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Introduction about Machha Khola 

Machha Khola is a small village located in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of approximately 870 meters (2,854 feet) this village lies in the northern part of Gorkha district. 

This village is the main gateway of the popular Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley. The village itself is popular for its unique landscape and natural beauty. Machha Khola is surrounded by a beautiful lush hill, terrace, and farm. Budhi Gandaki River which flows near this village adds the scenic beauty of the area. 

Check also: How To Get from Kathmandu to Besisahar?, Kathmandu To Ramechhap Manthali Transportation, and Kathmandu To Syabrubesi/Dhunche By Jeep or Bus.

Kathmandu to Machha Khola Distance and Road Condition

The road distance from Kathmandu to Machha Khola is approximately 160 kilometers /99 miles. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Machha Khola on a Public bus and 7-8 hours in a Private Vehicle.

When we talk about the road conditions from kathmandu to Machha Khola it is smooth until Dhading Besic then it becomes challenging due to dusty and unpaved roads. In some places, there might be a risk of falling rocks. Also driving in the monsoon season can be risky and tricky as water levels rise and become impassable.

Transportation Available for Machha Khola 

Depending upon your trekking starting point you can choose the transportation for Seti Khola or Machha Khola. You can either take the local bus or hire a private jeep. 

Bus Ticket Price for Machha Khola:

Trekkers can ride the local bus which is easily available at the Gongabu bus station. The bus departs mainly in the morning time around 6-7 AM. From Thamel, this bus station can be reached within 10 minutes by taxi. 

The local bus is an affordable way to reach the Machha Khola. It will cost you around $10-$20 per person. The bus has a seating capacity of 30-35 and things you should know is that your luggage is often kept on the rooftop of the bus. 

For lunch and restroom breaks, the bus will stop for a few hours at a highway hotel midway through the journey.

Traveling in the bus may be tiresome but the view that you can get from the window seat is truly amazing and entertaining.

Private Jeep Ticket Hiring Price for Machha Khola:

If you want to reach Machha Khola the comfort and best way is to hire a private jeep. Compared to the local bus it will take you 1.5 – 2 hours earlier. The jeep has a seating capacity of 5-7 people. The cost of hiring the jeep for one way is around $250. If you are a single person, you can also join a group and share the price.

The best reason to hire a private vehicle is that you will have pickup and drop services. Additionally, you can create your own travel schedule and stop wherever you like for lunch and restroom breaks.

Why hire a Private Jeep with a Third Eye Adventure?

If you are traveling for trekking in the Manaslu Region and want to hire a private vehicle then we will make sure that you will get an experienced driver who knows the route well. We will make sure that your journey will be safe and comfortable. Also, our Guide will give you full guidance and information about the local culture, traditions, and attractions along the way. 

Travel and Safety Tips 

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • If you are traveling by local bus, take care of precious items and consider getting insurance for loss or theft.
  • Since the road might be dusty, wear a mask, sunscreen, and sunglasses for protection.
  • Stay hydrated throughout your journey, especially if you’re trekking or walking long distances.
  • Keep important documents such as identification, permits, and emergency contacts in a secure and easily accessible location.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and respectful of the local culture and customs.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit with essential medications and supplies for minor injuries or ailments.
  • Stay informed about weather conditions and any potential risks or hazards along your route, and adjust your plans accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What is the best way to reach Machha Khola?

The best way to reach Machha Khola is by hiring a private jeep which will cost you around USD 250.

What is the affordable way to reach Machha Khola?

The affordable way to reach the Machha Khola is by riding the local bus which will depart from the Gongabu bus station. It will cost you around USD 10- 20.

Where Can I get the bus ticket for Machha Khola?

You can purchase the ticket outside the bus station of Gongabu bus park.

How long does it take to reach Machha Khola?

On average, it takes around 8-10 hours to reach Machha Khola if the road conditions are normal and there is no traffic.

When is the best time to travel to Machha Khola?

Although it is possible to travel to Machha Khola throughout the year, we suggest traveling in the spring and autumn seasons. Due to road conditions, it becomes more challenging to reach in monsoon seasons.

How to hire a private jeep for Machha Khola?

We Thirdeyeadventure will help you to hire a private jeep for you. For this you need to contact us in advance so that we can arrange as per your date and schedule time. You can contact us or email us at Cell: +977 9851175534, or visit www.thirdeyeadventure.com.

Final Say 

We hope that this blog helps you understand well how to reach Machha Khola, the road conditions, and the best time to travel. If you have any inquiries regarding the trip or even about joining the Manaslu Circuit trek or Tsum Valley trek then feel free to contact us. 

At Thirdeyeadventure, we ensure that your journey is not only comfortable but also seamless. When you trek with us, we take care of all the details, including transportation, permits, guides, and porters, allowing you to focus on enjoying the experience to the fullest.

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