15 days in Nepal Itinerary

15 days in Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kathmandu
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lumbini
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Pune

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 National Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Swayambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kathmandu tour itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), National Art Gallery
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, see the interesting displays at Annapurna Butterfly Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokhara itinerary planning tool .

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. In July in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lumbini trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Lumbini takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Lumbini is somewhat warmer than Pokhara - with highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Sherpa Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Everest and Mt. Taboche. Go for a jaunt from Sagarmatha National Park to Tengboche to see Tengboche Gompa about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam, explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, and get great views at Everest View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park journey planner .

Fly from Lumbini to Sagarmatha National Park in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Gompa
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

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