20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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

2
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 the city life by going to Mt Everest and Khumbu Glacier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary maker .

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, explore the world behind art at National Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Peacock Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairavnath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Taumadhi Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola, examine the collection at Living Traditions Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Nagarkot trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nagarkot can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple ©
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple
Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 2nd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lumbini travel route site .

You can fly from Nagarkot to Lumbini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagarkot in July, with highs in Lumbini at 39°C and lows at 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tiger Residency Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chitwan National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Chitwan National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort

8
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Patan Museum and himalayan arts gallery p.ltd. Get a sense of the local culture at Thamel and Swayambhunath Temple. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 6th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Asan, browse the different shops at Labim Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by S.K. Handicrafts Export.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip 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 July, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
Highlights from your plan
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Poon Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, look for gifts at House of Cashmere NTA, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gupteswar Gupha.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip planner .

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

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