48 days in Nepal Itinerary

48 days in Nepal Itinerary

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48 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  12​h
1
Pokhara
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Muktinath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lomanthang
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Chitwan National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Lumbini
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Khumbu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Kathmandu
— 13 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

9
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Gurkha Memorial Museum. On the 19th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Make the 21st (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Pokhara is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Nepal Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Food Tours

4
nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Annapurna and Tilichol Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Muktinath: Jomsom (Chhairo Gompa & Dhumba Lake), Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery (in Kagbeni) and Marpha Monastery (in Marpha). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple, trek along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and head outdoors with Bara Gaon.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Muktinath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Muktinath can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lomanthang.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Jomsom, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Tilichol Lake, Annapurna
Highlights from your plan
Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Marpha Monastery ©
Marpha Monastery

4
nights
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kali Gandaki River and Ghar Gompa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lomanthang holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Muktinath to Lomanthang with the Route module. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Lomanthang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mustang Region
Highlights from your plan
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narayani River and Chitwan National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Shashwat Dham (in Parasi) and Sauraha (Sauraha Art Gallery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chitwan National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lomanthang to Chitwan National Park takes 3 hours. July in Chitwan National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sauraha, Shashwat Dham
Highlights from your plan
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

4
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maya Devi Temple and Ranighat Palace. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, appreciate the history behind Lumbini, admire the striking features of World Peace Pagoda, and delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lumbini trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini in 4 hours. In July in Lumbini, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ranighat Palace, Siddha Baba Temple
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Siddha Baba Temple ©
Siddha Baba Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt Everest and Gokyo Lakes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park vacation planning app .

Getting from Lumbini to Sagarmatha National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

4
nights
Khumbu

Khumbu ©
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Explore hidden gems such as Tengboche Gompa and Sagarmatha National Park Museum. Go for a jaunt from Khumbu to Khumjung to see Memorial to Scott Fischer about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Macchhermo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khumjung Gompa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mera Peak, and examine the collection at Sherpa Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Khumbu trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sagarmatha National Park to Khumbu. You'll set off for Kathmandu on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Khumjung, Tengboche Gompa, Mera Peak
Highlights from your plan
Macchhermo ©
Macchhermo
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Mera Peak ©
Mera Peak

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Walking tours. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, 55 Window Palace, & more) and Rudra Varna Mahavihar (in Patan (Lalitpur)). Make the 23rd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 25th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Khumbu to Kathmandu takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Photography Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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