*see UPDATE below* Based on premium service of Etihad Airways you may consider to visit amazing country Nepal. If you prefer to experience some incredible mountain views on your holidays you have great opportunity as the flights are also available during April 2014. This is the period considered as peak season and best time for trekking in Himalayas! Open-jaw flights on route Zurich to Kathmandu and with return back to Madrid, Paris or main airports in Germany (Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, Berlin etc.) are available from €409!
*UPDATE* – Apart of discounted flights to Thailand (Bangkok already for €337) and Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh CIty already for €363) you can also enjoy premium service of Etihad Airways when flying to amazing Nepal now for even more awesome fare. Open-jaw flights from Europe to Kathmandu are now available already for €385! Please refer to below updated booking samples..
You would have to accept two layovers during your outbound flight to Nepal. On the other hand you may visit this incredible country for a price that is nearly cutted by half of an usual fare. Tourist visa is possible to get upon arrival in Kathmandu, in order to be allowed to do trekking you would need to obtain Trekking Permit and TIMS card. This is for instance possible to obtain at Nepal Tourism Offices in Kathmandu which is easily reachable by walk (15 mins) from Thamel district. (Main tourist area in Kathmandu).
This promotional deal of Etihad Airways allows to book the flights to Nepal between April, May and June 2015. You may also consider to book roundtrip flights from Madrid already for €443. Since there are plenty of options how to reach Switzerland ex other European cities for very low fare this is an interesting option for many travellers within Europe. We recommend to use servise of Skyscanner to quickly find out which airlines are available from your hometown.
Zurich – Kathmandu – Brussels for €473 (+€22 booking fee)
Zurich – Kathmandu – Dusseldorf for €434 (+€22 booking fee)
Travel date samples
14.4. – 3.5.
6.5. – 20.5.
2. – 15.6.
Apart of mountain hikking you may also consider to go south of Nepal for some jungle trekking to spot rhinos, elephants or even rate tigers.. (Chitwan National Park located close to Indian borders is one of the last strongholds of the Royal Bengal tiger..). Close to Chitwan National Park you may also consider to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and one of the four holy places of Buddhism.
If you are interested in this Etihad Airways promotion you may also consider to book open-jaw flights (based on same routing) to Thailand.
Booking sample of a cheap open-jaw flights to Nepal for just €385. In this case you would be departing from Zurich to Kathmandu on 14th of April and returning back from Asia to Madrid on 3rd of May 2015.