27 days in Nepal Itinerary

27 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nepal attractions planner

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Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Sagarmatha National Park
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Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lumbini
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sauraha
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 9 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
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Pokhara
— 6 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu

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Sagarmatha National Park

— 3 nights
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 much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier, and get great views at Everest View Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sagarmatha National Park trip planner.

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Nagarkot

— 2 nights
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 maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nagarkot trip builder app.

Fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot in 3.5 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 · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Lumbini

— 3 nights
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, explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 car 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
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Sauraha

— 3 nights
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 wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park, catch all the local highlights with Into The Wild Tours & Travel, take in the exciting artwork at Sauraha Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Narayani River.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sauraha day trip site.

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Sauraha takes 3 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 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Kathmandu

— 9 nights
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, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Sauraha to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 9:

Pokhara

— 6 nights

Lake City

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pokhara trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.