Kathmandu To Manthali

Kathmandu to Manthali is 130 kilometers by drive. It typically takes 4-5 hours by road. This scenic route is increasingly popular among trekkers heading to the Everest region. Manthali Airport provides an alternative to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. Flights there are less crowded and less affected by the weather.

Manthali is in the Ramechhap District. Manthali Airport has a strategic location. It is a reliable departure point, especially during peak trekking seasons. Flights from Kathmandu are often fully booked or delayed due to bad weather. The road to Manthali is well-maintained and has many transport options.

Transportation options from Kathmandu to Manthali

By Bus:

Kathmandu to Manthali by bus is a budget-friendly option. Several bus companies operate on this route, offering standard and deluxe buses. The journey takes 4-5 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. We provide Sutlej Tourist Bus service. It has a total of 35 seaters.

Kathmandu To Manthali By Bus

By Car:

Reaching Manthali by car is more comfortable and faster. It’s better than the bus. The cost of hiring a private vehicle can vary depending on the type of car and negotiation skills. Booking with us we provide you with a SEDAN car which has 4 seaters in it.

Kathmandu To Manthali By Car

Besides this, we also provide you with a jeep, Hiace, or coaster ride. Each offers its own level of comfort and enjoyment. When booking with us, we ensure you have the best experience at the most reasonable price. The Jeep has 9 seaters, and Hiace provides 14 seaters. Similarly, the coaster ride gives you 21 seaters along with 4 baby seats.

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Cost of Travelling to Manthali From Kathmandu

  • Car: 12000
  • Jeep: 18000
  • Hiace: 22000
  • Coaster: 35000

Distance and approximate travel time

From Kathmandu to Manthali:

  • Distance: Approximately 130 kilometers (82 miles) via the Araniko Highway.
  • Travel Time: Typically 4 to 5 hours by road, subject to traffic, road conditions, and weather.
  • Scenic Route: The Scenic Route offers picturesque views of Nepal’s countryside. It has glimpses of local life and culture.
  • Terrain: The road winds through hills and valleys. It gives stunning views of mountains and lush greenery.
  • Considerations: Prepare for possible delays, especially during the monsoon season.
  • Experience: The journey offers a chance to enjoy Nepal’s beauty and hospitality. This is true despite the distance.

Benefits of sharing a ride from Kathmandu to Manthali

  • Cost-effective: Riding together is cost-effective. It helps split fuel and vehicle rental costs. This makes it more affordable for budget travelers.
  • Environmentally friendly: By sharing a ride, travelers cut the number of vehicles on the road. This leads to lower carbon emissions and a more sustainable travel option.
  • Social interaction: Sharing a ride allows travelers to meet new people. They can talk and make the travel better.
  • Convenience: Sharing a ride can be more convenient than public transit. It offers more flexibility for when you leave and where you go.
  • Support the local economy: Travelers give by sharing a ride with local drivers. They directly support the local economy and small businesses.

Things You See Along the Way

  • Dhulikhel: Dhulikhel is a charming town. On a clear day, you can see Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Mount Everest upon reaching there.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bhaktapur is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture, temples, and traditional Newari culture.
  • Panauti: Panauti is a historic town. It has ancient temples, narrow streets, and old-fashioned architecture. It provides a glimpse into Nepal’s rich culture.
  • Dolalghat: Dolalghat is on the banks of the Sun Koshi River.
  • Chariot festival at Manthali: You may see the bright festival depending on when you visit. People in Manthali celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm. It offers a unique cultural experience.
  • Ramechhap Bazaar: Ramechhap Bazaar is a bustling local market. There, you can find various local products, handicrafts, and tasty street food.
  • Ramechhap Airport: If you like aviation or scenic views, stop by. You can watch planes take off and land against majestic mountains.


The trip from Kathmandu to Manthali offers you an opportunity to escape the city’s energy. It’s also a chance to explore the pretty Ramechhap district. You can take a public bus or a private car, depending on your preference. The journey offers Nepal’s captivating landscapes. This trip is accessible and doable within a day. It can be a refreshing break or the start of more exploration of eastern Nepal’s hidden gems.


How far is Manthali from Kathmandu by bus?

Manthali is about 130 kilometers (82 miles) from Kathmandu by bus. The trip takes 4-5 hours, depending on roads and traffic.

How far is Kathmandu from Lukla by road?

Kathmandu is about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Lukla. The road goes via the Araniko Highway. The journey by road can take around 6-8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic.

What are the transportation options from Kathmandu to Ramechhap?

The main transportation options are buses, cars, jeeps, taxis, shared jeeps, and flights.

Are there any scenic views along the way from Kathmandu to Ramechhap?

Yes, the journey from Kathmandu to Ramechhap offers views of the Nepalese countryside. It has hills, valleys, and traditional villages along the way.


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