25 days in Nepal Itinerary

25 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kathmandu
— 10 nights
Drive
2
Charikot
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Janakpur
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dharan
— 1 night
Fly
5
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Lumbini
— 2 nights
+2
Foot to Bhairawa, Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Muktinath
7
Muktinath
— 1 night
Fly
8
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Drive to Gorakhpur, Fly to New York City

S M T W T F S
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Kathmandu

— 10 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.
Popular historic sites such as Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Kathmandu Fun Valley, 55 Window Palace, &more). Make the 26th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 2nd (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Taragaon Museum, browse for treasures at Universal Crafts, and view the masterpieces at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip planner.

New York City, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 10.8 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Kathmandu, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charikot.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Charikot

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the views at Rolwaling Valley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charikot road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Charikot takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Charikot are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Janakpur.

Things to do in Charikot

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Janakpur

— 1 night
Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Sita Vivah Mandap, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram-Janaki Marriage Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janaki Mandir, and finally don't miss a visit to Janakpur Dham Rail Station.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Janakpur trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Charikot to Janakpur in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharan.

Things to do in Janakpur

Historic Sites

Dharan

— 1 night
Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pindeshwor Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhasubba Temple, and then make a trip to Panchakanya Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharan day trip planner.

Drive from Janakpur to Dharan in 3 hours. In April in Dharan, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Dharan

Historic Sites

Chitwan National Park

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Breeding Centre and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chitwan National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Dharan to Chitwan National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In April in Chitwan National Park, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lumbini

— 2 nights
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Myanmar Golden Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Lumbini Monastic Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudan Stupa.

Plan my day in Lumbini using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini in 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lumbini can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Muktinath

— 1 night
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Muktinath route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lumbini to Muktinath in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lumbini in April, with highs in Muktinath at 85°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Pokhara.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at International Mountain Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pokhara route site.

Traveling by flight from Muktinath to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Nepal travel guide

4.4
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.

Janakpur Zone travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Valleys
Janakpur is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, reaching from the Indian border in the south to the Tibetan border in the north and Sagarmatha Zone in the east and Bagmati and Naryani Zones in the west.The headquarters of Janakpur Zone and its main city is Janakpur. Close to the Indian border, it is a historic city of Hinduism. The city was believed to be the capital city of King Janak, the father in law of Lord Rama, the son of the then king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha. The city was then called 'Mithila Nagari'. The name of this zone is related to the historic King Janak and his capital Janakpur.Other cities within Janakpur Zone are Kamalamai (in Inner Terai) and Bhimeshwor and Bardibas, Dhalkebar, Jaleshwor, Malangwa, Gaushala Bazar and Matihani (Outer Terai).DistrictsJanakpur is divided into six districts:

Source

Lumbini Zone travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Landmarks
Lumbini is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal and home to the Lumbini site, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the historical Buddha and founder of the Buddhist philosophy. The zone's headquarters is Butwal.DistrictsLumbini is divided into 6 districts:

Source