Kathmandu to Santiago

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Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Ross M » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:39 pm

Any info in terms of airlines.

With kayak of course.

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Re: Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Mark R » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:55 pm

We did it as follows....

Overland to Mumbai (40 hour train journey)
Mumbai to Singapore flight
Singapore to Sydney flight
Sydney to Christchurch NZ flight
Overland Christchurch NZ to Auckland NZ
Auckland NZ to Tahiti flight
Tahiti to Easter Island flight
Easter Island to Santiago flight

Easy! Hope that helps.
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Re: Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Simon Westgarth » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:34 am

Mark's direction & route is probably the best way. Flying with Thai or Singapore Airlines, with a short flight to Kathmandu, onwards to NZ, and then Chile. Otherwise it's with some gulf airline, hubbing out of the middle east to Kathmandu, back again then on the Santiago, and then to the UK again via the middle east. Or with some US airlines, that will take you trans-Pacific, to hub out of Miami or the alike to Santiago, but not so many airlines US operators will be that kayak friendly. You only need to look at the list of airlines that fly into Chile to realise it's going to be tough.

Perhaps, take your odd kayak to Nepal, sell it there, fly sans kayak to NZ, buy one there from the local boys, and then you only need to deal with one flight to Chile, with the boat. I know a lot of paddlers rent when they go to Chile, avoids the check-in desk battle.

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Re: Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Ross M » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 am

Thanks Guys for your help.

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Re: Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Ian.Adey » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi Ross,

Most of the Russian paddlers I met in Chile had flown with Emerates to Buenos Aires, then Bussed it over to Chile, (some with boats)

It should be easy to go Katmando-Dubai, and Emerates are good with boats,

I bought a new boat in Pucon, then sold in Futa, Tho prices for selling second hand boats arnt great there.

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Re: Kathmandu to Santiago

Post by Tom McLay » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:41 pm

Chilean Santiago or Dominican Republic Santiago?
I did it East-West once.
Delhi-London-NY-Santiago, Chile. 3 flights, easy as pie.
Lots of flights route out of Spain, look into that.
Buena suerte!

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