16 days in Nepal Itinerary

16 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nepal tour planner

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Pokhara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lumbini
— 1 night
Bus
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Chitwan National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 7 nights
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Pokhara

— 4 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gurkha Memorial Museum and International Mountain Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and look for gifts at Silver Oaks Handicraft.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Pokhara is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 0.2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Lumbini

— 1 night
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the striking features of World Peace Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cambodia Lumbini Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lumbini driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pokhara to Lumbini in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Pokhara, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lumbini, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park

— 3 nights
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chitwan National Park and Tiger Residency Resort. Get in touch with nature at Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours and Services and Narayani River. Venture out of the city with trips to Sauraha (Sauraha Art Gallery & Mandara Spa & Wellness Center).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Kathmandu

— 7 nights
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 get to explore Patan Museum and Ritual Thanka. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jaganath (Krishna) Temple and National Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, play a few rounds at Eco Ventures Treks and Expedition, browse the fresh offerings at Boudha Farmers Market at Utpala Cafe, and browse the exhibits of Nepal Art Council Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chitwan National Park in March, things will get little chillier in Kathmandu: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trips

Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.