36 days in Nepal & New Delhi Itinerary

36 days in Nepal & New Delhi Itinerary

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36 days in Nepal & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Pokhara, Nepal
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mustang Region, Nepal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lumbini, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sauraha, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nagarkot, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
New Delhi, India
— 9 nights
End: New Delhi, India

6
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

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: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pokhara online trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Pokhara is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for slightly colder days in Pokhara, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

2
nights
Mustang Region, Nepal

Mustang Region ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kali Gandaki River.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mustang Region trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Mustang Region in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River

2
nights
Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Lumbini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddha Baba Temple, then admire the striking features of World Peace Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Mustang Region to Lumbini in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mustang Region in October; daily highs in Lumbini reach 38°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can 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
Lumbini ©
Lumbini
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda

3
nights
Sauraha, Nepal

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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park, explore the activities along Narayani River, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sauraha online vacation planner .

You can drive from Lumbini to Sauraha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nagarkot, Nepal

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 17th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower, make a trip to Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan. Keep things going the next day: hike along Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail and then trek along Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagarkot trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sauraha in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nagarkot: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Trails Outdoors Parks

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
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sagarmatha National Park: Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar) and Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, get great views at Everest View Point, trek along Ambulapcha-La, and take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sagarmatha National Park travel planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Sagarmatha National Park Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

8
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner.

You can fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. In October in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Climbing Tours

9
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Vintage Camera Museum by APPOINTMENT ONLY & DLF Cyber Hub). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planning app .

You can fly from Kathmandu to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in October, with highs in New Delhi at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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