11 days in Nepal Itinerary

11 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lumbini
— 1 night
Fly
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Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 6 nights

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Lumbini

— 1 night
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myanmar Golden Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Drigung Kagyud Dharmaraja Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cambodia Lumbini Buddhist Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lumbini trip itinerary tool.

Kathmandu to Lumbini is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lumbini, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pokhara

— 3 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Peace Temple and Barahi temple. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Himalayan Threads Handicrafts Shop, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Lumbini to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kathmandu

— 6 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.
Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo and Jaganath (Krishna) Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Uma Maheshwor Temple (in Kirtipur) and Bhaktapur (Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Thamel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shechen Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kathmandu trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Pokhara in January, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

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.