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Fly to Nepal/Australia query

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1. Posted by ajhurley (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Hello,

Need a little help regarding flights.

I plan to go to work in Australia, probably in September/October. However, on my way there I'd like to spend 3/4 weeks in one location, the choices being Borneo or Nepal. Borneo is quite simple (via KL/Singapore) but Nepal is altogether trickier.

Can anyone recommend how to fly from London to Australia via Nepal without spending an arm and a leg?!

A one way ticket would be fine.

Thanks in advance,
andrew

2. Posted by rbrettg (Budding Member 37 posts) 8y

Try, Qatar airways (free stopover in Doha), or Jet Airways (free stopover in Delhi), or Gulf Air (free stopover in Manama), or Etihad Airways (free stop over in Abu Dhabi)... The latter two would be the cheapest I think (probably Gulf Air). It seems that the start of September is the cheapest time to depart. or you can buy a 1 way ticket to the middle east (if you choose to), or India, and catch a budget airline to KTM (there are a few available). Another option would be instead of flying from KTM to australia, catch a return budget airline ticket from the middle east/india to KTM and then from that city (maybe Delhi?) you can find a cheaper fare to australia.

Let me know how you make out of if you have any other questions.

3. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

Yes I've done this exact route for my trip. Basically I flew from Melbourne to Mumbai directly, then Mumbai to Kathmandu via Delhi, and Delhi to London.

Delhi is pretty much the main link into Kathmandu (or Bangkok, but that wouldn't work for you). I was able to get JetLite for the Mumbai - Kathmandu & Kathmandu - Delhi flights, and several budget airlines do it. Not many will fly directly to Australia from there (I think only Qantas might)- for the longer routes I got Qantas and British airways which aren't budget airlines.

You might want to look at flying from Delhi to Singapore/Bangkok, which are the main hubs from Asia to Australia, and more budget airlines would do this if you don't mind stopping off a few times.