5 days in Varanasi & Nepal Itinerary

5 days in Varanasi & Nepal Itinerary

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5 days in Varanasi & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Varanasi, India
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
4
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad, India

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Varanasi, India

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Banaras Ghats and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip planning app .

Hyderabad to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in August, Varanasi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chitwan National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Varanasi to Chitwan National Park. In August, daytime highs in Chitwan National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery

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night
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, then get a dose of the wild on Himalayan Leaders, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, and finally take a stroll through Thamel.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Kathmandu is slightly colder than Chitwan National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Thamel ©
Thamel

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night
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara road trip planning site .

Pokhara is just a short distance from Kathmandu. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

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

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