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1. Posted by Palocci (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Hi!

I'm planning to go to Nepal and also spend a few days in Tibet. I'll be coming from India, so if one could help me with the following questions, I would appreciate a lot!

1) How far is to go by land from Varanasi to Katmandu?
2) How difficulty it is to get a Visa to enter in Tibet from Katmandu?
3) What is an average price of a flight ticket from Katmandu to Nepal?

thank you so much!
André

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Quoting Palocci

Hi!

I'm planning to go to Nepal and also spend a few days in Tibet. I'll be coming from India, so if one could help me with the following questions, I would appreciate a lot!

1) How far is to go by land from Varanasi to Katmandu?
2) How difficulty it is to get a Visa to enter in Tibet from Katmandu?
3) What is an average price of a flight ticket from Katmandu to Nepal?

thank you so much!
André

Your on the internet, use it. Its pretty easy to look that up yourself. I took a bus from Varanasi to Kathmandu and it took about 27 hours. Thats with a change of bus at the border, going through the border, then getting another bus, and a 4 hour delay because the bus in front just killed someone.

When I was there they were only issuing Visa's to enter Tibet through a travel agent. you will only be allowed to travel with a group.

Kathmandu is in Nepal

3. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

Well when I was there about a year ago, the only way to Tibet was by an organzied tour. Rather expensive. I am not sure what you are asking in question 3. Could you be a little clearer? Kathmandu is in Nepal...

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

Dodger.. Sorry I did not see your lower responses.

5. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

1. For me it took 2 full days on bus with a nights stop at the border at Belahiya, because it was the monsoon (late May) and we had to go slow on those winding mountain roads (As an aside travelling by bus from India to Nepal is quite an experience, especially if you have a fear of heights). I booked with Paul Travels leaving at 8 in the morning from Varanasi and reaching Belahiya (Border) at 8, walk across, get your passport stamped (Indian side is a small shopfront, Nepali post is a pretty little cottage, you'll find it, just follow all the other travellers. In any case the only way you can walk is forward to the border.)

The next day again 8 to about 6 or 7 in the evening, reaching Pokhara. Kathmandu maybe 2 or 3 hours later.

2. Assuming the Chinese keep Tibet open, the many travel agencies on Pokhara's lakeside or Thamel in Kathmandu can do it for you (and that's pretty much the only way). The catch is that you have to be part of a tour, which can be expensive although "budget" tours on jeeps have become more popular these days. When i was there this time last year (Tibet just re-opened), 10 day tours were almost a thousand USD.

3. Ill assume you mean from India to Nepal... Its about 300 USD, maybe a bit less, to fly from Delhi to Katmandu.