8 days in Nepal Itinerary

8 days in Nepal Itinerary

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8 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
1
Pokhara
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
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 18th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, make a trip to Kriayt Social Business, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip planner.

Kathmandu to Pokhara is an approximately half hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pokhara are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

4
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, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu driving holiday planner.

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in July, plan for little chillier nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Helicopter Tours
Climbing Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

2
nights
Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Everest View Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ambulapcha-La, contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, and then explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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