8 days in Nepal Itinerary

8 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Kathmandu
— 2 nights
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Pokhara
— 1 night
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Sauraha
— 2 nights
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Lumbini
— 2 nights

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Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
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.
Kopan Monastery and Swayambhunath Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, admire the landmark architecture of Taleju Mandir Temple, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu attractions planner.

Nagoya, Japan to Kathmandu is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagoya to Kathmandu, you'll gain 3.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in March: highs in Kathmandu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Side Trips

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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pokhara trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in March, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

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Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Sauraha

Sauraha ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Narayani River and then take in the local highlights with Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours and Services.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sauraha online day trip planner.

You can fly from Pokhara to Sauraha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pokhara in March: highs in Sauraha hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lumbini.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinese Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudan Stupa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lumbini visit planner.

Drive from Sauraha to Lumbini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

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