9 days in Nepal Itinerary

9 days in Nepal Itinerary

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9 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Bhaktapur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Chitwan National Park
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Lumbini
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Bandipur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h
5
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
On the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Traditional Thangka Paintings Gallery & Workshop, steep yourself in history at 55 Window Palace, and then make a trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Taumadhi Square, admire the landmark architecture of Pujari Math, pause for some photo ops at Ugrachandi and Bhairav Statues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairavnath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dattatreya Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bhaktapur online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Bhaktapur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get slightly colder in Bhaktapur: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

1
night
Chitwan National Park

The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the activities along Narayani River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chitwan National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bhaktapur to Chitwan National Park by flight takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, Chitwan National Park is somewhat warmer than Bhaktapur - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lumbini online visit planner .

Getting from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini by bus takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bandipur.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

1
night
Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khadga Devi temple, get great views at Thani Mai Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gurunghe Hill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandipur trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lumbini to Bandipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lumbini in August: high temperatures in Bandipur hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bandipur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thani Mai Temple ©
Thani Mai Temple
Khadga Devi temple ©
Khadga Devi temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Crematoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bandipur to Kathmandu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Bandipur in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

2
nights
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishwanath Mandir Temple, admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha Bahi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahaboudha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Taleju Mandir Temple, make a trip to Patan Durbar Square, then contemplate the long history of Patan Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudra Varna Mahavihar.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Patan (Lalitpur) online trip planner .

Patan (Lalitpur) is very close to Kathmandu. September in Patan (Lalitpur) sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum

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