Brief Description

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. 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.


It is the second busiest airport after Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The scheduled and chartered flights to Jomsom, Bhairahawa,Bharatpur and Manang airport and vicinity areas are being operated by ultraflights for recreational and sight-seeing and helicopter for commercial charted and rescue purpose flights. The airport is located at the close proximity to the Pokhara city.

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