Pokhara Transportation

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    Pokhara Airport

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 27, 2014

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    Pokhara Airport is a regional airport serving Pokhara in Nepal. The airport was established on 4 July 1958 and is operated by the government It offers regular connections to Kathmandu and Jomsom; and seasonal connections to Manang. Following a new agreement on air travel between India and Nepal,Pokhara is to be the site of Nepal's second international airport. Construction started in the southeast of Pokhara in 2009 but is only progressing slowly. In 2011 Buddha Air, a Nepali private airline, began international flights from Pokhara to Lucknow, India and has announced plans to fly to New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport in the future

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    Tourist Bus Station Pokhara

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 25, 2014

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    There are three bus stations in Pokhara.but at tourist bus stand near Lakeside you can catch luxury tourist bus from this bus station The Tourist Buses take from 6or7hours to Kathamandu because of length stops to various cheap road side restaurants. All these tourist buses leave morning time I had one 8.30am belong to rainbow company and paid NPR 700 from Pokhara to Kathmadu. in this bus stand you also can catch buses to Butwal ( Indian border) Lumbini, Chitwan and other popular city of Nepal.

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    Kathmandu to Pokhara & Back.

    by goutammitra Written Sep 19, 2007

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    We decided to go to Pokara by Micro Bus as we wanted to travel with the locals in a comfortable way and also to learn about them. Let me tell you that these buses are not at all uncomfortable as said by the travel agents. We were told that the fare is Rs.900/- per pax in Nepali currency to Pokhara from Kathmandu. We paid only Rs.300/- in Micro Bus per head. And to our surprise we returned from Pokhara in Tourist Class bus by buying tickets from Dharma Inn by paying only Rs.350/- NC per head!!!!
    One advise to fellow traveller, please try to buy your tickets from the company itself as the travel agents make huge money9 Comission) by selling the tickets for Bus or Air. I have seen travel agents give their own tickets and mention the bus no only.

    Our experience in both the buses were excellent and we enjoyed the trip both ways.

    Kathmandu - Pokhra Toyota Micro Bus. Micro Bus at Kalanki Bus Stand at Kathmandu. The Tourist Class Bus at Pokhara to Kathmandu. Pokhara Bus Stand. Rakhi & Munu with a local child inside the Bus.

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    Reliable driver and jeep in Pokhara

    by Saagar Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Finding a 4x4 vehicle and a reliable driver isn't so easy as a lone or independent tourist in Pokhara.
    But try to contact Shyam Lama who lives out in Lekhnath 2 just east of Pokhara on telephone 9846021272 and enquire with him.
    He may well show up with his landrover, helper, local knowledge of people, places roads and conditions in the vicinity of Pokhara.
    I want to give him my best recommendations. Price is a bit higher than for a less well maintained vehicle and for a less knowledgeable driver, but I'd put my bet on Shyam for getting you safely there and back.

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    Back Country Ambulance

    by herzog63 Written Oct 1, 2002

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    Travel Insurance is well advised. If you break an ankle and your 2 weeks out of town this is your only choice of getting yourself back to civilization. There are helicopters available but someone would still have to hike out or find a cell phone to call one in for you.

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    Good travel agency (1) - Tamagi Travels & Tours

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Tamagi Travels and tours is run by a family hailing from Tamagi village in the hills up from Phewa Tal. These folks are real locals. Especially valuable if you want to head up in the hills around the Pokhara Valley and the surroundings of Phewa Tal. Try them for a tour of Panchase and the Gurung villages here and further away.
    They do ticketing, hotel bookings, rafting, trekking arrangements, hire vehicles etc.
    They are a friendly crowd, keen to get your business and to know you. Say hello from Saagar from Norway, check for Vijaya Gurung and ask how MDO and DB are doing.
    They also work with Pokhara Cyber.
    The location is east side at the northern section of Lakeside Road, near Pokhara Cyber Cafe.

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    Taxi or Bus to Pokhara?

    by JohnniOmani Written May 15, 2006

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    Getting to Pokhara is not a challenge but it can be extremely hazardous because the buses fly there through the mountains and in 9 hours on the public bus I saw 8 crashes with about 4 of them being fatal. I shared a taxi back to Kathmandu because I didnt want to end up a statistic. The taxi cost about 30$ and well worth it, you can always fly for dirt cheap but I wanted to see the scenery in between the two cities. Think twice about the bus to and from Pokhara.

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    Pkohara Airport

    by PierreZA Written Jan 9, 2009

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    Pokhara Airport is located on the outskirts of Pokhara, but only a few minutes from the Lakeside or Pokhara Central. It is a small airport, but does have a rooftop restaurant to enjoy before departure.
    As is the case with Kathmandu, flight delays are common, mostly due to fog or other weather conditions.
    A taxi from Pokhara Airport to the hotel at the Lakeside, was NRs250.

