53 days in Nepal Itinerary

53 days in Nepal Itinerary

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53 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kathmandu
— 12 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Tengboche
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mechi Zone
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lumbini
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Mustang Region
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Karnali Zone
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Pokhara
— 11 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kopan Monastery and Nyatapola Temple. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, & more) and Thrangu Tashi Monastery (in Dhulikhel). Make the 17th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, wander the streets of Thamel, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kathmandu trip itinerary builder site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kathmandu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 4 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Kathmandu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Tengboche.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

5
nights
Tengboche

Tengboche
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Everest and Gokyo Lakes. Tengboche Gompa and Khumjung Gompa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tengboche: Khumbu (Tamur River, Memorial to Scott Fischer, & more) and Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Taboche, Dudh Koshi River, & more).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tengboche holiday planner .

You can fly from Kathmandu to Tengboche in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mechi Zone.

Things to do in Tengboche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung, Khumbu, Namche Bazaar
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

4
nights
Mechi Zone

Mechi Zone ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kanchenjunga and Fikkal Bazar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mechi Zone trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tengboche to Mechi Zone. May in Mechi Zone sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will leave for Sauraha on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Mechi Zone

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kanchenjunga
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga ©
Kanchenjunga
Pathibhara Devi Temple ©
Pathibhara Devi Temple
Fikkal Bazar ©
Fikkal Bazar

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chitwan National Park and Into The Wild Tours & Travel. Visiting Elephant Breeding Centre and Tiger Residency Resort will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sauraha holiday site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mechi Zone to Sauraha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mechi Zone in June, expect Sauraha to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lumbini.

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
Safaris

5
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maya Devi Temple and Ranighat Palace. Step out of Lumbini to go to Parasi and see Ramgram Stupa, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple), admire the landmark architecture of World Peace Pagoda, and explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lumbini travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Sauraha to Lumbini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramgram Stupa, Ranighat Palace
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple) ©
Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple)

5
nights
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kali Gandaki River and Tilichol Lake. Muktinath Temple and Muktinath Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery (in Kagbeni) and Dhumba Lake (in Jomsom).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mustang Region tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lumbini to Mustang Region in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Mustang Region is little chillier than Lumbini - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karnali Zone.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Muktinath Temple, Dhumba Lake, Tilichol Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

4
nights
Karnali Zone

Karnali Zone ©
Karnali is one of the fourteen zones located in the Mid-Western Development Region of Nepal. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phoksundo Lake and Jumla. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Rara Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Karnali Zone fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustang Region to Karnali Zone. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustang Region in June, with highs in Karnali Zone at 30°C and lows at 16°C. You'll set off for Pokhara on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Karnali Zone

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phoksundo Lake ©
Phoksundo Lake
Rara Lake ©
Rara Lake
Jumla ©
Jumla

11
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and Sarangkot. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Begnas Lake and Food Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Mardi Himal in Annapurna Region (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pokhara, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Karnali Zone to Pokhara in 3.5 hours. In June, Pokhara is somewhat warmer than Karnali Zone - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mardi Himal
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours

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