Ramechhap to Lukla flight is the new flight opening for traveling from Kathmandu to Lukla. Ramechhap Airport has become one of the easiest pre-destination for Everest Base Camp Trek, for reaching Lukla. It takes 4 and half hours to 5 hours to reach Ramechhap by drive first and then from Ramechhap to Lukla by flight.
Recent Updates 2023 Jan: From the 21st of March 2023, flights to Lukla will be operated via Ramechhap airport.
Due to airport maintenance work and heavy air traffic, all plane flights to Lukla will be operated via Ramechhap from the 21st of March 2023. If you would like to fly direct from Kathmandu airport, choose our fixed departure Helicopter flight which will be operated directly from Kathmandu airport. Kathmandu to Lukla Heli Flight
The Cost for Indian Nationality is INR 9500 per person for one way including Transportation.
The Lukla Airport is nearer to Ramechhap Airport than Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport). Because of this, the flight to Lukla from Ramechhap (Manthali to Lukla flight) is much easier. This connection between Kathmandu and Lukla Ramechhap can also be proved as a nicer opportunity to explore the beautiful sights of three places with similar but different landscapes and vegetation.
How can I go to Lukla direct from Kathmandu as an Alternative Option?
Ans: You can go by group sharing or private Helicopter every day from Kathmandu to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport. To secure your seats Click Here.
Where is Ramechhap Airport (Manthali Airport) located?
Ramechhap Airport (Manthali Airport) is located in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. Kathmandu is 83 kilometers away by landscape distance and 145 kilometers away by road distance.
Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport
Ramechhap airport is the airport residing at Manthali, the headquarters of Ramechhap district of Province No. 3 in Nepal. It lies in the Tamakoshi River Valley at an elevation of 474 meters (1,555 feet) above sea level. Ramechhap Airport is also known as Manali Airport. It lies 83 kilometers away from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach there by road as the road distance is around 154 kilometers. Ramechhap airport has only one runway with a length of 518 meters (1,699 feet).
Ramechhap, the word is combined of two words 'Ram' and 'Chhap'. Ram is the name of a person and Chhap means the mark. It is an attractive place in Nepal with an area of 1,546 square kilometers and a population of 202,646 and increasing day by day. The major attractions of the Ramechhap district are natural heritages like rivers (Tamakoshi, Sunkoshi, Khimti), Dudh Kunda, Likhu Khola Glacier, peaks (Pathibhara and Numburchuli), Gaurighat cave; cultural and religious heritages like Thodung monastery, Panch Pokhari, Khau Gumba, Kanadevi, and Jata Pokhari; endangered natives Kusundas, Junar (citrus fruit), elevation variation, rich mineral existence like iron, copper, marble, and magnetite. Flight offers a glimpse of these attractions, some in high and some in low amounts.
Hotels and Hotel Bookings in Ramechhap
Ramechhap is the newly reputed destination where that visitors can easily reach in order to explore and for the flight to Lukla from there. You can reach there from Kathmandu by road and from Lukla by air flight. As it is a newly defined place, there are very low numbers of hotels and lodges that can be preferred for staying for a night or longer.
The locales are highly motivated to convert the place into a more interesting tourist destination. For that, the hotel’s building is being planned. Such hotels can be accommodated with possible facilities and services like luxurious beds, Wi-Fi, hot and cold showers, and so on. Hotel bookings in Ramechhap will also be able to be done via phone calls, emails, and internet media.
Apart from building new hotels and lodges, there are some existing ones. Those are not as sufficient as the planned ones but are eligible to stay on. For more details about the hotels and hotel bookings in Ramechhap, you can contact our proprietor of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expenditure, who will be more than happy to serve you with tremendous queries answering and hospitality.
Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition provides the flight booking opportunity for this exclusion drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and then the flight to Lukla at the best and most negotiable price. You can do bookings with us right away with the respective costs mentioned below.
Ramechhap to Lukla Flight Cost
Here is the list of the places from where the flight takes off and where the flight lands, along with the airlines involved in carrying the passengers. Also, the cost is mentioned which can go up and down according to the seasons and ratio of flight demands.
You can book any of these flights from and to Kathmandu according to your comfort and time flexibility. This flight to and from Kathmandu, Ramechhap, and Lukla can be the best option in order to travel between these three places. It is a short flight, because which also, is considered the safest flight for reaching Lukla from Kathmandu, with mediator Ramechhap.
How to reach Ramechhap from Kathmandu?
Ramechhap is 83 km away from Kathmandu by distance. But because of the landscape of Nepal, the road distance becomes 145 km. You can reach Ramechhap from Kathmandu by bus. It will take around 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach there.
How can I book the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Booking flights will not be that hard for you to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, but there will be a little change in the route. You will be moving from Kathmandu to Ramechhap by road first and then from Ramechhap to Lukla. You will reach Ramechhap in around 4 hours and 30 minutes from Kathmandu (by road) and in around 25 minutes to Lukla from Ramechhap (by air).
Which airlines are involved in Kathmandu Lukla Ramechhap Flight?
The airlines that are involved in the Kathmandu Lukla Ramechhap flights are Sita Air, Tara Air, and Summit Air. The time of departure and cots are mentioned in the list shown above in the chart.
Why is Ramechhap a good option for flights?
While getting to Ramechhap is an inconvenience and the airport lacks even basic facilities, it is a more dependable option for the flights. For starters, the flight to Lukla from Ramechhap is only 12 mins compared to 35 mins from Kathmandu. This means that if the weather is good, a number of flights can take place in a short time period and get a large number of guests to Lukla.
In Kathmandu, even if the weather is good in Lukla, flights can often be delayed just on the runway due to traffic, and end up missing the window seat for the upside-down window view. We want our guests to have the best chance to get to Lukla and start the trek. So, in that sense, Ramechhap can be seen as one of the good choices to reach Lukla.
Is it safe to fly from Ramechhap to Lukla?
Ramechhap Airport is wider than Lukla airport, the airport lies at the bank of the dazzling Tamakoshi River at an altitude of 474 meters. The domestic airlines conducting flights have earlier operated cargo flights to Lukla. Meaning, that the route is not new for pilots and airlines. The flights are shorter and the climate is less likely to put turbulence in flight schedules, though the slight chances remain.