Only one International and domestic airport in Kathmandu is closing for its renovation (Runway maintenance) work from every day 22pm till next day morning 8am which starts from April 1 to June 30, 2019. With this reason many international and domestic flight will be closed to fly and to land. This hamper tourism sector as the main tourist season April and May months have to fly other domestic airports mainly to Lukla Tenzing Hilari airport. Lukla airport is the only one option to fly from Kathmandu to start Everest Base Camp trekking, Everest Expedition and other Everest reason trekking including Gokyo Lake and famous three passes trek. To solve the problem of Lukla flight from Kathmandu main airlines like Tara and Summit air has announce their flight operation to Lukla from Ramechhap. Ramechhap to Lukla flight time is about 20 minutes. Flights are with same aircraft that used to fly before from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Summit air one of the flight company regularly operating Lukla flight to going to Operate from Ramechhap. Their flight schedule.
All the passengers flying to Lukla will be transported to Ramechhap first and then will fly to Lukla. It will take about 4/5 hours’ drive to reach Ramechhap from Kathmandu. We, companies will transfer you to Ramchhap first either very early morning from Kathmandu or one night before depending on the flight time. If your flight time to Lukla is very early morning, we shall transfer you to Ramechap one night before and you’ll need to stay one night at Ramechhap at local hotels/ guesthouse. We will manage meals and accommodation at Ramechhap at least at tourist lodge with twin sharing basis. Similarly, on the fly back to Kathmandu, you’ll fly to Ramechhap first and then drive to Kathmandu on the same day. It is requesting to adjust local and simple accommodation for one night in Ramechhap.
New flight schedule of Tara Airlines from Ramechhap to Lukla. Tara Airlines is also a regular flight operator of Kathmandu to Lukla
Ramechhap is about 5 hours driving from Kathmandu via BP highway. 153 kilometer road is good highway road. From Kathmandu, we can plan to start very early in the morning to reach there about 7am to catch the flight after 8am. If we get flight seats before 8am, it is better to drive a day earlier and stay overnight there. Simple hotels with local foods are available in Ramechhap, Manthali. Private car is always comfortable. In option to make your budget cost, regular local buses are available in old bus park Ratnapark.
Small local domestic airport of Ramechhap is in bank of Tamakoshi River at Manthali. Now the airport is well paved runway and small parking but bigger than Lukla airport. Earlier, Tara, Kashthmandap and Goma airlines used to conduct cargo flights from Ramechhap to Lukla. The cargo service has also been halted now. Year 2018 due to bad weather in Kathmandu flight to Lukla was cancelled for many days and it was operate also from Ramechhap. It this term flying to Lukla from Ramechhap is not a new route for pilot and airlines. More reliable and short flights from Ramechhap to Lukla will be and hope to have less disturbance due to weather.
Option flying with Helicopter
It also has option to fly with Helicopter to Lukla from Kathmandu. Helicopter chartered flights are operating every day from Kathmandu to Lukla. About an hour flight is with 5 peoples. Cost for the heli flight can be about three times of Kathmandu Lukla one way.
Join us for small group trekking or private trekking to Everest region. It can be Everest Base Camp Trekking, Everest view trekking for 5 days and other customize plan that you will be very closer of Mount Everest and other Himalayan range.