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Kathmandu to Pokhara

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Most places along the Prithvi Hwy are currently under government control, but this could change at any time. Gorkha and Bandipur have been targeted by Maoists in the past and there are army checkpoints all along Prithvi Hwy. As elsewhere, you should check the security situation before you travel. Note that many towns impose curfews during flare-ups of violence.