8 days in Pokhara & Kathmandu Itinerary

8 days in Pokhara & Kathmandu Itinerary

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Pokhara
— 1 day
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 6 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pokhara driving holiday planner.

Gaya, India to Pokhara is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Gaya to Pokhara. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gaya in June; daily highs in Pokhara reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swayambhunath Temple and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dattatreya Temple and Kathmandu Fun Valley. Make the 8th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, try to win big at Casino Mahjong, wander the streets of Thamel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pokhara in June since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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