Kathmandu to Pokhara – EASY & CHEAP TO TRAVEL NOW

Kathmandu to Pokhara

There are regular flights between Kathmandu to Pokhara, best arranged through also a local travel agency. Airtime is 30 minutes. For Himalayan views, request a seat on the right side on the journey of Kathmandu to Pokhara and left for the leg to Kathmandu. You also can purchase online flight tickets via www.flyinnepal.com which is a convenient way to book all your domestic flights online with multiple choice.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Bus tickets can be purchased from travel and trekking agencies, and many depart from Shrokhutte Road, a few minutes south) from Thamel’s Tridevi Marg road and other convenient sites. The 200 km journey takes roughly 7 hours. Public buses to Pokhara can be found at Gongabu Bus Park (called also called Naya Bas Park or New Bus Park) and mini-vans across Ring Road from it. Additionally, same-day buses and mini-vans can also be found at the intersection to the west of Kathmandu’s Ring Road named Kalanki Chowk.

Kalanki Chowk is at a crossroads for vehicles leaving the valley via the Thangkot escarpment. Kathmandu to Pokhara’s journey follows the Prithvi Rajmarg highway crossing Mugling – Damauli all the way to Pokhara. The major artery for vehicles traveling to eastern and western Nepal as well as south to India. The road out of the Valley climbs gently to a pass and then descends laboriously on a winding road. It is slow going to Mugling, halfway to Pokhara and point of confluence of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, which become the Narayani River.

Most vehicles turn south at Mugling to follow the Narayani  22 miles (36 km) to the highway that runs the east-west length of Nepal, the Mahendra Rajmarg. Roads are planned for a direct southern link between Kathmandu and the Tarai to a potential new international airport in Bara District as well as a link to eastern Nepal. However, until completed, the current route is likely to remain clogged with traffic.

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