Ramechhap to Lukla Flight Ticket with Transport

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration1 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Lukla Airport
  • Activities Lukla Flight and Transport
  • Max. Altitude 2,860 metres (9,383 ft)
  • Group Size Min 1 Pax
  • Best Time March-May and September-November
Highlights
  • Simplified Online Booking and Secure Payment System
  • Inclusive of 3.75% credit card processing fee, No Hidden Charge
  • Update in real time on any changes of flight schedules
  • Authorized Agent of Multiple Airlines Sita Air, Tara Air and Summit Air
  • Last Minute Booking, in case of flight availability
  • Easy transfer from Ramechhap Airport to Kathmandu on sharing basis
  • Cheap airline tickets without compromising the standard of service
  • Option to reschedule of flight ticket without any charges (availability of tickets)
  • 24/7 WhatsApp and Call Support
  • Responsive communication over a range of platforms.
  • Alternative Option Available to reach Lukla in case of flight delays and cancellation
  • High priority in case of delays and rescheduling

Ramechhap to Lukla Flight is the diverted route to access Everest Region in the high trekking season. Being a local travel agency based in Nepal our aim is to provide a hassle free booking experience where we handle everything from transportation to flight ticket, ensuring a stress free start to your Everest adventure. The drive to Ramechhap Airport takes four to five hours and the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla is 20 minutes. Due to the limited number of daily flights, reserving tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Take Off Into the Sky and Reach Everest Base Camp with a Ramechhap to Lukla Flight in most easiest ways. In the high trekking season spring (March to May) and autumn (October to Mid-December) all the flight to  Lukla are divert to Ramechhap Manthali Airport. Flights from Ramechhap to Lukla provide an exciting and different way to begin your Everest Base Camp trek journey. The Lukla flight from Kathmandu is rerouted to Ramechhap because of heavy traffic and a large number of trekkers during the peak season. With the flight diversion it has additional effort of four hours road journey to reach Ramechhap but this promote seamless flying experience due to reduce air traffic congestion and potential delays.

How Does the Lukla Flight Booking Process Works ?

  • Step 1:  Contact us through the desired medium

To begin the booking process, please send us Inquiry through website or email us at aspirationadventure@gmail.com or call +9779813665337 (WhatsApp/Viber/Call). We're here to help you every step of the way.

  • Step 2: Discuss your travel plans.

Once you have contacted us, please include information about your flight dates, number of passengers, and any flight time or airline preferences. We will diligently search for the best options that align with your needs.

  • Step 3: Confirmation and Payment

After we have finalized your flight information, Send us your personal details, we will book your tickets and transportation. We will then provide you details on how to make the payment securely via bank transfer or credit card. Rest assured that your reservation is in excellent hands with Aspiration Adventure.

  • Step 4: Receive your itinerary.

Once your money has been received, we will give you a booking confirmation along with your entire flight itinerary. Take a minute to study the schedule to verify that all details are correct and to your liking.

  • Step 5: Prepare for your flight.

As your departure date approaches, ensure that you have all required travel papers. If you have time after your arrival in Kathmandu, please visit us at the office or provide us with the hotel location, and our team member can visit you with the printed airline ticket and transportation voucher (if you prefer otherwise the details works online). If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at any time.

  • Step 6: Travel to Ramechhap airport.

When it is time to depart for Ramechhap Airport, we will provide transportation information from Kathmandu. Whether you choose a private vehicle or a sharing transportation, we will make sure you get at the airport comfortably and on time. In peak hiking season, we have regular shared transportation from Kathmandu that departs at 01:30 AM. Transportation will drop you down to Ramechhap Airport's gates.

  • Step 7: Enjoy your flight to Lukla.

Upon arriving at Ramechhap Airport, Visit to Airlines counter for check in for your flight and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Lukla. Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas as you soar towards your destination.

  • Step 8: Contact Us Anytime

If you have any questions, issues, or need support along your trip, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to make your vacation as seamless and pleasurable as possible. Furthermore, we recognize the flexibility of the return flight dates from Lukla to Ramechhap and assure that the flight dates may be changed without charge. With Aspiration Adventure, your flight to Lukla is more than simply a flight; it is the start of an unforgettable adventure in Everest. We look forward to serving you to begins your Everest Journey.

