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About the airport
Rumjatar Airport (IATA: RUM, ICAO: VNRT) is a small domestic airport located in the Okhaldhunga district of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 1,550 meters (5,085 feet) above sea level, it serves as a gateway to the beautiful Everest region. The airport is approximately 230 kilometers (143 miles) east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Rumjatar Airport primarily caters to flights connecting Kathmandu with Okhaldhunga and other nearby destinations. It is an essential transportation hub for trekkers and mountaineers heading towards the Everest Base Camp, as it provides convenient access to the Solu-Khumbu region. The airport operates daily flights, weather permitting, and offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountain range during the journey.
Facilities at Rumjatar Airport are basic but sufficient for domestic travel needs. Passengers can find a small terminal building with check-in counters, waiting areas, and a few shops selling snacks and beverages. Ground transportation options are limited, but taxis and local buses are available for onward travel to nearby towns and villages.
When planning a trip to Nepal, Rumjatar Airport serves as a convenient entry point for exploring the breathtaking landscapes and embarking on adventurous treks in the Everest region.
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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.