26 days in Nepal Itinerary

26 days in Nepal Itinerary

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26 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Bhaktapur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Langtang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kurintar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Bandipur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sauraha
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Lumbini
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
11
Muktinath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Lomanthang
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Sagarmatha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Universal Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, explore the striking landscape of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu holiday builder website .

Athens, Greece to Kathmandu is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Kathmandu, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery

1
night
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Patan Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Indreshwar Mahadev Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Patan (Lalitpur) attractions planning tool .

Patan (Lalitpur) is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Langtang National Park.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kirtipur, Indreshwar Mahadev Temple
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Indreshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Chilancho ©
Chilancho

few
hours
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Changu Narayan.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bhaktapur trip builder tool .

Bhaktapur is just a short distance from Patan (Lalitpur). In November, daily temperatures in Bhaktapur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langtang National Park.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites
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Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan

2
nights
Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Langtang National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bhaktapur to Langtang National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kurintar.

Things to do in Langtang National Park

Nature Parks
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Gosainkunda ©
Gosainkunda
Kyanjin Gompa ©
Kyanjin Gompa

1
night
Kurintar

Kurintar
To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kurintar travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Langtang National Park to Kurintar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Langtang National Park in November, Kurintar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toBandipur.

Things to do in Kurintar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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1
night
Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. On the 5th (Tue), get great views at Gurunghe Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thani Mai Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khadga Devi temple. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Siddha Gufa.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bandipur travel route planner.

Getting from Kurintar to Bandipur by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Bandipur

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Khadga Devi temple ©
Khadga Devi temple
Thani Mai Temple ©
Thani Mai Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Into The Wild Tours & Travel.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sauraha visit planner.

Drive from Bandipur to Sauraha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Bandipur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sauraha, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Sauraha

Outdoors Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Chitwan National Park

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 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Residency Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Narayani River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chitwan National Park day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sauraha to Chitwan National Park. In November, daily temperatures in Chitwan National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort

1
night
Lumbini

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudan Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lumbini trip planner .

You can take a bus from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini in 4 hours. November in Lumbini sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
You've now added Sarangkot to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bat Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pokhara route planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chitwan National Park to Pokhara in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chitwan National Park in November: highs in Pokhara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

1
night
Muktinath

Muktinath ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple, then trek along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Dhumba Lake and then take a stroll through Bara Gaon.

Before you visit Muktinath, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Muktinath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lomanthang.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Dhumba Lake
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Bara Gaon ©
Bara Gaon

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nights
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghar Gompa, then explore the fascinating underground world of Red Cliffs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa, and finally explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lomanthang fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muktinath to Lomanthang. You will leave for Sagarmatha National Park on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Lomanthang

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mustang Region
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa
Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River

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nights
Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt Everest and Gokyo Lakes. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tengboche Gompa and Memorial to Scott Fischer. Explore Sagarmatha National Park's surroundings by going to Namche Bazaar (Sagarmatha National Park Museum & Sherpa Museum) and Khumjung Gompa (in Khumjung). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier, hike along Macchhermo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mera Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park tour planner .

Getting from Lomanthang to Sagarmatha National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khumjung, Namche Bazaar, Macchhermo, Tengboche Gompa, Mera Peak
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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