6 days in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini & Janakpur Itinerary

6 days in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini & Janakpur Itinerary

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6 days in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini & Janakpur Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
1
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Lumbini
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Janakpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kathmandu

3
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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu journey planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kathmandu. In October, daytime highs in Kathmandu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the history behind World Peace Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and then delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lumbini online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kathmandu to Lumbini takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lumbini: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Janakpur.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda

1
night
Janakpur

Janakpur ©
Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram-Janaki Marriage Hall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janaki Mandir.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Janakpur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Janakpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Janakpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Janaki Mandir ©
Janaki Mandir
Ram-Janaki Marriage Hall ©
Ram-Janaki Marriage Hall

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