Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Affordable Transportation Bus/Car/Jeep

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Reaching Everest Base Camp is a dream for many. While the traditional direct flight from Kathmandu was the norm, the new travel route via Ramechhap Manthali Airport offers a more convenient and reliable option.

During the peak trekking season, every traveler taking a flight to Lukla can rest assured that the new route via Ramechhap Manthali Airport is available and ready for their journey.

Booking your bus or car tickets to Ramechhap Manthali Airport from Kathmandu is a simple process. You can do it via email or WhatsApp at your convenience.

Email us at: info@flightstolukla.com, flightstolukla@gmail.com

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Services for Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Bus/Car/Jeep Transportation

Flights to Lukla offer Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Airport transportation in both private cars or Jeeps, and shared buses for the enjoyment of trekkers and thrill-seekers alike.

It is possible to travel by different modes of transportation. The cost will vary based on your requirements, including shared transportation services, 22-seat buses, minibuses, or jeeps. In addition to offering fair rates to our clients and traveling staff, we always ensure their safety during the journey. We prioritize the safety of our clients and traveling staff during the journey. Our vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are in good condition. Our drivers undergo rigorous training and adhere to strict safety protocols. Additionally, we provide seatbelts for all passengers and have emergency procedures in place to handle any unforeseen situations.

We provide the best-in-class premium vehicles, whether it is a shared bus or private vehicle. With the help of experienced travel guides, we can ensure a smooth journey for you.

Manthali Airport is easily accessible by flights to Lukla, and we will be able to assist you with your transportation needs. Early in the morning, we depart for Manthali Airport in order to arrive before flights arrive.

Afterward, we will travel back from Manthali Airport by vehicle, and we will be ready to assist you the following day.

Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Airport Shared Bus Transportation services

Every day, there is a shared transport bus to Ramechhap airport from Kathmandu. For a one-way drop-off/pick-up from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Airport, deluxe buses cost USD 30.

We offer affordable and reliable airport transfers to Ramechhap Manthali Airport from Kathmandu.

Formerly we offered shared transport to Manthali airport from Kathmandu, but now we are thrilled to announce that we will expand our network and give you more flexibility!

Our customized vehicles and flexible timings enable us to provide you with a high-quality service at a reasonable price.

We’ll make sure that your trip runs smoothly and comfortably. Professional and safe driving are our drivers’ top priorities.

Buses to Manthali Ramechhap are economical, reliable, and have good safety records.

Providing private transportation from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali by car or Jeep

There is a private vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali, which can depart from any place in Kathmandu.

In total, it takes around five hours to drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap. A rented car, jeep, or Hiace van can be arranged. A private transportation service is a better option than a shared transportation service.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

FAQs regarding transport options, distances, departure points, and arrival times to Ramechhap. In the following paragraphs, we will describe a few of them.

How has this new CAAN notice for flights from Ramechhap Manthali to Lukla changed?

There are now regular flights from Ramechaap to Lukla departing from Manthali Airport. A flight runs from Manthali Ramechhap to Lukla during the peak tourist season.

An STOL aircraft can fly from Ramechhap to Lukla in just 20 minutes. For a faster flight, it is recommended to fly from Manathali to Lukla. If a flight is canceled or delayed, Lukla is the only place where it can be changed.

Flying from Manthali airport at Ramechhap, however, does not involve any air traffic, so you can fly to Lukla at any time.

In general, the weather conditions, flight delays, and schedule changes would cause Lukla to Kathmandu flight changes. Also, almost all flights take off from Kathmandu Airport, which is located in the heart of the capital.

The flight from this airport to Lukla is not very frequent, so be sure it goes smoothly.

From where does the bus depart from Kathmandu for Ramechhap?

Kesharmahal, Thamel, is the departure point for the Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Bus. A few minutes’ walk will take you to Kesharmahal if you stay in Thamel.

Taking a taxi to Thamel from anywhere outside the Thamel area is the only way. You will find the bus outside of the Garden of Dreams in the Kesharmahal.

When does Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali depart?

Tourist buses depart from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali at 1.30 am in the morning. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is the only option with Bus Transportation as you have to get to Ramechaap, Manthali Airport early morning for your scheduled flight.

Where can I stay in Ramechhap Manthali?

In recent years, Ramechhap Manthali has become a gateway to the Everest trek via Lukla. So it is an important place where people like to stay over overnight in order to conserve energy for hiking the next day.

In Manthali, Adventure Gandaki Treks offers a few accommodation options. Depending on your needs, we can arrange your accommodation in Manthali.

Approximately 5 minutes’ walk will be required to get to the airport from the hotel.

As soon as you reach Ramechhap from Kathmandu by bus, you will receive the exact location of your hotel in Ramechhap Manthali.

The Everest Trekking begins with the journey from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali, and then on reaching the domestic airport at Ramechhap you will travel to Lukla to start the trek.

Flights from Manthali to Lukla would cost approximately 176 plus 30 USD per person if you take a bus from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali.

