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Taxi or private transp. from Sauraha - Lumbini - Pokhara

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Taxi or private transp. from Sauraha - Lumbini - Pokhara

Hi all,

I will be visiting Nepal for a couple of weeks in April and wondering if anyone can recommend a taxi company or any private transportation that would be able to get me from Sauraha to Lumbini on the 9th of April and then from Lumbini to Pokhara on the 10th. Any advice on other ways of getting there welcome (excluding public bus).

Thank you,

Mina

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1. Re: Taxi or private transp. from Sauraha - Lumbini - Pokhara

I suppose, take a private car from Kathmandu if you are heading tour from. Either you hire a car from Chitwan or Kathmandu it will be the same cost because it has to go back to Chitwan/Kathmandu... Approximately cost will be USD 400 {supposed}

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2. Re: Taxi or private transp. from Sauraha - Lumbini - Pokhara

minaleal

since you are taking it to the road - life is an adeventure - i say go for the public buses - it may not be all that bad - full of character to say the least - you get to see so much of the country side - i myself love it.

otherwise what you have are these tiny-tinker-toy-tin-boxes in the name of taxis in nepal, unnecessarily expensive due to sky high fuel prices not fit for the rodas there, but they use it anyway.

ktm-chitwan => you can take these so called "tourist" buses they are not as extra bouncy as the public busses but about the same

chitwan-lumbini => you may be able to do it in a smaller SUV type but they pack people in. you are btter off taking big public bus - road is relatively flat except for one 20 km stretch. so the ride is fairly smooth

Lumbini-PKR => :0) this is a fun one - dusty bumpy, winding, very thrilling . but scenary is beautiful. just don't eat or "Drink" too much before the ride.

KTM-PKR you can again resort to these so called tourist busses or take a 20 min flight.

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3. Re: Taxi or private transp. from Sauraha - Lumbini - Pokhara

I agree with neupaneaj regarding the public buses however I do not see big different on your choices between private transport and taxi. Both are similar. A taxi is not much different from a car [just written taxi on the top of roof; that's all]. When you hire a taxi it's like your private transport until you complete the journey. It;s because I do not know about taxi rules but a private car will charge you even waiting for overnight. I would say, if you hire a taxi then just ask for the fixed rate.

Good Luck!

Edited: 07 March 2013, 01:11
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