Travel Tips

  1. Which carriers use the Boeing 737 Max 8? (Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Some of our customers have been asking us which airlines flying to Nepal have Boeing 737.... read more »»

  2. TIA to partially close for runway repairs April 2019 (Monday, March 11, 2019)

    Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) will be open just 10 hours each day from April 11.... read more »»

  3. Visa for Nepalis whose flights originate or terminate in India (Sun 3 Feb 2019)

    Nepali passport holders typically do not need a visa to travel to/via India..... read more »»

  4. Difference between a nonstop and direct flights (Wed 16 Sep 2015)

    You know you don't want a layover, but did you know there's a difference between nonstop and direct flights?..... read more »»

  5. International flights suspended in Kathmandu (Thu 05 Mar 2015)

    All international flights have been suspended at Kathmandu since Wednesday, March 5..... read more »»

  6. Indian currency worth 25,000 allowed in denominations of 500 & 1000 (Mon 26 Jan 2015)

    According to a recent Reserve Bank of India has announced that individuals would be..... read more »»

  7. China Visa required during for Nepalis flying via Delhi (Wed 10 Dec 2014)

    If you are a Nepali passport holder with a flight to/from the US, that has a..... read more »»

  8. Airlines with one stop from the US to Nepal: (Wed 05 Nov 2014)

    This document lists airlines with just one stop on the way from US to Kathmandu.. . ... read more »»

  9. Six months validity required on passports (Wed 27 Aug 2014)

    If you are traveling to Nepal with an American passport, you must have at least six months validity remaining on your passport otherwise you may be denied boarding. . ... read more »»

  10. Enhanced Security Measures for flights to USA, Canada and UK (Wed 16 Jul 2014)

    All those travelling to USA, Canada and the UK are required to switch on their electronic devices at the Dubai International airport or risk being denied access to fly. Please ensure that your electronic devices have sufficient power before reaching the airport. This is part of enhanced security measures required by the authorities of these countries. ... read more »»

  11. How to Ensure a Comfortable Flight? (Tue 4 Mar 2014)

    Flying is one of those activities that everyone has a love-hate relationship with. There are those who love the freedom of leaving the ground behind and embarking on their next adventure, and those that clutch to the seat in front of you, head held down until they arrive. Whether flying is a necessary mode of travel you’d rather avoid, or an amazing adventure you would like to embark on as often as possible, these tips can greatly enhance your experience:... read more »»

  12. Purchasing US-Bound Tickets in Nepal (Tue 28 Feb 2012)

    An increasing number of Nepali relatives visit the US each year, and Zen Travels has made ticketing arrangements for many of them through our Thamel office. We realize that the safety and comfort of your relatives is as important to you as the price of the plane tickets, probably more... read more »»

  13. Advantages and disadvantages of different airlines flying to Kathmandu (Sun, 19 Feb 2012)

    Qualitative feedback about Airlines flying into Kathmandu...

  14. Nepali Online Flights :: Time and Distances (Sun, 19 Feb 2012)

    The following chart lists all the flights to Kathmandu and their estimated flight time and distances. Please note the flight times are based on averages and your actual flight may be different based on the type of aircraft and weather conditions on the day of ... read more »»

  15. Transit options at Doha (Fri, 17 Feb 2012)

    Qatar Airways provides, with most of its tickets, a complimentary hotel stay in Doha if the layover exceeds 8 hours. If the trip involves an extended layover in both directions of a round trip... read more »»

  16. Avoiding Customs Fines on Donated Good to Nepal (Mon, 2 May 2011)

    People often wish to bring photography or science equipment, education supplies and donated clothing through Customs for schools, hospitals, orphanages, and other social welfare projects... read more »»

  17. Visiting Tibet via Kathmandu (Sun, 1 May 2011)

    Many people choose to make the trip to Tibet from Nepal. Between April – October, when the weather improves, is the most popular time to make the trip. It is warm during the day but winter... read more »»

  18. Information on Tourist Visas for Australian’s travelling to Nepal (Sun, 1 May 2011)

    Finding information about types of visas, prices, and requirements can be very difficult from Australia, especially if you are hoping to stay longer than five months. The Embassy in Canberra and the... read more »»

  19. Do Nepalese Passport Holders Need a Transit Visa To Travel via Hong Kong? (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)

    Hong Kong Transit visas are not required for Nepali passport holders traveling on Cathay or Dragon Air to the US or Canada. Passengers must submit their passport details to Cathay prior to flight.... read more »»

  20. United Kingdom Transit visa when traveling to the US (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)

    Nepali passports holders will not need a UK transit visa at the London airport if they have a valid visa in their passport for travel to the United States or Canada. The rules state that a... read more »»

  21. Kathmandu (TIA) International airport taxes included in airline ticket prices (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)

