Day 01 : Early in the morning, depart from Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, depart from Kathmandu or Pokhara. After a leisurely drive of around three and half hours, you reach Kurintar. Get off the bus; get on the cable car and in 10 minutes, you will reach the temple. Spend some hours at the top and return to Kurintar and then drive onwards to Pokhara.
On the other hand, if you want to experience hiking to Manakamana Temple, drive to Aanbukhaireni from Pokhara and Kathmandu. It takes nearly 4 hours to reach the temple by following the comfortable trail. You can enjoy the cultural villages of the region amongst the orange orchards.