Getting Pokhara from Kathmandu

  • Jul 13, 2020
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How to get Pokhara from Kathmandu?

How to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu?  

How far Pokhara from Kathmandu?

There are several options for you to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Road Transportation and Flying are the only options since there is no water transport facility in Nepal. Flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu is the best option among them since it is the quickest and you will have one of the best adventure experiences flying near Himalayas. Numbers of Flights operate daily on Kathmandu Pokhara flight route. But sometime flight gets delayed due to weather conditions; in this case there left only one option to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by Road travel. Here are all the options for you to choose one of them for getting Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Flights to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu 

An early flight or late afternoon flight, you are just 30 minutes left to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It will be scenic flight where you can see the Himalaya along with Hills, Jungles, Lakes, Rivers, Villages and many more from the sky. If you are very short on time the flight is only and suitable option to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. If you reach Pokhara quite early, you can enjoy full day sightseeing or doing adventurous activities in Pokhara. The night life in the lake side welcomes you from late afternoon.

The costs for Kathmandu Pokhara flight is vary depending on time you purchased and season you are travelling. Normally USD 125 costs for one way (changeable) in the peak seasons. Some people feel the price very expensive comparing with other countries but once you travel you will be satisfied with the price. The cost to operate small planes in the Himalayan Countries like Nepal is the main reason for the costly flight for the travelers.

There are several Helicopter Companies and other planes for charter flight which are available to take you at your preferred time and location as you wish. Contact us for more details.

Here is a short video of regular Kathmandu Pokhara flight, for your watch. 

Note: Nepal is the Himalayan country and most of the airports are surrounded by hills. The Trans Himalayan weather is unpredictable since the weather changes in few minutes which results the delay or cancelation of the flights. Best advice for the passengers is, to keep at least one buffer day/extra day in Kathmandu on second last day of your Nepal stay if there is a returning flight to Kathmandu which will keep you in safe side to catch your flight for home. You can go for shopping or sightseeing or day tour near Kathmandu on the buffer day if you are lucky and your flight operates on time as scheduled.

Road Transportation (6-8 hours)

As explained above, the only quickest option to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu is a flying option. Else, you have to go by road. All type of vehicles operates on same route but private cars and jeeps reach little faster than tourist or local buses. Sometime heavy traffic near entry point to Kathmandu valley stuck you hours otherwise road transport is 100% guarantied compared to flights which can be delayed or cancel the flight for whole day. Here are some options for you choosing your right vehicle for getting Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Private Jeep/HIACE

The most comfortable private vehicle is Jeep. Jeeps have 7-8 seats. The price is depends on the types of Jeep but you can expect between USD 150 to USD 250.

Shepherd Holidays proudly announce to the customers for cheapest price and great service with having its own fleet service.

Private Car

Luxury Private Cars and Normal Private Cars are operating connection Pokhara from Kathmandu. Four seated car prices are depending on its type and facilities. Price range is between USD 90 to USD 150.

Shepherd Holidays proudly announce to the customers for cheapest price and great service with having its own fleet service.

Tourist Bus

Most of the tourist buses leave from Nayabazar, near Shepherd Holidays’ head office at 7 am. The facilities onboard are vary on the companies but almost all companies offer same facilities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a bottle of water, comfortable seats and frequent stops. If you are in a large group, Tourist bus is best option to have fun together. The cost is fixed USD 6.50 or NPR 700. The more luxurious bus charges around USD 25.00 including buffet lunch and travel insurance.

Public Bus

Public buses can be found any time up to late afternoon and night service buses up to 8 pm are the cheapest option comparing on pricing. They charge around USD 4.10 or NPR 450 per person. Public buses are not slower than tourist buses but tourist buses are very safe for tourists. These buses are less comfortable while sitting on the seats. No air condition, Old seats, loud speakers are worst parts of this service but if you are very tight on budget or you have missed your flight/tourist bus this should be the only option after private vehicles.



Read More: here is a short read about Pokhara, What is Pokhara Famous For?