    Travelers from Kathmandu are no longer required to pay airport taxes in the airport after March 1, 2009. These taxes are automatically collected at the time of the ticket purchase. This rule also... read more »»

  22. Credit Card Charges for Airline Tickets Issued in Nepal (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)

    Every major airline in the US and Canada accept credit card payments. Unfortunately, most airlines in Nepal still do not accept credit card payments. Zen Nepal is usually required to make... read more »»

  23. Luggage Allowance in Gulf Airlines (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)

    Most airlines flying into Nepal from the United States typically permit 2 checked luggage, 1 cabin luggage which can fit in the overhead cabin of the airplane, and one laptop or bag pack. read more »»

  24. Gulf Air Transit Hotel Procedures in Bahrain (Wed, 15 Sep 2010)

    The procedures for transit hotel bookings have changed for Gulf Air from the time when anybody with eight hours of transit at the Bahrain airport could stop by the customer service center and get a... read more »»

  25. Do Canadian Landed immigrants need a transit visa to travel through the US? (Wed, 15 Sep 2010)

    If you hold a Nepali passport, and you are in Canada on a student or visitor visa, you must obtain a transit visa to travel through the US. Even permanent residents of Canada (similar to US... read more »»

  26. Different types of tickets via Delhi (Tue, 8 Jun 2010)

    When flying through Delhi, several airline and price options are available. We explain them to you below. Customers with US and Canadian passports should be careful to ensure they have... read more »»

  27. Advisory about date changes on sale tickets (Tue, 8 Jun 2010)

    Just like you, Zen is always happy to find tickets at deep discounts. Sometimes during these sales round trip tickets to Nepal cost as little as USD 900-1100 (all taxes included) from some of... read more »»

  28. Distance & Time of Flights to Kathmandu (Tue, 8 Jun 2010)

    The following chart lists the distances and times between Kathmandu and the respective hub cities. This chart was compiled at the request of our clients... read more »»

  29. Qualitative feedback about airlines flying into Kathmandu (Sun, 26 Aug 2007)


Airline News

  1. Etihad Daily flights from San Francisco from November 18, 2014 (Tue, 15 Jul 2014)
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  2. SpiceJet begins direct flight between Bagdogra and Kathmandu (Wed, 09 Jul 2014)
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  3. Student Fares from Kathmandu to the US (Tue, 01 Jul 2014)
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  4. Etihad Airways flights to show every world cup game live (Thu, 12 Jun 2014)

  5. Turkish Airlines starts daily Kathmandu - Istanbul - Kathmandu flights (Thu, 12 Jun 2014)

  6. Emirates to Serve Boston Starting March (Tue, 25 Feb 2014)

  7. Etihad Airways to serve Los Angeles starting June 1, 2014 (Mon, 24 Feb 2014)
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  8. Qatar Airways Launches Advanced Navigation Systems in Nepal (Mon, 24 Feb 2014)
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  9. Qatar Airways Launches Flights to Dallas – Seventh Destination to the US (Tue, 18 Feb 2014)
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  10. Qatar Airways Announces Direct Flights to Miami: Its Sixth U.S. Destination (Tue, 11 Feb 2014)
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  11. Qatar Airways Announces Flights to Philadelphia – Flights Start April 2, 2014 (Tue, 4 Feb 2014)
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  12. Gulf Air to Halt Services to Nepal from March 25 (Fri, 1 Feb 2013)
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  13. Through Check in Available using QR with AA to Kathmandu Dec 20, 2012)
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  14. Buddha Air starts flight to Bhutan  (Tue, 24 Aug 2010)

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  15. Dragon Air to add three more flights (Sun, 1 Aug 2010)

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  16. Kingfisher starts Delhi-Kathmandu flights (Sat, 24 Apr 2010)

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  17. Etihad to start daily flights to Kathmandu in Jan 2010 (Sun, 6 Dec 2009)

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  18. Jet Airways starts Mumbai-Kathmandu flight (Thu, 3 Dec 2009)

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  19. New Arrangement for Services to Dhaka and Kathmandu (Tue, 21 Jul 2009)

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  20. Etihad To Start Service To Kathmandu on 28 Oct, 2008 (Mon, 20 Oct 2008)

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  22. Silk Air to fly to Kathmandu (Mon, 29 Oct 2007)

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  23. Korean Air to begin operations in Nepal (Mon, 6 Nov 2006)

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Zen Travels News

  1. Zen Travels begins Services from London (Mon, 1 Nov 2010)

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  2. largest Nepal hotel booking engine(Wed, 15 Sep 2010)

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  3. USD 2,027 collected for HeNN and Mahabir Pun through the ANA/Zen Travels (Tue, 8 Jul 2008)

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