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Kathmandu Airport Resumes normal operation

Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport has resumed normal operation after its renovation work on the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport was completed on 30 June, and the airport will remain open for 21 hours daily.

 

The airport had to be closed from 01st April 2019 at 10pm to 8.30am daily for runway maintenance work for 10 hours daily to allow construction crews to work on the runway. The 3,050-metre-long runway has now been refurbished and covered with a new layer of asphalt.

 

The second phase to renovate taxiway will begin from 01 September to December 31, the airport will be closed for 7 hours daily—from 11:30 pm to 6:30 am next day. 

 

Trekkers flying to Lukla airport the gateway of Mount Everest trek will be re-directed to fly from Manthali airstrip in Ramechap a distance of 150kms east of Kathmandu.  The driving time from Kathmandu to Manthali is approximately 5hrs one way.  Since all flights to Lukla originate at the early hours, clients need to travel a day in advance or leave early morning from Kathmandu.  Please check with our office for further information and details regarding possible stay at Ramechap and transfers from and to Kathmandu.