20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Paphos
bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Pokhara
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Bhaktapur
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
5
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Paphos

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Peace Temple and Barahi temple. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Poon Hill, Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip itinerary planning app .

Paphos, Cyprus to Pokhara is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Nepal Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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)

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Thamel, browse the exhibits of himalayan arts gallery p.ltd, look for gifts at S.K. Handicrafts Export, and get some fabulous bargains at The Cashmere Outlet.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu road trip tool .

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kathmandu, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Climbing Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tengboche Gompa and Memorial to Scott Fischer. Get outdoors at Mt Everest and Ambulapcha-La. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, get great views at Everest View Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khumbu Glacier.

Planning Sagarmatha National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan, then explore the ancient world of Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, then take a stroll through Pottery Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at 55 Window Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrangu Tashi Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bhaktapur road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sagarmatha National Park to Bhaktapur takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bhaktapur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Thrangu Tashi Monastery
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
55 Window Palace ©
55 Window Palace

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.
On the 27th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Narayani River, then don't miss a visit to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sauraha day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bhaktapur to Sauraha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bhaktapur in September: high temperatures in Sauraha hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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