30 days in Nepal Itinerary

30 days in Nepal Itinerary

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30 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lumbini
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Mustang Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Pokhara
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
7
Kathmandu
— 9 nights
End: Kathmandu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sagarmatha National Park side-trips: Tengboche Gompa (in Tengboche), Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Sherpa Museum (in Namche Bazaar). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, get great views at Everest View Point, hike along Ambulapcha-La, and stroll through Khumbu Glacier.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park trip builder tool .

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Macchhermo, Sherpa Museum, Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower. Keep things going the next day: hike along Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nagarkot online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail ©
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

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.
Sauraha is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Chitwan National Park, explore the activities along Narayani River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Into The Wild Tours & Travel, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sauraha trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sauraha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nagarkot in September, with highs in Sauraha at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Lumbini is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, and appreciate the history behind Lumbini.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lumbini itinerary planner .

Getting from Sauraha to Lumbini by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lumbini can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siddha Baba Temple
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini ©
Lumbini

2
nights
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
On the 13th (Fri), explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa. On the next day, Head underground at Red Cliffs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghar Gompa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple.

Start your trip to Mustang Region by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lumbini to Mustang Region takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, Mustang Region is a bit cooler than Lumbini - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs

7
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, see the interesting displays at International Mountain Museum, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pokhara online route maker .

Getting from Mustang Region to Pokhara by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

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

9
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: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online vacation planner .

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Peacock Shop
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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