Pokhara Airport

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Popular transfer destinations from & to Pokhara Airport. Take the hassle out of your journey by booking from a wide selection of cars, jeep. Pokhara Airport is a major airport located only 10 minutes drive from Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal.

Pokhara airport was established on 4 July 1958. The surface of the runway is paved with asphalt and has a length of 4700 ft. With an elevation of 2711 ft, it is 200 km away from Kathmandu. The IATA and ICAO codes for Pokhara Airport are PKR and VNPK respectively.

Pokhara Airport is situated at Pokhara Metropolitan Municipality of Kaski District, Gandaki Province. Pokhara Airport is located at Pokhara, the most popular tourist destination of the Country and situated 200 Km far west from capital city, Kathmandu.

Despite being a relatively small airport, Pokhara Airport provides essential facilities and services to ensure a comfortable travel experience.

These include check-in counters, security checkpoints, baggage handling, and immigration services. The airport also has a few shops and restaurants where passengers can relax and grab a bite to eat before their flight.

The Pokhara valley itself offers picturesque looks of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain, beautiful lakes like Phewa, Rupa and Begnas and deep gorges, falls and caves.

It is the second busiest airport after Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). With the majestic Annapurna range as your backdrop, your transfer from Pokhara Airport is not just a ride, but the beginning of your unforgettable Nepalese adventure.

Pokhara airport transfers (PKR Airport) to your hotel in the Pokhara City. We ensure a comfortable and safe drop-off to your booked hotel with our professional driver. We have a fleet of comfortable A/C vehicle as per need from car, van hiace to buses.

Our driver will be awaiting for you outside the arrival area. He shall meet you then drop you off at your hotel. We provide hassle free service round the clock and as per your any scheduled arrival timing day or night.

Pokhara Airport Facts

Date of Service 04 July, 1958
Runway Designation 04/22
Aerodrome Reference Point 28 11 56.84 N/083 58 42.86 E
ICAO Location Indicator VNPK
Runway Elevation 809 m. /2654 ft. (Ref. Topographical base map of Survey Dept.)
Runway dimension/Surface 1444 m x 30 m/Bituminous Paved (Asphalt Concrete)
ATS Services Control Service, Visual Flight Rule (VFR)
frequencies -Primary -Secondary-SMC 123.8 MHz

122.7 MHz

121.7 MHz

RFF Category – Service Cat V with MFT, Ambulance
Aerodrome reference code 3’C’
Type of aircraft operating ATR42, JS41, B190, D228, DHC6, L410, Y12, C208, Helicoptors and Ultralights
Communication Services HF SSB, VHF, AMHS, Hot Line
Navigation Services DME( Distance Measuring Equipment)
Lighting system Runway lights, Taxiway lights, Flood lights, Aerodrome beacon lights(U/S)
Security Equipment Hold Baggage X-Ray, Hand Baggage X-Ray, WTMD, HHMD, CCTV Surveillance System
POWER SUPPLY – Primary – Stand by Three phase : 1. Dedicated supply to – Terminal and tower Building, 2. City Supply to – Residene and Army. Generator 96 kva and 5 kva, Inverter, Solar Power supply
Refueling Services Available (Jet A1)
Other Facilitations PA System, FIDS, Free Wi-Fi, TV, Help Desk, ATM Service, Drinking Water, Trolley service, Restaurants and Gift Shop, Garden,Outdoor passenger waiting hall, Breast feeding room, Parking, Airport taxi Services
Flight operation VFR (Visual Flight Rule/Ground visibility-5000m, ceiling 1500ft)
Operation hour 16 Feb to 15 Nov: 0015UTC-1300UTC

16 Nov to 15 Nov:0045UTC-1215UTC

Kathmandu to Pokhara Tour by car is compared to other means of transportation is quite reasonable. You will travel a total distance of 210 km on private car drive from Kathmandu. You can either travel either roadways or airways from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Roadways take 5-6 hrs whereas airways take about 25 mins to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Kathmandu Car Services provide Sedan car, Jeep, Hiace & Coaster fully air conditions with experience driver for Pokhara airport transfers service.


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