13 days in Nepal Itinerary

13 days in Nepal Itinerary

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13 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Visit Nyatapola Temple and Kopan Monastery for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Changu Narayan and Budhanilkantha. Change things up with a short trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com in Bhaktapur (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu tour builder tool .

Newark, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Kathmandu is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Pokhara on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Barahi temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pokhara travel itinerary planner.

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in October, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

3
nights
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Vishwanath Mandir Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhimsen Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Taleju Bell, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahaboudha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), then admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Narayan Temple, and finally make a trip to Taleju Mandir Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patan (Lalitpur) trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Patan (Lalitpur) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Patan (Lalitpur) when traveling from Pokhara in October, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple
55 Window Palace ©
55 Window Palace
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©

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