Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Ticket

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration1 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu or Phaplu
  • Ends Phaplu or Kathmandu
  • Activities Flight Ticket
  • Max. Altitude 2,413 m
  • Group Size Minimum 01
  • Best Time throughout the year
  • Online Booking and Payment System Available
  • Instant Flight Ticket received in Email
  • Offline Phaplu Flight Schedule and Booking Option
  • Jeep Available to Phaplu or Salleri if flight get cancel
  • Authorized Agent to Issue Domestic Flight Ticket in Nepal
  • Date and Time Change Option according to availability
  • Convinent ways to reach Phaplu Airport and Start Everest Trek
  • Aerial View of Kathmandu and Phaplu Airport

Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Ticket Booking Online at lowest Price. Phaplu Airport is situated at Solu Dudhkund Municipality of Solukhumbu District. It is close to District Headquarter, Salleri. Phaplu is gateway to the Lower solu Khumbu and gradually to Everest region. The IATA Code is for Phaplu Airport is PPL. Tara Air, Sita Air, Nepal Airlines, Summit Air operate flight to Phaplu. Like Lukla, there are no regular flight to Phaplu from Kathmandu. Only 3 to 4 flights are operate in a week. So, it is better to book flight ticket earlier which save your time and make itinerary as per schedule. The airport resides at an altitude of 7918 meter above sea level. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. Starting the Everest region trek from Phaplu as opposed to Lukla, is an alternative if you want to escape crowds for at least a few days.

Phaplu Airport is choice for trekkers looking for lower everest trek, Makalu region through Arun valley trails and Everest Base Camp Trek. This trails are famous as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa followed this path to the summit. Trekking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is longer than regular EBC Trek in Nepal via Lukla route. Trekkers can reach Phaplu either by flight or by Jeep drive but, locals and the tourists prefer air transportation due to comfort. Less touristic travel areas are Phaplu, Nunthala, Kharikhola, and Surkhe. Afterward, We join the regular trails Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and up to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo.

Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Ticket Booking

Book Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Ticket with Aspiration Adventure, get your ticket without any hassles and wait. We provide the discount price and offer you the flight schedule accordingly. Choose your suitable flight schedule and get ticket instant. There are no regualr flight to Phpalu Airport and Sometimes in the high trekking season the flight gets divert. Get Quotation, Confirm the Schedule and Make Payment of Air Ticket. Get Ticket in Email or Visit us to get a Printed copy of ticket.

  • Kathmandu to Phaplu flight are no regular unlike any other sector, flight are only 2 to 3 times in a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) but there are some irregular in flight due to flight reroute and other operational factors. Send Inquiry with your travelling dates for information and exact schedule about flight.

Our expert and friendly team provides an astounding features along with cheapest Phaplu flight price, check the weekly schedule or any nearby flights of your desired dates and the price comparison, the airfare according to the calendar dates on the domestic flight. If your travel plans change, find options to cancel your ticket or reschedule option, which makes us the local online flight ticket booking agent in Nepal.

Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Information

  • There are weekly 3 to 4 flights available from Kathmandu to Phaplu and Phaplu to Kathmandu, changes in flight schedule accordingly
  • Flight Time is schedule in Morning due to the weather conditions.
  • The flight distance between Kathmandu to Phaplu Airport is 123 kilometers or 76 miles
  • The duration of flight is about 30 minutes
  • For the STOL sector each passenger is allowed to carry 10 Kg of check-in luggage and hand carry of 5 kg in the included ticket price
  • You need to be at Airport Check-In Counter minimum one hour before the flight time
  • Passengers must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel
  • Tara Airlines, Summit Airlines and Nepal Airlines operate flight to Phaplu Airport
  • It is better to plan a extra days and prepare to take the jeep transportation  to Phaplu Salleri
  • Flights bound for Lukla divert to Phaplu Airport due to the weather conditions as it is closest to Lukla Airport

Kathmandu Phaplu Flight Description

Start and End Points: Kathamndu/Phaplu or Phaplu/Kathmandu

Airlines: Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air and Nepal Airlines on Regular Schedule and Charter Basis


Airport Name: Phaplu Airport

Located at: Solukhumbu District

Airport Opened: 1976 October

Airport Elevation: 7,918ft / 2,413m

Flight Duration: 30 to 35 Minutes

Flight Time: Morning

Runway Length: 671 metres

Phaplu Gateway: Trekking Starts from the Lower Everest Region and Continue to Everest Base Camp or Hike to Pikey Peak Trek

How To Book Flight Ticket To Phaplu and Back?

