19 days in Nepal Itinerary

19 days in Nepal Itinerary

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19 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Pokhara
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
5
Kathmandu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
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.
Step out of Sagarmatha National Park with an excursion to Memorial to Scott Fischer in Khumjung--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, hike along Ambulapcha-La, contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, and get great views at Everest View Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park online route maker .

Paris, France to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

2
nights
Nagarkot

Nagarkot ©
Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pashupatinath Temple, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, then make a trip to Traditional Thangka Paintings Gallery & Workshop, and finally make a trip to Vatsala Durga Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, look for gifts at Peacock Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairavnath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then admire the striking features of Pujari Math, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ugrachandi and Bhairav Statues.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nagarkot road trip app .

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nagarkot are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple ©
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square
Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center and then explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Chitwan National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagarkot in December, with highs in Chitwan National Park at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center ©

4
nights
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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Pandeli Park, Sarangkot, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pokhara online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chitwan National Park to Pokhara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
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Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, wander the streets of Thamel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu online route planner .

Kathmandu is very close to Pokhara. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pokhara in December since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Char Narayan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Climbing Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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