Airlines that offer Domestic Flights within Nepal
There are three major domestic airlines operating in Nepal: Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines.
Nepal Airlines is the national carrier of Nepal, and operates from its base at Tribhuvan International Airport. The airline runs services to popular destinations including Biratnagar, Pokhara, Lukla, Phaplu, Bhojpur, Lamidanda, Tumlingtar, Dolpo and Jumla, as well as other airstrips.
Check-in online: web check-in is not currently available for Nepal Airlines passengers
Check-in at the airport: arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before scheduled departure
Is a passport required: either a valid passport, original voter ID (as issued by the government of Nepal), or original citizenship card. Foreign passengers should travel with their passport.
Based at Tribhuvan International Airport, Yeti Airlines is the parent company of Tara Air. Combined, the two airlines are the largest flight operator of Nepalese domestic flights, and provide access via connecting flights to most of the popular tourist destinations within Nepal. The airline also offers a popular Everest Express flight from Kathmandu to the Everest range.
Check-in online: web check-in is not currently available for Yeti Airlines.
Check-in at the airport: please visit our Yeti Airlines page for more check-in information
Is a passport required: valid travel documents are required. Foreign travelers will need a passport as a valid form of identification.
Buddha Air is also based at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, and flies to destinations throughout Nepal.
Check-in online: web check-in is not currently available for Buddha Air.
Check-in at the airport: Airport check-in will close one hour before scheduled departure.
Is a passport required: For Nepalese travellers can carry government issued national ID, including a citizenship card, driving license, or election photo ID card. Travellers from India will can carry a government issued photo ID (excluding the Aadhar Card). All other foreign travellers will need a valid passport.