16 days in Nepal Itinerary

16 days in Nepal Itinerary

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16 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
1
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Lumbini
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Pokhara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bandipur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
6
Kathmandu
— 1 night
End: Kathmandu

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate himalayan arts gallery p.ltd and Nepal Art Council Gallery. Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadrakali Temple, take a stroll through Thamel, and take an in-depth tour of Taragaon Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kathmandu trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Tribhuvan International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Kathmandu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Chitwan National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours. On the 5th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chitwan National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kathmandu in November: high temperatures in Chitwan National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Walking tours
Safaris

2
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lumbini trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Peace Temple and Barahi temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum. Step out of Pokhara with an excursion to Old Gurung Museum in Ghandruk--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Himalayan Threads Handicrafts Shop.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pokhara road trip website .

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Pokhara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lumbini in November, plan for slightly colder days in Pokhara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bandipur.

Things to do in Pokhara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Old Gurung Museum
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International Mountain Museum ©
International Mountain Museum
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

2
nights
Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. Get in touch with nature at Gurunghe Hill and Siddha Gufa. Go for a jaunt from Bandipur to Kurintar to see Trisuli River about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Thani Mai Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Khadga Devi temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bandipur tour website .

You can drive from Pokhara to Bandipur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In November, daily temperatures in Bandipur can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toKathmandu.

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trisuli River
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Thani Mai Temple ©
Thani Mai Temple
Khadga Devi temple ©
Khadga Devi temple

1
night
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bandipur to Kathmandu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Bandipur in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan Museum
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum

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