22 days in Nepal Itinerary

22 days in Nepal Itinerary

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22 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Pokhara
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h
2
Chitwan National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kathmandu
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

5
nights
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: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pokhara sightseeing planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Pokhara is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Pokhara to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

3
nights
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 & Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Tiger Residency Resort, explore the activities along Narayani River, and explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chitwan National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Pashupatinath Temple, make a trip to Taumadhi Square, then make a trip to Traditional Thangka Paintings Gallery & Workshop, and finally make a trip to Vatsala Durga Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, stop by Peacock Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairavnath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Pujari Math, and finally appreciate the history behind Ugrachandi and Bhairav Statues.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagarkot tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Nagarkot takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chitwan National Park in December; daily highs in Nagarkot reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple ©
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square
Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sagarmatha National Park to Khumjung to see Memorial to Scott Fischer about 48 minutes away.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

7
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: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, take a stroll through Thamel, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu vacation maker tool .

Fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Kathmandu

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

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