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Airport Overview

Aerial view of Talcha Airport and small cluster of habitation on the left with ATC Tower


The Talcha Airport is situated at Karkibada Municipality of Mugu District, Karnali Province. It is an important gateway to the Rara National Park and is located about 2.5 hours walking distance from the Rara Lake. This airport is adjacent to the boundary of Rara National Park and within the Buffer Zone of the National Park. 


Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal 

Province or District 

Karnali Province/ Mugu 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

8 km south from Gamgadhi  

Airport’s Complete Name 

Rara Civil Aviation OfficeTalcha  

Latitude 

29°31′20″N

Longitude 

082°08′49″E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

8924 ft (2720 m) 

IATA Code 

none 

ICAO Code 

VNRR 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal 

Management Contact Person 

9758901138 

AFS: VNRRYDYX 

rara_cao@caanepal.org.np 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

NO 

Runway

Runway

Runway Dimensions 

570 m x 20 m 

Runway Orientation 

 18/36 

Runway Surface 

Asphalt Concrete 

Runway Condition 

Good 

 

Asphalt Concrete Runway of Talcha Airport. Runway 36 on the right

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Infrastructure  

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

No 

Runway Lighting 

No 

Refueling Capacity 

No 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes with the local airlines operator

Air Traffic Control  

Yes  

Fire Fighting Equipment  

No 

Weather Information 

Tower Observation 

Aircraft Parking Space 

Apron for 2 small aircraft

Navigation Aids  

No 

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes but have been not maintained properly. 

Windsock  

Yes