There are limited flights to Phaplu in the weeeks. If you are looking to take the flights to reach Phaplu then please let us know about the your preferred flight dates, number of person and let us know about your planning. Your questions can reach us through Call / WhatsApp / Email Anjan OR Fill out an Enquiry Form. After that, we Confirm your flight date, time, fare or get the alternative options. Make Payment by Credit Card (Visa/Master), Bank Transfer or Cash. Get your e-Ticket by email and If you wish visit us for a printed copy of ticket

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Useful Information

Unlike Flight to Lukla, there are no any regular flight to Phaplu Airport from Kathmandu Airport. There are 3 to 4 flight weekly or no flight at all according to the airlines schedule. During the high trekking season the flight to Everest are from Ramechhap Airport and the flight to phaplu get distrub, So, It is recommend to book your flight according to the schedule and plan the alternative ways to reach Salleri Phaplu from Kathmandu. We also offer you the exact flight schedule and get the option of Jeep if the flight schedule does not meet your dates. We are local travel agency based in Kathmandu if you required the more information about the flight ticket, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance.  Phaplu is the gateway to the trekking route around Lower Everest Region or to the Everest Base Camp amd Gokyo Lake.

  • Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek and Kala Patthar
  • Phaplu to Gokyo Lake Trek
  • Numbur Cheese Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Circuit Trek
  • Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
  • Pikey Peak Trek
  • Junbesi Retreat Trek to explore Thupten Choling Monastery, Chiwong Monastery. 

Kathmandu to Phaplu Flight Schedule

AirlinesFlight Days
Tara AirMonday and Wednesday
Summit AirlinesSunday and Tuesday

Ways to Reach Namche Bazaar from Phaplu

There are numerous wasy to reach Namche Bazaar from Phaplu. Trekking from Phaplu and then following the classicial trekking tail of Nunthala, Buspa, Kharikhola, Puiyan and then reaching the main trail of Namche Bazaar. Another Option is taking the Jeep from Phpalu to Thamdanda or Buspa and trekking to Lukla. The distance between Phaplu and Namche Bazaar is roughly 65 kilometers. An averagely fit hiker will need three to four days for this. It can be completed in two exhausting days if you are walking fast with light bagpack.

  • Easy Trekking Route to Reach Namche Bazaar

Day 01: Fly to Phaplu Trek to Takshindo 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 02: Trek Takshindo to Kharikhola, 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 03: Trek Kharikhola to Puiyan, 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 04: Trek Puiyan to Phakding, 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 05: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 5 to 6 hourd trek

  • Jeep from Phpalu to Thamdanda and then trek to Namche Bazaar

The Flights goes to Phaplu then you will have the option to take the local jeep to Thamdanda which is 6 to 7 Hours, from Thamdanda it takes a 4 to 5 hours walk to get to Lukla and the next day 5 to 6 hours trek to Namche Bazaar.

Permits Required for trek while flying from Phaplu

Similar to the option taking flight to Lukla, you do not require any additional permits while trekking from Salleri Phaplu. You will require two permits for the trekking route in Everest Region (Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Three Passes). You can get them easily on the trails.

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit: Trekkers will get this permits at Lukla if they are taking a flight to Lukla. Trekkers starting the trekking journey from Salleri Phaplu can obtain the permit in Monjo at Sagarmatha National Park Counter. This permits office lies on your trail. Trekkers can obtain a Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit by making a payment of NPR 2,000 per person for the first four weeks. The price of the permit increases to Rs. 2,500 per person beyond four weeks.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This permit is also available at the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Gate in Monjo and Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu. For entry into Sagarmatha National Park, foreign nationals must pay NPR 3,000 per person. In contrast, the cost is NPR 1,500 for SAARC citizens and NPR 100 for Nepali.

Client Reviewstripadvisor
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    Hazzlefree organisation

    Anjan was our focal point in Nepal regarding our transportation. He organised the jeep from Kathmandu to Phaplu and was always available via WhatsApp. We had to change our plans because of the weather and reorganising our return was never a problem for Anjan. We also spent 3 days in Kathmandu upon our return and Anjan was, as usual, really helpful and patient in booking our hotel, transportation and what to visit in busy Kathmandu. I can only recommend Aspiration Adventure (Anjan) for any hazzlefree trek in Nepal. We will definitely be back to explore this beautiful country.

    Marlene HFrance,June 01, 2023
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    All in One Travel Service - Phaplu Flight and Jeep

    We booked a flight to phaplu through aspiration adventure, knowing we can booked directly with airlines but choose a local company as it would be easy to know sudden change in flight and make the cancellation or refund process flexible. company looked after the schedule flight twice a weeek, provide us a date and booked us a bothway flight from kathmandu to phaplu and back but on the way back airlines cancel the flight and divert the flight to ramechhap, fligtht from kathmandu was stop but aspiration adventure arranged us a private transportation back to kathmandu at the last minute which was great service. Thank you and We can recommend this company during your visit in Nepal.

    Richard HernyGermany,November 24, 2022
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