Day 01: Kathmandu to Biratnagar flight and drive to Phidim
Elevation of Phidim – 1179 m | 3868 ft
Elevation of Biratnagar – 81 m | 266 ft
Elevation of Kathmandu – 1300 m | 4264 ft
With the earliest flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar we will fly all the way to Biratnagar. Flight offer glimpse of several eastern himalayan ranges including Kanchenjunga. Our first priority goes for Buddha Air, as it is renowned for safety on domestic airfield meanwhile our second priorities goes for Yeti Air. No doubt both of them are pioneer on field of domestic flight still we emphasis little more for Buddha Airlines. Upon reaching on Biratnagar we will grab a drive from Biratnagar to Phidim. Talking about Biratnagar it is hot, tropical humid but major trading town on eastern Nepal. At the elevation of 81 m from sea level Biratnagar is major gateway for Kanchenjunga Trek as there are no direct flight from Kathmandu to Suketar. Since the mountain flight are not sure we will not waste our day waiting for flight and same day we will drive to Phidim. Road passes through countryside trail with terrace field, it will be an amazing experience to feel change from flat terrain to terrace farming. Phidim is small market area that host good bus station and number of lodges and teahouses. We will stop of Phidim for our first overnight during our Kanchenjunga Trip.
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