Kathmandu-Lhasa Flights

Travel between Kathmandu and Lhasa by flight is available for tourists, the distance between them is about 940 km.  Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal, which is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas, and home to seven world heritage sites: the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur; the Stupas of Swayambhunath and Baudhanath; and the temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. At the altitude of 3658 meters, Lhasa is the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, also famed as ‘the Sunshine City’ for its annual sunshine time. It is famous for Potala PalaceJokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, etc. 

There is only one direct daily flight flying to and fro Katmandu and Lhasa operated by Air China on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday or Sichuan Airlines on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It takes about 1.5 hours from Katmandu to Lhasa and  1 hour and 55 minutes from Katmandu to Lhasa.

  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport 拉萨贡嘎机场
    It is the airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is about 62 kilometres (39 mi) southwest of the city in Gonggar County of Shannan. The airport is close to the road to Tsetang, the seat of Nêdong District and the capital of Shannan.
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
    Tribhuvan International Airport (Nepali: त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थल) (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT) is an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, located in the Kathmandu Valley about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city center of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight Schedules

Flight No. Airlines Departure – Arrival Duration
CA408(on Tue, Thu, Sat.) Air China 13:20 – 17:00 1h25m
3U8720(on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) Sichuan Airlines 12:00 – 15:35 1h20m

Lhasa to Kathmandu Flight Schedules

Flight No. Airlines Departure – Arrival Duration
CA407(on Tue, Thu, Sat.) Air China 12:40 – 12:20 1h55m
3U8719(on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) Sichuan Airlines 11:35 – 11:00 1h40m

Please Note: 

1.The above flight might be slightly changed due to practical situation, feel free to contact us for the detailed and newest information.

2.Tibet travel permit is required for entering Lhasa and travelling around Tibet, make sure you got the permit before you check in to your flight, or you will not be allowed to board the plane. If you don’t have the permit, we could offer the service include the permit application,  flight booking and Tibet tour arrangement.