1999. "Gandaki"...taxing to the International Terminal inbound from Mumbai.

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 757-2...Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, October 22, 1999. 9N-ACB,Gandaki, is seen taxiing out ready for departure. Note the "Visit Nepal"-sticker.

Royal Nepal Airlines Boeing 727-1F8. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, April 26, 1992. 9N-ABD (cn 20421/826, del.08/72).

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) Boeing 727-1F8. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 22, 1985. 9N-ABD (cn 20421/826, del.08/72).

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation Boeing 727-46. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 16, 1985. 9N-ABV (#18879/254). Aircraft on lease from Dan-Air in basic Dan-Air colours.

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation Boeing 727-116C. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 16, 1985. 9N-ABN (cn 19813/594). Tail of 9N-ABV (on lease from Dan-Air) in foreground.

Royal Nepal Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, November 4, 1999. 9N-ABM seen taxiing out of the domestic ramp.

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation British Aerospace BAe 748. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 22, 1985. 9N-AAV undergoing some minor maintenance.

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 14, 1985. 9N-ABU (in then new colour scheme).

Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 14, 1985. 9N-ABF (in then old colour scheme).

Necon Air AI(R) ATR 42-320. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT) . Nepal, December 2000. 9N-AFU .

Necon Air ATR ATR-42-...Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT).Nepal, March 2001.  9N-AGP .

Necon Air Hawker Siddeley HS-748. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 2001.9N-AEH .

NECON AIR British Aerospace BAe 748. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). NEPAL, February 15, 1999. Illfated "ECHO GOLF" departing homebase KTM for flight to Biratnagar, Nepal. (crashed Sept 5th, 25nm outside on approach to KTM).

Necon Air BAe 748. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, November 1999. 9N-AEH whining up their engines.

Gurkha Airlines Dornier Do-228. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 3, 1999. 9N-AEO .

Skyline airlines De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, April 26, 2001. 9N-AEQ (cn 708).

Yeti airlines De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, April 17, 2001. 9N-AFD (cn 651), Yeti footprint as tail logo !.

Shangri-La Air Beech 1900. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 2001. 9N-AGL Believed now withdrawn from use.

Mountain Air Beech 1900C-1.Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, April 26, 2001.9N-AGA C/n UC-47.

Buddha Air.Beech 1900D.Kathmandu (KTM).Nepal, April 26, 2001

Buddha Air Beech 1900D. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, April 26, 2001. 9N-AEK C/n UE295.

Buddha Air.Beech 1900.9N-AEE Buddha Air 1900, taxing at KTM for an 1 hour 'Mountain Sight Seeing Flight' of Mt. Everest.   Kathmandu Airport.Nepal, March 1999

United Nations Development Program De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, March 23, 1985. 9N-ABS .

Gorkan Airlines Mil Mi-8 MTV-3. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, August 19, 1998. Improved MTV with rotor counter- balances.

Gorkan Airlines Mil Mi-8 MTV. Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International (KTM / VNKT). Nepal, August 17, 1998.

 

Buddha Air Becchcraft B1900 9N-AEE  mountain flight to Mt. Everest from Kathmandu (Click Picture) :

Surendra B. Basnet
CHAIRMAN

 

Birendra B.Basnet
MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Mount Everest, in all its majestic splendor, is at you disposal on this spectacular " Everest Experience" flight, as outlined on our map. This is the closest and highest view of Mt. Everest you can over hope to see.

On this route we fly past Dorje Lakpa, Chhoba Bhamare, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Flying at an altitude of 25.000 ft, we go close to 5 nautical miles viewing the top of the world.

  

 

Budda Air inside the cockpit on a mountain flight :

 

 

Flight Schedule for Budda Air 1. December 2001 :

 
FROM KATHMANDU
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR. TIME
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 100
0700
0800
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 200
0705
0805
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 300
0710
0810
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 400
0715
0815
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 110
0815
0915
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 210
0820
0920
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 310
0825
0925
To: Everest Experience
Daily
BHA 410
0830
0930
 
To: Pokhara
Daily
BHA 651
0930
1000
To: Pokhara
Daily
BHA 653
0935
1005
To: Pokhara
Daily
BHA 655
1300
1330
To: Pokhara
Daily
BHA 657
1500
1530
 
To: Biratnagar
Daily
BHA 701
1000
1040
To: Biratnagar
Daily
BHA 703
1130
1210
To: Biratnagar
Daily
BHA 705
1320
1400
To: Biratnagar
Daily
BHA 707
1600
1640
 
To: Nepalgunj
Daily
BHA 831
1000
1100
To: Nepalgunj
Daily
BHA 833
1215
1315
To: Nepalgunj
Daily
BHA 835
1530
1630
 
To: Bhairahawa
Daily
BHA 821
1100
1135
To: Bhairahawa
Daily
BHA 823
1430
1505
To: Bhairahawa
Daily
BHA 825
1630
1705

To: Bhadrapur
Daily
BHA 901
1300
1345
 
FROM POKHARA
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR.TIME
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 652
1015
1045
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 654
1020
1050
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 656
1345
1415
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 658
1545
1615
 
FROM BIRATNAGAR
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR.TIME
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 702
1055
1135
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 704
1225
1305
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 706
1415
1505
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 708
1655
1735
 
FROM NEPALGUNJ
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR.TIME
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 832
1115
1215
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 834
1330
1430
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 836
1645
1745
FROM BHAIRAHAWA
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR.TIME
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 822
1150
1225
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 824
1520
1555
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 826
1720
1745
 
FROM BHADRAPUR
FLT. DAYS
FLT.NO.
DEP. TIME
ARR.TIME
To: Kathmandu
Daily
BHA 902
1400
1445

 

Skyline Airways. Domestic flights inside Nepal. (Click picture) :

 

Shangri La Air :

 

 Asian Airlines Nepal. MI-17 Russian helicopters 9N-ACU. (Click picture):

Asian Airlines Helicopter (P) Ltd. flies with MI-17 Russian helicopters. They offer the only reliable and safe connections to the Himalayan backcountry and are not dependant on airfields.

 

Sams pictur of the same helicopter ;-) . Click here.:

 

 Tired of walking ? Hire your own helikopter and fly to Mt. Everest. Click Picture : 

Fly and trek to Mt. Everest. Fly and trek to Namche Bazaar and Khumjung.Fly and trek to Khumjung and Tengboche Monastery.

 

Don't like choppers ? To mutch noise ? Well....hire a hot air ballon :

 

Nepal Air. Click here :

Nepal Air

 

Cosmic Air in Nepal. Click here :

Cosmic Air in Nepal. Click here

CURRENT DESTINATION ~ KATHMANDU ~ POKHARA ~ BIRATNAGAR ~ NEPALGUNJ ~ BHAIRAHAWA ~ JOMSOM ~ BHARATPUR ~ BHADRAPUR ~ SIMARA ~ TUMLINGTAR.

Our helicopters fly to almost any destination within Nepal.

 

Mountain flight to Mt. Everest with Cosmic Air. Click here

Mountain flight to Mt. Everest with Cosmic Air. Click here

 

Mountain Profile your will see on the Cosmic Air mountain flight to Mt. Everest :

 

Cosmic Air Fleet. Click here. :

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Cosmic Air Helicopter Division. Click here. :

Cosmic Air Helicopter Division. Click here

 

Gorkha Airlines. Click here. :

Gorkha Airlines. Click here.

Gorkha Airlines. Click here.

 

Gorkha Airlines. Click here.

