17 days in Nepal Itinerary

17 days in Nepal Itinerary

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17 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h 30 min
1
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Nagarkot
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Dhulikhel
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Kathmandu
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
6
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
7
Bhaktapur
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
8
Kathmandu
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
9
Kirtipur
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
10
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khawalung Monastery as well as Taragaon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, then get engrossed in the history at Taragaon Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawalung Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu holiday builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to Kathmandu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Nepal Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier days in Kathmandu, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Nagarkot on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Museums
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Taragaon Museum ©
Taragaon Museum

few
hours
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. You've now added Nagarkot View point tower to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagarkot trip itinerary website .

Nagarkot is very close to Kathmandu. December in Nagarkot sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dhulikhel.
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Nagarkot View Tower ©
Nagarkot View Tower

1
day
Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel ©
Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Thrangu Tashi Monastery has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namo Buddha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrangu Tashi Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indreshwar Mahadev Temple.

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Traveling by car from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes an hour. In December in Dhulikhel, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Dhulikhel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namo Buddha Temple, Indreshwar Mahadev Temple
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Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Namo Buddha Temple ©
Namo Buddha Temple
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple

1
night
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planner .

Kathmandu is just a stone's throw from Dhulikhel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
day
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
You've added Patan Durbar Square, Degutalle Mandir Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishwanath Mandir Temple, make a trip to Bhinchhebahal tole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), then get to know the fascinating history of Degutalle Mandir Temple, and finally make a trip to Patan Durbar Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Patan (Lalitpur) vacation planner .

Patan (Lalitpur) is just a short distance from Kathmandu. In December, daytime highs in Patan (Lalitpur) are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites
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Vishwanath Mandir Temple ©
Vishwanath Mandir Temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Kumari Chowk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumari Chowk, then contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip builder site .

Kathmandu is very close to Patan (Lalitpur). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Kumari Chowk ©
Kumari Chowk
Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple ©
Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple
Zipline

1
day
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 12th (Wed), look for gifts at Peacock Shop, admire the striking features of Pujari Math, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairavnath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pashupatinath Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Vatsala Durga Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bhaktapur trip builder tool .

Bhaktapur is just a short distance from Kathmandu. December in Bhaktapur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Shopping
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Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple
Peacock Shop ©
Peacock Shop
Vatsala Durga Temple ©
Vatsala Durga Temple

1
night
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu holiday maker tool .

Kathmandu is very close to Bhaktapur. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Kirtipur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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day
Kirtipur

Kirtipur ©
Kirtipur is an ancient city of Nepal. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Chobhar Caves and then delve into the distant past at Chilancho.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirtipur route planner .

Kirtipur is very close to Kathmandu. December in Kirtipur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kirtipur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chobhar Caves
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Chilancho ©
Chilancho

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nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
You've now added The Tribhuvan, Mahendra, and Birendra Museums to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Universal Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd, and then examine the collection at The Tribhuvan, Mahendra, and Birendra Museums.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu holiday website .

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Kirtipur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Shopping
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himalayan arts gallery p.ltd ©
himalayan arts gallery p.ltd
Universal Art Gallery ©
Universal Art Gallery

2
nights
Sauraha

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Into The Wild Tours & Travel.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sauraha day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Sauraha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Sauraha is a bit warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Tours Museums Shopping
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Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery
Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center ©

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple and then look for gifts at Women's Skills Development Organization. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): tee off at Himalayan Golf Course, then get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip planner.

Getting from Sauraha to Pokhara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

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nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guhyeshwari Temple, Gems Paradise and Kedar Craft. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guhyeshwari Temple, stop by Gems Paradise, revel in the low prices at The Cashmere Outlet, stop by Kedar Craft, then stop by Local Women's Handicrafts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Budhanilkantha.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip maker tool .

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pokhara in December since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kedar Craft ©
Kedar Craft
Budhanilkantha ©
Budhanilkantha
Guhyeshwari Temple ©
Guhyeshwari Temple

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