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Airport Overview 

Simikot Airport is an airport serving Simikot, headquarter of Humla district in Karnali Province. Given that road access in this region is poor, the airport facilitates much of the travel in the whole district.  

The airport is located at an elevation of 9246 ft (2818m) above mean sea levelIt has one runway which is 549m (1801 ft) in length. The runway has recently been improved and extended with more infrastructure being built.  

The airport is air-linked with Nepalgunj and Surkhet. National airline operators provide scheduled flights to Simikot airport from Nepalgunj and SurkhetThe airport only operates from early morning to mid-day (06:00 – 12:30 hrs).  

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal  

Province or District 

Karnali Province, Humla 

Nearest Town or City  

Simikot 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Simikot Airport 

Latitude 

29°58′16″N 

Longitude 

081°49′08″E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

9747 ft / 2971 m 

IATA Code 

IMK 

ICAO Code 

VNST 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

CAAN  

Management Contact Person 

977 -87680137, 977 -87680137 

Simikot_cao@caannepal.org.np 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

No 

Runway

Runway

Runway Dimensions 

650 m x 20 m 

Runway Orientation 

10/28 

Runway Surface 

Bituminous Paved (Asphalt Concrete) Surface 

Runway Condition 

Good

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Infrastructure  

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

Yes, security personnel 

Runway Lighting 

No 

Refueling Capacity 

No 

Ground Handling Services 

Limited 

Air Traffic Control  

Yes 

Fire Fighting Equipment  

Limited 

Weather Information 

Yes, but limited 

Aircraft Parking Space 

Parking available for 3 small aircraft

Navigation Aids  

Yes 

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes, but not properly maintained 

Windsock  

Yes  

 


Fuel Services Charges 

Not available at this airport  

Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs) 

Link for further detail - Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Simikot Airport

Link for list of ICAO and IATA Codes in Nepal