15 days in Nepal Itinerary

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— 6 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu, Bus to Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park
— 1 night
— 4 nights


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.
Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & 55 Window Palace). On the 4th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 7th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, and stop by Nepal Music Gallery.

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Mumbai, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 0.2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 21°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.
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Sagarmatha National Park — 3 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.
Take a break from Sagarmatha National Park with a short trip to Memorial to Scott Fischer in Khumjung, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, get great views at Everest View Point, and explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagarmatha National Park trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.
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Chitwan National Park — 1 night

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 11th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chitwan National Park visit planning site.

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Chitwan National Park by combination of flight, car, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In January in Chitwan National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Pokhara.
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Pokhara — 4 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, revel in the low prices at Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems, take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gupteswar Gupha.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokhara route planner.

You can fly from Chitwan National Park to Pokhara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pokhara are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly 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.