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 S.K. Handicrafts Export. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swayambhunath Temple and Thamel. Step out of Kathmandu with an excursion to Siddhi Lakshmi Temple in Bhaktapur--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, browse for treasures at Universal Crafts, take in the exciting artwork at Nepal Art Council Gallery, and explore the galleries of himalayan arts gallery p.ltd.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary maker app.

Vail, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Vail to Kathmandu, you'll lose 12.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vail in December, expect Kathmandu to be warmer, temps between 67°F and 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to 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 Food Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Begnas Lake, get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sauraha to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Pokhara sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough 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

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.