8 days in Nepal Itinerary

8 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nepal planner

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Pokhara
— 2 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 5 nights
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Pokhara

— 2 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Pokhara is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 0.2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: highs in Pokhara hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kathmandu

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of Kathmandu to go to Bhaktapur and see Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. On the 26th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, admire the striking features of Taleju Mandir Temple, and stop by Thamel.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kathmandu day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Pokhara in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.