In total, it takes just 5 hours for this route to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla. Over time, people start looking for ways to reach Lukla as fast as possible.

Ramechhap Airport has become an easy pre-destination for Everest Base Camp Trekkers, making it possible to reach Lukla more quickly. Taking the road to Ramechhap and then flying from Ramechhap to Lukla takes four to five hours.

Based on a flight from Ramechhap to Lukla, it has been determined that Manthali is the better option to fly to Lukla than Kathmandu, mainly because of the heavy air traffic at TIA airport, which can delay flights by up to two hours and later make it impossible to fly in Lukla due to the weather conditions.

Flying from Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu to reach Lukla offers several advantages. Firstly, Ramechhap Airport experiences less air traffic compared to the busy Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, reducing the likelihood of flight delays. Additionally, the shorter distance between Ramechhap and Lukla allows for a quicker overall journey time, ensuring trekkers can start their Everest Base Camp trek sooner.

The gateway to Mt. Everest, “Top of the World”, is Lukla, which is why thousands of trekkers (about 400 a day during peak season) visit Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Short Trek, Everest 3 Passes Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, and Everest Expeditions.

In addition to guiding trips, we offer Everest trek packages and services

Our reliable agency also offers guided treks to Everest Base Camp as well as any other trip on a Full board or Service basis. Our packages can be customized according to your budget.

For a 12-day Everest base Camp trek, the price ranges from 1400USD to 2500USD, which includes flights, food, guides, accommodations, transportation, and permits.

Providing guide/porter services from Lukla

We do have guides and porters available from Lukla for your Everest Trek.

We provide affordable guide/porter rates in accordance with European and American standards. A guide/porter’s fee includes their food, accommodation, and insurance as well.

Alternative Routes to Everest other than Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali

If you don’t wish to travel to Lukla by plane, there is another route you can take. An alternative route to reach Everest is from Kathmandu to Salleri.

To get to Salleri from Kathmandu, you will need to travel 275 kilometers. Lukla can be reached in two days from Salleri.

There is a shared Jeep as well as a private Jeep available in Salleri

All transportation prices from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, Manthali by bus, car, Jeep, and from Ramechhap Manthali to Lukla airport in a jeep or car

You might wonder how much Ramechhap Manthali transportation will cost. Here we provide as much information as we can in order to give you a rough idea of what the costing was during your trip to Nepal.

Here is the cost breakdown for Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali Transportation buses, cars, and Jeeps, and Lukla flights:

  • Ramechhap Manthali to Kathmandu by private car: 1500 Rs. for three people
  • From Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali, a private Jeep costs 210USD for a 7-seater
  • A bus reservation from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali costs 600 rupees for 22 seats
  • Sharing bus from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali costs $30
  • A flight ticket from Ramechhap Manthali Airport to Lukla costs 176 dollars
  • Trekking Guides cost 35 USD per day in Lukla, including food and accommodation.
  • Porters from Lukla cost 25USD per day (including food and accommodations).
  • The cost of a full board trek to Everest Base Camp is 1500USD per person.

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How to Travel From Kathmandu to Ramechhap, Manthali?

Ramechhap Airport, also known as Manthali Airport, is situated 132 km southwest of Kathmandu and can be reached in four and five hours via bus ride, leaving at 1:30 am each morning. Micro Hiace or Deluxe Coaster buses with 14-15 seats each can be found here.

Traveling from Kathmandu to Ramechhap via jeep or car provides more comfort and flexibility, allowing you to tailor the departure time according to your schedule.

Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali Shared Bus / Car / Jeep

Public bus is the easiest and most economical way to travel between Kathmandu and Ramechhap, operating out of two locations: Old Bus Park or Chabahil, and starting their routes between 6 am and midnight each day. Because they stop regularly to let passengers on and off, travel time may last six hours on average.

Buses tend to be comfortable, though their quality may differ depending on the type of bus and season. You could opt for an air conditioned tourist bus which would provide even greater space, although this will cost more. These models tend to be much newer than local models and provide greater comfort overall for less cost.

Buses from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali typically stop several times along their route to allow passengers to stretch their legs, use the restroom, and grab something to eat or drink. These stops also provide an opportunity to admire the scenic landscapes along the route – lush green hills, farms, and villages can be seen during their travels along narrow and winding roads with many hairpin bends on their journey to Ramechhap Manthali.

Once in Ramechhap, explore its surrounding towns and visit popular attractions like Himalayan and Traditional Restaurants. Additionally, shopping opportunities abound at local bazaars before it’s time to head back out and catch your flight to Lukla.

If you book with an airline or travel agency, their transportation arrangements should coincide with your flight schedule – saving both hassle and stress. But if traveling independently, booking a car or bus to the airport beforehand will ensure no unnecessary delays impede your schedule and ensure you arrive on time for your flight.

