Manthali Aiport also called as Ramechhap Airport is an airport at Manthali, in Ramechhap District of Nepal. The airport was first opened in October 1979.
Manthali is located 132 km northeast of Kathmandu valley. It takes around 5 hours to reach there by Jeep.
The airport lies at an elevation of 474m above the sea level. The airport runway is 518 metres in length.
In 2015, the runway was renovated and upgraded to concrete.
Due to Tribhuvan International Airport renovation from April 1, 2019, all the flights to lukla are re-routed to Manthali Airport.
Sita Air, Summit Air and Tara Air are operated from Ramechhap Airport to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla.
Manthali Aiport and Nepal Trekking Season
Due to the renovation of the Tribhuvan International Airport, the domestic flights has largely affected in the midst of the main trekking and mountaineering season.
March to May is the peak trekking season after the Autumn season. This schedule may affect the trekkers who want to attempt the Everest base camp trek and summit.
How to reach Ramechhap?
Kathmandu to Manthali Ramechhap Airport Bus (Tourist Deluxe Bus)
Are you worried about how to reach Ramechhap airport, then relax, it’s a easy way to go airport by Bus or jeep.
You can get Tourist deluxe bus for your comfortable journey to Ramechhap and it may take 4.5 to 5 hours to reach there. The bus from Kathmandu will leave at 02:00 Am and get Ramechhap Airport at about 06:00 AM.
Kathmandu to Manthali Ramechhap Airport Bus Cost and Time
|Bus Route||Departure Time||Fare||Location|
|Kathmandu to Manthali, Ramechhap Airport||02:00 AM||NPR 900||Lainchaur, Opposite to Malla Hotel|
|Manthali, Ramechhap Airport to Kathmandu||11:00 AM||NPR 900||Manthali, Ramechhap Airport|
Airlines that operate flights from Ramechhap to Lukla
- Sita Air
- Summit Air
- Tara Airport