Long-haul travel reaches the heights of luxury at Qatar Airways. Whether it is our attentive cabin crew, providing a 5-star service from start to finish, or the professional, award-winning chefs who prepare our delicious cuisine, flights from Kathmandu to Nairobi with Qatar Airways aspire to be a truly premium experience.
One of the largest cities in Africa and the quickly developing capital of Kenya, Nairobi offers everything you would expect from a modern metropolis alongside a stunning natural environment. Experience a safari, commence business or discover the vibrant local culture – whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, there is always something amazing to do in Nairobi. Ensure that when you touch down in this fascinating city you are refreshed and ready to explore – courtesy of luxury flights with Qatar Airways.
The capital of Nepal is currently undergoing massive restoration after the devastating earthquake of 2015, but is still very much open for business, welcoming travellers and visitors.
Served by Tribhuvan International Airport, this location is determined to recover from the natural disaster and welcomes visitors with a warmth and sincerity that is genuine and heartfelt.
Travellers flying from Kathmandu with Qatar Airways will find that the airport is fully operational and well run, and that the staff are eager to ensure that travellers have a memorable and hassle-free start to their journey.
Transportation and parking
While some transportation has been interrupted by the ongoing effects of the earthquake, regular transport from the capital to the airport has now been re-established. Buses run regularly from the centre of the city to the airport, and depending on the condition of the roads will take between 20-40 minutes.
Many larger hotels run shuttle services to and from the airport, while taxis are plentiful and probably represent the easiest and fastest way to arrive at the terminal. Long and short-term parking is available outside the main terminal, but spaces are limited and fill up very quickly.
Arriving in Kathmandu
Passengers flying from Kathmandu with Qatar Airways depart from the International Terminal. Radisson Hotel Kathmandu operates an executive lounge for first and business class passengers.
Note that security is very tight at the airport, so it is advisable to arrive in plenty of time before the due departure time for your flight to check in and clear security and customs checks. Because of the mountainous terrain, dense fog can sometimes cause delays in departures.
Facilities and amenities
The international terminal has a reasonable selection of facilities and amenities, and is comfortable, spacious and relaxed. A small selection of retail outlets sell souvenirs and accessories, and there is also a Duty Free shop selling luxury goods, perfumes and travel accessories.
Light snacks and drinks are available from vendors, and several banks offer Bureau de Change facilities for passengers.
The CIP lounge is available for business class passengers to access a limited number of business facilities, and there are two press rooms available for hire that act as small conference rooms for up to 40 people.
vibrant and colourful city is big, bold and brash, providing visitors with a typically boisterous and incredibly warm African welcome.
Book a flight to Nairobi with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a country and people full of energy. Modern sits along traditional, and the skyscrapers of the commercial sector stand next to open markets where traditional goods are still on sale every day. This melting pot of cultures is one of those once-in-a-lifetime destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Most people who travel to Nairobi intend to go on into the African bush to go on Safari. But if you pause for a while there is plenty in Nairobi itself to discover too. Head up to the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Center’s viewing tower and you can have a panoramic view of the city below you.
Nairobi also has some good museums, including the Nairobi National Museum, where visitors can learn more about the history and culture of Kenya, the National Railway Museum, which charts the importance of the railroad in the development of the country, and the Nairobi Gallery, home to a constantly changing collection of modern African art by up and coming artists.
You cannot escape the importance of Kenya’s wildlife, and around Nairobi there are plenty of sanctuaries where you can see some of the country’s most endangered inhabitants. The charming Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage provides a home to orphaned elephants and rhinos from all over Africa, While the Giraffe Centre in Lang'ata is of international importance as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
And while most visitors head to Nairobi National Park, a quieter and less crowded alternative is the delightful Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, a refuge for Colobus monkeys, leopards and countless species of birds.
Flights to Nairobi with Qatar Airways land at JKIA Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, southeast of the city centre.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Nairobi please check the visa and passport requirements.
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