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Getting There & Away

Minibuses run to Sankhu from Kathmandu’s Ratna Park bus station (Rs 50, one hour). The last bus back to Kathmandu leaves Sankhu around 6pm. Some minibuses run to Patan. A one-way taxi from Kathmandu costs Rs 2000.

It’s a relatively easy 20km cycle to Sankhu from Kathmandu, or an even easier motorcycle ride. Head to Bodhnath and turn right at Jorpati, then skirt around the Gokarna Forest. If you are walking, you can continue from Sankhu to Changu Narayan by crossing the Manohara River near Bramhakhel.