50 days in Nepal Itinerary

50 days in Nepal Itinerary

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50 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Sauraha
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lumbini
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Khumbu
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Pokhara
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Dhaulagiri Zone
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Kathmandu
— 11 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Narayani River and Chitwan Tharu Village. Step out of Sauraha to go to Bandipur and see Khadga Devi temple, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Make the 11th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chitwan National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Breeding Centre and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sauraha travel itinerary creator.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sauraha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chitwan National Park, Khadga Devi temple
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Walking tours
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

6
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maya Devi Temple and World Peace Pagoda. Step out of Lumbini with an excursion to Ramgram Stupa in Parasi--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lumbini Monastic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Lumbini.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lumbini itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sauraha to Lumbini in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toKhumbu.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ramgram Stupa
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site

7
nights
Khumbu

Khumbu ©
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Everest and Tengboche Gompa (Thyangboche). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khumbu: Sagarmatha National Park (Everest View Point, Dudh Koshi River, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Macchhermo, explore the activities along Tamur River, examine the collection at Sherpa Museum, and stroll the grounds of Memorial to Scott Fischer.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Khumbu travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lumbini to Khumbu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
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Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

9
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Begnas Lake and Barahi temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip generator.

Fly from Khumbu to Pokhara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dhaulagiri Zone.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Begnas Lake ©
Begnas Lake
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
nights
Dhaulagiri Zone

Dhaulagiri Zone ©
Dhaulagiri was one of the fourteen zones which Nepal was divided into for administrative purposes, prior to the September 10, 2015 adoption of a new Constitution, which divided the nation instead into 7 provinces. Step off the beaten path and head to Annapurna and Muktinath Trek.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dhaulagiri Zone trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pokhara to Dhaulagiri Zone. You'll set off for Kathmandu on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Dhaulagiri Zone

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Annapurna
Highlights from your plan
Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Jomsom Muktinath Trek ©
Jomsom Muktinath Trek

11
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Kopan Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, 55 Window Palace, & more). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, wander the streets of Thamel, make a trip to Patan Durbar Square पाटन दरबार क्षेत्र, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Dhaulagiri Zone to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours

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