How much is a bus ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu? Is it safe for a first time traveler to Nepal...or would you recommend flying in/riding bus back with more comfort to the area? Can you catch the Greenline bus from the airport? Also, is it possible to purchase an extra ticket for your racksack...as I have heard that many have had theirs stolen or broken into because the luggage must go on top of the bus. Best case scenerio 6 hours? Worst 8?...Also, what happens if there is a strike?