8 days in Nepal & Gorakhpur Itinerary

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Gorakhpur, India
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Muktinath, Nepal
— 1 night
Janakpur, Nepal
— 1 night


Gorakhpur, India

Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 673,446. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gorakhpur road trip planner.

Lucknow to Gorakhpur is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Lucknow in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gorakhpur: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Kathmandu.
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Kathmandu, Nepal — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Himalayan Leaders, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, head outdoors with Nepal Ascent Treks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

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Traveling by car from Gorakhpur to Kathmandu takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Gorakhpur to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gorakhpur in March; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 29°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for Pokhara on the 16th (Wed).
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Pokhara, Nepal — 1 night

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pokhara, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Muktinath.
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Muktinath, Nepal — 1 night

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 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Muktinath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Muktinath are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Janakpur.
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Janakpur, Nepal — 1 night

Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janaki Mandir.

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Getting from Muktinath to Janakpur by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. On the 20th (Sun), you'll 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.