8 days in Nepal Itinerary

8 days in Nepal Itinerary

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8 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Pokhara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lumbini
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Janakpur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot and then stop by Angel Hands Cashmere Store. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pokhara trip itinerary builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Pokhara is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Pokhara to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lumbini trip planning website .

You can drive from Pokhara to Lumbini in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pokhara in December since evenings lows in Lumbini dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Janakpur.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple

1
night
Janakpur

Janakpur ©
Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Sita Vivah Mandap, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram-Janaki Marriage Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Janaki Mandir, and finally make a trip to Janakpur Dham Rail Station.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Janakpur trip builder website .

Drive from Lumbini to Janakpur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Janakpur

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

1
night
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 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Janakpur to Sagarmatha National Park takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Mt. Ama Dablam ©
Mt. Ama Dablam

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, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and have fun and explore at Aviation Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. In December in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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