Central Nepal consists of the region between Kathmandu and Pokhara containing the small towns of Nuwakot, Gorkha, Kurintar, the Trisuli River & Bandipur. These areas have not seen much of an influx of tourists, and therefore remain authentic and untouched.
There is one major road which links Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Tribhuven Highway which takes about 5-6 hours to travel along. Between Kathmandu and Pokhara are a number of small villages and towns which make for a remote stop along the way. To the north-west of Kathmandu lies Nuwakot, a charming fortified hill station. The Highway then meets the Trisuli River. To the north you will find Gorkha, once home to Prthvi Narayan Shah you unified Nepal in the 18th century, and from whom the former Royal Family was descended. Further along the Highway you come to Bandipur, again a lovely Himalayan village which has banned traffic from the centre and a great place to add into an itinerary should you not want to fly between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Seti River, Nepal
With excellent food and service, the tented wilderness camp of Dharampani Lodge, accessed only by boat, provides a fantastic overnight stop on your Nepalese rafting adventure between Pokhara and Chitwan.
Old Inn Bandipur
The Old Inn is a local Nepalese guesthouse situated in the charming town of Bandipur, mid-way between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is restored mansion, and contains a range of Buddhist and Newari art with oodles of charm and character.