Reason Behind Lukla Flight Diversion to Ramechhap

Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal's main international hub, manages both domestic and international flights. During the peak trekking seasons of spring and autumn, the increase of flights to Lukla causes significant congestion. Flights to Lukla now depart from Ramechhap, an airport nearer the Everest area, to minimize delays and traffic. This shift keeps things running smoothly at the main hub and allows for more frequent Lukla departures.

Ramechhap has a number of advantages for visitors heading to Lukla. Reduced flight numbers translate into less congested waiting rooms and an increased likelihood of on-time departures. Furthermore, the reduced distance means a quicker journey to Lukla. Also, Ramechhap experiences more consistent weather, which lowers the possibility of weather-related cancellations. En route Weather information are well known that allows smooth experience as previously while flying from Kathmandu the weather gets bad and flight need to return back to Kathmandu. Ramechhap offers early morning departures that take advantage of clear skies, increasing the efficiency of your trekking journey.

Benefits of Flying From Ramechhap to Lukla

Ramechhap Airport is less crowded than Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, leading to fewer delays and a smoother overall experience. With less air traffic, Ramechhap boasts more frequent flights to Lukla, reducing the chance of cancellations and delays, especially during peak season. The flight from Ramechhap to Lukla is shorter than the one from Kathmandu, reducing both travel time and the discomfort of flying in smaller aircraft. Ramechhap often enjoys more stable weather conditions compared to Kathmandu, minimizing the risk of weather-related disruptions. Flights from Ramechhap to Lukla usually depart early in the morning, taking advantage of clearer weather conditions, which increases the likelihood of timely departures. The combination of fewer crowds, more reliable schedules, and a calmer airport environment makes the journey from Ramechhap to Lukla more relaxing and enjoyable.

Ramechhap Manthali Airport

Manthali Airport, commonly referred to as Ramechhap Airport, serves Nepal's Ramechhap District as a domestic airport. Situated along the Tamakoshi River, it stands at an elevation of 1,555 feet (474 meters) above sea level and features a single runway measuring 518 meters (1,699 feet) in length. Ramechhap Airport functions as an option of Kathmandu Airport to fly Lukla during high trekking season of Everest. The road distance to Ramechhap Airport from Kathmandu is around 154 kilometers, therefore it takes about 4 to 5 hours to get there.

All the airlines offering flights to Lukla, a favored destination among trekkers and mountaineers, reoute their schedule to Ramechhap Airport as a contingency solution. In scenarios where flights to Lukla encounter disruptions, passengers frequently undergo transportation to and from Kathmandu utilizing bus or private vehicle services. Lukla serves as the gateway to Everest Base Camp, yet its airport is renowned for its challenging terrain and precarious runway, compounded by its remote location nestled within the mountains. 

  • Location: Manthali, the administrative capital of Ramechhap District, is located in Nepal's Bagmati Province.
  • Distance from Kathmandu: Around 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu. 
  • Terminal: The airport has a single terminal that serves domestic flights, particularly to Lukla Airport.
  • Runway: Ramechhap Airport has a single asphalt runway, 04/22, which is around 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) long.
  • Airlines: Major airlines like as Sita Air, Tara Air, and Summit Airlines fly from Ramechhap Airport to Lukla Airport in the Everest area.
  • Service: Passengers may access basic amenities including check-in desks, waiting lounges, and luggage handling services.
  • Road Access: The airport is accessible by road from Kathmandu, which normally takes 4-5 hours by private vehicle or shared transport.
  • Gateway: Ramechhap Airport serves as an alternate gateway to the Everest area, offering important access for trekkers, climbers, and tourists, particularly during peak trekking seasons.
  • Weather Sensitivity: Ramechhap Airport, like other mountain airports, is subject to weather-related disturbances, especially during the monsoon and winter seasons.
  • Best Season: March to May and September to Mid of December
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Flying to Lukla is well organized by Aspiration Adventure, As You will previously received the flight ticket. To Catch the Transport on the flight date midnight at 01:15 AM trekkers need to reach at Garden of Dreams at Thamel to catch the sharing transportation. The duration of drive is around 4 to 5 hours. Upon reaching at Ramechhap Manthali Airport you can shows the tickets at the airlines counters to get the boarding pass.

