27 days in Nepal Itinerary

27 days in Nepal Itinerary

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27 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  1 h 15 min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  3 h
3
Lumbini
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
5
Kathmandu
— 9 nights
Fly:  30 min
6
Pokhara
— 6 nights
Fly:  30 min
End: Kathmandu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sagarmatha National Park side-trips: Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar), Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Tengboche Gompa (in Tengboche). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, explore the activities along Dudh Koshi River, take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier, and take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park online day trip planner.

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5- hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Memorial to Scott Fischer, Tengboche Gompa
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan and then enjoy some diversion at Sunapati Thanka Painting School. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nagarkot trip builder app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Classes Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Sunapati Thanka Painting School
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Sunapati Thanka Painting School ©
Sunapati Thanka Painting School
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

3
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Lumbini is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, pause for some photo ops at World Peace Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame, and explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Lumbini travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nagarkot to Lumbini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nagarkot in December, Lumbini is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sauraha.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery
Lumbini ©
Lumbini

3
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.
Take a break from Sauraha with a short trip to Tiger Residency Resort in Chitwan National Park, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park, browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery, explore the activities along Narayani River, and catch all the local highlights with Into The Wild Tours & Travel.

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

You can drive from Lumbini to Sauraha in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sauraha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort

9
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu sightseeing site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Kathmandu in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sauraha in December: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Helicopter Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pokhara, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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