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Effective From 01 September 1999

 
From To Flight
No.
Days of
Operation
Dep.
Time
Arv.
Time
Fare
Nepalese & Indian (NPR) Foreigners (USD)
One Way Return One Way Return
Kathmandu Mountain G1 100 Daily 0700 0800 - - 99 198
Kathmandu Mountain G1 200 Daily 0820 0920 - - 99 198
Kathmandu Pokhara G1 109 Daily 1030 1100 1280 2560 61 122
Kathmandu Pokhara G1 118 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 1615 1645 1280 2560 61 122
Kathmandu Bharatpur G1 111 Daily 1200 1220 800 1600 55 110
Kathmandu Tumlingtar G1 115 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 1310 1400 1680 3360 65 130
  Kathmandu Simara G1 107 Daily 1525 1545 780 1560 50 100
  Kathmandu Lukla G1 101 Daily 0830 0855 1460 2920 83 166
  Kathmandu Lukla G1 103 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 1000 1025 1460 2920 83 166
  Kathmandu Bhadrapur G1 113 Daily 1220 1320 2280 4560 99 198
  Kathmandu Ramechhap G1 119 1, 3, 4, 6 1450 1510 800 1600 50 100
  Pokhara Kathmandu G1 110 Daily 1115 1145 1280 2560 61 122
  Pokhara Kathmandu G1 117 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 0740 0810 1280 2560 61 122
  Pokhara Jomsom G1 105 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 0630 0650 863 1726 55 110
  Bharatpur Kathmandu G1 112 Daily 1235 1255 800 1600 55 110
  Tumlingtar Kathmandu G1 116 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 1415 1505 1680 3360 65 130
  Simara Kathmandu G1 108 Daily 1600 1620 780 1560 50 100
  Jomsom Pokhara G1 106 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 0705 0725 863 1726 55 110
  Lukla Kathmandu G1 102 Daily 0915 0940 1460 2920 83 166
  Lukla Kathmandu G1 104 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 1040 1105 1460 2920 83 166
  Bhadrapur Kathmandu G1 114 Daily 1335 1435 2280 4560 99 198
  Ramechhap Kathmandu G1 120 1, 3, 4, 6 1525 1545 800 1600 50

100

 

 
Some Popular Destinations:

Aiselu Kharka Anna. B.Camp Athbisa Kot Balas Bankhu
Barpak Besatoda Bhachhek Bhote BurtiI Bang
Chainpur Chaurjhari Dhawalagiri B.C Dho Didng
Diktel Dordi Dullu Dunai Ghodepani
Gokuleswor Gosai Kunda GothpaniI Gunsa Halesi
Hilepani Hilsa Hukumkot Huragaon Jairi Ghat
Jajarkot Jiri Jomsom Jumla Jupal
Kagbeni Kangel Katari Kattike Khaclagad
Khaireni Khaireni Khandbari Kharikhola Khimti
Kolti Kyanjin Lakandra Lamabagar Lamidanda
Langtang Lete Libang Likhu Lukla
Makalu B.Camp Manang Manma Mirmi Mugu
Muktinath Num Nyndi Pakhapani Pangoma
Phalesangu Phaplu Philim Raku Ransi
Rukumkot Rumjhatar Samagaun Sareghat Simikot
Sindhulimadi Sorukot Sotang Srinager Sungur Khal
Syalghat Syangboche Thirpu Tribang
 

HELICOPTER SERVICES
Effective From 01 August 1998

 

FLIGHTS RATES

Normal Charter Suitable for

  • Project construction
  • Food grain upliftment
  • Sight seeing for tourists
  • Pligrimage flights to holy places

Helicopter capacity : 4000 kgs.

US $ 2400
Per Hour
Sling operation: Suitable for project construction activities
Sling load max: 3000 kgs.
US $ 3000
Per Hour
Rescue & Evacuation Flight US $ 2600
Per Hour

 

Gorkha Airlines MI-17 Russian helicopter. Click here. :

Gorkha Airlines MI-17 Russian helicopter. Click here.

Gorkha Airlines MI-17 Russian helicopter. Click here.

Gorkha Airlines MI-17 Russian helicopter. Click here.

 

Flight routes to Kathmandu Airport, Nepal (Click Map):

 
INTERNATIONAL  FLIGHT  SCHEDULE
Bangkok - Kathmandu 
RA 402 1645 Tue/Fri 
RA 408 1600 Mon/Thur 
TG 311 1245 daily exc.Tue/Thur
Kathmandu - Bangkok 
RA 401 0900 Tue/Fri 
RA 407 2200 Wed/Sun 
TG 312 daily exc. Tue/Thur
Dhaka - Kathmandu 
BG 703 1235 Mon/Thu/Fri 
BG 703 1450 Wed/Sun 
SQ 414 1155 Thur/Sun
Kathmandu - Dhaka 
BG 704 1315 Mon/Thur/Fri 
BG 704 1530 Wed/Sun 
SQ 413 1330 Thur/Sun
Doha - Kathamndu 
Q7 358 1515 Sat
Kathamndu - Doha 
Q7 359 1630 Sat
Bombay - Kathmandu 
RA 202 1410 Mon/Fri
Kathmandu - Bombay 
RA 201 0800 Mon/Fri
Dubai - Kathmandu 
RA 230 1445 Mon/Sat 
RA 232 1445 Thur
Kathmandu - Dubai 
RA 229 0820 Fri/Sun 
RA 231 0800 Wed
Frankfurt - Kathmandu 
RA 230 1445 Mon/Sat via Dubai 
RA 232 1445 Thu via Dubai
Kathamndu - Frankfurt 
RA 229 0820 Fri/Sun via Dubai 
RA 231 0800 Wed via Dubai
London - Kathamndu 
RA 230 1445 Mon/Sat 
via Frankfurt & Dubai
Kathamndu - London 
RA 229 0800 Fri/Sun 
via Dubai & Frankfurt
Osaka - Kathmandu 
RA 412 1845 Sun/Wed 
via Shanghai
Kathmandu - Osaka 
RA 411 0005 Sun/Wed 
via Shanghai
Karachi -Kathmandu 
PK 268 1715 Mon 
PK 249 0915 
PK 249 1005 Thu 
PK 262 0845 Fri
Kathmandu - Karachi 
PK 269 1830 Mon 
PK 250 1035 Tue 
PK 250 1125 Thu 
PK 263 1000 Fri
Singapore - Kathmandu 
RA 408 1600 Mon/Thu via Bangkok 
SQ 414 1245 Thu/Sat via Dhaka
Kathamndu - Singapore 
RA 407 1400 Wed/Sun via Bangkok 
SQ 413 1355 Thu/Sat via Dhaka
Hong kong - Kathamndu 
RA 410 2015 Tue/Thu/Sat
Kathmandu - Hong Kong 
RA 409 0945 Tue/Thu/Sat
Moscow - Kathmandu  
SU 561 1540 Sat
Kathmandu - Moscow 
SU 562 1700 Sat
Paris - Kathmandu 
RA 232 1445 Thu 
via Frankfurt & Dubai
Kathamndu - Paris 
RA 231 0800 Wed 
via Dubai & Frankfurt
Calcutta - Kathmandu 
RA 214 1410 Tue/Sat 
IC 747 1450 daily exc.Sun/Wed
Kathmandu - Calcutta 
RA 213 1800 Mon/Fri 
IC 748 1350 daily exc.Sun/Wed
Delhi - Kathmandu 
RA 206 1230 Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun
RA 206 2000 Mon/Thu 
RA 218 2200 Mon/Thu/Fri/Sat
RA 218 2345 Wed/Sun 
IC 813 1300 daily 
KB 108 1345 Mon/Thu
Kathmandu - Delhi 
RA 205 0830 Mon.Tue/Sat/Sun
RA 205 1600 Mon/Thu 
RA 217 1800 Mon/Thu/Fri/Sat
RA 217 1945 Wed/Sun 
IC 814 1350 daily 
KB 107 0910 Mon/Thu
Paro - Kathmandu 
KB 107 0825 Mon/Thu 
Kathmandu - Paro 
KB 108 1425 Mon/Thu 
Lhasa - Kathamndu 
SZ 407 0915 Tue/Sat
Kathmandu - Lhasa 
SZ 408 1015 Tue/Sat
   

