To experience a ride on cable car you don't have to be in Switzerland. Cable car is the newly introduced phenomenon in Nepal which become extremely popular among the local and tourist. The Cable car is situated in Kurintar which is near about 105 KM west of Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara will take you to the temple of wish fulfilling goddess Manakamana. At the cable car station Kurintar we can find some good resorts and restaurants, dedicated to serving the tourists.

The Manakamana Temple lies 12 km south of historic town Gorkha and located on a prominent ridge (1302m) overlooking the river valleys of Trisuli (south) and Marshyandi (west). The unique location of the place is dramatized during winter when the ridge appears as island above the sea of morning mist. People believe the Goddess here, fulfils the wishes of her devotees, thus she is regarded as Manakmana, the wish fulfilling deity.

Before the cable car was established in Kurnitar, millions of pilgrims used to do the long arduous trek up to the hilltop and most of them still do. From the cable car station in Kurintar, you will reach to Manankamana within 10 minutes or less. The ride covers a distance of 2.8 km. With 31 passenger and 3 cargo cars, each with a seating capacity of 6, the system has the overall capacity of handling 600 persons per hour. The adventure is to getting your wishes fulfilled.

Some of travel agents are also offering package programme for the Cable car and Manakamana pilgrimage similar as bellow.

• Drive Kathmandu to Kurintar (104 Kms) by car / tourist bus.
• Kurintar to Manakamana Temple (2.8 Km) by cable car (10 minutes duration)
• Visit Manakamana temple & return back to Kurintar by cable-car (10 minutes)
• Drive back to Kathmandu by Car/ tourist bus.

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