27 days in Nepal Itinerary

27 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  1 h 15 min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Foot:  3 h
3
Lumbini
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Drive:  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: Tengboche Gompa (in Tengboche), Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar) and Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung). 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, Tengboche Gompa, Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery ©
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, appreciate the history behind Lumbini, admire the landmark architecture of World Peace Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lumbini trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nagarkot to Lumbini by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nagarkot in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lumbini, 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
World Peace Pagoda ©
World Peace Pagoda
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

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 drive 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
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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: wander the streets of Thamel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu road trip planner.

Drive from Sauraha to Kathmandu in 5 hours. Traveling from Sauraha in December, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Thamel ©
Thamel
Helicopter 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot.

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

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