 RA: Royal Nepal Airlines / BG: Biman Bangladesh Airlines / IC: Indian Airlines / SQ: Singapore Airlines
TG: Thai Airways International / PK: Pakistan International Airlines /SU: Aeroflot Russian Airlines
SZ: China Southwest Airlines / KB: Bhutan Drunk Air / Q7: Qatar Airways
Note: The above schedules are subject change without prior notice. You are requested to re-check with the concerned airlines for any changes.

DOMESTIC  FLIGHT  SCHEDULE
Pokhara- Kathmandu 
3Z 104 0955 daily 
3Z 122 1640 daily 
3Z 130 1140 daily 
3Z 124 1240 daily
3Z 126 1500 daily

LA 104 1135 daily
LA 124 0940 daily
BA 612 1230 daily
BA 614 1600 daily
Kathmandu - Pokhara 
3Z 103 0915 daily 
3Z 121 1505 daily 
3Z 129 1125 daily 
3Z 125 1410 daily
3Z 123 1150 daily
LA 135 1600 daily
LA 103 1040 daily
BA 611 1150 daily
BA 613 1520 daily
Biratnagar - Kathmandu 
3Z 106 1850 daily 
3Z 108 1400 daily 
3Z 120 1135 daily 
3Z 134 1440 daily
BA 702 1235 daily
BA 704 1640 daily
BA 706 1755 daily
Kathmandu - Biratnagar 
3Z 105 1740 daily 
3Z 107 1250 daily 
3Z 119 1020 daily 
3Z 133 1330 daily
BA 701 1130 daily
BA 703 1535 daily
BA 705 1650 daily
Bharatpur - Kathmandu 
LA 110 1530 daily

Kathmandu - Biratnagar 
LA 109 1130 daily

Bhairawa - Kathmandu 
3Z 112 1445 daily 
LA 116 1540 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
BA 622 1430 daily
Kathmandu - Bhairawa 
3Z 111 1305 Dialy 
LA 115 1430 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
BA 621 1330 daily
Lukla - Kathmandu 
LA 102 0755 daily
Phaplu - Kathmandu
Kathmandu - Lukla 
LA 101 0700 daily
Kathmandu - Phaplu
Nepalgunj - Kathmandu 
3Z 110 1900 daily 
LA 139 1615 Tue/Thu/Sat 
BA 632 1430 daily
BA 634 1850 daily
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj 
3Z 109 1730 daily
LA 138 1430 Tue/Thu/Sat
BA 631 1315 daily
BA 633 1735 daily
Meghauly - Kathmandu 
LA 141 1345 daily
Kathmandu -Meghauly 
LA 140 1300 daily
Phaplu - Kathmandu 
LA 106 1155 Mon/Wed/Fr/Sati 
Kathmandu - Phaplu 
LA 105 1020 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat
MOUNTAIN  FLIGHT  SCHEDULE
Raytheon Beech 1900D BA 100 0820 daily
BA 200 0830 daily
BA 300 0940 daily
BA 400 0950 daily
AVRO 3Z 100 0645 daily 
3Z 101 0715 daily 
3Z 102 0815 daily
3Z 150 0815 daily
 

 RA: Royal Nepal Airlines / 3Z: Necon Air / LA: Lumbini Airways /BA: Buddha Air

Note: The above schedules are subject change without prior notice. You are requested to re-check with the concerned airlines for any changes.

 

 Phonenumbers to airlines in Nepal and airlins with offices in Nepal :

 
Name Address City Phone
Aeroflot Russian Internatiional Airlines P.O.Box:5640 Kamaladi Kathmandu 226161, 227399
Air Ananya PO Box806, Tripureswor Kathmandu 222948, 220172
Air Canada P.O.Box:283 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 222838, 224854, 223854
Air Hongkong PO Box: 223 Kathmandu 249263, 249119
Air-Express-Saudi Arabian Airlines P.O.Box:3263 Kantipath Kathmandu 249887, 249387, 249823
Air-France PO Box: 630 Kathmandu 223541, 248059
Asian Airlines Helicopter (P) Ltd. P.O. Box: 4695, Tridevi Marg, Thamel Kathmandu 423302,423273/4
Austrian Airlines P.O.Box:536 Kamaladi Kathmandu 247078
Balloon Sunrise Nepal P.O.Box: 1273, Lazimpat Kathmandu 424131, 424132, 418000  Website
Biman Bangaladesh Airlines Naxal Kathmandu 434740, 434982, 434869
Buddha Air Jawalakhel Lalitpur 521015  Website
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. P.O.Box:5351 Kamaladi Kathmandu 248944, 225111
China Airlines P.O.Box:821 Hattisar Kathmandu 412778, 419573, 410963
China Southwest Airlines P.O.Box:4907 Kamaladi Kathmandu 411302, 419770
Cosmic Air PO Box: 3488 Chundevi, Maharajgunu Kathmandu 427150, 416881, 427358
Delta Air-Lines P.O.Box:482 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 220759
Dragonair Hongkong P.O.Box:4163 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 223162, 227064, 223502
Druk Airlines P.O.Box:4794 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 225166, 255794, 246830
Eva Airways (P) Ltd. P.O.Box:2084 Lazimpat Kathmandu 414318
Flight Care Aviation Minbhawan Lalitpur 480924, 482788
Garud Air PO Box: 11734 Baghdole Lalitpur 531531
Gorkha Airlines PO Box: 2482 New Baneshwor Kathmandu 471136, 436576, 436579  Website
Gulf Air Hattisar Kathmandu 430456, 434464, 434925
Gulf Air PO Box: 1307 Durbar Marg Kathmandu 220245, 221774, 228288
Gulf Air Airport Kathmandu 493323
Indian Airlines PO Box: 300 Kathmandu 414596,472647, 410906, 416721
Japan Airlines P.O. Box 283 Durbarmarg Kathmandu 222838, 224854
Karnali Air Kalimatidole, Sinamangal, KTM Kathmandu 473141, 488618  Website
KTM Royal Dutch Airlines P.O.Box:629 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 224895, 224896,224897
Kuwait Airways P.Ltd. P.O.Box:3263 Kantipath Kathmandu 249884, 249887
Lufthansa P.O.Box:214 DurbarMarg Kathmandu 223052, 224341, 222121
Lumbini Airway P.O.Box: 6215, Min Bhawan,Ktm. Kathmandu 482725, 482728
Lumbini Airways New Road Kathmandu 226824
Lumbini Airways Jawalakhel Lalitpur 527831, 526114
Lumbini Airways Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu 474903
Lumbini Airways Kamaladi Kathmandu 255936, 255941
Manang Air PO Box15146, Tinkune Kathmandu 496253, 498377
Mountain Air PO Box 2490, Lajimpat Kathmandu 438438
Necon Air P.O.Box:10038, Necon Hamlet, Kalamatidole Kathmandu 473860  Website
Necon Air Limited Patan Lalitpur 535821
Necon Air Limited Thamel Kathmandu 258664
Necon Air Limited Airport Kathmandu 242507, 243447, 480473, 474933
Necon Air Limited Reservation Kathmandu 472542, 473259, 480565
Nepal Air Services PO Box: 1273 Kamal Pokhari Kathmandu 418214, 424131, 424132
Northwest Airlines Lekhnathmarg Kathmandu 418387
Pakisthan Intl.Airlines(PIA) Durbarmarg Kathmandu 227429
Qatar Airlines P.O.Box :41634 Kantipath Kathmandu 253008, 257712, 256579
Royal Brunel Airlines P.O.Box :5519 Kamaladi Kathmandu 410208, 413734
Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation PO Box: 8108, Baneshwor Kathmandu 484994
Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation Kantipath Kathmandu 226574, 220757
Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation International Airport Kathmandu 470667, 472251
Saudi Arabian Airlines PO Box: 3263, Kantipath Kathmandu 222787, 249887
Shangri-la Air PO Box 20198, Kamal Pokhari Kathmandu 439692, 439693, 415145
Singapore Airlines Everest Express Tours & Travels, GSA for Singapore Airlines, Durbar Marg Kathmandu 220759, 226582, 225482  Website
Skyline Airways P.O.Box: 8973, NPC- 101,Teenkune Kathmandu 481778, 492670, 497583  Website
Thai Airways International P.O.Box:12766 Airport Kathmandu 221247, 225804, 224387,
The Explore Nepal (p)Ltd. P.O.Box:536 Kamaladi Kathmandu 248942, 222165
Yeti Airways PO Box: 11551 Lazimpat Kathmandu 421147, 411912, 418778  Website

