7 days in Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

7 days in Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3 h
1
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Fly:  45 min
2
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, and have some family-friendly fun at Lasermaxx Kathmandu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kathmandu. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Kathmandu to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Helicopter Tours
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Thamel ©
Thamel

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Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Begnas Lake and Barahi temple. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_give_your_taste_buds_a_day_to_remember_with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gurkha Memorial Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara sightseeing website.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Pokhara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Parks
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Walking tours
Begnas Lake ©
Begnas Lake
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum

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