9 days in Nepal Itinerary

9 days in Nepal Itinerary

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9 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Pokhara
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Annapurna Region
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Chitwan National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nagarkot
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Namche Bazaar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
End: Shimla

1
night
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara trip planner .

Shimla, India to Pokhara is an approximately 8-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Annapurna Region.

Things to do in Pokhara

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

1
night
Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Annapurna.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Annapurna Region trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Region takes an hour. In October in Annapurna Region, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Annapurna Region

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Annapurna ©
Annapurna

1
night
Chitwan National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Narayani River and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chitwan National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Annapurna Region to Chitwan National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Annapurna Region in October: highs in Chitwan National Park hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Safaris

1
night
Nagarkot

Nagarkot ©
Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): have fun at Sunapati Thanka Painting School, then take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nagarkot visit planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chitwan National Park in October, with highs in Nagarkot at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Namche Bazaar.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Fun & Games Classes Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, Sunapati Thanka Painting School
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Sunapati Thanka Painting School ©
Sunapati Thanka Painting School
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery ©
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery
Nagarkot View point tower ©
Nagarkot View point tower

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nights
Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sagarmatha National Park Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial to Scott Fischer, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tengboche Gompa. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sherpa Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khumjung Gompa.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Namche Bazaar trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Namche Bazaar takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Namche Bazaar

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Khumjung, Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche Gompa
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Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Mt. Ama Dablam ©
Mt. Ama Dablam

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Stone Vishnu Mandir Temple, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, and finally wander the streets of Thamel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kathmandu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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