20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kagbeni
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
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
Drive:  45​min
7
Bhaktapur
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​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 Poon Hill, stop by Angel Hands Cashmere Store, and contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pokhara trip builder tool .

George Town, Malaysia to Pokhara is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from George Town to Pokhara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George Town in December, expect nights in Pokhara to be colder, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kagbeni.

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
Kagbeni

Kagbeni ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Bara Gaon and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kagbeni attractions planner .

Getting from Pokhara to Kagbeni by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Kagbeni, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Kagbeni

Trails Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bara Gaon
Highlights from your plan
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): admire the landmark architecture of World Peace Pagoda and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lumbini Monastic Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lumbini driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kagbeni to Lumbini in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kagbeni in December since evenings lows in Lumbini dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manang.

Things to do in Lumbini

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

1
day
Manang

Manang ©
Manang is a town in the Manang District of Nepal. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tilichol Lake.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manang online route planner .

You can drive from Lumbini to Manang in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Manang when traveling from Lumbini in December, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Manang

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tilichol Lake ©
Tilichol Lake

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chitwan National Park side-trips: Sauraha (Sauraha Art Gallery, Elephant Breeding Centre, & more). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park, and explore the activities along Narayani River.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chitwan National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Manang to Chitwan National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December in Chitwan National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up 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
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Walking tours
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: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Thamel.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chitwan National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Kathmandu: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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

3
nights
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Go for a jaunt from Bhaktapur to Dhulikhel to see Thrangu Tashi Monastery about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan, contemplate the long history of 55 Window Palace, and make a trip to Pottery Square.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bhaktapur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

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