Nepal Transportation

  • Approaching Jomsom from Kagbeni
    Approaching Jomsom from Kagbeni
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  • The Museum in Jomsom
    The Museum in Jomsom
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  • View from the Museum
    View from the Museum
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Nepal Transportation

  • Taxi's

    Kathmandu Transportation

    First thing I learned from my other travel is that don't believe in taxi meter. I used taxi to get to a local town called Balaju. The driver was nice. I made sure we had a fixed price before we started driving. Balaju is not a typical tourist town but it is a great place to be. There was a local inn I found from one of my friend who visited there...

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  • Buses

    Nepal Transportation

    There are several bus companies operating Tourist bus services between Kathmandu and Pokhara (As well as form Kathmandu to Sauraha) and there isn’t a lot to pick between any of them. They all leave at round the same time from The Kantipath from Kathmandu at 07.00 and from The Tourist Bus Station at Lakeside Pokhara at 07.30. In 2008 the price of a...

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  • Bicycles

    Kathmandu Transportation

    Nowadays, you should consider biking in Kathmandu as OUT, it is simply too polluted and dangerous. There ae some good routes out of the city centre and into the surrounding countryside/ridges, but as a city mode of transport, forget it.

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  • Airplane

    Nepal Transportation

    The cheapest way to get from London to Kathmandu is If you can be flexible with your dates to book an easyjet flight from London to Istanbul, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and from there a flight with Air Arabia to Riyadh and from there to Kathmandu – Prices start at around £400 Return Inc of all taxes !!!! The next Cheapest is by finding a cheap ticket...

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  • Taxi's

    Nepal Transportation

    2013 update – Taxi prices have again gone up a little – This March I paid 500NPR ($6) from the airport to Thamel, I walked into the car-park opposite the main entrance ignoring all the taxi touts and negotiated the price direct with the driver and it was Easy, The driver was Happy and so was I !! I Thought that it would be Useful for Travelers...

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  • Automobile

    Nepal Transportation

    If your flight out of Jomsom is cancelled, you are going to have to look for alternative transportation. At the airport hours before our flight was cancelled, other people on the 4th flight had already made alternative plans just in case the flight was cancelled. This was really smart because they were quickly on their way as soon as we got word...

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  • Rickshaw

    Nepal Transportation

    We used to walk to Thamel and from there catch a rickshaw to Asan, Durbar Square or anywhere else. Mervyn caught a rickshaw to the "main post office" one day to go and buy stamps for my brother who is a stamp collector. As the rickshaw disappeared down the pot-claim roads, I thought I was never going to see him again. But two hours later they were...

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  • On foot

    Nepal Transportation

    Trek the AC as normal from Besisahar, Cross Thorung La and then trek down The valley of the kali Gandaki, head up to Ghorapani but here instead of going down to Birethanti and the road-head at Nayapool take the path off to the left (Slightly up-hill) then 1st to Tadopani and then Chomrong. Here you join the main ABC trail and as you will already be...

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  • Motorcycle

    Nepal Transportation

    My husband hired a motorbike in Pokhara, I believe it only cost about £4 per day, and we could both get around on it. You don't have to have a license so it's up to you if you want to risk hiring one - helmets are provided.

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  • Bicycle

    Nepal Transportation

    RENT A BIKE Do some exercise! Biking is a lovely way to know Nepal... but be prepared for climbing! More info at... http://www.himalayas.org/mountainbikes/

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  • Tourist Bus, Kathmandu – Pokhara

    There are several bus companies operating Tourist bus services between Kathmandu and Pokhara (As well as form Kathmandu to Sauraha) and there isn’t a lot to pick between any of them.They all leave at round the same time from The Kantipath from Kathmandu at 07.00 and from The Tourist Bus Station at Lakeside Pokhara at 07.30. In 2008 the price of a...

