18 days in Nepal Itinerary

18 days in Nepal Itinerary

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18 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  45​min
2
Pokhara
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Kiev

6
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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com & 55 Window Palace). Make the 16th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Thamel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Make your Kathmandu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kiev, Ukraine to Kathmandu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Kiev in December, plan for warmer days in Kathmandu, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
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Climbing Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Devi's Fall. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Barahi temple, see the interesting displays at International Mountain Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, Pokhara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Breeding Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River, and then make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sauraha holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Sauraha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Narayani River
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

3
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.
Visiting Mt Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sagarmatha National Park: Sherpa Museum (in Namche Bazaar) and Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Sagarmatha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sherpa Museum, Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

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