There is an excellent coverage by Nepali Times on why air tickets for Nepal are quite expensive. According to the times, “expensive jet fuel and high service charges at Kathmandu airport are keeping international airlines away, and preventing ones that fly here from adding flights to meet demand.”
A Nepali Times survey shows the price of ATF JetA1 at Kathmandu airport this week was US$1,050 per kilolitre (kL), almost double the cost in New Delhi and Bangkok ($525/kL) and considerably higher than Beijing ($750/kL). (See chart.)
Aviation experts say high taxes on aviation fuel dissuade international airlines, which magnify downstream benefits to Nepal’s economy through tourism promotion, cheaper travel for Nepali migrant workers, and by making air cargo competitive.
Besides fuel costs, charges for ground handling, parking and landing fees are also costlier in Kathmandu than in other South Asian airports. A widebody operator with 290 passengers pays $6,000 for ticketing and ground handling per flight at Kathmandu airport, which is twice the cost in New Delhi or Bangkok. Landing and parking charges in Kathmandu are $2,800 for heavies like the A330 or B777, which is 20-30% higher than other airports in the region. Nepali Times claims.
You can read the complete article here
Top 5 things to do while living in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, being the city of temples amuses much of the tourist just by its sheer beauty. The culturally rich capital of Nepal is nothing short of spectacular when witnessed for the first time. Some by choice other by necessity, the capital is house for thousands of people. For those who have been here for a while, those historic temples and squares start to look usual.
Living in the capital might have its perks but once in while break from this monotonic life is more than just necessity. If you been living here and ran out of the things to do inside the classic valley and seeking for something adventurous and challenging then these can be your next weekend plan.
Plus visitnepal2020 is on its way and we got to build internal tourism as well.
5. Cyclicing to Nagarkot:
Approximately 30 km from the valley Nagarkot has become the go to location for many tourists and valley residents for spending some quality time. Though readily available bus ride to the location had made it more convenient and acc
essible, for the more daring youths, cycling trip has its own fun. The elevation change is about 800m on 30 km length which is fairly challenging. Typically a days trip is enough to reach and get back to the valley. But to those who want more than just tiring ride, spending a night over and getting back with the memories of sunrise and sunset imprinted is just as worth it.
4. Himalayan white water rafting:
The fresh water rivers and tributaries of Nepal are not only famous for hydropower. These rivers hold totally different significance for traveller and adventurers. The white water rafting is one of the must do task for everyone. Not so far from the capital, one can have a days tour to few days experience of the thrill. All the arrangement can be found within the capital and one can simply jump in for a day or two and enjoy the power of the ride and win over the rivers. Typically Bhotekoshi and Trishuli river are easily accessible by kathmandu dwellers.
3. Wall climbing in Thamel:
Not all of us has the whole day for spare but that shouldn’t be discouraging you to get in on some adrenaline rush. Astrek Wall Climbing, Thamel is the tallest wall climbing in the whole country and its so close to the city that it is impossible to miss. No prior experience requirements so one can simply jump in and have a completely safe and fun climbing. Team of experts are there for guiding and the place offers other accommodations too.
2. Dhulikhel Zipline:
Just 3 km from kathmandu, the zipline is possibly the easiest choice on the list. 1100 meter flight with wings spread like a bird, this is the closest on can come to flying. Handled by the team of experts this place offers both single and couple zipline services so if your significant other is as crazy as you then this can be your next adventure together.
1. Bungee Jump and Canyoning:
Hands down, this is the best thing to do if you are an adrenaline junkie with a busy schedule. Jumping from the Bhote Kosi suspension bridge into the open air with straps holding on to you and your life isn’t anything less than pure crazy and courageous act. Though the description itself sounds thrilling, the real tradeoff in this bravery is the epic sense of flight one can get from it. Nothing quite like it. Completely safe and easily accessible as the main office is in ktm and all the transport and accommodation arrangement are done here, bungee jumping or canyon swing whatever it is, you gotta try at least once. The Last resort offers other services too which are equally amazing.
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