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  • Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara

    If you are arriving in Nepal and wish to head to Pokhara then under normal circumstances it’s best to spend a night or two in Kathmandu and Catch one of the daily tourist busses to Pokhara from The Kanti Path at 0700 (Reporting time 06.30) in the morningHowever, if your time is short and you are arriving in the morning or afternoon then you can...

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  • Which is the Cheapest route to Fly UK –...

    The cheapest way to get from London to Kathmandu is If you can be flexible with your dates to book an easyjet flight from London to Istanbul, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and from there a flight with Air Arabia to Riyadh and from there to Kathmandu – Prices start at around £400 Return Inc of all taxes !!!!The next Cheapest is by finding a cheap ticket to...

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  • Be Ahead of the game

    Be Ahead of the game and first through Immigration when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribuvan Airport – How ??Simple, Visit this web-site, Download your visa application form and fill it in before leaving home, then once you arrive, All you have to do is pay your visa fee, get your receipt and then present your Pre-filled in your visa application form...

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  • Transportation Options from Jomsom to...

    If your flight out of Jomsom is cancelled, you are going to have to look for alternative transportation. At the airport hours before our flight was cancelled, other people on the 4th flight had already made alternative plans just in case the flight was cancelled. This was really smart because they were quickly on their way as soon as we got word...

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  • Flights from Jomsom to Pokhara

    Many people opt to trek the Annapurna Circuit from Besisahar to Jomsom and then fly out of Jomsom to Pokhara, rather than continue the trek along the Kali Gandaki to Pokhara. There are some very important things to know about flying out of Jomsom. Jomsom is a tiny little airport serviced by prop planes. Since it gets very windy in Jomsom and the...

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  • The new jeep road to Chane (Near...

    Particularly useful at the end of a Poon Hill or AMC Trek, There is now a the new jeep road to Chane (Near Ghandruk)(To try to avoid confusion, Chane is often Pronounced Charmay)I used this new jeep road at the end of my Mardi Himal Trek this Spring (2013)When you head south on the main trail out of Ghandruk, after about an hours trekking you come...

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  • taxi To / From Tribuvan Airport

    2013 update – Taxi prices have again gone up a little – This March I paid 500NPR ($6) from the airport to Thamel, I walked into the car-park opposite the main entrance ignoring all the taxi touts and negotiated the price direct with the driver and it was Easy, The driver was Happy and so was I !!I Thought that it would be Useful for Travelers...

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  • Toyota Landcruiser to Dunche / Syrupy...

    If you have just read the above tip you will be able to see why I didn't fancy catching the bus from Kathmandu to Dunche for my latest trek in Langtang – Well not both ways !!So I decided to splash out and go by Toyota Landcruiser, As usual I got my friend Nirmal at HMA to organise the hiring of one and as I had 2 other trekking companions to split...

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  • Picking your Travel Agent !!

    When you arrive in Kathmandu you will see that there are literally thousands of travel agencies to pick from !! Most Hotels run there own little travel agency too !!My Recommendation would be to go and See Nirmal Nakarmi at "Himalayan Magic Adventures" He can sort anything out from a Bus Ticket (including direct busses to India) to an Air Ticket --...

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  • Sending Packages Home – Large or Smaller

    On my 2012 trip to Nepal I changed factories for my Pro-Tectorenterprise and had to find a new shipping agent to get my order back to the UKI Chose Euresia Export and Cargo Pvt.Ltd (Worldwide Cargo Forwarder) who are based in Thamel in Kathmandu.Ram the owner is a really nice guy and can arrange shipment of packages from Nepal to most destinations...

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  • Air Asia flies to Nepal cheaply.

    Since july 2012 Malaysian budget airline Air Asia has been flying cheaply between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu and they are worth having a look at if you are coming from South East Asia and want to go to Kathmandu.Air asia is a no thrills budget airline, but they are opne of the best budget airlines in the world and actually quite nice flying.So have...

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  • Getting to the trail heads- Jiri /...

