The Kathmandu bus station is north of the city center. It is officially called the Gongabu Bus Park, but is generally known as the Kathmandu Bus Terminal, or simply ‘bus park’. This bus station is basically for all long-distance buses, including to Pokhara and destinations in the Terai. It’s a huge and confusing place and there are very few signs in English, but most of the ticket sellers are very helpful.
There’s often more than one reservation counter for each destination. Bookings for long trips should be made a day in advance – Thamel travel agents will do this for a fee.