Flight Cancellation and Delays

In Nepal, flight delays and cancellations are not uncommon, particularly in trekking-friendly areas like the Everest and Annapurna regions.

Why Are Flights in Nepal Cancelled or Delayed?

1. Unpredictable Weather:

The Himalayan region is notorious for its erratic and severe weather conditions, particularly during the trekking seasons. At any time, flights can be grounded by fog, rain, snow, or strong winds.

2. Mountainous Terrain:

Flying into and out of trekking destinations is difficult due to Nepal's complex topography and its few, remote airports. To safely land, pilots need good visibility, which can be difficult in mountainous terrain.

Even though flight cancellation and delay issues can happen at any time, they are less likely to occur if you travel in the fall and spring. These times of year have clear, dry weather, which lessens the likelihood of flight delays and cancellations. The weather in Lukla (the entry point to the Everest Trek) is among the most unpredictable in the mountains. All flights are delayed for the day if the weather deteriorates, and occasionally flights are cancelled entirely.

Keep a few extra days available during your trip in case of flight delays or cancellations to protect yourself from potential problems. You might run into trouble if your travel plans are tight. The best solution to protect oneself against the issue of flight delays and cancellations may be travel insurance that covers losses due to these occurrences.

You can choose different options if a flight is cancelled.

You can take a transport if there is road access. You can set up a charter helicopter flight to the location that you must pay for out of your travel insurance.

Don't worry; Nepal Gateway Trekking has covered and will work with you to assist even under tough circumstances.