Among various religious touristic destinations of Nepal, Manakamana is, without a doubt, the most visited one. Manakamana is not only popular for its religious terms, but the journey in the cable car also contributes to fame. It is the oldest cable car in Nepal that was established in the year 1998. The cable car runs between Chitwan and Gorkha district which takes the devotes from Kurintar to Manakamana. The 2,772.2 m line has two stations. The Cable Car is a Gondola Life transportation imported from Austria. Here is a detail of Manakamana Cable Car ticket cost, Transportation and Accommodation.
Manakamana Cable Car Ticket Cost
Last Updated: 05 January 2020
|Senior Citizen||Rs. 470.00|
|Differently Abled||Rs. 335.00|
|Indian Adult||Rs. 840.00|
|Indian Child||Rs. 552.00|
|SAARC/ Chinese||US$ 10.00|
|SAARC/ Chinese Child||US$ 7.00|
|Child Foreigner||US$ 15.00|
|Goods Per Kg||Rs. 16.00|
Manakamana Cable Car opens at 08:00 am & closes at 05:00 pm every day.
* 12:00 – 1:00 PM BREAK
Getting to Manamakama Cable Car
Manamakama Cable car is about 3 hours drive from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can either get to Manakamana in a public vehicle to Pokhara or Chitwan. Also, you can get a Scorpio or Hiace to Manakamana from Kalanki.
But the public vehicle can sometimes be hectic. For the sound tour, a tourist bus is an appropriate option. If you want it to be luxurious, you can also get a Cab ( called a taxi in Nepal) to Kurintar.
Price for the vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Public Vehicle: 300 Rs
Hiace: Rs 400
Tourist Bus: Rs 700
Taxi: Rs 5000
Mahendra Scorpio: Rs 2500
Accommodation in Manakamana
Since it’s a touristic place, many luxurious hotels and restaurants have been constructed in the area. From the cheap hotel that provides a room with a single bed to the luxurious hotels, there is a wide range of accommodation available in Manakamana. The cost of night accommodation can range somewhere between Rs 800 to Rs 10,000 depending upon the luxury you wish.
Further, the cost of Food is around Rs 200 to Rs 400 per meal.
Other activities near Manakamana
Not just the cable car journey, you can merge the Manakamana tour with other activities like rafting in Trisuli, tour to Pokhara – the city of lakes, or Chitwan National Park.
To Sum Up
The lowest possible cost for the Manakamana tour for a Nepalese is around Rs 1300 and that for a foreigner is around Rs 5000. It’s an easily approachable, fun trip with religious importance.