38 days in Nepal Itinerary

38 days in Nepal Itinerary

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38 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h
1
Kathmandu
— 13 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Chitwan National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dhulikhel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nagarkot
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
6
Pokhara
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Whoopee Land Amusement and Water Park and Aviation Museum. On the 3rd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, wander the streets of Thamel, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu journey builder .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kathmandu is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, Kathmandu is a bit cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bagh Bhairab Temple, Whoopee Land Amusement and Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Aviation Museum ©
Aviation Museum
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Chitwan National Park side-trips: Sauraha (Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, Elephant Breeding Centre, & more) and Gurunghe Hill (in Bandipur). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chitwan National Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, expect Chitwan National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dhulikhel.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sauraha, Gurunghe Hill
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Walking tours

3
nights
Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel ©
Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Get out of town with these interesting Dhulikhel side-trips: Bhaktapur (Dattatreya Temple, Taumadhi Square, & more). Spend the 23rd (Mon) soaking in the spiritual atmosphere of Thrangu Tashi Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Kali Temple.

Before you visit Dhulikhel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Dhulikhel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitwan National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Dhulikhel: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Dhulikhel

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Dattatreya Temple ©
Dattatreya Temple
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sagarmatha National Park to Khumjung to see Memorial to Scott Fischer about 48 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Dhulikhel to Sagarmatha National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagarkot: Bhaktapur (Pujari Math, Kathmandu Fun Valley, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nagarkot trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Kathmandu Fun Valley ©
Kathmandu Fun Valley
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple ©
Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple

11
nights
Pokhara

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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
ZipFlyer Nepal ©
ZipFlyer Nepal
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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