 

 Hidden Valley near Jomsom Airport :

 

oPart of Annapurna near Jomsom , see map below in the Machhapuchhare area : 

 

SatRoSatellitemap from Annapurna area, see the right corner below :

 

RoRoute from Jomsom to Pokhara with a trekker map :

From 1999 this permit, issued by the Department of Immigration, is not necessary anymore.

 

 

Everest - Gokyo Trek.  Map "borrowed" from Sam :-) :

 

Elevation on the Everest - Gokyo Trek. Map "borrowed" from Sam :-) :

 The numbers on the left show elevation in both meters and feet. The bigger one is feet. The little one is meters. On the bottom is where we (sam&family) were.

Elevation on the Everest - Gokyo Trek. Map "borrowed" from Sam :-).The numbers on the left show elevation in both meters and feet. The bigger one is feet. The little one is meters. On the bottom is where we (sam&family) were.

 

...Back to Annapurna area... :

Machhapuchhare, the sacred "Fish Tail" Mountain, is seen here from Tadapani. Climbing Machhapuchhare is not permitted. There was an unsuccessful attempt before further climbing was banned

This sunrise view of the Annapurnas is from Poon Hill, at 10,000 feet. The most prominent peak in the center is Annapurna South. Hiunchuli stands to the right, and Annapurna I is to the left

The high valley in the center of the Annapurnas has been called the Annapurna Sanctuary by visitors. This picture shows the approach to Annapurna Base Camp, with Annapurna South ahead to the right and Hiunchuli to the left

This is a view of Annapurna Base Camp at dusk, shortly after the clouds lifted. Machhapuchhare stands to the right in the background

 

oRoute from Pokhara to Kathmandu :

 

Satalite picture from NASA of Kathmandu area  :

 

Kathmandu City maps :

 

Freak Street in Kathmandu :

 

Durban Square in Kathmandu, pictures by Alex. Click here :

Durban Square in Kathmandu, pictures by Alex. Click here

Durban Square in Kathmandu, pictures by Alex. Click here

Durban Square in Kathmandu, pictures by Alex. Click here

Durban Square in Kathmandu, pictures by Alex. Click here

 

Alex's picture of the Tuk Tuk that drive them to Kathmandu Guest House ;-) Click here :

Sam's picture of a Tuk Tuk waiting for custumors ;-) Click here

 

Kathmandu Airport (VNKT) : (Airlines in Nepal click here )

Arrivals in Kathmandu airport click here

Departures from Kathmandu Airport. Click here.

VERY Good Link to a Domestic flight page on Nepal Tourist Bord webpage. Click here.

 

Nepal Airforce....i will guess the aircrafts is placed on Kathmandu Airport (VNKT) ? :

 

Nepal Maps :

 

 

Nepal geografical maps :

 

Nepal handmade elevation maps :

 

Tibet map :

 

Himalaya maps :

 

Tibetan Desert :

 

South Asia maps :

 

World pfysical map ( Hmm...looks like i spell this pfysiccalertrsttr..stuff wrong ;-) :

 

Word political map :

 

Word Time Zones (Not abel to read it..sorry..i will try to find a better map ;-) :

 

 Nepal Trekker Maps. Click here :

 

Pictures from Nepal from  moutain flight (Click 3 pict below here  map for more pictures from Nepal ) :

View towards the Himalaya en route from Kathmandu to Lukla. Fabulous flight, jagged peaks all the way.

 

Top 10 moutains in Nepal :

 

Peaks in Nepal : (click here )

 

Himalaya seen from space :

 

 Mount Everest seen from space: 

 

Gorak Shep, the higest villages on the Everest Trek on 17.000 ft. : (Hold mouse over pictures for text )

Gorak Shep is the highest village on the Everest Trek, at 17,000 feet. The 18,500 foot hill Kala Pattar, beyond the dry lake, is the high point of this trek. The snow-covered Pumori rises in the distanceHere, Mount Everest is seen to the left, and Nuptse is the closer peak to its right. This view is from the 18,450 foot hill, Kala Pattar.

The last rays of the sun strike Nuptse, just as the clouds liftGokyo, the highest village in this valley, is situated on a beautiful turquoise lake. This view is from a short way up the hill Gokyo Ri.

Mount Everest is further from Gokyo Ri than from Kala Pattar, but more of the mountain is visible.

 

...Some more mountain pictures. Hold mouse over pictures for text. The pictures is copyrighted, but they are SO nice :-) so schh..schhh .-) :

Mount Everest, the Gokyo Valley, and prayer flags from Gokyo Ri . Everest (on the far left) can now clearly be seen to be the tallest... The HRA clinic in Pheriche is just on the other side of the two white mountains seen in the midline of the image.

Mount Everest in sunset alpenglow.Mount Everest seen from the upper Gokyo Valley at sunset. The South East Ridge is seen as the right skyline ridge, the first hump to the right of the summit is the South Summit. The South Col is the lowest point on the right that is still in alpenglow.

Mount Everest from Kala Patar. Mount Everest (the black pyramid on the left) and its neighbors Lhotse (barely visible to the right of the smaller lenticular cloud) and Nuptse (on the right). The Khumbu ice fall is seen descending between Everest and Nuptse and sweeping around through the foreground.

Khumbu Glacier Ice Fins. Giant ice fins are squeezed up out of the Khumbu glacier like toothpaste as it is forced around a large bend in the valley as it descends from Mt. Everest.

Ama Dablam and reflecting lake at 17,000 feet. A unique view of my favorite mountain, Ama Dablam, early in the morning from a very high lake.

Alpenglow on Ama Dablam and reflecting lake at 17,000 feet.Ama Dablam with alpenglow, again seen from a very high lake, evening valley clouds swirling in.

Mingbo-La glacier ice falls.Winding up the ramps of the Mingbo-La glacier, just East of Ama Dablam.

