How to go to Syabrubesi and Dhunche from Kathmandu?
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated June 8, 2023
Syabrubesi is the gateway to the popular Langtang Valley Trek and the Tamang Heritage Trail, whereas Dhunche is the gateway to the Gosaikunda Trek and the Gosaikunda Pass Trekking. However, if you have time, you can do major treks in the Langtang region starting from Syabrubesi and concluding in Kathmandu. Although it is only 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Kathmandu, it takes around 5 to 6 hours to get there as some portions of the road are off-road. To reach Syabrubesi and Dhunche from Kathmandu, you can only travel overland via jeep or bus.
How is the condition of the road to Syabrubesi and Dhunche from Kathmandu?
The road to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu is good, but some sections close to Dhunche are off-road. During the monsoon season, there is a risk of landslides, but for other seasons (autumn and spring), it is completely safe to drive. Overall, the road conditions from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi are fine and safe to travel.
How can you get a bus for the Syabrubesi and Dhunche drive from Kathmandu?
To get from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dhunche, you can use the following modes of transportation:
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi/Dhunch by BUS
You can take a public bus from the New Bus Park in Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dhunche. Buses depart early in the morning from 6 am to 7:50 am. Although the distance from Kathmandu is not long, the bus takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Syabrubesi and around 6 to 7 hours for Dhunche. The cost of the bus ticket is around NPR 950 to 1050 per person.
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi/Dhunch by PRIVATE JEEP
You can also hire a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dhunche. You can get a private jeep or Scorpio for Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dhunche, which cost around USD 150.
What is the best way to get to Syabrubesi or Dhunche?
As some sections of the road to Dhunche and Syabrubesi are off-road, you cannot go with a taxi, car, or hiace. Thus, the most comfortable way of making the overland journey is by private jeep, which will be suitable for you and your party. These can be arranged independently or shared with your party. Both private and shared jeeps follow the same road, but if you are going with a private jeep, you can stop wherever you like.