31 days in Nepal Itinerary

31 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Kathmandu
— 10 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Pokhara
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Lumbini
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Sauraha
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Sagarmatha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

10
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.
Step out of Kathmandu to go to Bhaktapur and see 55 Window Palace, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu online vacation planner.

Perth, Australia to Kathmandu is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a -2.2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), Bagh Bhairab Temple
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Climbing Tours
Walking tours

7
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara tour planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pokhara, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

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

2
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudan Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, and then make a trip to Eternal Peace Flame.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lumbini trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pokhara to Lumbini takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, Lumbini is a bit warmer than Pokhara - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) 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 Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site

4
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. The adventure continues: stroll through Chitwan National Park, make a trip to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sauraha day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lumbini to Sauraha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sauraha can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Tours

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan and then have fun at Sunapati Thanka Painting School.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nagarkot online road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sauraha in April: high temperatures in Nagarkot hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Classes Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Sunapati Thanka Painting School
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Sunapati Thanka Painting School ©
Sunapati Thanka Painting School
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

4
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.
Step out of Sagarmatha National Park with an excursion to Memorial to Scott Fischer in Khumjung--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, trek along Ambulapcha-La, explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, and take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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