Domestic Plane ticket fare (2013) for:
- Kathmandu to Pokhara US$ 95
- Pokhara to Kathmandu US$ 95
- Kathmandu to Lukla US$ 140
- Pokhara to Jomson US$ 94
- Everest Mountain flight ticket US$ 180
Pokhara is situated 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu and is well connected by road and also by air. Pokhara can be reached in 7-8 hours via bus and just 30 minutes by Airplane from Kathmandu. And it is also connected with Indo-Nepal border. There are daily bus services fromPokhara to the Indian border of Kakarvitta in the east, Birgunj-Raxaul, Biratnagar-Jogbani and Bhairahawa-Sunauli in the middle part, Nepalgunj and Mahendra Nagar in the west.
If you overstay your visa, You have to get a visa-extension (US$ 30)
Sooner or later, if you spend enought time in Pokhara or on trekking you will need to get your visa renewed. Visa office is open 10:30am - 3:00 closed Saturdays. Visa is $30 per 15 days. You will need photos and about one hours of time.
For your trekking in the Annapurna Region you will need a trekking permit (ACAP) and a TIMS Card.
ACAP = Annapurna Conservation Area Project, entry permit 2200 NPR.
TIMS Card = Trekkers' Information Management System US $20 payable in NPR.
The main trekking permit office in Pokhara is also the tourism office of Pokhara.
There is a second ACAP (Annapurana Sancturary) trekking permit office in Ghauri Ghat, that will be a good option that is less busy.
Office opens at 10am-4pm (closed Saturadays)
You can get your trekking permit completed in about 15-30 minutes if there is not rush of people.
You will need 2 photos, there are many photo services at the trekking office.
The ACAP and TIMS permits costs 2200 NPR and $20 USD respectively. Total 3700 NPR.