Conquering Pokhara: Your Marathon Runner’s Travel Guide
Get ready to lace up your shoes and conquer the breathtaking Pokhara Marathon! Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, Pokhara offers an unforgettable running experience like no other. But before you hit the pavement, let’s plan your perfect escape to this Nepalese paradise.

Your Air Gateway Options

Nepal’s skies are opening up like never before with multiple airports making travel easier than ever. Soar above the clouds and choose your landing point:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu): The classic gateway to Nepal, offering bustling city vibes and convenient connections to Pokhara.
  • Pokhara International Airport: Experience stunning Himalayan views and land right at the heart of the marathon action. Currently, there are no direct international flights.
  • Gautam Buddha International Airport (Lumbini): Embrace spiritual serenity and immerse yourself in the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Currently, there are no direct international flights.
  • Nijgadh International Airport (coming soon): Get ready for seamless access to the Terai region’s hidden gems (opening soon!).

Your Land Adventure Awaits

If you’re seeking a more immersive journey, Nepal’s scenic roads beckon. Choose your starting point:

  • Delhi (India) to Pokhara: Embrace a 20-hour adventure through diverse landscapes, perfect for seasoned travelers.
  • Kakarbhitta to Pokhara: Take a 12-hour trip through verdant tea gardens and charming Nepali towns.
  • Biratnagar to Pokhara: Traverse the foothills of the Himalayas in an 11-hour journey.
  • Birjung to Pokhara: Enjoy a 6-hour ride through plains and rolling hills.
  • Nepaljung to Pokhara: Explore the Terai region’s unique charm on a 9-hour journey.
  • Sunauli to Pokhara: Make a quick 6-hour dash from the Indian border to Pokhara.