12 days in Nepal Itinerary

12 days in Nepal Itinerary

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12 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kathmandu
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Pokhara
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

5
nights
Kathmandu

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Patan Museum and Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre. Swayambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip tool .

Jaipur, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

2
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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery and then explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tiger Residency Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park road trip planning site .

Fly from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, Chitwan National Park is somewhat warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) will get you outdoors. International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Pokhara to Ghandruk to see Old Gurung Museum about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Yes Helping Hands Handicraft, explore the fascinating underground world of Gupteswar Gupha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara tour builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chitwan National Park to Pokhara in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Chitwan National Park in October, expect Pokhara to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Old Gurung Museum
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

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