"Airport troubles at Nepalgunj" Nepalganj Tourist Trap Tip by Saagar
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This could enter under "danger and annoyances" as well.... Frequently, travellers are stuck for days and days at Nepalgunj airport. The ordeal of getting through here if you are going especially to a mountain destination (Humla, Bjajura, Dolpo, Mugu) is tremendous. You sense it when you are alone as a tourist or a hapless local without connections to staff and other airlines and tower personnel at Nepalgunj airport. There are a number of issues, but the three most important for dealys here are the weather, cancellations or redirection of flights, and corruption. You may find your seat bought by somebody else. As dollarpaying tourist in a grou you are not likely to face much trouble with corruption, but the group staff may have to deal with it.
Unique Suggestions: Ensure that you have a fair idea of what you can expect: try to obtain a fair flight scenario ofor the day and next two, bring a good book, be prepared to make cell phone calls, be prepared to reroute to Surkhet (also flights to the mountains from there), to hop on a cargo helicopter or return.
Fun Alternatives: A cargo helicopter may be a real option. They normally fly out of Surkhet 3-4 hrs travel north of nepalgunj, and start early morning. Fare will be up to 200-250 usd for a one-way flight. If you can wait it out, enjoy Nepalgubnj for a day or two. A-Line travel agency up on Surkhet road near the kitchen Hut are good fixers and can help you out.
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