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Flights to Nepal in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceR13 314Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
Round-trip fromR14 733From Johannesburg to Nepal
One-way fromR159One-way flight from Johannesburg to Nepal

Cheap flights to Nepal in June, July 2022

The best prices found for KTM flights for June, July
13 Jul - 21 Jul
R14 733pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
12 Jul - 21 Jul
R15 195pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Jul - 13 Aug
R15 737pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nepal 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nepal found for this year
29 Oct - 12 Nov
R13 521pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Oct - 11 Nov
R13 601pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Sep - 2 Nov
R14 589pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
KTM
Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Nepal from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Nepal

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nepal.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nepal.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Nepal.

Documents
International Traveler Online Arrival Form - All travelers must have a printed copy of the International Traveler Online Arrival Form before traveling to Nepal. The form must be first completed online.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Nepal?

Returning to South Africa from Nepal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nepal must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nepal are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Nepal?

The cheapest ticket to Nepal found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
February
R11 528
March
R10 683
April
R12 899
May
R13 393
June
R13 314
September
R11 895
October
R13 760
November
R12 899
December
R12 038
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Nepal. At this moment in time October is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Nepal?

Average Kathmandu Tribhuvan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - KTM
Price
R10 690 - R22 596
KTM
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
KTM
Rainfall
0 - 132 mm

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

Booking 19 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Nepal. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

The cheapest day to fly to Nepal is usually Saturday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

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

Cheap flights to Nepal are in demand by adventure travellers and those seeking spiritual enlightenment. This mountainous country, situated between China and India, has a reputation for otherworldliness. It is the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini and the Hindu Lord Sita at Janakpur, home to a living goddess (or Kumari), warriors famed for their bravery (the Gurkhas) and, perhaps most famous of all, Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. It is also said to be the stomping ground of the abominable snowman (or yeti).

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest city, was, in the 1960s and 1970s, a must-visit destination for hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment. Today, it’s still a required stop on the backpacker trail, more sprawling and smoggier than it was 30 years ago. It’s still a wonderful and magical city and many visitors use it as a starting point for trekking holidays in the Himalayas.

The Kathmandu Valley alone boasts seven of Nepal’s eight World Cultural Heritage Sites: Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Nepal is also home to the Natural World Heritage Sites of Everest National Park and Chitwan National Park.

The most popular treks are those to the Everest region but the Annapurna region in west-central Nepal and Langtang treks in central Nepal are also hugely popular, offering the experiences of a lifetime.

Nepal climate

Nepal has a range of climates – tropical forest, jungle, snowfields and glaciers. As in neighbouring India, the monsoon winds have a great influence on the weather. Late June to September is the rainy season and October to May the dry season. During the rainy season visitors can expect an average of two to three hours of sunshine each day. There’s also a good chance of flooding in parts of the country. The dry season is much more pleasant – warm weather and between six and nine hours of sunshine each day. Naturally, the higher you go, the colder it gets.

When is the best time to fly to Nepal?

Peak Season: 

The busiest times of the year – but also the best times – to search for cheap flights to Nepal are between February and May and late August to December. 

The main festivals of Dashain and Tihar occur during these months. Dashain, Nepal’s most important festival, commemorates the gods’ victory over demons. The celebrations are reminiscent of Christmas; homes are decorated, families get together and gifts are given. Tihar follows Dashain. This festival – worship of the Hindu Goddess of Fortune – lasts for five days and is all about celebrating one’s siblings and friends. In March, the festival of colours (Fagu Purnima or Holi) takes place. This Hindu festival is marked by the throwing of coloured water or coloured powder. 

Off Season: 

Mid-June to September is the low season in Nepal. It’s the monsoon season when rainfall is heavy and temperatures are high. Landslides, flooding and avalanches can occur during the monsoon season.

Getting around Nepal

If you’re trekking or seeing the sights of Kathmandu, you’ll be getting around on foot. Domestic airlines offer flights around Nepal, but to get the authentic Nepalese experience take the bus. There are micro buses in Kathmandu (and Tempos – three wheeler auto-rickshaws), local buses and tourist buses that travel between Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini-Bhairahawa and the border towns. Renting a car with a driver or renting a motorbike are also options. 

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