16 days in Nepal Itinerary

16 days in Nepal Itinerary

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16 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel:  1​h
1
Chitwan National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mustang Region
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Pokhara
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
4
Kathmandu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the activities along Narayani River.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Chitwan National Park trip planner .

Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also take a bus. In September, Chitwan National Park is somewhat warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Safaris

1
night
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): Head underground at Red Cliffs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghar Gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mustang Region online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Mustang Region takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chitwan National Park in September, with highs in Mustang Region at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mustang Region to Pokhara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Tours
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Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

6
nights
Kathmandu

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu online itinerary maker .

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Expect little chillier evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Pokhara in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Degutalle Mandir Temple
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Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

3
nights
Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sagarmatha National Park: Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, hike along Ambulapcha-La, get great views at Everest View Point, and make a trip to Khumbu Glacier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Sagarmatha National Park Museum
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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