Flight From Nepalgunj to Simikot

By NepFlights
16 Apr 2022

Airport nameSimikot airport
Airport typePublic
IATA/airport codeIMK
Elevation AMSL9,246 ft /2,818 m
LocationHumla (district), Karnali (zone)
AirlinesTara Airline , Nepal Airline
Free baggage20-25 kg depending on the type of ticket and the airlines.
AirfareNRP/USD 1800/96
Flight durationabout 60 minutes from Nepalgunj

Overview for Nepalgunj to Simikot flights

Nepalgunj is a city in the western Terai area of Nepal and comes under the Banke District of Nepal. One of the popular places for tourists to visit in Nepalgunj is a Hindu temple called Bageshwori Temple. Nearby Nepalgunj is Bardia National park which might take around 2 hours to drive from Nepalgunj and is the best place to mark undomesticated wildlife. Besides, the longest river in Nepal ‘River Karnali’ is also nearby Nepalgunj. 

Simikot is a rural village located in the far-western region of Nepal in the Humla District. If you are a foreigner and willing to fly to Humla, the fastest way possible is to take a flight from Kathmandu airport to Nepalgunj airport and then catch a flight from Nepalgunj airport to Simikot airport.  Some of the most popular places to visit in Humla are Limi valley, Nara La Pass, Tso Lamgyok and Chyakpalung. 

Limi valley is one of the most famous destinations for travelers to Humla. The valley is full of natural beauty and a spectacular landscape situated at an altitude of 4200 meters. For the travelers visiting Humla, it is a chance to encounter the lives and the livelihood of a rural indigenous group of individuals.  

Nara La Pass is another wonderful place to visit situated in the upper Humla at an altitude of 4620 meters. Simply trekking to Nara La pass with a joyful company of yak caravans with a sight of the mountains is breathtaking. 

Likewise, if you are a big fan of green grasslands and like to explore rare wildlife, Chyakpalung situated in the upper Humla is another travel destination for you. Chyakpalung is a grassy and flatland situated at the altitude of 4949 meters which even offers amazing Himalayan views. 

Besides, you can also find a beautiful lake in the Upper Humla region called ‘Tso Lamgyok’.  Tso Lamgyok lake offers clean fresh water in the summer however in winters, the lake is frozen.  Additionally, the lake is located in Gyau valley which lies in the southwest direction of the Tibetan plateau.

Nepalgunj to Simikot flights information

Flying to Simikot airport from Nepaljung airport is the briefest and most comfortable way to get to Simikot, Humla. If you are a foreigner trying to visit Humla, you will first have to visit Trivhuwan international airport situated in Kathmandu. After that, you can pick a domestic flight from airlines offering a flight from Nepaljung to Simikot: Tara air, Nepal airlines, Summit airlines, and Sita air. A flight from Nepaljung to Simikot might cost you around the US $175 and the flight duration is around 1hour. Nepaljung to Simikot flights generally takes off in the morning. You can carry baggage from 10 to 25 kgs of weight. In addition, you can also carry a handbag of around 5 to 7 kgs.

 For flying to Nepaljung from Kathmandu, airlines like Buddha Air and Yeti airlines offer domestic flights. Flights from Nepaljung from Kathmandu takes about 50 minutes to arrive.

Trip to Simikot from Nepalgunj

Every year travelers around the globe come to visit Simikot, Humla to simply enjoy nature, enjoy their vacation, or a break from everyday work/study hassle.  The best time to visit Simikot, Humla is summer and spring. In the winters, the place is really cold as it is located in the hilly region of Nepal with an altitude of 2910 meters. 

You can either choose to travel to Simikot either by road or by flight. Besides, you can also extend your journey by flying to simikot from Nepaljung and then trekking to upper Humla. 

By road, traveling to Simikot takes around 12 hours. Although the distance between Simikot and Nepaljung is  216 kilometers, the driving distance from Nepaljung to Simikot is 653 kilometers.

If you choose to reach Simikot through the flight route from Kathmandu to Nepaljung to Simikot, it will take you 2 hours to arrive at Simikot (Only flight time included). 

In case, you want to join trekking, you still have to travel to Simikot by any above mentioned means. After that, you can start trekking to upper Humla and the duration differs concerning where you want to reach. 


1.How do I get to Simikot?

The fastest way to get to Simikot is by catching a flight from Nepaljung airport to Simikot airport. 


2.How far is Simikot from Nepaljung? 

Simikot is 216 kilometers far from Nepaljung. 


3.How much will it cost to travel from Nepaljung to Simikot?

If you are a foreigner, flying to Simikot from Nepaljung costs around USD 175. However, if you are a Nepalese, it takes you around NRs. 11000. 


4.Which airlines offer flights from Nepaljung to Simikot? 

Tara Air, Nepal Airlines, Summit airlines, and Sita air offer flights from Nepaljung to Simikot. 


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