Pumori and Kala Patar. Beautiful Pumori, a neighbor to Everest, towers over Kala Patar (the rocky ridge in the foreground), a popular trekker's goal.

Pumori and Kala Patar.Beautiful Pumori, a neighbor to Everest, towers over Kala Patar (the rocky ridge in the foreground), a popular trekker's goal.

Terraced foothills of the Himalaya. Narrow terraced fields are carved thousands of feet up the hills, and are used to grow rice and barley.

Star trails over Machhapuchare.An 8-hour ultra wide angle exposure, looking north at the Annapurna range. Polaris is centered over Machhapuchare, the sacred mountain.

 

Nepal pictures:

 

 

Muktinath Phedi (4100m) :

 

Nepali Girls:

 

Thanka :

Thanka (religious painting on cotton)Representing Avolokiteshvara (Bodhisattva of compassion)

 

Ohhh...holy S... ups... a holy man ;-) :

 

Black Shiva.... ( Not a Whiskey label ;-) :

 

The Yeti of Himerlaya :-) Pictures are from Sam's webpage :

 

Some text i found about the Yeti Man........ :

A Mysterious Creature
-Yeti or Abominable Snowman-

This is not a story of a snowman you make in winter from snow for entertainment. The story of Yeti is as mysterious as the story of Bigfoot in North America and Mapinguari in the Amazon. Sherpa people depict the Yeti as a human-like creature with long, shaggy hair in their traditional paintings. They consider the Yeti bigger and stronger creature than humans.

Yeti is a Sherpa word; Yah means rock and Teh means animal. Therefore the literal meaning of Yeti is a rock living animal. There are many folk stories among Sherpa communities about the existence of Yeti.

Nobody has seen it face to face, but there are several bizarre incidents that mountaineers have reported, such as hearing high-pitched whistles, strange looking footprints etc. Several scientific expeditions and people have tried to discover the Yeti. However, its existence has yet to be proven. Some of the famous climbers like Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe and John Hunt have reported that they had seen big foot prints like that of humans. Some of the mountaineers like Col. C.K. Howard and Don Whillans have even claimed the sighting of dark, human-like figures in the Himalayas.

According to the story told by the villagers near Mt. Everest, a Yeti attacked a Sherpa girl of a village while she was grazing her yaks in 1974. The villagers found several yaks killed with broken necks. The villagers believed the story told by the girl that an ape-like creature had twisted the neck of the yaks by grabbing the horns.

No matter what, many people still believe that the Yetis exist. The future will tell that whether the story of the existence of the Yetis is a mere legend or true story.

Here is a folk story recorded by Mr. Ram Kumar Panday, Professor of Geography at Tribhuvan University that tells how the Yetis were declined.

There was a beautiful village Alu Gaon popular for potatoes in Khumbu area, which remained always notorious for Yeti who troubled the villagers in the night and hiding in the day time. People of this village were fearful at night. People worked altogether all day in the farm and always late going back to the village. Yeti watched the villagers working. Why did villagers go in the field? There must be something to eat. When the villagers went back to their houses, the Yeti would then come down to try out all the jobs done by the villagers. The attempt to imitate the villagers work ended in destroying the farm. One day all the villagers gathered together to discuss the problem of Yeti's destruction. They prepared a drama of death for the Yeti, creating a drama of killing each other with wooden weapon. The Young Sherpa boys gathered together and kept water in some pots. They added poison to some Chhang pots (locally brewed beer the Yetis like very much) to drink and left real iron weapons for the Yeti to fight. The Sherpa boys acted with harmless wooden weapons and drank water, striking one another, falling down like a dead, they acted like in the battle fields (The Yetis watched the people doing that from a distance). As night fell, Yetis came down and fought like men but with real sharp weapons and drank poisoned Chhang (locally brewed beer). They fought like villagers did. They killed each other and many of them died in the battle. The one survivor was a pregnant Yeti who remained uphill. Sherpas of the Khumbu village think that Yetis found these days are the descendants of the same pregnant Yeti who could not come down due to advanced pregnancy. (Image Nepal, Vol. 13, No. 7, Sept. 1994).

 

The Nepal Yak.....do it say : Muhhhhh !!! ?? ;-)  :

 

Text i found about the Nepal Yak....... :

The Highest Living Mammals in the World - The Yaks

The Yaks are the mammal that lives at the highest elevation in the world. They can climb up as high as 20,000 ft.. Yaks can't live below 10,000 ft because of their thick coat and vulnerability to diseases. Their lungs are developed big to absorb more oxygen in higher altitudes. They weigh up to a 1,200 pound (550 kg).

Actually the Sherpa people call the male "Yak" and the female "Nak" or "Dri". However, generally speaking, Yak represents both for outsiders. Some wild yaks can still be found between the Nepal and Tibet border. They are one of the endangered species.

Yaks are among the most useful of animals. Without them the famous Trans-Himalayan trade between Nepal and Tibet would have been impossible. They can carry up to 220 lb. (100kg) load, and walk over the dangerous trails and snow-covered high Himalayan passes. In addition to being beasts of burden, they plow fields, provide meat, milk, butter, wool for clothing, and dung for fuel. Their bones are used to make various kinds of artifacts. The hair of the yak is used to make ropes, sacks, blankets, and tents. Nothing is wasted, even the horns are used to adorn doorways and roof tops.

One more interesting thing about the Yak. People in the mountains use the fresh blood of a Yak as medicine. They believe the blood can cure many diseases. Therefore, people come to the pastures twice a year to drink a live yak's fresh blood. They pay about $1 for one glassful of blood. In Tibetan mythology, Yaks are represented as the messengers of the gods living in high places.

Yaks are crossbred with cows. The crossbred offspring is called dzo (male) and dzomo (female). They can live in lower altitudes and are more tractable than the yaks.

 

Dolls from Nepal Dolls. Click here :

 

Nepal national flower :

 

Nepal national bird :

 

General information about Nepal :

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION : It borders with Tibet on the north and India in the east, south and the west.

AREA : 147,181 Sq. Kms.

ALTITUDE : FROM 70 Mts. TO 8848 Mts.

CAPITAL : KATHMANDU

POPULATION : 1,84,91,097

LANGUAGE : Nepali is the national language. Educated people understand and speak English as well.

TIME : Nepal time is 05 hrs. and 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of IST (INDIAN STANDARD TIME).

CLIMATE : Nepal has four major seasons - The winter (December - February), Spring (March - May), Summer (June - August), and Autumn (September - November).

PEOPLE : Nepalese people are mainly devided into two distinct racial groups - The Indo-Aryans and the Mongoloids. KATHMANDU valley has been the region of confluence of these two groupssince historic times. The Nepalese people have culturally inheritrd the best elements of these ethnic groups making them very lively and their lifestyle very colorful.

RELIGION : Nepal is the only Hindi kingdom in the world. Hindu Temples and Buddhist Shrines are scattered all over the mountains and valleys that make up the geographical shape of the kingdom. The cool and peaceful lofty mountains, the freshness of the nature expressed at its best in the crystal clear water and clean air basically, the unspoilt surroundings are perhaps the features of this lovely land that might have inspired all those Hindu sages and the Buddhists monks in quest for peace, to set up their spritiual institutions here. Nepal is the birth place of LORD BUDDHA - The light of Asia. There is a complex blending of Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal.

OUTFITS : Except in formal gatherings, informal clothes are acceptable everywhere. Warm garments are required in October - March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season ie. July - September.



