8 days in Kathmandu, Sauraha & Pokhara Itinerary

8 days in Kathmandu, Sauraha & Pokhara Itinerary

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8 days in Kathmandu, Sauraha & Pokhara Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  12​h
1
Kathmandu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Kathmandu

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.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu travel planner .

Bengaluru, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Kathmandu at 33°C and lows at 15°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Narayani River and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sauraha trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Sauraha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in April; daily highs in Sauraha reach 40°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple, and finally stop by Yes Helping Hands Handicraft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sauraha to Pokhara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sauraha in April, expect Pokhara to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 19°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): shop like a local with Asan and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, then browse the exhibits of Universal Art Gallery, and then wander the streets of Thamel.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu itinerary planner .

Kathmandu is very close to Pokhara. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Pokhara in April, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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

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