20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nepal sightseeing planner

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Kathmandu
— 6 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Bharatpur
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Sauraha
— 3 nights
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Pokhara
— 4 nights
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Annapurna Region
— 2 nights
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Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Changu Narayan and Jamchen Lhakhang Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Step out of Kathmandu with an excursion to Siddhi Lakshmi Temple in Bhaktapur--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by S.K. Handicrafts Export, take in the exciting artwork at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Universal Crafts, and delve into the distant past at Chilancho.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder site.

Vail, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 12.8 hours traveling from Vail to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vail in December; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 67°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sauraha

— 3 nights
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 the city and head to Chitwan National Park and Narayani River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours and Services and Elephant Breeding Centre. Step out of Sauraha with an excursion to Tiger Residency Resort in Chitwan National Park--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sauraha day trip site.

Getting from Kathmandu to Sauraha by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 47°F in Sauraha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pokhara

— 4 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Begnas Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Off-Road Tours. On the 7th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pokhara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sauraha to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Annapurna Region.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Annapurna Region

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jomsom Muktinath Trek and then take in the awesome beauty at Annapurna. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Annapurna Region online attractions planner.

You can fly from Pokhara to Annapurna Region in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Annapurna Region

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park

— 3 nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial to Scott Fischer.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sagarmatha National Park tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Annapurna Region to Sagarmatha National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.