Nepal is a mountainous country. Nepal’s topography is really challenging to construct roads to link to remote areas of Nepal. All popular trekking routes
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Nepal is a mountainous country. Nepal’s topography is really challenging to construct roads to link to remote areas of Nepal. All popular trekking routes are not connected well by the tourists’ bus service. Instead, trekkers or tourists have to use local bus, private jeep/van/ car. Hiring private vehicle is costly relatively and using local bus is not convenient. So the majority of tourists are facing some kind of problem of transportation on their trip which results in their trip something nasty and unpleasant. It is not good at all.
However, major cities like Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini are connected by the Tourist bus. Annapurna Trekking region is either connected by Besisahar or Pokhara by Tourist bus. For The Annapurna Trekking Region if you are planning to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek And The most rewarding Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trek It is better to take a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara if you are traveling budget in Nepal. But There is also Option To Hire the Private Vehicle and direct fly from Kathmandu To Pokhara.
Kathmandu-Pokhara Tourist Bus
There are several Tourist bus companies providing transportation service to the tourist from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The total distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 206 km. We can find the Tourist buses with AC or non-AC too. The cost differs accordingly. Normally the cost is between Rs 800 T0 Rs 3000
Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu leaves between 7-7.30 am. The tourist bus station is 10 minutes walk from the centre Thamel or we can take a taxi. The taxi cost around 200 RS. In order to catch Tourist bus for Pokhara, we need to have early breakfast before 7 at the hotel.
The road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is, in fact, not so good. We have heavy traffic sometimes and need to wait for hours. The bus provides us three different breaks for toilet, snacks and lunch on the way. The lunch is normally is buffet which is common Nepali dish.
We also can hire private vehicle like car and jeep to Pokhara from Kathmandu. A car can be shared by 3-4 people and the jeep or van also can be shared by 6-8 people.
Cost Of Tourist Bus For Pokhara
Normal Tourist Bus : Rs 800
Tourist Bus With Toilet Inside and A/C : Rs 1200
Kathmandu –Chitwan Tourist Bus Service
Like Kathmandu-Pokhara, we get several tourist bus companies providing transportation service to Chitwan from Kathmandu. We get luxurious AC bus to Non-AC bus from Kathmandu –Chitwan. The cost is between Rs 800 depending on AC or Non-AC. It is 6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan. We get three different breaks during the drive. These breaks are for snacks, toilet and lunch. The total distance is 98 km. Previously, the road from Mugling to Chitwan was terrible. But now there is no any threat to travelers. The road is wide and smooth.
Hiring private vehicle is also possible. Relatively, hiring private vehicle saves your time but expensive. Car, private van, jeep etc are available from Kathmandu-Chitwan. Hiring private vehicle costs between 120$. You can use private vehicle as per the group interest till you get to the destination.
Tourist Bus To Chitwan Cost = Rs 800
Kathmandu To Lumbini Tourist Bus Service :
Thousands of Buddhist Tourist who visit in Nepal do not miss to see the place where 1st Buddha was born in 623 BC in Lumbini. Lumbini which has been listed UNESCO world heritage site nowadays there is possible to get Tourist Bus Depart from near by the Thamel. And this tourist bus also depart in the morning 6.30am from the tourist bus stop sorakhute. The time duration to reach from Kathmandu To Lumbini is approximately 9hrs. Although there is local buses available tourist bus is more confortable in comparision to Local Bus. In option you will get Private Vehicle and Domestic flight also. Depend on your buget you will get various Transportation option to Choose.
Tourist Bus To Lumbini Cost = Rs 1300.