    If you are trekking in the Everest region and want to start your trek in Jiri then the only practical way of doing this is by local bus. Jiri is approximately ten hours bus ride from Kathmandu. A new road is under construction to Salleri, the district headquarters, but this will probably be complete for another five years at least.I don’t know the...

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  • Getting to the trail heads – Flying to...

    More and more people now fly both into and back out from Lukla when trekking Everest Base Camp / Kala Pattar , The big advantage of this is that you can then do the EBC trek in around 14 days. There are several airlines flying the route, Yeti, Gorkha and Nepal Airlines (Formally Royal Air Nepal) to name three,Personally I would go with either Yeti...

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  • Car to Pokhara

    actually a car will be ok for you in my view, you can get around a car around $140-150 dollar for Kathmandu to Pokhara and staying 2 nights in Pokhara with air conditioned, and if you take a flight its cost around $120/person now and child can get little discount and if you are Indian, then its cost more cheap,please don't hesitate to reply and be...

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  • Tour Operators

    It's a good idea to check with at least a couple of tour operators before fixing a vehicle to move around in Kathmandu. I would recommend the use of an AC vehicle at least during the month of May, as it gets pretty hot. However one may not need an AC vehicle if you are planning to visit Nagarkot, as it's quite pleasant there.It's surprisingly quite...

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  • Problems with Qatar Airways - 18 Days no...

    German Version Probleme mit Qatar AirwaysSometimes Travelers get attracted by the little cheaper air fare and flight time and think about choosing Qatar Airways to take them to Nepal. If you depend on your schedule or luggage you should consider alternatives.I had 2 flights, and on both reconfirmed travelers had to stay on the ground because of...

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  • How do I get from India to Nepal...

    The most comfortable way of getting from India to Nepal overland is a train / Bus comboTake a train to Gorakhpur. Then take a bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at (Indian side) Sunauli/Bhairawa (Nepalese side, but also often called Sunauli). Journey time about 3 hours.Walk across the frontier, it's then a few minutes walk to the...

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  • Getting to the trail heads – Besisahar...

    One of the most popular trailheads is Besisahar for starting the Annapurna Circuit.You also have several other options for getting here from Kathmandu, the cheapest is by local bus, I did this in 1995 and it was an experience, it took about 12 hours and was very uncomfortable as well as being slow. A much better option is to catch the Pokhara...

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  • Nepal by Bus...

    The most ordinary type of traveling from place to place inside Nepal is by bus. Being a mountainous country, straight roads and highways are few in Nepal. There are three types of bus services: "Tourist bus", “Micro bus” and "Public bus". Tourist bus, run by private bus companies or travel agencies, are little bit costly than the public buses....

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  • Local Bus

    You need to experience a local bus in Nepal once in your life, but make it only once in your life.Great fun, buses full of colour and jam packed full of people, produce, the odd livestock, people riding on the roof (and this is possibly the safest place for a quick exit!), people sitting in the aisle, people hanging out the door, people on your...

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  • Arriving at Kathmandu Tribuvan Airport...

    To enter Nepal you need a visa, It is possible to obtain these before you leave your home country but most people get theirs on arrival, The following information is designed to get you through the airport as quickly as possible.You need1 passport photo$25 US for a 15 day visa, $40 US for a 30 day visa and $100 US for a 90 day visaOnce off the...

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  • Transportation Options from Kathmandu to...

    1) Normal Tourist Bus – These depart from The Kantipath at about 07.00 daily and take between 6 and 7 hours to get to Kathmandu and terminate at the Tourist Bus Park in Lakeside, Pokhara – You buy your ticket from any agent or your hotel the day before (But if you book a few days in advance you can reserve a betetr seat) – Cost approximately $5 2)...

