Pokhara 33770, Gandaki, Nepal
 +977 - 061-597018

About Airport

Brief Description

Pokhara International Airport is situated at Chhine Danda, Pokhara Metropolital city, Kaski, Gandaki Province, Nepal. It is approximately 3 KM east of Pokhara’s Existing Domestic Airport and 200 Kms far west from capital city of Nepal. The Elevation of this airport is around 800 meters above mean sea level.

 Pokhara is the most popular tourist destination of the Country. This airport serves as main gateway for the pilgrims and the tourists to travel the famous religious place, Muktinath, Jomsom and Annapurna Round Trek as well. 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.

 The airport is expected to handle one million passengers per year. Runway of  Pokhara International Airport is of ICAO 4D Category and is 45 metres wide and 2500 metres long, and runway designation is 12-30. Runway 12 has Non Precision Approach (NPA) and Runway 30 has ILS System Precision Approach CAT-1 (PA1) facility. The airport has three international parking bays and eight domestic parking bays. The largest type of aircraft expected  to use the airport is B737 series and similar aircraft types. Operation of the airport is expected to be a milestone as the airport will accommodate additonal flight making connectivity easier and play an eminent role in the unprecedented economic development of the region.

Airport Facts

Date of Service 01 January, 2023 (Planned)
Runway Designation 12-30
Aerodrome Reference Point 28°11’01.69″N/ 84°00’53.62″E
ICAO Location Indicator VNPR
IATA Code  
Runway Elevation 800m. (Approx.)
Runway dimension/Surface 2500 m x 45 m/Concrete pavement
ATS Services Control Service, Visual Flight Rule (VFR), IFR available after few weeks
frequencies -Primary -Secondary-SMC Tower: 118.700 MHz

 Approach Control: 125.200 MHz

SMC: 121.900 MHz

Tower and Approach (Backup): 120.550 MHz

ATIS: 127.600 MHz

Navigation Facilities

DVOR/DME (117.3 MHz/120X)



Glide Path: 333.50 MHz

DME: 54X

RFF Category – Service Cat VIII with MFT, Ambulance
Aerodrome reference code  
Appron Capacity

3 International Bays Boeing 737 series (Bay no. 2 and 3) fasciltaited by two Passenger Boarding Bridges.

4 Domestic Bays ATR 72 Type

4 Domestic Bays Beechcraft type

Communication Services HF SSB, VHF, AMHS, Hot Line
Navigation Services DME( Distance Measuring Equipment)
Lighting system Approach Lights with sequential Flashing Lights, PAPI Lights, Runway edge lights, Runway Central Line Lights, Taxiway lights, Aerodrome beacon lights(U/S) and flood lights mounted in mast for appron.
Security Equipment Hold Baggage X-Ray, Hand Baggage X-Ray, Liquid Explosives Detector, Narcotics and Explosives Trace Detectors, MM Wave Body Scanner, WTMD, HHMD, CCTV Surveillance System, Access Control System.
POWER SUPPLY – Primary – Stand by  
Refueling Services  
Other Facilitations Passenger Boarding Bridge, PA System, FIDS, Free Wi-Fi, TV, Help Desk, ATM Service, Drinking Water, Trolley service, Restaurants and Gift Shop, Garden, Outdoor passenger waiting hall, Child care room, Parking lot Management System, Airport taxi Services
Flight operation VFR (Visual Flight Rule/Ground visibility-5000m, ceiling 1500ft) , IFR will be available after few weeks.
Operation hour

16 Feb to 15 Nov: 0015UTC-1300UTC

16 Nov to 15 Nov:0045UTC-1215UTC