Getting there & away
The awesome Manakamana Cable Car(foreigner/Nepali US$12/Rs 320, luggage Rs 8; 9am-noon & 1.30-5pm) rises nearly 1000m as it covers the 2.8km from the Prithvi Hwy to the Manakamana ridge. The views are breathtaking but Maoists have targeted the cable car in the past so check that everything is calm before you visit.
All buses that run between Kathmandu and Pokhara or Narayangarh pass the turn-off to the cable car (look for the red brick archway). If you want to walk to Manakamana, the trail starts at the village of Abu Khaireni, about 8km west of Mugling.