12 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kathmandu
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Dhulikhel
— 1 night
Fly
3
Lumbini
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sauraha
— 1 night
Fly
5
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Drive to Gorakhpur, Fly to Hyderabad

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Kathmandu — 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Swayambhunath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Himalayan Leaders. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Thamel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guhyeshwari Temple, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

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Hyderabad, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in September; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dhulikhel.
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Dhulikhel — 1 night

Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Indreshwar Mahadev Temple.

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Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October in Dhulikhel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lumbini.
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Lumbini — 1 night

An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudan Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple.

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Fly from Dhulikhel to Lumbini in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, Lumbini is a bit warmer than Dhulikhel - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sauraha.
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Sauraha — 1 night

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 (Fri): stroll through Chitwan National Park.

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Getting from Lumbini to Sauraha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Pokhara.
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Pokhara — 3 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Devi's Fall. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple, and explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

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Getting from Sauraha to Pokhara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sauraha in October; daily highs in Pokhara reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Nepal travel guide

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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.
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