Sita Air, the vital Airlink

Aviation in Nepal has a brave and pioneering heritage, and Sita Air is proud to maintain a pioneering spirit that has set the pattern for the airline’s reputation. From modest beginnings of Sita Air has developed into domestic airline with a comprehensive network of scheduled services, and most reliable airlines in Nepal. It is the continued support and enthusiasm of the people we serve which has given us the strength to expand, and which is the foundation of our success.

The early years

Sita Air began operation in 2003 with single aircraft.

Almost immediately, it was apparent that there was a demand for scheduled services & cargo flights and as such Sita Air’s fleet grew. As the network expanded to take in more remote Airports and communities, Sita Air’s scheduled network began to emerge.

In 2004 Sita Air started flight to various sectors such as Janakpur, Simra, Biratnagar, Bharatpur, Bhairawa & Nepalgunj, but gradually we focused more on Western area region of Nepal due to huge demand of STOL aircraft in that region & passenger flow.

Coast to coast and beyond

Apart from Lukla, The Shurkhet has become the focus of expansion, as the stage now set for the next major step forward – a hub of business routes is from Shurkhet/Nepalgunj out of core business platform.
We are also planning to add few brand new single engine aircraft to support the flight operating from Nepalgunj & Surkhet for charter & cargo flights.

Getting down to business

Firmly established as Nepal’s Airline, new horizons were sought, and in 2005 Sita Air took over Surkhet – Bajura, Surkhet-Jumla, Surkhet- Simikot route for food grain cargo of Nepal Food corp. and World food program under United Nation.

The new routes are added since 2007 is Pokhara-Kathmandu and Pokhara – Jomsom, Served all most through out the year.

With business traffic representing an ever-increasing proportion of Sita Air’s annual passenger carryings & Cargo flights, Sita Air acquired further aircraft very recently and is in operation now, We are riding a wave of success and optimism so time has come for Sita Air to enter into the Cross border & international market.

From these small beginnings, and under the control of Sita Air’s loyal management and dedicated staffs, the company has seen the fleet grow with the introduction of the 5th aircraft and from a steady and watchful eye on new opportunities.

We are in the process of obtaining the license from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for international operations/ cross boarder operations and we would like to welcome foreign Investment in this journey to international market segment.

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    Cabin facilities:Minibar, Private bathroom, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, TV, WiFi

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

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    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:King size


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Fleet Information

Sita Air operates 4 Dornier Fairchild manufactured DO 228-202/-202K/-212 twin engine Turbo prop aircraft fitted with Garrett TPE331-10T/-5A Engine.

It is a 18 seater STOL ( Short Takeoff and Landing ) aircraft, with single window seating, capable of landing in 35 of the 47 airfields of the country with the speed of 200 Nautical Miles/Hour. Periodically, we carry out scheduled inspection and other structural maintenance as prescribed by the manufacturers. These aircraft except one have higher power rated engine (flat-rated to 715 SHP) as compared to other Dornier flying in Nepal. These aircraft are certified for both passenger and cargo operations.

The -10T engine have a higher horse power with 900 SHP flat rated to 715 SHP which is ideal for operation in Hot and High places similar to the conditions in Nepal. The engine is more reliable, has increased maintenance intervals and has reduced hot section cost giving increased aircraft value.

Our aircraft is fitted with EGPWS (Enhance Ground Proximity Warning System) which denotes proximately of the aircraft with the terrain,


(Global Positioning System) giving the position of the aircraft, ELT(Emergency Locater Transmitter) to give the location of the aircraft by satellite in case of any accident/incident, TCAS II (


Collision Avoidance System-II) to guide the pilot from midair collision with other aircraft and WEATHER RADAR which shows the enroute weather.

Operational safety and technical superiority are the major reasons for the selection of the Dornier Aircraft by Sita Air for STOL operation in Nepal.


Lukla is a town in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal where most people visiting the Himalayas near Mount Everest start their journey. Lukla, at 2,860 meters (9380 Ft.) and has a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airport where most people begin their adventure in the Everest region. Lukla is the most popular tourist destination in Nepal. Lukla in the local language means place with many goats and Sheep.Lukla lies in the heart of the Everest trekking region and is just 25 minutes away from Kathmandu by flight on the Dornier-228. Lukla is not only the gateway to Everest but also to the Sagarmatha National Park and also the starting point to other famous Himalayan Peaks. The moment you land up in Lukla, you can feel the Everest nostalgia in the air as you see hundreds of tourist following the trekking route to scale Mt. Everest and you will be simply be carried away by the mesmerizing views of snow clad peaks welcoming you.

30 minutes flight away from Kathmandu, Pokhara is the second most popular tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is the center of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley (827m-2700ft altitude). It is the starting point for many of Nepal's popular trekking and rafting destinations in the Annapurna region.

Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fishtailed mountain of Machhapuchhre (6,977m) rising behind it creates an ambience of peace and magic. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalayas. Pokhara is the starting point for classic trekking routes like the Jomsom trail and the three-week Annapurna circuit.