Kathmandu to Ramechhap Transport Details:

  • Reporting Time: 01:15 am
  • Departure Time: 01:30 am
  • Departure Place: Garden of Dreams Thamel
  • Estimate Arrival time in Ramechhap Airport: 05:30 am

For those who are not staying around the Thamel neighborhood they should meet at Garden of Dreams, which is near the Thamel entrance, Himalayan Banks, or Fire and Ice Restaurant. Individuals should arrive to Tridevi Marg on time on your self.

Ramechhap to Kathmandu Daily Sharing Transportation

  • Reporting Time: According to the flight time back from Lukla to Ramechhap
  • Location: B.N Hotel and Restaurant, Located in front of Ramechhap Airport Gate

 

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Ramechhap to Lukla Airlines flight ticket
    • Kathmandu to Ramechhap Transfer on Sharing Transportation
    • Airport Departure Tax
    • Printed Flight ticket delivery to your hotel in Kathmandu (optional)
    • Official Expenses and Taxes
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    Start DateStarts: WednesdaySep 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdaySep 25, 2024PricePriceUS$205StatusStatusAvailable
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    Start DateStarts: FridaySep 27, 2024End DateEnds: FridaySep 27, 2024PricePriceUS$205StatusStatusAvailable
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    FAQs
    • While Lukla Airport has a reputation for being the most dangerous airport due to its short runway and mountain setting, airlines there use highly skilled pilots and prioritize safety. Tara Air, Sita Air and Summit Airlines operate flight to lukla with standard protocals.

    • If you find yourself needing to spend the night at Ramechhap, there are lodging choices nearby. There are several hotels, lodges, and guesthouses in Ramechhap where you may peacefully spend the night. But there are still limited options for accommodation in Ramechhap. In high trekking season make sure you are booking early and not leaving it until you arrive to find a bed for the night. Do not wait until your flight is cancelled to search for accommodation.  Accommodation availability can be tight, particularly if many flights are grounded due to weather. It is advisable to find out about lodging options immediately after the flight gets cancel.

    • Yes, Online is Available. For a hassle-free journey, it is advisable to book your flight through a trusted local travel agency based in Nepal. As Airlines only offer the Flight ticket while the travel agency offers different facilities that are required. Aspiration Adventure being a local agency not only facilitate transportation from Kathmandu to Ramechhap but also offer options for rescheduling or opting for a helicopter flight in case of flight delays or cancellations. During peak trekking seasons, it's wise to make your bookings in advance for a smoother travel experience.

    • The cost of a flight ticket from Ramechhap to Lukla starts from USD 176 per person one way. While the sharing tourist vehicle starts from USD 19 Per person oneway.

    • Especially during peak trekking seasons (March-May and September-October), flights can book up quickly. It is advisable to make your reservation at least 2 months in advance to get the earliest flight of the day, particularly if you have specific travel dates in mind. However, We are able to arrange the flight ticket at the last minutes or within a day before the flight dates also.

      For the return journey, you can provide us the tentative flight dates and it can changes without any charges. 

    • The Best way to book is through the Aspiration Adventure website form. However, you can directly get us at email: aspirationadventure@gmail.com or call / Whatsapp / Viber us at +977-9813665337 We will be able to book your flight ticket. Regarding the payment, We have Online Payment system that accpet credit card (Visa/Master Card), Bank Transfer, or Cash. We will try to be flexible. If you are already in kathmandu, Our Team members can visit you with the flight ticket. 

      To make the reservation we all need is: Date for when you wish to make a flight and the Number of travelling passenger, Valid email address and contact numbers and Scanned Copies of Passport or Name List of all the passenger.

    • Yes, You can change lukla flight date if you finish your trek earlier. No any additional charges are applicable to change the flight date but please make sure to contact us 2-3 days earlier. We will make changes if there are seats available on flight. You can simply contact us at +977-9813665337 (Direct Call/WhatsApp/Viber) or email at aspirationadventure@gmail.com

    • No, You can simply show e-ticket at the Airport Counter in your devices like phone or tablet. Please make sure to download or save ticket offline and there’s no issue with device battery and network. However, if you are willing to print out ticket, you can visit our office in Kathmandu, Thamel.

    • Flight delays and cancellations are common due to weather conditions in the Himalayas. It's crucial to have flexible travel plans. If your flight is delayed or canceled, you are typically reschedule for the next day flight, offer a full refund or the option of helicopter flight. 

