20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h
1
Kathmandu
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Pokhara
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
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, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Kathmandu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kathmandu, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Kathmandu to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bagh Bhairab Temple
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Climbing Tours

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: Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier, trek along Ambulapcha-La, and explore the activities along Dudh Koshi River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park online vacation builder .

Fly from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Sagarmatha National Park Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): have fun at Sunapati Thanka Painting School and then appreciate the history behind Ugrachandi and Bhairav Statues. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nagarkot trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Nagarkot in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Classes Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of Sauraha Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chitwan National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Chitwan National Park road trip planning website .

Getting from Nagarkot to Chitwan National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagarkot in March, things will get a bit warmer in Chitwan National Park: highs are around 35°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sauraha
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery

4
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, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Chitwan National Park to Pokhara by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Chitwan National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pokhara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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