36 days in Nepal Itinerary

36 days in Nepal Itinerary

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36 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dhulikhel
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kurintar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sauraha
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lumbini
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Mustang Region
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Pokhara
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
8
Kathmandu
— 9 nights
End: Kathmandu

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tengboche Gompa and Khumjung Gompa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sherpa Museum and Memorial to Scott Fischer. Step out of Sagarmatha National Park with an excursion to Sagarmatha National Park Museum in Namche Bazaar--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, and take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sagarmatha National Park itinerary maker tool .

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dhulikhel.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khumjung, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Gompa
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Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Khumjung Gompa ©
Khumjung Gompa
Memorial to Scott Fischer ©
Memorial to Scott Fischer

3
nights
Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel ©
Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Thrangu Tashi Monastery and Kali Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Panauti Museum and Nagarkot Nature Trail. Step out of Dhulikhel with an excursion to Nagarkot View point tower in Nagarkot--about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indreshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dhulikhel trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Dhulikhel in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kurintar.

Things to do in Dhulikhel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Panauti, Nagarkot
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Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Panauti Museum ©
Panauti Museum
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Kurintar

Kurintar ©
Explore hidden gems such as Manakamana Temple and Trisuli River. Step out of Kurintar to go to Gorkha and see Gorakha Nath Temple Gorkha, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kurintar journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Dhulikhel to Kurintar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Dhulikhel in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Kurintar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kurintar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gorakha Nath Temple Gorkha
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Manakamana Temple ©
Manakamana Temple
Gorakha Nath Temple Gorkha ©
Gorakha Nath Temple Gorkha

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chitwan National Park and Narayani River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shashwat Dham and Sauraha Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, and stroll through Elephant Breeding Centre.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sauraha trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kurintar to Sauraha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chitwan National Park, Shashwat Dham
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Shashwat Dham ©
Shashwat Dham
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery

4
nights
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maya Devi Temple and Lumbini Monastic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ranighat Palace and Royal Thai Monastery. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind World Peace Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery, explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lumbini attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Sauraha to Lumbini takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustang Region.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ranighat Palace, Siddha Baba Temple
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini Monastic Site ©
Lumbini Monastic Site
Siddha Baba Temple ©
Siddha Baba Temple

3
nights
Mustang Region

Mustang Region ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Muktinath Temple and Thubchen Gompa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ghar Gompa and Bara Gaon.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Lumbini to Mustang Region in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lumbini in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mustang Region, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Mustang Region

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa
Bara Gaon ©
Bara Gaon

7
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gurkha Memorial Museum and Barahi temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Begnas Lake. There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Gupteswar Gupha, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bindhya Basini Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mustang Region to Pokhara in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Food Tours
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

9
nights
Kathmandu

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.
Adventure Victory Team has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Changu Narayan and Nyatapola Temple. Get some cultural insight at Patan Museum and Dattatreya Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Peacock Shop, Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, & more). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Budhanilkantha, and get to know the fascinating history of Pashupati Nath.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu tour planning tool .

Kathmandu is very close to Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in December, Kathmandu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur)
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Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath

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