SpiceJet Ltd, a low cost private airline based in India will be launching flights on the Kathmandu-New Delhi route from 7th October 2010.According to Zenith Travels, the General Sales Agent (GSA) of the airlines, SpiceJet is the first Indian budget carrier to fly internationally.Ticket price for the KTM-NDL route has been fixed at Rs 1,499 IC (PSF, UDF, fuel charges & Govt. taxes extra).The airline will be operating six flights a week on its New Generation Boeing 737-800 (189 seater) aircraft.
A private transportation company has been plying passenger buses along the Pokhara-New Delhi highway ferrying tourists and Nepalese between the two Nepalese and Indian cities of Pokhara and New Delhi. Presently the bus service runs for three days a week , but taking into consideration NTY 2011 and the the increased frequency of tourist arrivals, the company has decided to ply its buses 6 days a week from mid-July.Though most of the passengers are Nepalese and Indian tourists, tourists from Japan, America, England, and Israel have also been found favoring this direct bus service.
I am not the type of person that would usually take a trip from Beijing to Kathmandu by land. I had no idea what international travel was like or how difficult it can be gaining entry into Tibet. In fact I still don’t because Explore Himalaya made it easy for me.