39 days in Nepal Itinerary

39 days in Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nepal trip planner

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Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
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Pokhara
Drive
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Lumbini
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Patan (Lalitpur)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bhaktapur
— 11 nights
Drive
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Panauti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kirtipur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Butwal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tansen
— 2 nights
Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport, Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Pokhara

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes International Mountain Museum, Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), Peace Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at International Mountain Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindhya Basini Temple, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Gurkha Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Barahi temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara attractions planning tool.

Kathmandu to Pokhara is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Pokhara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lumbini.

Things to do in Pokhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Lumbini

— 4 nights
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maya Devi Temple and The Thrangu Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lumbini Monastic Site and Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, appreciate the history behind Lumbini, and don't miss a visit to Eternal Peace Flame.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lumbini holiday builder.

You can drive from Pokhara to Lumbini in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Pokhara in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Lumbini, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Sagarmatha National Park

— 2 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 1st (Wed), get great views at Everest View Point, see the interesting displays at Sagarmatha National Park Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khumjung Gompa, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial to Scott Fischer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tengboche Gompa.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lumbini to Sagarmatha National Park in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kathmandu

— 4 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 Swayambhunath Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kopan Monastery and Narayanhiti Palace Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Thamel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Crematoria, get engrossed in the history at Military Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The National Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kathmandu holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu takes 3 hours. In April in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Patan (Lalitpur)

— 3 nights
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Patan Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Ashokan Stupas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudra Varna Mahavihar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taleju Mandir Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Vishwanath Mandir Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Patan (Lalitpur) itinerary tool.

Patan (Lalitpur) is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Bhaktapur

— 11 nights

Nepal's Cultural Gem

On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Visit Changu Narayan and Dattatreya Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyatapola Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bhaktapur: Nagarkot (Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail & Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of 55 Window Palace, see the interesting displays at Living Traditions Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairavnath Temple, and don't miss a visit to Taumadhi Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bhaktapur road trip planning website.

Bhaktapur is just a short distance from Patan (Lalitpur). In April, daily temperatures in Bhaktapur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Panauti.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Panauti

— 4 nights
Panauti, a small town located 32 km Southeast of Kathmandu, found in the central regions of Nepal.OriginPanauti is a historical city found in Nepal, as it was originally a small state given by King Bhupatindra Malla as a dowry to his sister. Do some cultural sightseeing at Indreshwar Mahadev Temple and Panauti Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Panauti online tour planner.

Panauti is very close to Bhaktapur. In April, daily temperatures in Panauti can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Kirtipur on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Panauti

Museums · Historic Sites

Kirtipur

— 4 nights
Kirtipur is an ancient city of Nepal. Get some cultural insight at Makwanpur Gadhi and Daman. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gumba Danda and Kulekhani Dam. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Chilancho and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagh Bhairab Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirtipur online trip maker.

Drive from Panauti to Kirtipur in an hour. April in Kirtipur sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Butwal on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Kirtipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Butwal

— 3 nights
Butwal is a Sub-metropolitan and the Eilat area of a rapidly growing urban agglomeration in Nepal. Butwal is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Baba Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Butwal trip website.

Drive from Kirtipur to Butwal in 7.5 hours. You'll set off for Tansen on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Butwal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tansen

— 2 nights
Tansen is a Municipality and the administrative center of Palpa District in the "hills" of western part of Nepal. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranighat Palace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tansen travel planner.

You can drive from Butwal to Tansen in 2 hours. In May in Tansen, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tansen

Historic Sites

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.