The cheapest times to fly from ORD to KTM are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • August 20th to September 23rd
  • November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ORD to KTM is late January. Prices can be as high as $1919 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $899 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Kathmandu

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Kathmandu (KTM) will usually cost between $971 to $1506 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $992. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1706. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $714 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1154 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to KTM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to KTM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ORD to KTM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to KTM flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KTM, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $84 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1133. Return trip prices are from the KTM to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ORD to KTM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to KTM

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ORD to KTM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mumbai (ORD > BOM > KTM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $127 (10.97%)

See ORD to BOM flights

Hack #2: Delhi (ORD > DEL > KTM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1046
  • Average savings: $108 (9.32%)

See ORD to DEL flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (ORD > KUL > KTM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1115
  • Average savings: $39 (3.34%)

See ORD to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to KTM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, Icelandair, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tribhuvan International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7602 miles or 12234 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ORD to KTM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to KTM flight is about 14 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Kathmandu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ORD to KTM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeKTM
Destination airport nameTribhuvan International Airport


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