CURRENCY AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE : Nepali rupee notes come in Rupee1, RS.2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, & 1000 denominations. Coins come in 5, 10, 25P, RS.1, RS.5 denominations. Foreign currency must be exchanged only through the banks or authorised foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transactions are to obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. Visitors other than the Indians Nationals have to make the payments in hotels, travel or trekking agencies and air tickets in foreign currency. Non-Indian visitors are not allowed to import or export Indian currency. The approximate value of one US Dollar is equivalent to Rs. 51.

ENTRY PROCEDURES : All visitors except Indian Nationals must hold a passport & valid visa. The visas can be obtained at the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions & Consuls abroad and entry points issue visa for a 15 days. The visa will be extended at the Department of immigration, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Tel: 412337/418573. The Department also issues multi entry visa for the visitors.

ENTRY POINTS:

BY AIR: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

BY LAND: (1) Kakarbhitta (2) Birgunj (3) Belhiya (Bhairahawa) (4) Nepalgunj (5) Dhangadi (6) Jogbani (Biratnagar) and (7) Mahendra Nagar in Nepal-India border and Kodari in Nepal- China border.

CUSTOMS :

All baggage is subject to custom's check at the point of entry. Visitors are allowed to bring in the consumable articles such as liquor one bottle up 1.15 litres, 200 sticks of cigarette, 15 rolls of photo film and 12 rolls of movie camera film. Visitors are also allowed to carry 1 binocular, 1 camera, 1 movie camera, 1 video camera, 1 radio, 1 tape recorder, 1 bicycle, 1 wrist watch, 1 set of fountain pen, 1 perambulator, 15 radio cassetes & 10 disk records into the country on the condition that they are declared and are to be taken back on return. Carrying narcotics, arms & ammunitions are strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques requires special certificate from the Department of Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu . Gold, Silver, precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns, etc, all drugs whether processed or in their natural state, are prohibited to export.

TRAVEL ROUTE : Royal Nepal Airlines the national flag carrier of Nepal and other International airlines operate scheduled flights to Kathmandu from Bangkok, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Dubai, Dhaka, Paro, Varanasi, Frankfurt, Paris, Hongkong, Karachi, London, Moscow, Singapore & Lhasa. The international Airlines operating their flights to Kathmandu include Aeroflot, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Pakistan International airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai international and Qatar Airways.

INTERNAL TRANSPORT : Royal Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services in the interior of Nepal. This include Taplejung, Bhadrapur, Rajbiraj, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Lukla, Lamidanda Tumlingtar, Rumjatar, and Biratnagar in the east; Nepalgunj, Chaurjhari, Surkhet, Dang, Ropla and Jumla, in the Mid-west, and Kolti, Mahendranagar, Dhangadi, Silgadi (Doti), Tikapur, Sanphebagar, Baitadi, and Darchula in the Far-Western Region. Besides Royal Nepal Airlines, the other domestic airlines such as Nepal Airways, Everest Air, Asian Airlines Helicopter, Necon Air provide regular and charter services to different popular domestic destinations.

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT : Royal Nepal Airlines and other domestic Airlines in the private sector also operate breathtaking mountain flights for the tourists round the year.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

In addition to metered taxis, limousine service is also available at the airport for transport to major hotels in the city.

OTHER TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS: Metered taxis having black plates with white figures are available in Kathmandu. Metered tempos (three wheeler Scooter) are also available and are slightly cheaper than taxis, Bicycles, motor cycles and rickshaws are also available on hire. The fare for the bicycles or motorcycles is fixed whereas the fare of rickshaws is to be negotiated. There are regular bus services between the main town of the Kathmandu Valley. The Bus Terminal is located at Gongabu(new bus terminal) and Bagbazar (old bus terminal).

Similarly, scheduled bus services for outside the Valley operate from the Gongabu Bus terminal which is located at Balaju, Kathmandu.

TREKKING PERMIT

The Department of Immigration located at Tridevi Marg, Thamel issues trekking permit for the tourists who intend to trek any part of the country. Trekking permit fee for different trekking areas are fixed as follows.

1.

Annapurna, Everest,

Equivalent to US$ 5 per person per week for the Langtang and Rara first four weeks and US$ 10 per week thereafter. 

2.

Dolpa and Kanchenjunga

Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.

3. 

Manaslu 

US$ 75 per person per week.

4.

Mustang & upper Dolpa

US$ 700 per person for the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.


NOTE : Trekking to Dolpa,Kanchenjunga,Makalu and Mustang can be undertaken through registered trekking agencies only.

To trek in a national park area an entrance fee of Rs. 650.00 is to be paid separately. Likewise, an entrance fee of Rs. 650.00 is also collected from every trekker going into the Annapurna Conservation Area. There are several government registered trekking agencies in Nepal to conduct such trekking programmes.

FACILITIES : The accomodation facilities in Nepal ranges from the international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. To have an assured quality service it is advisable to use the facilities and services of government registered hotels, lodges, travel agencies the licensed tour guides only and engage an authorized guide or porter only through a registered travel/trekking agency.

MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Nepal offers a wide variety of adventure tourism packages. Of the 14 peaks above 8000 meters in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the land of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest, 8848 meters), the highest peak in the World and other 1310 mountain peaks. For those who cannot withstand the rigourousness of mountain flights which fly around the Mount Everest and provide a close look of the top of the world. Also from Nagarkot (32 kms East of Kathmandu) and Daman (80 kms south-west of kathmandu) one can have a distant view of Mount Everest and beautiful Himalayan ranges. Trekking is the best way to get to interesting and remote mountain villages of Nepal and to enjoy views of the famous peaks together with their lifestyle untouched with modern civilization. The River rafting, which is known as " White Water Adventure" represents another major attractions.

Nepal offers plenty of Wildlife as there are eight National Parks and four Wildlife Reserves and two conservation areas in Nepal. Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal provides ample opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing and boating along with the sightseeing of majestic panoramic views in its background. Kathmandu valley possesses several historical monuments, old palaces and palace squares, shrines and temples.

Nepal is the land of Lord Pashupatinath, which is supposed to be the holiest Hindu temple in the world. Not only for the Hindus but also for the Buddhists Nepal offers a unique -place of pilgrimage as it happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion.

Nepal is a land of festivals with some part of the kingdom or the other celebrating some festival during everyday of the year. Festivals may be linked with the remembrance of the departed soul, to herald the different seasons, to mark the beginning or end of the agricultural cycle, to mark the national events, or just family celebrations. On a festive day the Nepalese take their ritual bath, worship different gods and goddesses, visit temple, observe fasting and undertake feasting. The most important aspect of Nepali culture is the religious harmony and understanding prevailing among the Hindus and Buddhist.