Pokhara lies in the central part of Nepal. This is one of the major towns of Nepal that provides a real escape and a perfect getaway from the chaotic life of the city. Barahi Temple is the most important movement in Pokhara. Seti Gandaki, World Peace Pagoda, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake, Buddhist Monastery, Devi's fall, Mahendra Cave and Minstrel (Gaine) Village, Sarangkot, Naudanda Kaskikot, Bindabashini Temple, RamKrishna Tole, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Annapurna Museum,

Leisure Activities - Motor Biking, Mountain Flight, Boating, Para Gliding Utralight Aircraft for flying, fishing, Golfing, Pony Riding, Rafting, Short Hiking, Mountain Biking.


The Makalu region is an absolutely amazing still very untouched area in the northwestern corner of the Sankhuwa-sabha district. To the west, it is bordered by the Everest region, to the north by Tibet, to the east by the Arun River and to the South by the Sabha River. this region was dedicated to a national park and conservation area in the early 1990's.

The region is very close to the Everest region, but drastically different in many ways. Most of the people in this district live in the lower hills fairly close to the Arun River. The airport is situated at an altitude of only 2700 ft in picturesque surroundings.

The best way to reach Makalu region is to fly into Tumlingtar (the only airport in Sankhuwasabha) and hike the trail from Khandbari to Num, then cross over the Arun River into the conservation area. There is also the Salpa Pass route between Tumlingtar and the Everest region hitting the trail there about a day from "Lukla". This "backdoor" to Everest from Tumlingtar via Lukla takes at least seven days.


Dhangadi is the regional hub for the far western regions like Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Doti, Accham, Bajhang , Bajura and Darchula. It is the only industrial town in the Far western region. People arrive at Dhangadi to travel to these regions by road. It is also a transit location to travel to the Uttaranchal State of India, cities like Missouri etc.


The pleasant town of Janakpur is the birthplace of Sita, daughter of King Janaka and Wife of Lord Rama. Janakpur is charged with a devotional mood and is an interesting holy city to visit.

It was the capital of the ancient state, of Mithila, Janakpur is located 128 Km southeast of Kathmandu. For the most part motorized traffic is banned from the city center and there is almost no tourist hustle. So it is a peaceful place.

Janakpur city is a popular city in the Tarai region (lower part of Nepal having flat Land). Janakpur is also known as Janakpurdham (Dham means a scared region in Nepal). It has a temple named Janaki, which is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Sita. This region also offers an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about Mithila culture, and about the people in and around this peaceful region of Nepal.

Janakpur has the Janaki Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Sita, and also has a Ram and Sita Marriage Mandir, Which is said to have been built in the spot where they performed their marriage rites.

Mithila culture is found in the Tarai region of Nepal, with its own traditions, customs, arts and music. Many Mithila arts and paintings have historical and religious value which are produced by the village women.


Bajhang district is a part of Seti Zone. The district, with Chainpur as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,422 sq km and has a population (2001) of 167,026.

Bajhang is the only access for the air transportation, connecting peoples from all the far-western regions to the low lands


Biratnagar airport is situated in the in the eastern Terai region at an elevation of 236 ft. Birtanagar is Nepal’s second biggest city which is located near the south eastern border to India. It is known for its industry, commerce and agriculture. It is believed to be the center of language culture and politics of the country.

Sita Air offers flights to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and also from Tumlingtar.

The famous locations to visit from Biratnagar are Baraha chhetra, Koshi Tappu wild life sanctuary and the Koshi Barrage. Birtnagar also connects to the beautiful city of Dharan.


We offer charter flight to Jomsom at the present time the scheduled flights to Jomsom will be added shortly.

Jomsom, the remote village of Sherchans is 15 minutes flight away from Pokhara. Jomsom is the capital and administration headquarters of Mustang district, which stretches from the Tibetan border to Ghasa along the Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom (2,713m-7,800ft) is important for its strategic location along the popular Annapurna (circuit) Trek route. It is also the starting point for many interesting treks like the Kagbeni, Marpha, Muktinath and Mustang treks.

The deepest gorge in the world lies here along the Kali Gandaki river as the River passes between two eight thousands feet mountains - the Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. You can enjoy the views of the Nilgiri peaks as well as Dhaulagiri peaks - the sixth highest mountain in the world.


It takes about an hour’s flight from Kathmandu to reach Nepalgunj. It is the gateway to western Nepal. Nepalgunj is a major hub to the western region for Sita Air. Nepalgunj is the major commercial city in the western region and popular treks to Dolpa, Jumla, Rara Lake and Mount Kailash begins from here. Summers are dry and the temperatures are quite hot and winter is cold with snowfall in the upper mountainous western region of Nepal.

Situated in the Terai region at an altitude of 540ft and with the runway length of 5,000ft Nepalgunj offers many airlines as a hub for flights into the remote a western region.
The higher altitudes around Jomsom are marked by sparse vegetation and dry climate while the lower regions near Pokhara are lush green terraced hillsides. The inhabitants of the lower regions are Hindus while those in the upper mountainous regions are normally Buddhists.

