12 days in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan National Park Itinerary

12 days in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan National Park Itinerary

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Kathmandu
— 4 nights
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Pokhara
— 3 nights
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Chitwan National Park
— 3 nights
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Kathmandu
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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, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take a stroll through Thamel, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu vacation builder app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Tribhuvan International Airport. In September in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Pokhara

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in October since evenings lows in Pokhara dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

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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.
On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chitwan National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chitwan National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Pokhara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chitwan National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kathmandu

On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip builder tool.

Getting from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chitwan National Park in October: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Parks