Setting foot into heavenly Kathmandu is an exhilarating experience, rendering an instant feel of why Nepal’s capital has earned the “City of Glory” title. Home to over half of Nepal’s population, Kathmandu is called the world’s living cultural museum. Kathmandu’s ageless cultural and artistic heritage manifests itself in the medieval temples and Stupas, bucolic courtyards, and intriguing museums. Some of the city’s fascinating sights include Hanuman Dhoka, Garden of Dreams, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Tribhuvan Museum, Kathesimbhu Stupa, Indra Chowk, Durbar Square, and the ancient Kasthamandap temple from where Kathmandu derives its name. Whether sightseeing, scurrying through crowded alleys, or eluding Thamel’s trekking touts, the Kathmandu experience can be diverse and mesmerising.
Did you know? Kathmandu’s neighbouring countries like China and India have experienced foreign rule, while Kathmandu was never ruled by foreigners!
How to reach Kathmandu from Boston
Kathmandu is served by the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Nepal’s only international airport. Multiple airlines like Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Emirates, etc. have numerous flights
(none are non-stop) from Boston to Kathmandu.
Regular bus services operate from KTM to the city at reasonable fares, departing outside the terminal building. Some larger hotels offer pre-arranged shuttle services. Cars can be rented too.
Regular and prepaid taxis are available at KTM, the latter is usually more expensive. Regular taxi drivers try overcharging, hence agreeing on a price beforehand is recommended. Fares into the city involve a surcharge at night.
KTM is well-equipped with facilities for the differently-abled.
Best time to travel to Kathmandu
The best time to travel to Kathmandu is from September to November end. During this peak tourist season, the weather remains cool and comfortable, and plenty of festivities happen. Another excellent time to visit is from February to April. February heralds Kathmandu’s gorgeous spring season, lasting till April. During spring, Kathmandu is in its loveliest form with flowers in full bloom all around.
It starts getting really cold from December, lasting till January end, hence this time is best avoided. Monsoons set in from May, with heavy to intermittent rains lasting till August.
The Flying Nanny service by Etihad Airways is free on all long-haul flights, wherein kids are cared for while parents/guardians get some time to unwind. Enjoy great food and in-flight entertainment.
Cathay Pacific’s delectable meals are made using sustainable, locally-sourced produce whenever possible. Savour the delicious in-flight snacks and enjoy the finest of beverages. Book flights, select seats, and check in with the free Cathay Pacific app.
Emirates’ inflight entertainment system, ice, has over 2,000 channels with diverse entertainment (even for kids), and information/communication. Snuggle into the soft environmentally-friendly fleece blankets, enjoy free Wi-Fi, ample legroom, region-inspired gourmet meals, special customised diets, wines, beers, spirits, and hot/cold beverages.
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets from Boston to Kathmandu?
Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways
, Emirates, Virgin America, and American Airlines offer cheap air tickets from Boston to Kathmandu.
• What is the time taken to reach Kathmandu from Boston?
The fastest one-stop flight on this route takes 19 hours 55 minutes.
• What is the time difference between Boston and Kathmandu?
Kathmandu is 9 hours 45 minutes ahead of Boston.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Boston to Kathmandu?
New York, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and New Delhi are the major layover airports.
• When is the first flight from Boston to Kathmandu?
The first flight from Boston to Kathmandu departs at 01:45 AM on Cathay Pacific and American Airlines
• When is the last flight from Boston to Kathmandu?
has daily departures from Boston to Kathmandu at 11.15 PM. Turkish Airlines
has a departing flight at 11.35 PM on all days, except Monday and Friday.
What are the airport codes for Boston and Kathmandu?
The airport codes for Boston’s Logan International Airport and Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport are BOS and KTM, respectively.
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