Flight From Kathmandu to Tumlingtar

By NepFlights
27 Jan 2016


Airport nameTumlingtar airport
Airport typePublic
IATA/airport codeIMK
Date of first serviceOct, 1972
LocationSankhuwasabha (district), Koshi (zone), Nepal
Airlinesyeti airline (YT 752), Buddha airline (U4 282)
No.of Flights Per Day2
Free baggage20-25 kg depending on the type of ticket and the airlines.
AirfareNPR/USD 5685/139
Flight durationabout 25 minutes
Flight distance186 km

If you are thinking about visiting Tumlingtar you can choose the easiest and fastest way of traveling which is flight. There is only one direct flight to Tumlingtar  from Kathmandu which is operated by Buddha airline. Thus, if you are in Kathmandu and you want to visit Tumlingtar, you will have to fly via the only airline available  and that is Buddha airline. The flight takes only around half an hour to arrive at Tumlingtar airport and the flight fare is just reasonable so that you will be within the budget. Nevertheless, before we talk about the flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, let’s have a look at what Tumlingtar has to offer. 

Tumlingtar  Overview

Tumlingtar is a small town in the Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal. The town is situated at an altitude of 518 meters. Additionally, Tumlingtar  is a hilly region place with one of the world’s deepest valleys. Most tourists visit Tumlingtar as it is the main gateway to Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu Barun National Park was established in the year 1992 as a wing of Sagarmatha national park. Let’s see why a lot of people around the world come to visit Makalu Barun National park.

  • The national park is unique for being the only protected area at such a high altitude of 8,463m meters. 
  • The surrounding has enclosing tropical forests and snow-capped peaks all around. 
  • Makalu Barun National Park is a habitat for a wide diversity of species.
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  • The national park shares the international border with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve.
  • Makalu Barun National Park has 3,128 species of flowering plants which include 30 varieties of rhododendrons, 48 primroses, 47 orchids, 19 bamboos, 15 oaks, 86 fodder trees, and 67 aromatic and medicinal herbs.

Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight information

If you are a foreigner and wish to fly to Tumlingtar, you will first arrive at Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Then you will fly from Tribhuvan international airport to Tumlingtar airport, Tumlingtar, Nepal. Make sure you check the availability of the air tickets to Tumlingtar from Kathamandu as there is only one airline right now which is actively operating flights to Tumlingtar. The flight duration is only 35 minutes and the flight cost will cost you irrespective of your nationality. For any individual from any country, citizens the flight will cost around NRS.7500. However, the flight fare might differ with respect to season, weather, and other factors. 

Trip from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar  

There can be multiple ways you can plan your trip to Tumlingtar, by flight, by road, and on foot. Nevertheless, the flight is the most convenient, easy, and brief way to travel to Tumlingtar. In addition, flying to Tumlingtar  from Pokhara is a beautiful adventure as you can view majestic mountains and hills during the flight. Besides, three are rare chances of  flight delays or flight cancelations as the weather conditions do not worsen really in the Tumlingtar region. 


1.How long does it take to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar?

It takes around 35 minutes to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. 

2.How much weight can I carry while flying to Tumlingtar?

You can carry free baggage of around 10 kgs while

flying to Tumlingtar. 

3.Which domestic airlines fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar?

Right now only one domestic airline flies from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar which is Buddha airline. 

4.What are the major attractions of Tumlingtar?

  • Makalu Barun National Park
  • Green hills and majestic snow-capped mountains 
  • Arun river 
  • Sabha rivers

5.Is flying to Tumlingtar safe?

There is no reason to be scared about your flight to Tumlingtar, it’s absolutely safe. If there are any weather issues, you will be informed before your flight. 

6.How far is Tumlingtar from Kathmandu?

Tumlingtar is 501.1 km far from Kathmandu. 

7.What is the best time to fly to Tumlingtar?

The best time to fly to Tumlingtar  is from March until May and October

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