20 days in Tibet & Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Tibet & Nepal Itinerary

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Lhasa, China
— 5 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 8 nights
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Lhasa, China

— 5 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Tamiami, USA to Lhasa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tamiami to Lhasa is 13 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tamiami in September; daily highs in Lhasa reach 70°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Pokhara, Nepal

— 4 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pokhara trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Pokhara takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.2 hours traveling from Lhasa to Pokhara. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lhasa in September; daily highs in Pokhara reach 86°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 8 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kathmandu side-trips: Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com & Changu Narayan). On the 5th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 7th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kathmandu, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Tibet travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.

Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.