The Pokhara Regional International Airport under construction in Kaski District, Nepal, will replace the existing Pokhara Airport, which was commissioned in July 1958. Scheduled to begin operations in 2021, the new airport will serve as the aerial gateway to the Himalayan and Annapurna regions in Nepal. It is anticipated to handle one million passengers a year. The project is expected to provide improved air transportation services to the growing number of international and domestic passengers and cargo. In addition, it will strengthen the country’s civil aviation sector and contribute to economic and social development, as well as tourism. Capable of handling wide-bodied aircraft, the new airport will serve as an alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport in the event of an emergency, and facilitate direct connectivity to South and East Asian countries.
Pokhara, a charming city in West Nepal, is a major tourist destination. Being a large city, the airport is pretty big, with frequent flights to and from Kathmandu. This short 20 minute flight from Kathmandu will take you straight into the lap of peace and serenity. Flights depart from Pokhara to other mountain destinations such as Jomsom. Pokhara Airport (IATA: PKR, ICAO: VNPK), is a regional airport serving Pokhara in Nepal. The airport was established on 4 July 1958 and is operated by the government It offers regular connections to Kathmandu and Jomsom; and seasonal connections to Manang.
The scene is a chilled-out version of Kathmandu's Thamel neighbourhood, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. From the lake, and possibly even from your hotel bed, you can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just 200 or so kilometres away. There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a booming adventure-sports industry: it is arguably the best paragliding venue on the globe and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There's a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.
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