12 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
— 6 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport, Fly to New Delhi


Pokhara — 3 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, walk around Pandeli Park, Sarangkot, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pokhara journey tool.

New Delhi, India to Pokhara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New Delhi to Pokhara, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.
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Kathmandu — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur to see 55 Window Palace about 42 minutes away. On the 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 26th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pashupatinath Temple, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, and steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get great views at Everest View Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Nepal travel guide

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.