MAJOR FESTIVALS OF NEPAL :

New Year's Day - April 14, (First day of Baisakh)
Matatirtha Aunsi or Mother's Day - (April)
Buddha Jayanti - (April)
Machchendranath Rath Jatra - (May-June)
Guru Purnima - (August)
Gaijatra (August)
Krishnashtami - (August-September)
Gokarna Aunsi or Father's Day - (August-September)
Indra Jatra - (September)
Bada- Dashain - (September-October)
Tihar - (October-November)
Constitution Day - (November 9)
Bala Chaturdarshi - (November-December)
Birthday of His Majesty the King (December 28)
Birth-anniversary of His Late Majesty King Prithvi Narayan Shah, The Great -(January 10)
Basanta Panchami - (January- February)
National Democracy Day - (February 18)
Maha Shivratri - (March- April)
Ghode Jatra -(March-April)


WHERE TO GET THE INFORMATION

The Department of Tourism, His Majesty's Government of Nepal provides information and services to the tourists. It also distributes different kinds of publicity materials to the tourists free of cost. There are two tourist officers and five tourism informtion Centres located at different places in the country. They are:

1. Tourist Information Centre, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Tel:470537

2. Tourist Information Centre, Basantapur, Kathmandu, Tel: 220818

3. Tourist Office, Airport, Pokhara, Tel:220028

4. Tourist Information Centre, Birgunj, Tel:22083

5. Tourist Office, Janakpur, Tel: 20755

6. Tourist Information Centre, Bhairahawa, Tel:20304

7. Tourist Information Centre, Kakarbhitta, 20208

NEPAL

TREKING GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES INTERNATIONAL


The Nepal Himalaya has always been known as " The abode of the Gods ". Many of the primordial history, religion , culture, and tradition as well as legends and myths emanate from awesome Himalaya . The Nepal Himalaya barbors many holy temples and shrines, monastries and sacred lakes in the wilderness and remote parts of the region . These sites are frequently visited by pilgrims. It is a land of piety and stillness. The Himalayas is the youngest and highest mountain chain on earth. A full third of its stretchs - the formidable Great Himalayan Range of 800 kms lies within the Nepal Himalaya. It has a covergence of 1,310 magnificent peaks over 6,000 meters, including 8 of the worlds highest 14 peaks of 8000 meters. Nestling iin the rain shadows of these unique vistas of soaring summits unravel a profusion of lofty foothills, the home of many Nepalese who delight in warm hospitality and frendship . These verdant terraced hills meander down to lush green valleys with turbulent rivers & to the tropical lowland and teeming with countless wildlife. In its immensely diverse and undulating topography , varid climate and mix of people Nepal combines to produce a magical attraction for outsiders. Many foreign visitors come to trek one or more beautiful trekking regions. To trek ,one does not have to be bizarre, neither a mountaineer nor a athlete. Anyone with a pair of strong legs, and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic, will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Walking in the interior of the country follows ancient foot trails for which meander through the scenic river banks, intricately terraced fields and the forested ridges connecting picturesque hamlets mountain villages . These highly developed and well defined trails have been used for centuries and are the hive of activities to come in contact with the locals. For visitors on extended holiday and with less restraints, there is an even more varied spectrum of adventure - be it rafting on the sparkling rivers , safaries in the jungles, trekking to explore deeper into the alpine valley with perpetual snow and glistenning glaciers. The more intrepid traveller may venture further up to scale any of the 18 minor trekking peaks.

 


VISA AND TREKKING PERMIT : Unlike some countries with strict visa regulations, Nepal extends trouble free issuance of visa to all the citizens worldwide. Indian nationals do not require visa to enter Nepal. The Royal Nepalese Embassies or consulates abroad and at entry point immegration offices provide a one month visa upon the presentation of a valid passport , two passport size photos and a payment of equivalent of US$ 40 for single entry , US$ 70 for double entry and US$ 100 multiple entry respectively . Visitors entering Nepal without a visa may also obtain 30 day visa from department of immegration , Tridevi Marg ( Tel 412337 428573 ) Kathmandu a payment of additional 25% in rupees with the added a payment of entry point. Visas can be extended at the Immigration Department, Kathmandu or at Immigration Office, Pokhra. A trekking permit is required to trek in any part of Nepal. If trekking is planned in two different areas, two trekking permits are required. The Department of Immigration located at Tridevi Marg, Thamel (Tel.412337) issues trekking permit for the tourists who intend to trek any part of the country . Trekking permit fee for different trekking areas are fixed as follows :

Trekking Areas Trekking permit fee :

  1. Annapurna,Everest Equivalent to US$ 5 per person per Langtang,Rara etc. week for the first four weeks and US$ 10 per week there after.

  2. Dolpa and Kanchanjunga Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for first four weeks and US$ 20 per week there after.

  3. Manaslu US$ 75 per person per week.

  4. Mustang and Upper Dolpa US$ 700 per person for the first 10 days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.

 


NATIONAL PARKS :

Eight areas of Nepal have been designated national parks. They are Langtang,Rara,Royal Chitwan, Sagarmatha(Everest), Shey Phoksondo, Khapad, Bardia and Barun National Parks. To trek in any of these national park area a part permit in necessary which can be obtained at the park entrance on payment of Rs.650/- each. Similarly trekkers are required to pay Rs. 200/- for every trekker going into the Annapurna Region payable at the Immegration offices while getting trekking permit, which is utilised for the environment conservation and maintenance of the area. There are several government registered trekking agencies in Nepal to conduct such trekking programmes. In order to have assumed quality and safe treks it is advisable to use them.


WORKING HOURS : The Immigration Office is open from 10.00 to 17.00 hours from February 13th to November 16th from 10.00 to 16.00 hours from November 17th to February 12th sunday through Thursday. On friday it is closed at 15.00 hours . Visa extension and trekking permit applications are accepted from 10.00 to 13.00 p. m on Friday. The immegration Offices remain closed on saturdays and on other government holidays.

 


FLIGHT TO REMOTE AREAS : Royal Nepal Airlines, the national flag carrier, offers extensive domestic air services to almost all the parts of the country. Taplejung, Bhojpur, Meghauli, Pokhara, jomosom, Manang,Jhumla,Dolpa,Sanphebagar are the the remote destinations where one can take a flight from kathmandu. The other domestic airlines such as Nepal Airways, Everest Air, Necon Air and Himalayan Helicaptor also provide regular and charter services to different popular domestic destinations.

TREKKING SEASON : Trekking in Nepal can be undertaken throught the year. There are four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its distinct attractions to offer. The seasons are classified as follows:

 


MEDICAL MATTERS & ADVICE : Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless. preventive measures such as a thorough medical check up and inocullations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities, and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is impressive to make a comprehensive First Aid Box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Various trekking guide books and the pamphlet published by the Himalayan Rescue Association ivesbyou detailed information on a complete list of medical supplies. These guide books are easily available in the book-shops of kathmandu. In case of serious illness or injury, prompt evacuation to kathmandu is the best remedy. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hills of Nepal, so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Toth fillings sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and at high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked.

FITNESS : All trekking demands a level of fitness that will enable one to put a good days walking, up hill and down.The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming,jogging, squash,tennish, and long walks involving up and down hill. Good physical conditioning will probably help for the maximum enjoyment of the treks.

 


ALTITUDE SICKNESS : Altitude sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as following : - Nausea,vomiting - loss of apetite - insomnia/sleeplessness - Persistent headache - Dizziness, light headedness,confusion - Disorientation, drunken gait - Weakness,fatigue,lassitude, heavy legs - Sight swelling of hands and face - Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity - Reduced urine output These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of appearence of any of the above symptoms any further ascent should be reconsidered; otherwise more serious problems can occur which can even cause death sometimes within a few hours, the only cure for the altitude sickness is to descend to a lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3,000 meters and the proper amount of rest are the best methods for prevention of AMS.

 


HIMALAYAN RESCUE ASSOCIATION : HRA is a nepalese voluntary organisation registered with his majestys Government to run a rescue service in the mountain tourist areas. The Associations major role is the prevention and treatment of mountain sickness. The associations medical research work is undertaken by a team of foreign doctors at present.

HRA OPERATES TWO - TREKKERS AID POST - AS FOLLOWS :

EVEREST AREA At pheriche on the main trail to Everest Base Camp, one day north of Thyanboche. This Aid post is well equipped and staffed by two Western doctors during main trekking season. All trekkers intending to go to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp are advised to contact the Pheriche Aid Post.

