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Flights to Nepal in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR12 187Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR12 388From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Nepal

Cheapest prices for Nepal flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Nepal found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R10 718
February
R10 761
March
R10 540
April
R11 336
May
R10 506
June
R11 951
July
R10 763
August
R10 926
September
R11 283
October
R11 643
November
R11 016
December
R10 787
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Nepal is currently May; with June being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Nepal?

Average Kathmandu Tribhuvan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - KTM
Price
R10 506 - R14 331
KTM
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
KTM
Rainfall
0 - 132 mm
Flying to Nepal in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Nepal then May is statistically the hottest. July is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Nepal may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 43 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

At the moment, Saturday is the most economical day to take a flight to Nepal. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nepal?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Nepal trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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