Bus Pickup and Drop off between Lakeside and Venue

We recommend that you download offline maps in Google Maps for Pokhara.

Pickup Time : Every morning 7:00 am (except hiking day)

Pickup Locations:

Hotel Raniban Arcade (bottom of Lakeside)

Hallan Chowk (Lakeside)

Drop off locations will be same as above after school finishes

Travel Information:

Flight Information:

All major domestic airlines cover the Kathmandu - Pokhara route.

For flight information and schedule: Buddha Air | Yeti Air | Simrik Air

For booking via Phone: Ace Travels ( +977- 9869191212 for Viber/WhatsApp/Wechat customer support )

One-way (KTM-PKR) airfare is 123 USD for International participants including SAARC countries (Since the airfare for Nepalese and Indian passengers varies according to availability (NRS 1500 - 5000), please contact your travel agent).

The travel duration is ~25 minutes. Flights start as early as 6:45 AM in the morning till 1:00 PM in the day with regular flights throughout the day.

Bus Transportation:

Luxury Coach

Greenline Travels: One-way fare 25 USD (includes coffee, buffet lunch)

Departs at 7:30 AM (from Thamel, SanchayaKosh Bhawan ) - arriving at 3:30 PM

For Booking: 01-4417199

Jagadamba Travels One-way fare 25 USD (includes coffee, buffet lunch)

Depart at 7:00 AM (from Hotel Annapurna) - arriving at 2:30 PM

Night Bus: One-way fare 10 USD (includes coffee)

Departs at 5:00 PM (from Balaju, BhatBhateni ) - arriving at 5:30 AM

Hotel & Accommodation

Pokhara is a very popular holiday destination. There are plenty of hotels available with prices starting from 10 USD per room per night.

Free Bus service between the Winter School venue and Lakeside will be provided both in the morning to go to the Winter School and to return to the Lakeside.

All participants are requested to book accommodation in Lakeside area so that you can network with other participants and Winter School lecturers.

Affordable accommodation is available from OYO hotels: OYO Hotels in Pokhara Lakeside.

The Winter School has negotiated special rates for participants with the following hotels (Please note that this list will be continuously updated as we negotiate with more hotels). To get discounted rate please use DISCOUNT CODE that has been emailed to you in the registration confirmation email. If you have not received the discount code please email :

  • Hotel Manaslu, email:, Contact - Rabin Thapa +977 9856034483, Discounted rate NRS 1300 twin room
  • Hotel Old Durbar, email:, Contact - Yak Lal Lamichhane +977 9845144620, Discounted rate NRS 1300 twin room
  • Hotel Noor, email: , Contact - Bhupal Thapa +977 - 9856036622, +977 - 9852065456, Discounted rate NRS 1200 per room
  • Hotel Madani Nepali Chulo, Contact Mr. Rajaram KC, + 977 9856069377, Discounted rate NRS 1500 per room/twin room

Help Desk : WhatsApp and Telephone numbers for International Participants

Kathmandu Help Desk

Please note that there is free wifi access available in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Also, you can purchase local phone sim on arrival.

If you have any issues with transfer and logistics during transit from Kathmandu to Pokhara then please contact our help desk team.

  • Primary Contact: Anish Thapaliaya +977 9823667890 (Phone and WhatsApp)
  • Secondary Contact:
    • Bidur Khanal : +977 9849811838 (Phone and WhatsApp)
    • Lavsen Dahal : +977 9860147332 (Phone) / WhatsApp +34 722339926

Pokhara Valley Photographs- CC: Lonely Planet