23 days in Nepal Itinerary

23 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  1 h 15 min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Kathmandu
— 8 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
Pokhara
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Muktinath
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Foot:  4 h 15 min
5
Lumbini
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Chitwan National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Kathmandu

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Taboche and Khumbu Glacier. There's lots more to do: trek along Ambulapcha-La, explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam, and get great views at Everest View Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park trip planning site.

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5- hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Swayambhunath Temple and himalayan arts gallery p.ltd. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Thamel, take in the exciting artwork at Boudha Stupa Thanka Center, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the galleries of Nepal Art Council Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu road trip app.

You can fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. In July in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bagh Bhairab Temple, Labim Mall
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo ©
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo

6
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peace Temple and Matepani Gumba. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Poon Hill. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, look for gifts at House of Cashmere NTA, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Pokhara trip builder website.

Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Pokhara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

1
night
Muktinath

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, and then trek along Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Muktinath route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Muktinath in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Muktinath, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Mustang Region
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek ©
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple

2
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and finally delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lumbini Monastic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lumbini trip builder app.

Getting from Muktinath to Lumbini by combination of car and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Muktinath in August: high temperatures in Lumbini hover around 39°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Chitwan National Park and Elephant Breeding Centre. Take a break from Chitwan National Park with a short trip to Sauraha Art Gallery in Sauraha, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiger Residency Resort and contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chitwan National Park travel route builder app.

Take a bus from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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