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    Yeti Air

    by PierreZA Written Jan 9, 2009

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    Yeti Air is one of the many domestic airlines offering flights to different destinations in Nepal, and also offers ‘Mountain Flights’.
    We flew to Pokhara with Yeti Airlines. The flight to Pokhara is only 22minutes (opposed to the 6-8 hours by bus).
    If you do take this option, try to sit on the R side (window) for spectacular mountain views! (It is as R side as you are in your seat facing the cockpit). From Pokhara to Kathmandu - on the left side. On our way back, we were pushed and elbowed out of the way by a group of tourists from the East, giving no chance to get a seat. At least we had on the KTM - POK flight.
    A return flight was around 90 US$, and flights are quite full

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    Taxi fare to/from the airport

    by Saagar Written Jun 13, 2004

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    First of all, the city bus (doing its rounds passing by the airport) will take you to the key accommodation spots for next to nothing in terms of money.
    If you take a taxi you will discover it will take about Rs 100 to Dam Side locations and 150 to Lake Side locations. Count on 70-80 Rs for city centre locations if the driver understands you know the place a little.
    They insist that there is a fixed price from the airport - yes, that may be true - the taxi drivers have fixed the price! They certainly won't use the meter.
    But never mind, it's not much after all and they'll take you to the door of your hotel/guest house. I have never had any trouble with taxi drivers in Pokhara, even if it seems confusing at times such as with the dishing out of taxis at the airport (this for you, that one for them etc.), they will get you to your place. And not with the KTM aggressiveness - things are slow in Pokhara. The only trouble you can get is a taxi break-down, language problems regarding little-known destinations and if you hire a private car/fake taxi. Taxis have black licence plates. But not necessarily meters, here in Pokhara.

    Landing in Pokhara - the adventure begins!
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    Air travel cancellations and delays

    by Saagar Updated Jun 13, 2004

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    Maybe a danger or warning tip??? I may just duplicate it there...

    Pokhara Airport's relative lack of technical infrastructure and a nasty ridge/hill to the south in the flight/take-off path, makes the airport very prone to cancellations due to bad sight conditions, fog, rain etc. Sometimes they use the weather argument to cover up technical mishaps and no info available-situations as well.
    Just bank on this - don't think you'll be able to connect with an international flight out of Kathmandu the same day.
    Calculate the delay hours, and perhaps opt for the bus or taxi to KTM instead.

    Foggy runway
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    Hiring vehicles in Pokhara

    by Saagar Updated Aug 27, 2010

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    Vardan (company name) rents out various vehicles with drivers; microbus, bus, 4x4s, jeeps, landcruisers, sedans, small cars. Reasonable prices but quick to note that you drove veeery long, sir and took much time, sir...!

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    Getting to Pokhara from Kathmandu

    by earthflyer Written Jan 28, 2010

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    All buses to Pokhara leave Kathmandu in the early morning and the journey will take a good 8 hours with lunch break.

    Because the roads in Nepal are in such a poor state the buses like to get to there destinations in the daytime where it is safe because they can see where they are going.

    There are no lights on the roads between Kathmandu or Pokhara or anywhere else for that matter and nothing on the side of the roads to stop the bus going over the edge, Nepal has a bad reputation for buses going over the edge but I have never hear any buses carrying foreign tourist going over, so don't let this put you off from going to Nepal.

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  • Motorcycle Hire

    by Journeyplanner Written Aug 10, 2009

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    The trendy bars/shops and restaurants in Lakeside can only entertain for so long. If you like a bit of independence and have some time, hiring a motorbike/scooter is a great way to see the extremities of Pokhara, from Devi Falls in the south west, to the Gurkha Museum and Mahendra Bat Caves in the north.

    There are a range of places hiring bikes, with the majority at the end of Manswara road which starts at the cross roads to the north end of Lakeside.

    The most common bike is a Pulsar 180 which, if in good condition handles the road conditions well. The older ones can have clapped out gearboxes which cause them to drop out of gear so try and get a newish one (look for digital speedometers) They ride ok with a passenger and reach fast enough speeds for round town. c. 350NP (you will need to leave your passport or a deposit but no license is required)

    Most of the smaller cc bikes use very little fuel and the rental places may try to convince you you need to buy more than necessary from them. Its cheaper to fill up at the garages in any case.

    If you are a seasoned biker you may wish to check out Hearts and Tears (www.heartsandtears.com) next to the Busy Bee bar, who rent bigger bikes (they will want to see your license to provide proper insurance). There are also a few places renting Honda XL's and copies which would be my preference, particularly for longer journeys.

    Watch out on the roads and take your time, fast filtering (or driving) is not expected, cows roam freely, the driving standards are sub par and road conditions are variable (bumpy). On the other hand there's few better ways to cool down on a hot day while taking in the sights, sounds and smells.

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    Pokhara Airport

    by Saagar Written Apr 29, 2008

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    Pokhara airport is small and quite efficient. It has easy access from Lakeside and downtown (10 minutes), you pass two ticket/access checks prior to be let into the check-in counters. Easy to see/ask if your flight is ready to check in/delays etc. If seriously delayed, check in, security check your luggage and go upstairs to the rooftop cafe. Expensive prices for Nepal, but hey, a good way of waiting over a lemon soda or beer and snacks. When you see your plane is landing, proceed to security check and enter the departure hall. A bit confusing regarding what airline is departing, and lots of people pushing to get on what they think may be their flight, but it will sort itself out. It is a good idea to call your airline before your flight to find out if it is worth leaving the hotel or not!

    Check-in at Pokhara
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