15 days in Nepal Itinerary

15 days in Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lumbini
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kopan Monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagh Bhairab Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and wander the streets of Thamel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kathmandu route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kathmandu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Kathmandu. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect nights in Kathmandu to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bagh Bhairab Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). Explore hidden gems such as Begnas Lake and Gurkha Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bindhya Basini Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pokhara online vacation planner .

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in April, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Climbing Tours
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the galleries of 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sauraha trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pokhara to Sauraha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pokhara in April: high temperatures in Sauraha hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) 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
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Safaris

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lumbini road trip site .

You can drive from Sauraha to Lumbini in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to 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 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tengboche Gompa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, then get great views at Everest View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lumbini to Sagarmatha National Park takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tengboche Gompa
Highlights from your plan
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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