30 days in Nepal Itinerary

30 days in Nepal Itinerary

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30 days in Nepal Itinerary

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

2
nights
Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Annapurna and Marpha Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muktinath Temple and Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery. Explore Annapurna Region's surroundings by going to Bara Gaon (in Mustang Region) and Muktinath Temple (in Muktinath).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Annapurna Region tour planner.

Kathmandu to Annapurna Region is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Annapurna Region are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Annapurna Region

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Muktinath Temple
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Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Bara Gaon ©
Bara Gaon

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maya Devi Temple and Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple). Discover out-of-the-way places like Siddha Baba Temple and Kudan Stupa. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, make a trip to Eternal Peace Flame, and admire the landmark architecture of World Peace Pagoda.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lumbini road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Annapurna Region to Lumbini in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Annapurna Region in September: high temperatures in Lumbini hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siddha Baba Temple
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Siddha Baba Temple ©
Siddha Baba Temple
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple) ©
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chitwan National Park and Sauraha Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Walking tours and Elephant Breeding Centre. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River and make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sauraha attractions planner.

Getting from Lumbini to Sauraha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sauraha are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Walking tours
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan, and finally make a trip to Taumadhi Square. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower.

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Getting from Sauraha to Nagarkot by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sauraha in September, with highs in Nagarkot at 33°C and lows at 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery ©
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Everest and Khumbu Glacier. Step off the beaten path and head to Tengboche Gompa and Gokyo Lakes. Step out of Sagarmatha National Park to go to Khumjung and see Memorial to Scott Fischer, which is approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche and get great views at Everest View Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa

16
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Get some cultural insight at Pashupati Nath and Thrangu Tashi Monastery. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some photo ops at Kala Bairav, admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath
Parasailing & Paragliding
Photography Tours

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