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Kathmandu is the bustling capital of Nepal, a destination that is rich in cultural intrigue and benefits from a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere. This amazing location has long been popular with backpackers and tourists looking to go off the beaten track. Recently it has started to welcome all kinds of visitors, from those looking for luxury experiences to business travellers looking to invest in this rapidly developing city. Arrive in this remarkable destination ready to do business or enjoy an amazing holiday, when you fly with Qatar Airways.
Edinburgh International Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland. Despite being a busy air transport hub, it still manages to retain a friendly, personal feel than many other large airports.
It’s easy to navigate your way around the complex, which makes checking-in and finding your flight departure point quick and easy. You’ll find the staff incredibly friendly and helpful, and flying from Edinburgh with Qatar Airways is a great way to start your journey in a relaxed and comfortable way.
Transportation and parking
A dedicated 24/7 airport bus service, Airlink (Service 100), runs from outside the terminal building (stance 19) to Edinburgh city centre every 10 minutes. The buses have Wi-Fi access on-board, so passengers can spend their journey time checking emails.
The Edinburgh Tram system also connects the airport to the city centre. Taxis are available outside the main entrance. Parking is located right outside the terminal, so it’s only a short walk to check-in. There are two parking options: a covered multi-storey car park and a surface parking area. A pre-book service is available for parking, which can save up to 65 percent on the cost.
Arriving at Edinburgh International Airport
The departure check-in desks are located immediately in front of the main entrances.
Security is very tight at the airport, so ensure that all baggage is packed correctly and that you do not have any of the listed banned items in your bags. Check-in can be done online or at the airline check-in desks. If you are flying with Qatar Airways from Edinburgh you should check in at least three hours before your flight is due to leave.
Facilities and amenities
Edinburgh International Airport has a good selection of shops and retail outlets, including wellness products, beauty and manicure services, duty-free and travel goods. There are also outlets that specialise in Scottish products, so you can pick up a souvenir of your vacation in Scotland.
A range of amenities from baby-care areas to banking are also available. A selection of eateries, restaurants and cafés serve everything from Japanese Sushi and seafood to on-the-go snacks and coffee.
Nepal is, quite simply, breathtaking. One of the most mountainous regions in the world and home to the towering Mt. Everest, its capital is unlike any other.
Traditional structures and temples create a serene atmosphere that allows you to enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life.
Book a flight to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways and you are guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome in a country where traditional values are paramount.
The city is also the gateway to tourism in the country, with visitors from all over the globe drawn here for the incredible climbing and hiking opportunities.
The city of Kathmandu has a history spanning over 2,000 years, leading to an eclectic mix of ancient and modern attractions.
Because Kathmandu is a relatively compact city, it is easy to see much of it either on foot or by taking one of the many rickshaws that swarm the streets. This is also a good way to get a real feel for Kathmandu life.
To see a timeline history of the city, visit the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Take a look up and you’ll see the resident giant fruit bats - a spectacular sight when they come in to roost at dusk.
The Garden of Dreams (Kaiser Mahal) is a serenely beautiful spot which captures the Nepalese love of nature and brings it to life in a stunning collection of rare flora.
Flights to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways land at Tribhuvan International Airport. 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 Kathmandu please check the visa and passport requirements.
Explore Discover Qatar’s stopover packages offered by Qatar Airways Holidays. Book hotels, desert safaris, city and architectural tours including visits to Katara Cultural Village, Souq Waqif and The Pearl.