How to Go to Besisahar from Kathmandu

You might be wondering how to get to Besisahar to start the Annapurna Circuit trek, the Tilicho Lake trek, or whatever other purpose you have for visiting there. If yes, in this post, I will highlight how to get to Besisahar from Kathmandu and Pokhara easily. We will also give you information on how to get to Syangey, Dharapani, Chame, Manang, and Jomsom to Pokhara. All of these places lie on the way to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Without further ado, let’s dive into it.

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How to get to Besisahar from Kathmandu and Jeep Hire Cost

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Cost of hiring a private Jeep from and to Besisahar

DestinationJeep Charge in Total
Kathmandu to BesisaharUSD 180
Besisahar to SyangeyUSD 70
Besisahar to JagatUSD 85
Besisahar to ChamjeUSD 100
Besisahar to DharapaniUSD 140
Besisahar to TimangUSD 170
Besisahar to KotoUSD 190
Besisahar to ChameUSD 200
Besisahar to PisangUSD 280
Besisahar to ManangUSD 320

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Kathmandu to Besisahar is an easy ride by bus or microbus. The total distance from Kathmandu to Besisahar is approximately 175 kilometers. The narrow road from Dumre takes you to the starting point of the popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Buses leave for Kathmandu to Besisahar from New Bus Park, also known as Gongabu Bus Park, daily. We will get buses as well as microbuses to Besisahar from near New Bus Park (Gongabu Bus Park).

To get to the gateway of Annapurna Circuit trekking (Besisahar), we have to follow the same highway as the Pokhara. The road from Kathmandu to Dumre is the same as the road from Kathmandu to Besisahar, but from Dumre, we will follow the Marsyandi River to get to Besisahar. The road from Dumre to Besisahar is narrower than the road from Kathmandu to Dumre.

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How to get to Gongabu Buspark (Bus station of Besisahar) from Thamel?

You will reach Gongabu bus park within 25 to 30 minutes walk from Thamel, or you can take a taxi which costs 250 to 400 NPR. Things to know: there is no tourist bus to Besisahar from Kathmandu. Either you have to use a public bus/microbus or a private car/jeep/hiace. You will get 12-seater microbuses and 35-seater local buses for Besisahar. Normally it takes around 6 hours from Kathmandu to get in Besisahar. If you wish to make a more comfortable journey or get there quickly, you can use a car, jeep, or hiace (depending on group size). A car costs USD 140 and a jeep costs USD 180.

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How to get to Syangey from Besisahar and its cost

To get to Syangey, we can take either a private jeep or a local jeep. It takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Syangey from Besisahar. If you hire a private jeep, it costs around 70 to 80 USD for a jeep. But for the shared jeep (passenger collection basis), it costs USD 15 to USD 20 per person.

How to get to Chame from Besisahar/Kathmandu and its cost

We can drive to Chame from Kathmandu or Besisahar by jeep. There is no bus service. A jeep drive to Chame costs USD 370-380 from Kathmandu and USD 200-220 from Besisahar. A private jeep to Dharapani costs USD 140-150.

How to get to Manang

If you want to go to Manang by driving instead of trekking, you can drive by jeep. You can hire a private jeep from Kathmandu, Besisahar, Pokhara, or any other place in Nepal. You can also take a shared jeep to Manang Village. It costs around USD 330-350 to drive to Manang Village from Besisahar.

How to go to Pokhara from Jomsom

These days, most tourists who visit the Annapurna Circuit or Tilicho Lake Trekking finish the trek at Jomsom. There is no direct flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu.

If you want to see more scenery and prefer to drive than fly, you can drive from Jomsom to Pokhara by local bus or private jeep. We can also book a Jomsom to Kathmandu bus transfer.

A flight from Jomsom to Pokhara costs around USD 160 per person. A private jeep from Jomsom to Pokhara costs around USD 280 in total. A local bus from Jomsom to Pokhara costs around USD 20 per person.

In conclusion: How to get to Besisahar from Kathmandu and Pokhara

There are many ways to get to Besisahar, as I mentioned above. Unfortunately, there are no flights to Besisahar. The only way to get to the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Tilicho Lake Trekking, and Nar Phu Valley Trekking (Besisahar) is by surface transfer. If you would like more information on how to get to Besisahar from Kathmandu, Nadi, Syange, Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, or Manang Village, please contact us.

About Author

JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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