Kathmandu to Pokhara by Road ( Bus, Micro)

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 by sabindangol under Miscellaneous

Tags: Kathmandu to Pokhara by road, Tourist Bus, Traveling from Ktm to Pkr

If you are in Kathmandu,Nepal and want to go to Pokhara then you will have two option, either to take a Flight or take a vehicle(by road). Pokhara is one of the best destination for travelling with friends and family. Also from Pokhara, there are many trekking option one can do like Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trekking, Jomsom trekking, Ghandruk trekking and more.

There are many vehicles option to go to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Options could be Local Bus, Micro Bus, Private Car or Tourist Bus.

Why should take Tourist Bus to Pokhara:

  • Tourist buses in Nepal maintain its speed and standard.
  • Otherwise, local buses will just consume time by stopping here and there.
  • Comparing the two price of tourist bus is also reasonable.

Road Trip Details from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara

Pokhara is almost 200KM away from Kathmandu. It will take on an average 6-8 Hours to reach there.(if there is normal traffic in road)

Bus Timing from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Most of the tourist buses will start operating around 7:00 AM in the morning from Kathmandu ( Tej Bhawan) area. Local buses and Micro buses will start from Naya Bus park area or Kalanki chowk.


Kathmandu to Pokhara Route:

Here is the route: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu- Thankot-Naubise-Malekhu-Manakamana(Cable Car Station) - Mugling.

Mugling is in between Kathmandu to Pokhara, from there, it has two road diversion, One will take you to Narayanghat ( from where People can go to Chitwan, Sauraha, Nepaljung, Butwal, Sunauli Border) and another one will take you to Pokhara.


The Road from Mugling to Pokhara will have less traffic as many of the vehicles will be diverted towards narayanghat. The major place where traffic gets stuck is at the beginning from Kathmandu to Thankot. Due to the road construction, there is a chance of having a traffic jam.

If you would like to see the scene during Kathmandu to Pokhara bus journey, we recommend you to book for Right part of the seat, from where you can see the beautiful scenery along the way.

Accomodation and Hotels:

There are many hotels available on the way and most of the buses will stop at two or three places. 

1. Near to Naubise: To have a quick Tea break and light snacks like egg , chips etc.

2. Near Malekhu: To have a lunch/meal.

3. May stop near to Damauli to have the refreshment.

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