Those hoping to avoid Nepal’s traffic and hassle should consider taking a shared taxi or jeep to Ramechhap from Kathmandu instead of traveling on the Public Bus. Though more costly, this option offers more comfort as you can stop whenever there’s somewhere scenic you want to photograph and allows them to stop whenever necessary. It is also an excellent choice if traveling with family or friends who don’t mind paying more for comfort.

Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali Private Bus

The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali is not just a journey, it’s an experience. The diverse landscapes, local cultures, and traditions, along with stunning mountain, river valley, and hill town views, make this road trip a memorable one. Travelers can choose to ride a private bus or jeep, depending on their itinerary and financial considerations. For optimal comfort during this long trip, we recommend a well-maintained and comfortable option like the bus route from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali.

This bus leaves from Kathmandu Old Bus Park at 1:30 am and will arrive in Ramechhap by 6:30 am, making it an ideal solution for trekkers aiming to reach Ramechhap early for flights out of Lukla. Not only will this save time on trekking, but you’ll have time to rest and relax before flying!

Travelers can book their bus transportation tickets at either the tourist information center in Kathmandu or Old Bus Park and purchase them directly at ticket counters. Making their booking in advance not only saves time waiting in line for tickets but also ensures a smooth and organized journey.

Kathmandu to Manthali airport travel takes roughly four to five hours; therefore, you should leave Kathmandu as early if you wish to arrive on time for your flight. If traveling as part of a group, consider renting a private car instead of using public buses – although their costs tend to be more costly, renting such an option offers greater comfort and convenience than taking public buses.

Or you could take a bus to Manthali and stay at a hotel or lodge there the night before traveling onward to Lukla via flight. While this will allow for a restful sleep before your flight takes off the next day, this route also means getting up early to travel directly to the airport for check-in on day 1.

Jeeps are another convenient form of transport on the Kathmandu to Ramechhap journey, accommodating up to seven people comfortably and offering various price ranges that can be booked before or upon arrival at the airport.

Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali Private Car or Jeep

Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali Private car or jeep transportation services provide travelers who value more privacy and flexibility with a comfortable and cost-effective alternative to shared bus rides. These vehicles range in size from sedan cars to four-wheel drive jeeps, accommodating from four to seven passengers at once, ensuring a relaxed and stress-free journey.

Booking your rental trip at least 24 hours before making plans will ensure you can secure a seat on the vehicle of your choice and eliminate last-minute delays or cancellations.

Traveling from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali offers breathtaking views of surrounding valleys and mountains, passing through various villages and towns for refreshments or lunch. Most private cars include drivers who can assist you in navigating these roads as well as give suggestions about sightseeing or dining along the way, making the journey an exciting part of your trip.


If traveling as part of a group, renting a private car or jeep from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali is an ideal option. The cost of one-way rental varies based on vehicle size and group size; Multiple Agency offers competitive rates. Furthermore, Hiace vans provide enough seating capacity for up to 12 passengers while providing roof space for extra luggage storage.

Contact us on WhatsApp for easy booking for Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali Private Car or Jeep at 977 9803000442       

When planning your trip to Ramechhap, it’s important to consider the weather. The monsoon season, from June to September, can bring heavy rainfall and flooding, making travel difficult. The best time to visit Ramechhap is between October and November when the climate is dry and clear, offering ideal conditions for your journey.

Ramechhap offers an abundance of hotels and guesthouses to fit every budget, ranging from simple budget options to mid-range properties. Most offer basic amenities like clean rooms with either private or shared bathrooms and basic amenities like basic internet service or wifi connection. Many also feature restaurants serving local dishes such as dal bhat and momos for relatively inexpensive meal prices of USD 1- USD 5. Additionally, there are several shops and markets throughout town where snacks and essentials can be easily acquired.

Is Shared Bus / jeep / Car Comfortable Compared to Private Bus / jeep / car while travelling from Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali ?

Shared bus transportation offers a cost-effective and comfortable means of reaching Ramechhap Manthali from Kathmandu. Departures take place throughout the day, and guests can book tickets ahead of time to inquire about luggage limits before enjoying modern vehicles equipped with air conditioning for their entire journey – also, passengers have free choice in choosing their seats before boarding at Thamel Old Bus Park which is only 2-kilometers away!

How much TIme does it take to Travel from Kathmandu to Ramechaap, Manthali by road ?

Kathmandu to Ramechhap Manthali typically takes 5-6 hours by bus or other mode of transportation, depending on road conditions and your mode of travel. However, the journey itself is extremely scenic with numerous opportunities to admire Tamakoshi River scenery along its banks. While private car or jeep services might offer faster transportation services – however they will also cost more and require an additional day’s travel in addition to being less budget-friendly than shared buses.

If you prefer traveling by private vehicle, be sure to hire one from a reputable tour and trekking agency. These vehicles typically provide luxurious experiences while their experienced drivers ensure all passengers reach their destinations on schedule.

Accommodation options in Manthali, which marks the last stop before Lukla, must also be carefully considered by travelers. Hotels and lodges tend to fill quickly during peak seasons, so travelers must book well in advance.