Pokhara Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Nepal’s tourist capital is where most people quickly head to after arriving in Kathmandu, and most would agree that Pokhara does live up to the hype. It’s a serene and picturesque hang-out town for those on either side of many of Nepal’s best and most famous treks, including the Annapurna circuit.

Pokhara City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Pokhara

Population 200,000
Area 200,000
Timezone UTC+5.75
Currency Nepalese rupee
Airports Pokhara Airport (PKR)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$21.37
1 USD = 133.3800 NPR
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Pokhara

Pokhara Hotel Seasons

Pokhara Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar3.00 - 11.00
starstarstarstarstar7.00 - 38.00
starstarstarstarstar12.00 - 55.00
starstarstarstarstar85.00 - 67.00
starstarstarstarstar108.00 - 150.00

Pokhara Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.00 - 6.00

Pokhara Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Devis FallsThis waterfall right in town is popular with tour groups, but don't bother during winter when it's just a trickle.
adults
0.75

Pokhara Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany guest houses serve a basic breakfast for cheap. If not there are plenty of hearty offerings along the main road.1.20 - 2.02
Budget lunchPokhara is filled with reasonable restaurants, with the local dahl bhat combo platter or Tibetan mo mos being a great and filling deal.1.57 - 2.62
Budget dinnerPrices at nearly every restaurant are competitive and similar. Pasta and pizza are more expensive than Chinese or Indian, but not by much.3.00 - 5.25
Beer (.64l bottle)Local lagers, like Everest, are cheap and available almost everywhere.2.25 - 3.30

Pokhara Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center1.87
3km taxi ride in Pokhara0.86 - 1.12
Bus from Kathmandu3.00 - 4.50
Bike rental (day)1.12 - 2.25
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When to visit Pokhara

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January61390.7
February64430.6
March72501.2
April79551.5
May79634.0
June81687.9
July797014.8
August797012.8
September79667.4
October75592.2
November70480.1
December63410.4

Pokhara Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:13am6:20pm
21 Jun5:12am7:09pm
21 Sep5:57am6:08pm
21 Dec6:56am5:17pm

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