12 days in Nepal Itinerary

12 days in Nepal Itinerary

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12 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Sauraha
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Nepalgunj
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Muscat

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Kopan Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at S.K. Handicrafts Export, take in the spiritual surroundings of Budhanilkantha, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip builder tool .

Muscat, Oman to Kathmandu is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Muscat in August: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the striking landscape of Into The Wild Tours & Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Tiger Residency Resort.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sauraha trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Sauraha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sauraha: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nepalgunj.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tiger Residency Resort
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Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery

5
nights
Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj ©
Nepalgunj (Nepali: नेपालगन्ज , also spelled Nepalganj, is a Sub Metropolitan City in Banke District, Nepal on the Terai plains near the southern border with Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh state of India. Bardia Jungle Safari has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwori Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nepalgunj day trip planning website .

Drive from Sauraha to Nepalgunj in 8 hours. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Nepalgunj

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bardia Jungle Safari
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Bageshwori Temple ©
Bageshwori Temple

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