12 days in Nepal Itinerary

12 days in Nepal Itinerary

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12 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Pokhara
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lumbini
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Begnas Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gurkha Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Pokhara is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Pokhara. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in November: highs in Pokhara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Begnas Lake ©
Begnas Lake
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum

2
nights
Sauraha

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sauraha day trip website .

Getting from Pokhara to Sauraha by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pokhara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sauraha: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Walking tours
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lumbini trip planner .

You can drive from Sauraha to Lumbini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lumbini can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tengboche Gompa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Memorial to Scott Fischer, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, then explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, and finally take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park online trip maker .

You can fly from Lumbini to Sagarmatha National Park in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Changu Narayan and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, wander the streets of Thamel, admire the landmark architecture of Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu day trip planning tool .

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Changu Narayan
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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