Flights between Dubai and Kathmandu
Kathmandu travel guide
Experience the intoxicating charm of the Nepalese capital when you book flights to Kathmandu. Whether it’s a stop on an ambitious trip to Everest or you’re embarking on a wider tour of the region, you’ll find we operate flights to the city from locations all over the world.
On the ground, we’ll pull out all the stops to ensure you enjoy a smooth experience. Online check-in means you can cut down your time at the airport and mobile boarding passes save the need for a printer.
Travel to Nepal with flydubai and you’ll have a choice of seats in either Economy or Business Class. Our Economy cabin is designed to deliver comfort and entertainment to all our passengers. Sink into a cosy seat and explore your personal HD touchscreen. Snooze to your favourite soundtrack, get stuck into a TV boxset or sign into our award-winning WiFi and surf the net. You can also pre-order hot dishes from our globally-inspired menu for a hearty meal as you fly or pick up light bites and snacks from our onboard shop.
Book into Business Class and fly to Kathmandu in luxury. The premier cabin boasts all the amenities of Economy as well as a clutch of exclusive services. Relax in a reclining Italian leather seat while a dedicated member of cabin crew ensures you have everything you need for a comfortable flight to Kathmandu.
Soak up the magic of the old town
Step back in time at Durbar Square, Kathmandu’s historic heart. Immerse yourself in the atmospheric central space, packed with dozens of medieval buildings, and experience the city’s spectacular architecture in all its regal splendour.
Shop for local crafts
Pick up handmade crafts and souvenirs from Kathmandu’s market, Asan. Wander the busy square and browse stalls piled high with prayer wheels, metal trinkets, traditional masks and pottery.
Visit Swayambhunath Stupa
Climb 400 steps to the top of the city’s true treasure - Swayambhunath Stupa. The iconic monument overlooks the capital city, providing you with spectacular views of Kathmandu Valley.
Magical temples, soaring mountains and mouth-watering street food – welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal’s amazing capital. Send your senses into overload in this dynamic city, where the waft of burning incense and clang of temple bells fill the streets. With so much to see and do, we’ll help you uncover the top treasures of this fascinating destination with our Kathmandu travel guide.
Experience rich culture
The strings of colourful prayer flags framing giant Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most iconic sights in the city. Spot monks in billowing maroon robes as you wander around the striking UNESCO World Heritage Site towering above the city – it’s one of the best things to do in Kathmandu.
Next on your list should be the 17th century Pashupatinath Temple. Nestled on the banks of the Bagmati River, the sacred Hindu building punctuates the skyline with its regal gilded rooftop. Although not open to visitors, the exterior is still a wonder to see.
Ancient palaces, temples and monuments all jostle for your attention in the majestic Durbar Square. From here, you can marvel the grandeur of Hanuman Dhoka, the mesmerising complex of royal palaces.
Enjoy natural beauty
Take a break from the bustling streets of Thamel and enjoy a stroll around the tranquil Garden of Dreams. Wander the serene botanical park and you’ll spot Neo-classical pavilions, water features and statues.
Nepal’s most famous attraction, Mount Everest, is on the city’s doorstep too, bringing hordes of trekking fans to Kathmandu. Enjoy an unparalleled perspective of the highest mountain in the world with an aerial flight above and around the natural wonder.
Indulge in Newari street food
Sample the region’s most famous dishes during your stay in Kathmandu. Momo, Nepali-style spicy dumplings, are delicious dunked in fresh chutney and can be picked up from street vendors across the city.
Pull up a chair at one of the many local cafes in Kathmandu and enjoy dal bhat – a thick lentil soup, served up with rice, pickles and vegetables. Don’t leave without trying keema chatamari, a Nepalese spin on the pizza, topped with spiced ground meat and an egg.
Before you fly to Kathmandu, check with your local embassy to see whether you’ll need a visa to enter Nepal.
While in Kathmandu, you’ll use the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). Frequently used notes include: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
Nepali is the official language of Nepal, spoken widely in Kathmandu, although many other regional languages are used throughout the country.
Kathmandu’s weather varies throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from average highs of 29°C in July to average lows of 2°C during winter.
Rickshaws are everywhere in Kathmandu and are best for short rides around town. Taxis can whiz you from one sight to another too, as well as a network of local buses.
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