Nepalgunj Airport is a major airport linking Kathmandu to western Nepal. Regular flights operate between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. Many national and international organizations operating in Nepal have their western region offices in Nepalgunj, making this airport and city a very busy one.
The airport also serves remote districts such as Dolpa, Humla, Mugu and Rukum. Many pilgrims start their trip to Kailash with a flight from Nepalgunj airport to Simikot, Humla. The city is also a gateway to Bardiya National Park, a short hour’s drive away.