18 days in Nepal Itinerary

18 days in Nepal Itinerary

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18 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sagarmatha National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Khumbu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Kathmandu
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Lomanthang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Muktinath
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Lumbini
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Kathmandu
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Everest Irish Bar. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, don't miss a visit to Patan Durbar Square, take a stroll through Thamel, and steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kathmandu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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 discover tucked-away gems like Mt Everest and Memorial to Scott Fischer.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park trip maker app .

You can fly from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature 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), see the interesting displays at Sagarmatha National Park Museum, examine the collection at Sherpa Museum, and then hike along Macchhermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khumjung Gompa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tengboche Gompa, and then explore the activities along Tamur River.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Khumbu tour itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sagarmatha National Park to Khumbu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tengboche Gompa, Khumjung Gompa
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Macchhermo ©
Macchhermo
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Khumjung Gompa ©
Khumjung Gompa

few
hours
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
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Fly from Khumbu to Kathmandu in an hour. On the 24th (Mon), you're off toLomanthang.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kali Gandaki River and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thubchen Gompa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Red Cliffs.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lomanthang trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Kathmandu to Lomanthang with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Lomanthang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mustang Region
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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Muktinath vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Lomanthang to Muktinath with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toPokhara.

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Begnas Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Barahi temple, then explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pokhara online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Muktinath to Pokhara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lumbini Monastic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then admire the landmark architecture of World Peace Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple.

Plan trip to Lumbini with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Lumbini takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lumbini when traveling from Pokhara in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda

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hours
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kathmandu trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lumbini in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 3°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dattatreya Temple
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Dattatreya Temple ©
Dattatreya Temple

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