36 days in Nepal Itinerary

36 days in Nepal Itinerary

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36 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kathmandu
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
3
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lumbini
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Muktinath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Lomanthang
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Pokhara
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Everest and Khumbu Glacier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gokyo Lakes and Memorial to Scott Fischer.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

13
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thamel and Swayambhunath Temple. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, Bhairavnath Temple, & more). Make the 21st (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Patan Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. March in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park ©
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chitwan National Park and Into The Wild Tours & Travel. Get outdoors at Narayani River and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sauraha road trip site .

Getting from Kathmandu to Sauraha by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in March; daily highs in Sauraha reach 35°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Narayani River
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maya Devi Temple and Royal Thai Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Myanmar Golden Monastery and Lumbini. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and admire the striking features of World Peace Pagoda.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lumbini trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sauraha to Lumbini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple) ©
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple)

1
night
Muktinath

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. On the 7th (Sun), hike along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Muktinath trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lumbini to Muktinath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, Muktinath is a bit cooler than Lumbini - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Lomanthang.

Things to do in Muktinath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mustang Region
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek ©
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple

1
night
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thubchen Gompa.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lomanthang online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muktinath to Lomanthang. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lomanthang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kali Gandaki River
Highlights from your plan
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

11
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Barahi temple and Bindhya Basini Temple. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Begnas Lake. On the 11th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Make the 15th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tee off at Himalayan Golf Course, and take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pokhara vacation maker app .

You can fly from Lomanthang to Pokhara in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours

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