Address & Contact
Location on map
Show bigger map on Openstreetmap
About the airport
Jiri Airport (IATA: JIR, ICAO: VNJI) is a small domestic airport located in the Jiri region of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 1,905 meters (6,250 feet), it serves as a gateway to the beautiful Solu-Khumbu region, popular among trekkers heading towards the Everest Base Camp.
The airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 670 meters (2,200 feet) in length, which can accommodate small aircraft like the Twin Otter. Due to its location in the hilly terrain, the airport offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Jiri Airport provides limited facilities to travelers, including a small terminal building with basic amenities. It is advisable to check the flight schedule in advance, as flights to and from Jiri Airport are subject to weather conditions and may be infrequent.
From Jiri Airport, travelers can easily access the famous Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking route, which offers a scenic and less crowded alternative to the Lukla route. It is recommended to plan your trip accordingly, considering the weather conditions and availability of flights.
Small airport - 18 mi (30 km) Phaplu Airport
Small airport - 24 mi (38 km) Rumjatar Airport
Small airport - 30 mi (48 km) Lukla Airport
Small airport - 32 mi (52 km) Lamidanda Airport
Small airport - 37 mi (61 km) Tribhuvan International Airport
Medium airport - 53 mi (85 km) Langtang Airport
Small airport - 56 mi (90 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.