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  • Fly Kingfisher Airlines

    We took Fly Kingfisher Airlines from Delhi to Kathmandu. Thought it was odd the airline was named after a beer but the service was great and as an anxious flyer in general, it was a good experience. They even served a good meal even though the flight was 1 hour and 40 minutes. I would highly recommend this airline and I chose them because they had...

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  • Airport Tax (Domestic)

    If you are taking an internal flight, This also includes a Mountain Flight, You now have to pay 169.5 NPR Airport Tax, You have to buy this before checking in form a counter at the Terminal, Save yourself some time by buying it Before you join the Queue – You would be surprised at how many people don’t then get to the front of the queue only to be...

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  • Not recomended at all.

    Travelling quickly and easily around Nepal as we have already established is not an easy feat. But there are definately better ways to travel than mounting a slow slow slow donkey. But I seen many Nepalis just doing that.The two beasties in the picture seem to be working donkeys. Beasts of burden. Poor little blighters. But they look like they are...

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  • Buddha Airlines

    Buddha Air doesn't fly when visibility is less than 5 kms on non-instrument airports. In the haze of Nepal in the spring time - March-June, that means the occasional cancellation and delay.Buddha Air's schedule is very tight with a high turn-around speed of planes, so the schedule may be thrown into disarray. If problems, try to fly Gorkha Air,...

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  • Nepal visit by air transit/stopover

    Nepal is a bit difficult to reach by plane; the country is off the main air routes, and there are few intercontinental flights there. Due to this the cost of flying to Nepal is significantly higher than flying to neigbouring Delhi. You are forced to detouring to reach Nepal. It may even be hard to find seats on these shorter, regional flights...

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  • Which airlines fly to Kathmandu?

    I notice that there is some confusion as to which airlines fly to Kathmandu in some other VT tips. It changes all the time, of course, but this is the list by April 2008, with some updates 2010:1) Silk Air from Singapore thrice weekly.2) Air Arabia from Sharjah.3) Bangladesh Biman from Dhaka, three times+ weekly.4) Indian Airlines from Delhi, up to...

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  • Routine for checking in at Tribhuvan...

    Leaving Nepal by plane is a bit complicated, but here's the routine:1) From the taxi stop at "departures" get a luggage cart - no need for a porter unless you have more than you can handle. They seem to hijack all the luggage carts, though.2) Should you nevertheless need porter(s), agree the price per item luggage and ensure only one person handles...

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  • Pre-paid taxi from Kathmandu airport is...

    When you arrive at Tribhuvan Airport, whether at the international or domestic arrivals, you face numerous taxi touts with a somewhat limited understanding of where you are going, but who will charge for your custom with great enthusiasm. If you are not prepared for this and you also have a limited understanding of where you are going, opt for the...

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  • Arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Int'l...

    This is the routine:1) Follow the flow of people from the plane into the arrival building.2) If you have time, change money at the bank counter to the left of the immigration lines - no hassles and you'll have some rupees in hand as you leave the airport for taxi etc.3) Fill in appropriate forms unless you have already done so on the plane. You...

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  • Vehicle hire at National Tours Services

    On a number of occasions I have booked a 4x4 vehicle to go to remote areas or with a big load of luggage to Pokhara or Ilam, and I have used National Tours Services on a number of occasions. This has always been good, however, you will be surprised about the cost of vehicle hire, especially the 4x4s. There is a price range involving criteria such...

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  • Visa's

    It is easy to obtain your visa on landing at Tribhuvan Airport, All you have to do is fill in the Visa application Form, take it to the immigration desk, hand over $40 ( U.S.) and a passport photo and you will be issued with your visa there and then. The visa lasts for 30 days.Also if you are planning another trip back to Nepal it is worthwhile...

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  • New India Visa Rules on Re-Entering...

    Now that India has altered the rules for multiple entry visas it is sometimes difficult for travellers to re-enter India within a certain time – So what does one have to do if you need to get back there to pick up your international flight back home ??Depending on exactly how many days you return to India within in is the key – If you are within...

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