The sole reason for the flight delays and cancellations in Nepal is the climatic variability in the difficult terrain. The adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, high winds and blinding fog results to the flight delays or even cancellation. Therefore, flights delay and cancellation are more likely in winter and rainy seasons. Tribhuwan International Airport lacks the Instrumental Landing System for the domestic flights due to which the flights in adverse weather conditions are cancelled considering the safety of the air passengers.
Generally, mid-January to end February is considered as the bad time for all the domestic air carriers in Nepal as there are flight delays more often and sometimes even the flights are cancelled. Even monsoon flights are not that guaranteed because sometimes heavy rain may lead to flight delay or even cancellation. But the flights take off and land in their exact time during the summer and spring seasons Flight delays and cancellation are very less likely.
Flight delays and cancellation has caused more trouble in the field of tourism. Many tourists come to Nepal and get disheartened due to the flight delays and cancellation. It deteriorates their planned schedule. Flights to Pokhara, Chitwan and other touristic places can be opted by the road transport in case of flight cancellation but a flight to Lukla, the only gateway to the Everest can cause a huge problem. Lukla airport in itself is located in dramatic mountain location, therefore, taking off and landing the flights in cloudy or foggy weather can be too dangerous. Therefore, an extra day in Nepal is highly recommended to all the travellers in Nepal.
In case, you don’t have an extra day, and you are travelling with Leaf Holidays Treks, we charter a helicopter for you to ensure you your trip. The bill of the charter service will be provided to you later and you can claim the amount from your travel insurance company.
Trekking in Nepal is a life-changing experience – the pristine nature, the spectacular grandeur of the high Himalayas, the religious and cultural diversity make it unique and so special. I highly recommend using a competent and reliable treking company such as Leaf Holidays Treks & Expedition to make the journey trouble-free and memorable. I can personally recommend Gopal Thapa who was our guide on the Everest Base Camp trek in April 2014. He ensured that we had a hassle-free trek as he organised all our the logistics, accommodation and meals and his local knowledge contributed to the richness of our Nepali adventure. Go trekking in Nepal, it will be part of your life forever!
I traveled to Everest Base camp with Gopal in 2014 and I honestly recommend his guiding services. He was always very friendly and professional during the trek. He really took care of our trekking group and he often went above and beyond to help us reach our goal. We had such a beautiful, life-changing experience in the Himalayas- the landscape is so amazing and the people are very kind. I will definitely be returning for more adventures in the future.
Had the pleasure of being guided by Gopal in 2014. Our trek to Everest base camp was such a wonderful experience and was only made better by his knowledge and connections. We would have never made it without him. He was always there to lend a helping hand in times of need. I would definitely recommend Gopal and his company to plan and guide your trip to this beautiful area of the world. Read More