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Airport Overview 

Dolpa Airport, also referred to as Juphal Airport is located in Juphal, Thuli Bheri that serves the whole of Dolpa District, in Karnali Pradesh in Nepal. It is the only airport of the district.  

The airport is located at an elevation of 8,200 feet (2,499 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 measuring 663 by 30 metres (2,175 ft × 98 ft). The airport was upgraded in 2017, when the gravel runway was turned into a blacktopped runway. 

The airport is air-linked with Nepalgunj and Surkhet. National airline operators provide scheduled flights to Juphal airport from Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The airport operates all around but in the time allocated as Operation Hours:

  • Nov to Jan 10:00hr-16:00hr
  • Feb to Oct 10:00hr-17:00hr

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal  

Province or District 

Karnali Province, Dolpa 

Nearest Town or City  

Dunai, Dolpa 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Juphal Airport 

Latitude 

29°03'31"N 

Longitude 

82°44'41"E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

8137 ft (2480 m) 

IATA Code 

DOP

ICAO Code 

VNDP 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

 

Management Contact Person 

 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

 

Runway

Runway 

Runway Dimensions 

663m x 30m 

Runway Orientation 

15/33 

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 

Apron for 2 small aircraft

Navigation Aids  

Yes 

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes, but not properly maintained 

Windsock  

Yes  

 


Fuel Services Charges 

Not available in this airport.

Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs) 

Link for more information - Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Dolpa Airport

Link for list of ICAO and IATA Codes in Nepal