Nearest Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal
Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Route Hubs: Kakarvitta, Biratnagar
From Airport: Reaching Kathmandu by air is the easiest way. Lots of Indian domestic airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu.
From Railway Station: If you travell by railways,you have to reach any of the border stations like New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal or Gorakhpur in Uttar Praesh, and then walk across the border and take vehicles/busses on the other side to Kathmandu
By Bus: From Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station: Take a shared cab or bus to Panitanki. ( Shared cabs go till border, Busses will drop you at Panitanki, from where you need to walk for about 10 minutes to reach the border gate. You reach Panitanki in about an hour from Siliguri.) Vehicles for Panitanki are available from 'Darjeeling More' in Siliguri. Once you cross the border, bus stand is little far away. Walk straight and take the first right turn, or else, ask anyone. Everyone understands and speaks Hindi across the border. From the bus stand, you get Deluxe and Luxury buses to Kathmandu. Mostly, they leave in the evening between 4 PM to 7 PM. Its approximately 14 hours journey.
From Delhi: Delhi has a direct bus service running to and from Kathmandu. Learn more on http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/DOIT_DTC/dtc/all+services/delhi-kathmandu+bus+service
From Varanasi: A new bus service operates between Varanasi to Kathmandu. It takes 12 hours one side. Use any of the popular sites like MakeMyTrip and ClearTrip to book the bus.
Some More Help: Almost all the buses in Kathmandu are wifi enabled and it works almost on 70% of the route. The roadside hotels where the buses stop for food aren't too clean and charges are very expensive. It advised that you carry your own food before you board the bus.
Distance From Major Points:
Siliguri - Kathamndu: 640 kms
Adventure Activities And Travel Plans From Kathmandu
Makalu Base Camp Trek
- Highest Altitude:
- Grade: Challenging ( learn more )
- Best Time: Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
- Starts At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Region: Nepal - Everest
- Country: Nepal
- Nearest Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal
- Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
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