      Please get us inform by email or call. As, We make sure to have the communication whenever necessary.

    • During high trekking seasons of March to May and September to November, flights to Lukla are rerouted to operate from Ramechhap Manthali Airport instead of Kathmandu due to high traffic at Tribhuvan International Airport. Ramechhap's Manthali Airport is less congested, reducing delays and cancellations as flight duration is shorter. 

    • The flight takes approximately 20 minutes.

    • Due to the limitations of small aircraft operating on this route, baggage allowance is strictly enforced. Airlines typically limit checked baggage to 10kg (22lbs) and carry-on luggage to 5kg (11lbs). Going beyond these weight restrictions will result in excess baggage fees, which can be paid directly at the airport counter while getting the boarding pass.

    • While it's understandable to want to avoid the additional journey to Ramechhap, opting for a flight from Ramechhap airport often proves to be a more reliable choice than dealing with the congestion flights in Kathmandu.

      One flights may occasionally leave Kathmandu to Lukla, as airlines have to make technical stops at Kathmandu Airport for different reasons. Although they are subject to last-minute cancellations or delays. Furthermore, unpredictable weather patterns have the potential to make matters worse. Your travel plans may become more unclear if the weather worsens the day before your planned departure. Last-minute cancellations are not uncommon.

      On the other hand, flights from Ramechhap often follow a more regular schedule and are less chance to interruptions from bad weather or Kathmandu's air traffic congestion. Even while the trip to Ramechhap takes longer, it is frequently a more dependable and hassle-free way to get to Lukla.

    • Ramechhap Airport is approximately 130 km northeast of Kathmandu, about a 4 to 5 hour drive. The journey involves traveling along the popular B.P. Koirala Highway. Typically, you will need to wake up around 1 am to start the drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu, arriving by 6 am to catch your flight to Lukla.

    • All flights to Lukla will operate from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap during the high trekking season. Ramechhap is 130 km from Kathmandu and involves a winding bus journey. This change affects all trekkers, including those flying by helicopter. While it may be a slight inconvenience, it does not alter the duration of the trek.

      Transportation departs from Kathmandu early in the morning, around 1 am or 2 am, for the 4-5 hour drive to Manthali Airport. This schedule ensures passengers arrive in Ramechhap in time for the first flights of the day.

      As an operator, Aspiration Adventure also offers amended itineraries. We depart mid-afternoon the day before, allowing us to complete the drive in daylight, arrive in Ramechhap, spend the evening there, and get a good night’s sleep before starting the trek the next morning.

    • Yes, helicopters will continue to operate between Kathmandu and Lukla. Aspiration Adventure offer group sharing basis flights on a daily schedule. Individual seats on a shared helicopter can be booked for $500-$550. If you are interested in booking a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla, please let us know, and we can assist with the arrangements.

    • Flight time depends upon the weather conditions but flight usually depart early in the morning, starting from 06:00 AM to 11:30 AM, stable weather conditions are in the early hours.

       

    • Traveling from Kathmandu to Ramechhap takes approximately 4-6 hours by road. Here are your main options for making this trip:

      • Private Vehicle: Private car or Jeep is the most convenient and flexible option, allowing you to travel at your own pace.
      • Shared Transportation: Sharing Transportation are a cost-effective alternative and are commonly used by trekkers. This is a budget-friendly option, and this option is available daily during high trekking season. Transport leaves at 01:30 AM in the Nights to Catch the Flight of the same day.
    Client Reviewstripadvisor
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      Best choice for travel matters!

      Excellent travel agency that was always available and solved problems immediately. The agent Anjan deserves special mention here. From organizing flights to taxi rides, everything was done in no time. If you are looking for a competent and friendly travel agency in Nepal, then you have come to the right place.

       

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      Philippe CSweden,May 19, 2024
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      Very helpful and responsive

      We used Aspiration Adventure to book our flights to and from Lukla. Great price and Anjan was very responsive to our questions. We asked to change our flight dates which was handled very quickly. Anjan even met with us at our hotel and walked us through Thamel to show us where we catch our bus to Ramechapp. Great service, thanks for the help!

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      Sarah HUnited Kingdom,May 07, 2024
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