Welcome to The Siddhartha Highway
Most travellers heading from Sunauli to Pokhara follow the Mahendra Hwy to Narayangarh and then the Prithvi Hwy from Mugling to Pokhara. A more interesting route is the Siddhartha Hwy, which weaves its way north through the dramatic Tinau Gorge towards Pokhara via the scenic mountain village of Tansen (Palpa). It’s a spectacular road clinging to near-vertical canyon walls with views of peaks, valleys and waterfalls, making it one of the finest drives in Nepal. It takes around five hours by car from beginning to end.