Getting there & around
Buses leave regularly from Bhanu Chowk for Kathmandu (day/night Rs 475/527, 15 hours) and Biratnagar (Rs 40, one hour). Heading north, local buses run regularly from 4am to 4pm to Bhedatar (Rs 50, one hour), Dhankuta (Rs 95, two hours) and Hile (Rs 118, 2½ hours). Early morning buses continue from Hile to Basantpur and Therathum, but check the security situation before venturing out this far. See p000 for details of treks from Basantapur to The Hide Out and rafting on the Tamur River.
Expect to pay around Rs 300 for an auto-rickshaw from the bus stand to Bijayapur and back.