Ways to Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Chances are, if you are spending time in Nepal you will arrive in Kathmandu. It is where most tourists arrive unless you are coming overland from India. Kathmandu has the main airport; Tribhuvan International Airport and is quite the introduction to the country. Upon arrival, most tourists will head to the Thamel area of Kathmandu which is a unique area of small alleys and services catering to the tourist market. Whilst there is some tours you can take close to Kathmandu, such as Bungee Jumping or the Langtang Valley Trek, the vast majority are in other areas of the country. Pokhara is seen as the gateway to the Himalayas. In this piece, we will take a look at three ways to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you are looking to make this journey, look no further!
Taking a Bus
A bus journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes approximately 7 hours. Buses tend to leave at 7AM and the journey will be broken up by stops for food along the way. Traveling along the Privthi Highway, you will be traveling along the valleys and rivers which link the two cities. It is a fairly comfortable journey albeit a long one to complete. You can comfortably expect to reach Pokhara by 3PM. The buses to Pokhara leave from Kantipath Road in Kathmandu. They will drop you at Pokhara Tourist Bus Station. There are many taxis available for further transfer to your hotel, or just reach out to us to get it arranged.
If you are traveling on a budget and don’t mind so much about spending the time for the journey then a bus trip is one of the simplest ways to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Bus tickets can be booked online through Adventure Paradise Nepal. You can book them here. Booking with us enables you to experience our excellent service firsthand. It kicks in from the moment a booking has been completed!
Taking a Flight
Flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara is simple. Flights start at approximately 8:30 AM each day. The journey time is just 35-40 minutes. It is the quickest way to get to Pokhara and will give you more time to explore the city if you are on a time budget. Flights are regularly departing throughout the day until approximately 3:30 PM. Whilst a more expensive option than taking a bus, the timesaving of 35 minutes over 7 hours can be quite attractive. Pokhara airport is situated close to Lakeside making an onward journey to your hotel a simple one. If you would like assistance with an airport transfer from Pokhara airport, you can book one here. Likewise, if you need assistance getting to Kathmandu Airport, you can book our Kathmandu Airport Transfer here.
Flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu is simple. It can also be booked online and we will assist you with all the details needed to have a successful flight. It really is simple and we’ll be in touch to ensure you get a flight time that is convenient for you and your schedule. If you would like to book a flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Look no further! You can book the plane ticket here.
Private Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara
A private transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara is perfect if you are traveling in a small group. The advantages of having your own private vehicle is that you can stop when you want to and the vehicle will take a point to point journey. This means that they will pick you up where you are in Kathmandu and deliver you to your hotel in Pokhara. Simple! The journey time in a private vehicle is often quicker than that of a bus. The private transfer can navigate the roads faster and will make for a quicker journey.
It is more expensive than a bus, but split between a small group it makes for a luxury travel experience and the price becomes a lot more reasonable. The vehicles we provide are of the highest quality and go through regular maintenance checks. Your safety as always is our top priority and we ensure you have a smooth and comfortable journey. If you are looking to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara with a private transfer, look no further. You can book it today with us. Just book here now!