15 days in Nepal Itinerary

15 days in Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  33​h
1
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Khumbu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Bhaktapur
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
5
Chitwan National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Salt Lake City

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Patan Museum and Vishwanath Mandir Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thermal Spas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kopan Monastery and contemplate the long history of Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu day trip site .

Salt Lake City, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Kathmandu is 12 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in September since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
Highlights from your plan
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Bindhya Basini Temple and Barahi temple are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Gupteswar Gupha. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take an in-depth tour of Gurkha Memorial Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip planner.

Pokhara is just a short distance from Kathmandu. September in Pokhara sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

2
nights
Khumbu

Khumbu
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
On the 19th (Thu), get great views at Everest View Point, examine the collection at Sherpa Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Memorial to Scott Fischer, explore the activities along Tamur River, and then hike along Macchhermo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Khumbu trip planner .

You can fly from Pokhara to Khumbu in 16.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Memorial to Scott Fischer ©
Memorial to Scott Fischer
Macchhermo ©
Macchhermo

1
day
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Siddha Pokhari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairavnath Temple, then see the interesting displays at Living Traditions Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pashupatinath Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bhaktapur itinerary maker app .

Getting from Khumbu to Bhaktapur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple ©
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple
Pashupatinath Temple ©
Pashupatinath Temple

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Into The Wild Tours & Travel. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chitwan National Park online trip planner .

You can fly from Bhaktapur to Chitwan National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bhaktapur in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Chitwan National Park: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery
Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center ©

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