39 days in Nepal Itinerary

39 days in Nepal Itinerary

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39 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
1
Kathmandu
— 12 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mustang Region
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Mahakali Zone
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
5
Lumbini
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Sauraha
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Sagarmatha National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com & Dattatreya Temple). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu online visit planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kathmandu. September in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

10
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokhara: Bandipur (Thani Mai Temple & Gurunghe Hill). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip planner .

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. In September, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bandipur
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

2
nights
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa. 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustang Region trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Mustang Region in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Mustang Region, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahakali Zone.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs

1
night
Mahakali Zone

Mahakali Zone
Mahakali is one of the fourteen zones located in the Far-Western Development Region of Nepal, covering an area of 6,205 km2 in the most western part of the country. For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mahakali Zone itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Mustang Region to Mahakali Zone with the Route module. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Mahakali Zone

Parks Nature Wildlife

2
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Lumbini is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, make a trip to Lumbini Monastic Site, appreciate the history behind World Peace Pagoda, and delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Lumbini itinerary planner .

Drive from Mahakali Zone to Lumbini in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In October, daily temperatures in Lumbini can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini ©
Lumbini

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.
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, take a peaceful walk through Into The Wild Tours & Travel, explore the activities along Narayani River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sauraha online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Sauraha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) 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

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, and finally get great views at Nagarkot View point tower. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail and then hike along Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagarkot online holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sauraha in October, with highs in Nagarkot at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail ©
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sagarmatha National Park: Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Tengboche Gompa (in Tengboche). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, explore the activities along Dudh Koshi River, get great views at Everest View Point, and explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park trip planner .

Getting from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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