20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Tengboche
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dhulikhel
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Muktinath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kathmandu
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
5
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Tengboche

Tengboche
Get some historical perspective at Tengboche Gompa and Khumjung Gompa. Step off the beaten path and head to Gokyo Lakes and Mt Everest. Explore Tengboche's surroundings by going to Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Mt. Taboche (in Sagarmatha National Park).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tengboche itinerary maker website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tengboche is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tengboche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Dhulikhel.

Things to do in Tengboche

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

3
nights
Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel ©
Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Dattatreya Temple and Nyatapola Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thrangu Tashi Monastery and Changu Narayan. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhaktapur (Taumadhi Square, 55 Window Palace, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Temple and make a trip to Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dhulikhel tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tengboche to Dhulikhel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Dhulikhel

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

3
nights
Muktinath

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muktinath Temple and Muktinath Temple. Get in touch with nature at Annapurna and Tilichol Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Marpha Monastery (in Marpha), Jomsom (Chhairo Gompa & Dhumba Lake) and Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery (in Kagbeni). There's more to do: head outdoors with Bara Gaon.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Muktinath holiday planner .

Getting from Dhulikhel to Muktinath by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Dhulikhel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Muktinath, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Jomsom, Annapurna, Tilichol Lake, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Marpha Monastery ©
Marpha Monastery

7
nights
Kathmandu

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pashupati Nath and Kopan Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) and Jaganath (Krishna) Temple. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kala Bairav.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Muktinath to Kathmandu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Muktinath in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
Highlights from your plan
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath

3
nights
Sauraha

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Breeding Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sauraha trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Sauraha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Sauraha reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre
Safaris

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