How much does a trip to Pokhara Cost?

The Cost of a Trip to Pokhara

A journey to Pokhara will usually cost from $8 to $42 for an individual and $16 to $84 for two people. The mid-range tends to hover around $19 (NP₨2,513) per person daily, as calculated from our travel cost data from fellow travelers covering food, accommodation, sightseeing, and local transportation expenses. This is a fairly wide price range, and your individual expenses will vary by the level of luxury and travel style that you choose. For those seeking a balance between comfort and budget, booking standard accommodation and eating at typical restaurants, your expenses will be close to this calculated average. Read on for a detailed breakdown of travel expenses by category and a comprehensive overview of accommodation and activity costs tailored to your visit.

How much money should you budget for your trip to Pokhara?

If you're considering an independent trip to Pokhara, it's helpful to have an idea of the amount of money you'll need. For budget travelers, planning to spend around $8 (NP₨1,046) per day should cover your essential expenses, including affordable accommodations like hostels and budget hotels, cost-effective meal options, local transportation, and affordable activities. For those with a mid-range budget, allocating around $19 (NP₨2,513) per day would allow for more comfortable hotels, dining at typical restaurants, and exploring a range of popular attractions. Luxury travelers, on the other hand, should anticipate a daily budget of $42 (NP₨5,583), which would encompass higher-end accommodations, dining at nicer restaurants, and indulging in private tour options. It's worth noting that these price ranges are based on extensive travel cost data for Pokhara from fellow travelers, as well as insights from travel companies regarding hotel and tour prices. For further details on travel costs, you can refer to our comprehensive travel cost data for Pokhara.

Average Daily Costs, Per Person, by Category
Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Accommodation1 $2 $4 $9
Local Transportation1 $3 $8 $21
Food2 $4 $8 $14
Water2 $0 $0 $0
Entertainment1 $3 $7 $19
Souvenirs1 $2 $4 $14
Communication2 $1 $1 $3
Living Expenses2 $1 $2 $6
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 $0 $0 $0
Alcohol2 $3 $7 $13
Tips and Handouts1 $2 $7 $20

How much does a weekend trip to Pokhara cost?

Travelers spend, on average, $57 per person on a three-day trip to Pokhara. This includes sightseeing, hotels, food, and local transportation. You can stick close to this average price by staying at mid-range hotels and eating at mid-level restaurants, while also paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. If you wish to travel cheaper, it's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities. It's also common for many visitors to have a much higher travel budget, as many high-end hotels and restaurants can be found around town.

Pokhara, Nepal

How much does a five day trip to Pokhara cost?

With five days in Pokhara, you can expect to spend about $94 total, not including transportation to and from the city. It's possible to stay close to this daily average by booking mid-range hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. It's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities if you want to spent less money.

How much does a one week trip to Pokhara cost?

Most visitors spend between $55 and $293 for a one week trip to Pokhara, with the average being $132. This includes sightseeing, local transportation, food, and hotels. One week is enough time to have a more in-depth experience in Pokhara. Also, one week allows you to be more flexible with your time and money, so you can potentially save money on some aspects of your trip while spending more on others.

Hostel Prices in Pokhara

With more than 20 hostels in Pokhara, the average price is $5 per night for a dorm bed. The cheapest hostel costs $3 and the most expensive is $10. Usually popular with younger travelers, hostels are a great way to save money while also being social. But not all hostels are the same, and we've analyzed the prices of both dorms and private rooms to find the average prices and best places to stay. You can see more details about the hostel prices in Pokhara here.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Pokhara.

  • $6 for a dorm bed at Kiwi Backpackers Hostel Pokhara in Pokhara
  • $5 for a dorm bed at Zostel Pokhara in Pokhara
  • $5 for a dorm bed at Pokhara Backpackers Hostel in Pokhara

Hotel Prices in Pokhara

The average price for a hotel room in Pokhara is $29 per night. This average is based on our detailed analysis of available hotels in the area. If you want to save money, or if you're planning a more luxurious trip, it's important to look at hotel prices based on the overall star-rating as well as guest reviews. Also, prices can vary by location and amenities. You can see more details from our analysis of hotel prices in Pokhara here, and below is a breakdown of hotel prices by star-rating.

Hotels by star rating in Pokhara
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $115
4 stars 8 $132
3 stars 57 $31
2 stars 24 $20
1 star 4 $12

Gaurighat, Lakeside 6, Pokhara
Overall Rating 8.9
Gharipatan, Pokhara
Overall Rating 8.8

Should you do a tour in Pokhara?

You'll find a wide range of guided tours in Pokhara and many visitors enjoy the convenience of having an expert guide leading them through the chosen activity. Tours range in price from $23 for the PoKhara to Kathmandu Luxurious tourist bus tickets reservations to $600 for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour from Pokhara.

    • Afternoon Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements Pokhara: $60
    • Half-Day Private Pokhara Tour : $57
    • Best Sunrise Tour from Sarangkot: $25
    • Morning Half Day Tibetan cultural tour to Tibetan Settlements: $60
    • Explore Entire Pokhara (Sarangkot, Stupa, Lakes, Caves, Temples, Museum) Tour: $93
    • Pokhara: City Tour in Sharing Bus : $12
    • Entire Tour of Pokhara Valley with Guide: $98
    • Sarangkot sunrise with Morning Tibetan Cultural Tour : $97
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    1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
    2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
    For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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