5 days in Nepal Itinerary

5 days in Nepal Itinerary

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5 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Lumbini
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Nagarkot
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Pokhara
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Asan, stop by Kedar Craft, then revel in the low prices at The Cashmere Outlet, and finally take a stroll through Thamel.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kathmandu is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, expect Kathmandu to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Thamel ©
Thamel
Asan ©
Asan

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lumbini trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kathmandu to Lumbini in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in November; daily highs in Lumbini reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

1
night
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. On the 29th (Fri), hike along Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagarkot road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lumbini to Nagarkot takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lumbini in November, things will get a bit cooler in Nagarkot: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery
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Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail ©
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery ©
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery
Nagarkot View point tower ©
Nagarkot View point tower

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night
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Pokhara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nagarkot in November since evenings lows in Pokhara dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Spas & Wellness

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