Nepal Transport Guide

Bring plenty of patience, snacks and water when embarking on Nepal’s challenging yet friendly public transportation network. There are some ‘very interesting’ rickshaws, some more like lawnmowers. Nepal’s only cable car takes you on a pilgrimage tour from Kurintar in Mugling.

How to get around Nepal

The best options for travelling across Nepal’s complex terrain are by bus and plane, but both can be difficult during extreme weather events and festivals. The Intercity Tourist buses and minibuses connect Kathmandu to Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Jiri and Dhunche from Kantipath and New Bus Park stations. Nepal Airlines and other domestic airlines provide regular flights to an extensive list of destinations. For the more adventurous, tourist hubs offer mountain bike hire and you’re in Nepal, so of course there are plenty of spectacular places to get your trek on. There are a variety of transport options in the cities and towns, including metered taxis, buses, battery-operated 3-wheelers and rickshaws. Use your usual caution and common sense when selecting your vehicle. It’s safe to walk around major cities when it’s light and the shops are open. International driver’s licenses are accepted in Nepal, but road conditions can be poor and hire car options are limited.