MANANG AREA At Manang village in Manang. The Aid Post, is well noticeable and has a sign posted.Regular talks on dangers of altitude sickness are given here alternate day during trekking season. The Aid Post is staffed by a Western doctor. trekkers intending to cross Thorong La Pass and visiting the surrounding areas are advised to contact the HRA aid post either Chindi or at Manang.

 


MEDICAL, RESCUE TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES on some major trekking routes are given below :-

  1. EVEREST AND KANCHENJUNGA TREKS A small hospital and an airstrip at Jiri, Phaplu and Khunde. Similarly a medical facility operated by HRA is situated at Pheriche.

  2. HELAMBU, GOSAINKUNDA AND LANGTANG modern medical facilities are not available in the Helasmbu area. For Gosaikunda and Langtang, there is a government hospital at Trishuli Bazaar and a dispensary at Dhunche. There is also radio and telephone link to Kathmandu at Trishuli bazaar. An airstrip is located near Kyangjin in Langtang Valley.

  3. AROUND POKHARA, LAMJUNG, JOMSOM,MUKTINATH & MANANG Pokhra has an all-weather airport, good telecommunication network and modern hospital.District hospitals are located in Banglung, Bensishar and Jomsom. There is a trekkers Aid post run by the Himalayan Rescue Association in Mansang.

  4. JUMLA & RARA Airstrips are located in Dhorpatan , Jumla and Simicot. There is a government hospital and a radio station in jumla.A dispensary is run at Gumgadi.

 


TREKKING ARRANGMENTS : There are different approaches to trekking in Nepal and the choice depends on time available, budget, experience and personal preference. Some of the travel agencies abroad in collaboration with the Nepalese trekking agencies book packages for Nepal in advance.Trekkers who are alone or who do not have much time time can book with these overseas agencies. There are quite a few government recognized trekking agencies which have professional staff to handle trekking activities. A fully equipped trek primerily consists of essential logistical arrangements including porters, guide, cook, food, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, transport to and from trekking starting points, flight arrangement, permits, staff insurance and so on. These agents also provide a choice of itineraries and necessary information on trekking health care etc. The cost of all inclusive trek ranges from about USD 25 to USD 100 per [erson per day depending upon the quality of service, number of days and number of persons in the package. It is strongly advised not to employ free-lance guides or the services of any agency not recognised by the government.

 


LIST OF CLOTHING EQUIPMENT & PERSONAL EFFECTS : Light weight walking boots. - A pair of trackshoes. To wear in the camp at night or when boot is wet. - Warm jacket. Fibrefill or down should be adecuate.This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. - A rain proof jacket with a hood or a puncho. - Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months these items are essential. - A pair of light weight/heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the morning and at night. - Windproof/waterproof trousers. Necessity on all treks going above 10,000 ft. - Thermal power underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night. In winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable. - A tracksuit. Useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. - 1-2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts, gloves,woolen socks,swimming costume etc.

EQUIPMENT : Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking. - Day pack. This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g., toilet item, camera, film,soap etc. - Snow glasses, water glasses,wallet,small torch etc. - Snow gaiters essential during winter . - Trekking map - personal medical supplies.

MONEY MATTERS : Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the international banks have their own offices in kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master-card, etc. are accepted in Nepal. All visitors are required to exchange their money through bank or the authorised agents. In kathmandu banks with money exchange counter. These facilities to change money are quicker and more convinient. It is neccessary to ask for receipts when money is changed. On the return journey, if one is left with Nepalese rupees they can exchange 15% against these receipts to any foreign currency at Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu. Remember to retain Rs.700 for airport tax when departing Nepal by air.

 


INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAINEERING ADVENTURE : For more adventurous traveller, there are 18 minor peaks open for Alpine climbing under Nepal Mountaineering Association. The climbing of these peaks is controlled under the rules and regulations formulated by this Association.Detailed information and application for climbing permits are available from the Associations office or contact your trekking agency in kathmandu.it should be noted that in most cases the climbing of the minor peaks(trekking peaks) require snow and ice climbing experience.Trekking agents provide qualified and trained climbing guides to take nonclimbers for convenience, safety and expected successes. By Himalayan standards these are considered minor peaks, but in fact some of them provide relatively challenging snow and ice climbing of high standard, and more so in winter. The royalty for these peaks ranges from US$ 200 - US$ 300 depending upon the particular peak for upto 10 member climbing team. Peaks currently open for trekking and other groups are as follows :

Name of the peaks Height in meters

  1. Mera Peak 6654

  2. Chulu Peak 6584

  3. Singu Chuli ( Fluted peak ) 6501

  4. Hiunchuli 6441

  5. Chulu West 6419

  6. Kusum Kangaru 6367

  7. Parchemuche 6187

  8. Imja Tse ( island peak ) 6183

  9. Lobuche 6119

  10. Pisang 6091

  11. Kwangde ( kawande ) 6011

  12. Ramdung 5925

  13. Paldor Peak 5896

  14. Khogma Tse ( mehra ) 5849

  15. Kangja Chuli 5844

  16. Pokalde 5806

  17. Tharpu Chuli ( Tent peak ) 5663

  18. Mardi Himal 5587

 


SOME USEFUL SUGGESTIONS : During trekking sojourn in the hills and the mountains of Nepal you should be aware and remember that you aqre travelling back in time and into the wilderness not usually frequented by many foreigner, away from Nepal, policing. Although the people of the hills of Nepal are exceptionally hospitable, honest and freindly by any standards, the possibilities of some trekkers encountering bad elements who take advantage of foreigners, cannot be eleminated. It would be wise to exercise the following basic rules as regards secuirity and sefety during your trekking - Trekking organised through recognised Trekking Agent ensures comfort and convenience, safety and security and greately affords the unique experience. This approach to trekking not only prevents from any unforeseen hazards and accidents but also provide educational information and rewarding experiences on the moutains, people and life in rural Nepal. - All foreign nationals are required by law to pay their hotel, travel and trekking agents bill in foreign currency. Exchange your money through authorised banks/money changers only. Insist on a receipt when exchanging your money and retainm all exchange receipts with you. - Littering mars the purity of environment. Avoid the use of non- biodegradable items as much as possible. Yours attempts to burn oddments and carry out the unburnable ones will be a great help in the efforts to conserve the environment. - Avoid dispute with local people, most particularly when you are alone. Avoid drunkards and lunatics. - Do not encourage beggars by giving them money or other articles. - Be most economical with all fuel. Avoid hot showers which use firewood and discourage campfires. Avoid lodges using firewood and insist on use of kerosene for cooking to trekking agents. - We stongly recommended not to be travel insurance to cover against illness,accidents,loss and theft of items and materials, travel alternations and deviations, rescues and evacuations. - It is recommended not to travel alone in the remote areas while travelling in Nepal particularly in the case of females. If you donot have a fellow trekker as companion, you should engage a guide/porter except through a third party who has responsibility for the person engaged.

 

Links : (Just some random links i found..hope they all works ;-) :

Ayo-Gorkhali Nepal Link Page

Himalaya Buddist Meditations Center

Himalayan Peaks

The High Altitude Medicine Guide

Shangrila Homepage

Link Page

Nepal Homepage

Library of Congress

Link Page

Nepal Info

Nepal Photos

Nepal Trek History

Nepal Vist Story

Link Page

WWF Nepal

Lonley Planet

Trekking Info

Trek history

Trek History

Trek History

Nepal Touris Bord 

Travel Nepal

Binod Rana Nepal Guide Service Web Page

Destination Nepal

 

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