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Ramechhap Airport (IATA code: RHP, ICAO code: VNRC) is a domestic airport located in Ramechhap district, Nepal. Situated approximately 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, it serves as an alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport for travelers heading to the Everest region.
The airport is nestled amidst picturesque hills, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. It operates daily flights to and from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp trek. The airport is well-connected to Kathmandu by road, and the journey takes around 4-5 hours.
Ramechhap Airport features a single asphalt runway and a small terminal building. Facilities at the airport are limited, with a few basic amenities available for passengers. It is advisable to carry essential supplies and snacks, as there are limited options for food and beverages.
Travelers planning a trip to the Everest region can consider Ramechhap Airport as an alternative to Kathmandu's international airport, providing convenient access to the stunning Himalayan landscapes and the world-famous Everest Base Camp trek.
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Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.