Kathmandu to Pokhara by Car, Jeep, Van, and Bus

Kathmandu-Pokhara Trip

  • Distance: approx. 206 kilometer
  • Duration: approx. 5-6 hours
  • Vehicle Type: Car, Jeep, Hiace, Van, coaster, bus
  • Trip Name: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Drinks: Mineral Water
  • Meals: not included

Kathmandu – Pokhara Trip Vehicle Cost 

Vehicle Type


Non A/C Cost

Car Family size

4 Persons comfortable



5 persons comfortable



14 persons comfortable



25 persons comfortable


From To Vehicle Cost Duration

Kathmandu Pokhara Car Rs 14500 6 hour

Kathmandu Pokhara Van / Jeep Rs 18000 6 Hours

Kathmandu Pokhara Hiace Rs 24000 6 Hours

Kathmandu to Pokhara drive offers beautiful, fun as well as exciting view of surrounding. Pokhara is one of the best tourism destination in Nepal. Pokhara can be reached in approx. 5 to 6 hours from Kathmandu. You will drive approx. 206 kilometer along the Prithvi Highway. Kathmandu to Pokhara Trip offers a relaxing environment and a beautiful view of mountains nearby if the weather is good. There are many spectacular places in Pokhara to visit. 

Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.

Type of vehicle on rental for Kathmandu to Pokhara:

  1. Car (3 seated)
  2. Jeep (7 seated)
  3. Toyata Hiace (14 Seated)
  4. Coaster (21 Seated)
  5. Mini Bus (27 Seated)
  6. Big Bus (35 Seated)

We are a professional car rental company in Kathmandu. We have been providing different type of car rental services since a long period of time. The Kathmandu to Pokhara Trip offers different rental types for different groups of people. We offer rental service including driver and fuel. 

Kathmandu - Pokhara Family car Rental 

Kathmandu to Pokhara Family car rental is suitable for family trip. It is also capable of 4 people excluding driver. It takesapprox. 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara depending on the road condition.

Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Pokhara is a convenient and comfortable option, especially if you prefer privacy and flexibility. You can hire a private car or use your own vehicle. The journey usually takes around 5 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The route is scenic, passing through lush green hills, rivers, and small towns. However, keep in mind that some parts of the road might be narrow and winding.

Kathmandu - Pokhara Jeep Rental 

Kathmandu to Pokhara Jeep Rental is suitable for a group of 5 to 6 people excluding driver. It takes approx. 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara depending on the road condition.

Jeeps are a popular choice for travelers who seek a more rugged and adventurous journey. They are suitable for rough terrains, and the road from Kathmandu to Pokhara can be bumpy and uneven in some areas. The journey can take around 6 to 8 hours by jeep.

Kathmandu - Pokhara Toyota Hiace Van Rental 

Kathmandu to Pokhara Toyota Hiace Van rental is capable of holding 7 to 9 people excluding driver. It takes around approx. 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara depending on the road condition.

Traveling by van is a shared option where you can join a group of other passengers. Vans are more comfortable than buses, but the journey time and road conditions are similar. It might take around 6 to 8 hours to reach Pokhara, depending  on the stops along the way.

Kathmandu - Pokhara Bus Rental 

Kathmandu to Pokhara Bus Rental is suitable for 25 to 30 people in tourist bus and 15 to 20 people in coaster depending upon the number of people in group. It takes around approx. 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara depending upon the road condition.

Buses are the most budget-friendly option for traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara. There are both tourist buses and local buses available. The tourist buses are more comfortable, with reclining seats and air conditioning, while local buses are more basic. The journey by bus usually takes around 6 to 9 hours, depending on the type of bus and road conditions.

It's important to note that the road conditions in Nepal can vary, especially during the monsoon season (June to September), so it's advisable to check the weather and road conditions before planning your trip. Additionally, road maintenance and upgrades are ongoing, which may affect travel times and conditions.

Major Attractions in Pokhara:

  • Boating on Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake
  • Mahendra Cave, Davis Fall
  • Spectacular views of Fishtail Mountain(Machhapuchre), Annapurna Mountain and Dhaulagiri Mountain
  • Relaxing environment and views
  • Sunrise and sunset view 

• Kathmandu to Pokhara Road Information 

Our trip starts from Kathmandu, we take our desired vehicle and start our trip. After Kathmandu, we reach Thankot which is a check point to enter Prithvi Highway. After crossing the checkpoint we reach Naubise, which is the district headquarter of Dhading district. We reach Malekhu after Naubise, which is famous for fishes. Manakamana (Cable Car Station) which is the next point after Malekhu, is renowned for cable car service and Manakamana temple.After Manakamana, we drive towards Mugling. We separate our way from Pritnvi Highway towards Damauli. Finally, we reach Pokhara. 

Other sightseeing point in the way 

People enjoying rafting in Trishuli River, Gateway to Manakamana temple or cable car station and cable car moving

Kathmandu Pokhara car Rental

It Costs: $ Days

Kathmandu - Pokhara car Rental 

Kathmandu to Pokhara Car Rental is suitable for a group of 4 people. You will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in car. It takes approx. 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu in car depending on the road condition

Available Vehicles for Booking

KathmanduPokharaCar$1305 hour
KathmanduPokharaVan$1706 Hours
KathmanduPokharaHiace$2056 Hours
KathmanduPokharaSutlej ( Bus)$3357 hours
KathmanduPokhara Chitwan LumbiniCar$300
KathmanduPokhara Chitwan LumbiniVan$495
KathmanduPokhara Chitwan LumbiniHiace$575
KathmanduPokhara Chitwan LumbiniCoaster$835
KathmanduPokhara Chitwan LumbiniSutlej ( Bus)$960
KathmanduPokhara ChitwanCar$205
KathmanduPokhara ChitwanVan$375
KathmanduPokhara ChitwanHiace$460
KathmanduPokhara ChitwanCoaster$560
KathmanduPokhara ChitwanSutlej ( Bus)$705
KathmanduPokhara LumbiniCar$215
KathmanduPokhara LumbiniVan$385
KathmanduPokhara LumbiniHiace$460
KathmanduPokhara LumbiniCoaster$580
KathmanduPokhara LumbiniSutlej ( Bus)$705