Nepal (Kathmandu) to Tibet Transportation

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. It can only be connected with Lhasa by flight. At the altitude of 3,658 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 StreetDrepung MonasterySera MonasteryNorbulingka, etc.

There is only one direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa every day operated by Sichuan Airlines (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and Air China(Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), which takes about 1.5 hours. The overland route from Kathmandu to Tibet is not available now due to Nepal Earthquake. So you can take the flight to Tibet only. 

Kathmandu – Tibet(Lhasa) Flights Schedule

Flight No. Airlines Departs Stopover Arrives Duration
3U8720 Sichuan Airlines 12:00
Tribhuvan International Airport


Gonggar Airport

CA408  Air China 13:20
Tribhuvan International Airport
/ 17:00
Gonggar Airport

Please Note: 

1.The above flights 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.
3. Lhasa is faster 2 hours and 15 minutes than Kathmandu due to the time different, the duration is calculated according to the actual flight time.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport(拉萨贡嘎机场)
Address: Jiazhulin Town, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China (西藏自治区山南市贡嘎县甲竹林镇 )
Tel: 0891-6216465

Tribhuvan International Airport(加德满都机场)
Address: Kathmandu Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal 
Travel to Tibet from Kathmandu by Road

By Road:

Nepal – Tibet Friendship Highway

By Trains:

Nepal – Tibet Railway