10 days in New Delhi & Nepal Itinerary

10 days in New Delhi & Nepal Itinerary

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10 days in New Delhi & Nepal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sauraha, Nepal
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Head to Chandni Chowk and Meher Chand Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Step out of New Delhi to go to Noida and see The Great India Place, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat, look for gifts at Craft House, get a taste of the local shopping with Connaught Place, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In August in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): wander the streets of Thamel, then stop by SK Handicraft Exports, then explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Narayan Temple. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu tour planning website .

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier and then explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature Parks
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

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night
Sauraha, Nepal

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sauraha road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Sauraha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sauraha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park

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Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha, then contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip builder app .

Drive from Sauraha to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Pokhara is little chillier than Sauraha - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Barahi temple ©
Barahi temple

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