Train from Kathmandu to Pokhara

If you are travelling for the first time in Nepal, and planning to go Pokhara you may looking for How to get train from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Not only Kathmandu Pokhara, But also the fact is there is not any train service in Nepal.  Probably in future, tourist can travel all over Nepal by train and can feel the Switzerland of the Asia. 


Pokhara city in future looks like switzerland 

History of Train service in Nepal.
At the Moment there is not functional train service in Nepal. But there was a 59 KM railway service from Janakapur to Jayanagar, village near Indian border. The section currently closed due to the under construction. The train service is believed to be open again in 2017.The capital Kathmandu or any other major city like Pokhara has no railway connection at all.  Nepal, India and china has serious proposal to build link from Lhasa to Nepal Railways in future that connect to India.  
 

China may build rail way tunnel under Mount Everest in Nepal :


News From The Guardian  About New Rail way service in Nepal.  China is considering extending a railway line linking the country to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest, according to Chinese state media.

The proposal is the latest in a series of ambitious rail schemes Beijing is reportedly examining. It comes amid scepticism about whether some of the projects will ever get off the ground and at a time of a growing Chinese presence in Nepal, which has caused some concern in rival regional power India.
The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest of China with the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, and beyond, and an extension running as far as the international border is already being planned “at Nepal’s request”, the China Daily quoted a railway expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering as saying.
The project is expected to be completed by 2020, the newspaper cited a Tibetan official as saying. Extending the line would potentially forge a crucial link between China and the huge markets of India. It was raised by the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, on a visit to Kathmandu in December, according to Nepalese reports.
“The line will probably have to go through Qomolangma so that workers may have to dig some very long tunnels,” railway expert Wang Mengshu told the China Daily, referring to Mount Everest by its Tibetan name.
Owing to the challenging Himalayan terrain, with its remarkable changes in elevation, trains on any line to Kathmandu would probably have a maximum speed of 75mph (120km/h), he added.

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

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Hello, I read from the internet there is a railway from Janakpur to Janagar however the line has been closed. Do you know it still close now? Or I can take a train from Janakpur to Janagar?


- Ling


Hello Ling, 
Thank you so much for your question. But I am afraid to tell you that, the railway track is still under maintenance. It is expected to re-open by 2017. I hope this helps. Let us know if you need any help from us. 
Raj   


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Thanks a lot for your prompt reply.
- Ling

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