18 days in Nepal Itinerary

18 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
2
Sagarmatha National Park
— 5 nights
3
Khumbu
— 2 nights
4
Kathmandu
— Few hours
5
Lomanthang
— 3 nights
6
Muktinath
— 1 night
7
Pokhara
— 2 nights
8
Lumbini
— 2 nights
9
Kathmandu
— Few hours

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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and visit Thamel.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kathmandu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, you'll gain 2.2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kathmandu is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Helicopter Tours
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Thamel ©
Thamel

5
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Khumbu Glacier as well as Mt. Taboche. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gokyo Lakes and Memorial to Scott Fischer. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

2
nights
Khumbu

Khumbu ©
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at Sagarmatha National Park Museum, then examine the collection at Sherpa Museum, and then trek along Macchhermo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khumjung Gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tengboche Gompa, and then explore the activities along Tamur River.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Khumbu travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Sagarmatha National Park to Khumbu with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Khumjung Gompa, Tengboche Gompa
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Macchhermo ©
Macchhermo
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Khumjung Gompa ©
Khumjung Gompa

few
hours
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Khumbu to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Lomanthang.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

3
nights
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thubchen Gompa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Red Cliffs.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lomanthang itinerary maker website.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lomanthang in 4.5 hours. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Lomanthang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mustang Region
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

1
night
Muktinath

Muktinath
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Muktinath holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lomanthang to Muktinath. In December in Muktinath, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Pokhara on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Muktinath

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 28th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the activities along Begnas Lake. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pokhara day trip website.

You can fly from Muktinath to Pokhara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Begnas Lake ©
Begnas Lake

2
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lumbini Monastic Site. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then don't miss a visit to World Peace Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lumbini trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Lumbini takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pokhara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lumbini, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda

few
hours
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dattatreya Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu day trip planner.

You can fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Lumbini in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dattatreya Temple
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dattatreya Temple ©
Dattatreya Temple

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