If you are travelling in Nepal, ride in Manokamna cable car and white water rafting are highly recommended. On way from Kathmandu to pokhra, you can stop by and enjoy 24-26 kms of white water rafting, with a mid rafting, hot and steamy lunch break on the banks of river. Almost where the rafting ends is the Manokamna. During season there is long queue of devotees. If you are organising tour through a tour operator, then you can ask him to buy tickets in advance, as they are valid for seven days. This place is almost midway from kathmandu to pokhra (21/2 hrs from Kathmandu and about 2 hrs from Pokhra)
If you are adventure lover, these are the only reasons why you can chose to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhra by road - the cable and the rafting. Other wise prefer to travel by domestic flights of Nepal. But BEWARE- chose a proper airlines for this, if you dont want to fear the flight.
This spectacular cable, rises high beyond imagination from 258 m to 1302 m. As we reached half way, i thought that the journey has come to an end, as the car approximated a flat area. but to my surprise, it started ascending again. the sizzling river, where rafting is done, becomes a tiny thing from that altitude.
If you are a devotee, then you still need to ascend stairs after spectacular journey of cable car ends. We travelled in late june and place was at times covered with clouds and at times very humid. So please select a proper time.
Well maintained, this is one of the must dos in Nepal. It is closed for lunch 12 noon to 1.30 pm
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