Treks to Jomsom start from Naya Pul, which is an hour's drive from Pokhara. You can also drive on to Baglung and start the trek there and avoid a steep climb. You can trek to Jomsom and back in fourteen days. If your trek starts from Jomsom there are regular flights to Jomsom by Sita Air from Pokhara.


Dang airport is situated in Rapti zone of Nepal and is at an elevation of 2,100 feet above the sea level and is situated at the south of the city of Tulsipur. Dang Airport serves as an access to five different district Head-quarters in that regions. Besides Dang district, it is the regional hub for the district of Salyan, Rukum, Rolpa, Pyuthan and Argha khachi. This is one of the oldest Airport in Nepal. It has been in existence from the time of DC-3 aircraft operation in Nepal.

It is popular for its dairy products, Honey and Live-stocks.


Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The cosmopolitan heart of the Himalayan Region is the gateway to Nepal. It has a glorious history going back two thousand years, and a refined culture that ranks among the highest in Asia. It is also a modern financial and business hub of Nepal, exotic tourist destination, and a sacred pilgrimage centre for the devout.

The valley is situated at an altitude of 1,336 m above sea level and covers an area of 218 sq. miles and is surrounded by hills all .The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal can be easily seen in the Kathmandu Valley, the home of the ancient and traditional culture. The skillfully-built temples and places, delicately-engraved stone and metal images, carved wooden columns and pillars, and the history laden shrines and Stupas stand testimony to the Nepal’s artistic achievements. Around the Kathmandu valley, the popular tourist destination such as Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Kakani, Daman offers the world-class panoramic view and natural scenic beauty.


Simikot airport is at an elevation of 9400 ft and about 38 minutes of flight from Nepalgunj and it is the western most airstrip in Nepal. The Karnali river flows all the way from simikot to the terai region of Nepalgunj. High mountain lives, green river valley, sheep and yaks heard, snow-caped mountains, this is really where one can view nature at its purest form.

Pilgrims from Nepal trek from Simikot through the simikot – Hilsa routes over the Himalayan region to cross over to Kailash and Mansarovar. Access to Tibet from Simikot is the shortest and the most practical for travelers in every aspect from acclimatization to cultural endowment.


Chaurjhari is located in the North-west of Nepal in Rukum district. This air-field was built for the ancient town of Jajarkot.

Jajarkot is recognized as one of the ancient kingdoms of Nepal. The airport lies just on the bank of the river Bheri. It serves as a commercial center for the eastern region of Karnali Zone.


From To Flight Frequency Departure Arrival NRP USD
Kathmandu Lukla ST601 Daily 06:30:00 07:00:00 2355 109
Kathmandu Lukla ST603 Daily 06:35:00 07:05:00 2355 109
Kathmandu Lukla ST607 Daily 08:05:00 08:35:00 2355 109
Kathmandu Lukla ST609 Daily 09:30:00 10:00:00 2355 109
Pokhara Jomsom ST800 Daily 06:30:00 06:50:00 1370 76
Kathmandu Pokhara ST804 Daily 15:00:00 15:30:00 2200 86
Kathmandu Pokhara ST808 Daily 12:05:00 12:35:00 2200 86
Lukla Kathmandu ST602 Daily 07:15:00 07:45:00 2355 109
Lukla Kathmandu ST604 Daily 07:20:00 07:50:00 2355 109
Lukla Kathmandu ST606 Daily 08:45:00 09:15:00 2355 109
Lukla Kathmandu ST608 Daily 08:50:00 09:20:00 2355 109
Lukla Kathmandu ST610 Daily 10:15:00 10:45:00 2355 109
Jomsom Pokhara ST801 Daily 07:05:00 07:25:00 1370 76
Pokhara Jomsom ST802 Daily 07:35:00 07:55:00 1370 76
Pokhara Jomsom STCHT Daily 08:35:00 08:55:00 2840 76
Pokhara Kathmandu ST805 Daily 09:10:00 09:40:00 2200 86
Pokhara Kathmandu ST809 Daily 12:45:00 13:15:00 2200 86
Jomsom Pokhara ST803 Daily 08:05:00 08:25:00 1370 76
Jomsom Pokhara STCHT Daily 09:05:00 09:25:00 2840 76

Terms & Condition


  • One time prepondment of travel will be made free of charge, if the seat is available on the requested flight.
  • For one time postponement of travel to a definite date or flight is allowed with no cancellation charge, if the postponement is made prior to 72 hours of schedule departure time.
  • The cancellation charge will be as under
  • 5% of the applicable one way normal fare will be charged in case of cancellation is made prior to two days before schedule departure date.
  • 10% of the applicable one-way normal fare will be charged in case cancellation is made one day before schedule departure date.
  • 33.33% of the applicable one-way normal fare will be charged in case cancellation is made on the same day, but the 1-hour before schedule departure time.
  • The ticket not reported for check-in or cancellation at least 30 minutes before the schedule departure time to the ticket reported for flight or cancellation after the departure of flight will be termed as "No Show"
  • The "No Show" ticket will not be refunded.
  • The lost ticket will be treated as per the clause of a, b c if it was holding confirmed status.
  • No cancellation charge will be levied on open dated, request and open dated lost tickets will be full refundable.