20 days in Eastern Region Itinerary

20 days in Eastern Region Itinerary

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20 days in Eastern Region Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Ilam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Taplejung
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Ilam

Ilam ©
Ilam is a municipality of Ilam District, which is in the hilly region of Mechi zone, in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Step out of the city life by going to Ilam Tea Garden and Fikkal Bazar.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ilam trip itinerary website .

Phoenix, USA to Ilam is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Ilam is 12 hours. While traveling from Phoenix, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ilam, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. You will leave for Dharan on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Ilam

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Fikkal Bazar ©
Fikkal Bazar

4
nights
Dharan

Dharan ©
Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . Get outdoors at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Tamur River. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Shey Phoksundo National Park. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhasubba Temple and don't miss a visit to Datankali Temple.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharan online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ilam to Dharan in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ilam in June: high temperatures in Dharan hover around 91°F and lows are around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taplejung.

Things to do in Dharan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kosi Zone, Tamur River, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve ©
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Buddhasubba Temple ©
Buddhasubba Temple
Tamur River ©
Tamur River

5
nights
Taplejung

Taplejung ©
Taplejung is a municipality and the headquarters of Taplejung District in the Mechi Zone of Nepal. Taplejung is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pathibhara Devi Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taplejung trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dharan to Taplejung. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dharan in June; daily highs in Taplejung reach 78°F and lows reach 64°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Taplejung

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kanchenjunga
Highlights from your plan
Pathibhara Devi Temple ©
Pathibhara Devi Temple
Kanchenjunga ©
Kanchenjunga

5
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.
Visiting Mt Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam will get you outdoors. When in Sagarmatha National Park, make a side trip to see Memorial to Scott Fischer in Khumjung, approximately 48 minutes away.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park journey maker .

Explore your travel options from Taplejung to Sagarmatha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Macchhermo, Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier