17 days in Nepal Itinerary

17 days in Nepal Itinerary

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17 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
2
Jomsom
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lumbini
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Manang
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Kathmandu
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokhara journey planning site .

George Town, Malaysia to Pokhara is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pokhara. When traveling from George Town in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Pokhara: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jomsom.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Poon Hill ©
Poon Hill

1
night
Jomsom

Jomsom ©
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhairo Gompa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dhumba Lake, and then take a stroll through Bara Gaon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jomsom vacation website .

Getting from Pokhara to Jomsom by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Jomsom are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Jomsom

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bara Gaon
Highlights from your plan
Dhumba Lake ©
Dhumba Lake
Chhairo Gompa ©
Chhairo Gompa
Bara Gaon ©
Bara Gaon

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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, 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 delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site and then appreciate the history behind World Peace Pagoda.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lumbini driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jomsom to Lumbini takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jomsom in December, Lumbini is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manang.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site

1
day
Manang

Manang
Manang is a town in the Manang District of Nepal. For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manang trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Manang takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lumbini in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Manang, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Chitwan National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Manang

Parks Nature

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sauraha Art Gallery in Sauraha (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Chitwan National Park. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Narayani River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chitwan National Park trip website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Manang to Chitwan National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chitwan National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

6
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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chitwan National Park in December, with highs in Kathmandu at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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