16 days in Nepal Itinerary

16 days in Nepal Itinerary

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16 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  19​h
1
Pokhara
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Chitwan National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Kathmandu
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Peace Temple and International Mountain Museum. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha, take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara online journey planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Pokhara is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Melbourne to Pokhara due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

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 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Narayani River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Breeding Centre.

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Traveling by bus from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Pokhara in March, you will find days in Chitwan National Park are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

7
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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, 55 Window Palace, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, take a stroll through Thamel, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Kathmandu is a bit cooler than Chitwan National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhaktapur
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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