FROM KATHMANDU

A visitor traveling by plane, can directly reach Dhangadhi, a hub city in the Far-West region of Nepal. There are daily flights from Kathmandu that take about 1h and 15min. Dhangadhi has excellent hotels and some of them offer an online reservation service. There are several bus services that link the Far-West cities like Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar to Kathmandu. It takes nearly 15 to 20h from Kathmandu, the capital city, to reach these provincial towns. It should be noted that during the monsoon season, the roads can be strongly affected by floods or landslides. If this is the case, it is, subsequently, not advisable to take these roads. So, please stay informed about the current conditions.

On the journey to Far West Nepal, starting from Kathmandu by bus, visitors come across several places of interest: Chitwan National Park (3 hours from Kathmandu), Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (3 hours from Chitwan National Park), and Bardia National Park (7 hours from Lumbini). All places offer excellent accommodations.

FROM INDIA

Visitors coming from India can enter the Far West region from two border entry points: Dhangadhi and Gaddachowki, Mahendranagar. From Delhi it takes approximately 8hrs to reach the border entry point at Gaddachowki in Mahendranagar. The entry point at Gaddachowki is open 24 hours for vistors on foot or rickshaws, but for those in vehicles, it opens three times a day, from 6 am to 8 am, 12 am to 2 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm. The Dhangadhi entry point is open from 5 am to 8 pm for all modes of tranportation. The main bus park in Delhi, where you can board a bus for the Far West, is the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at AnandVihar. From Lucknow, you can board a bus at the Kesharbagh Bus Station.