31 days in Nepal Itinerary

31 days in Nepal Itinerary

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31 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Naxos
taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mustang Region
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Lumbini
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Sauraha
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Naxos

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pashupati Nath. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thamel and Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Patan Durbar Square, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip planner .

Naxos, Greece to Kathmandu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Naxos to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naxos in November, expect nights in Kathmandu to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath
Thamel ©
Thamel

7
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gurkha Memorial Museum and Helicopter Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bindhya Basini Temple and International Mountain Museum. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, and explore the activities along Begnas Lake.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara attractions planning app .

Pokhara is just a short distance from Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pokhara, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum

2
nights
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kali Gandaki River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Red Cliffs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghar Gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustang Region road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Mustang Region in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maya Devi Temple and Siddha Baba Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lumbini Monastic Site and Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, appreciate the history behind Lumbini, delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, and don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lumbini trip maker app .

Getting from Mustang Region to Lumbini by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Mustang Region in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lumbini, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chitwan National Park and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Breeding Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sauraha trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Lumbini to Sauraha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Sauraha, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) 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
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

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 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Nagarkot Nature Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nagarkot trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Nagarkot takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sauraha in December: high temperatures in Nagarkot hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tengboche Gompa and Memorial to Scott Fischer. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, and stroll through Khumbu Glacier.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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