Sri Lanka and Nepal flights are now both on sale for $599 return

Posted: 6 June 2018 10:21 am

Fly full-service into an adventure of a lifetime.

Islands are nice and all but if you're seeking an adventurous trip you won't soon forget Malaysia Airlines has the flight sale to get you started on the right foot.

Right now the full-service airline is taking you to Kathmandu or Colombo for a touch under $600 return.

It doesn't matter whether you're flying from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide either, as all flights start at this very well-priced price point.

Now that's cause for celebration.

Travel dates are quite restricted, ranging from 10-28 October 2018 and 1-28 February 2019 which avoids your standard Australian public holidays as well as school holiday periods. If you're thinking that the price drop is due to these being non-peak seasons you're sadly mistaken. In fact, October and February are two of the best times to visit both Kathmandu and Colombo as they follow the wet season and are blessed with dissipating clouds and clear skies.

February is notably the coldest month in Nepal, reaching average highs of 17°C. However, on the upside, this comes with uncrowded trekking trails. Just remember to rug up at night.

Bookings are now being taken via Flight Centre but only until 8 June 2018.

How good are these fares?

With both destinations being served by budget airline AirAsia, it's easy to find standard sale fares to Colombo starting from $476 return and to Nepal from $502 return, though you do have to bear in mind that this is at the expense of added luxuries such as checked-baggage and in-flight meals.

Once you add these on, it's easy to see how that measly $100 saving can turn into a more expensive journey compared to flying with Malaysia Airlines where baggage, meals and entertainment are all included.

Then there's the matter of weather, with this sale taking you to both cities during the best of seasons.

Compared to previous full-service flight sales, these are right up there with the best which generally range between $559 return flights to Nepal and $690 return flights to Sri Lanka flying 5-star.

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