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
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Kathmandu
— 15 nights
End: Kathmandu

2
nights
Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muktinath Temple and Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Annapurna and Dhumba Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annapurna Region: Tilichol Lake (in Manang), Bara Gaon (in Mustang Region) and Muktinath Temple (in Muktinath).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Annapurna Region trip builder website .

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 Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Dhumba Lake, Tilichol Lake, Muktinath Temple
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Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Marpha Monastery ©
Marpha Monastery

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Get some historical perspective at Maya Devi Temple and Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lumbini Monastic Site and Siddha Baba Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and make a trip to Eternal Peace Flame.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lumbini trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Annapurna Region to Lumbini in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Annapurna Region in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lumbini: highs are around 40°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sauraha.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siddha Baba Temple
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Siddha Baba Temple ©
Siddha Baba 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chitwan National Park and Elephant Breeding Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Sauraha Art Gallery. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River, make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sauraha trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Sauraha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sauraha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough 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

3
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. Get outdoors at Nagarkot Nature Trail and Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Changu Narayan and Nyatapola Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagarkot: Kali Temple (in Dhulikhel) and Taumadhi Square (in Bhaktapur). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagarkot sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sauraha to Nagarkot by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sauraha in September; daily highs in Nagarkot reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Kali Temple
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Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail ©
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Everest and Gokyo Lakes. Get some historical perspective at Tengboche Gompa and Memorial to Scott Fischer. Take a break from Sagarmatha National Park with a short trip to Khumjung Gompa in Khumjung, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambulapcha-La, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, and explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khumjung, Tengboche Gompa
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

15
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pashupati Nath. Thrangu Tashi Monastery and Budhanilkantha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip planner .

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu by flight takes about 1.5 hours. September in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath

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