18 days in Eastern Region Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Khumbu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taplejung
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ilam
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Dharan
— 5 nights
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Khumbu — 5 nights

Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khumbu: Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt Everest, &more) and Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, examine the collection at Sherpa Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khumjung Gompa, and stroll through Macchhermo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Khumbu journey planning app.

Kathmandu to Khumbu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Taplejung.
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Taplejung — 4 nights

Taplejung is a municipality and the headquarters of Taplejung District in the Mechi Zone of Nepal. Taplejung is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pathibhara Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taplejung trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khumbu to Taplejung. In September, daytime highs in Taplejung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Ilam on the 22nd (Tue).
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Ilam — 3 nights

Ilam is a municipality of Ilam District, which is in the hilly region of Mechi zone, in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Ilam is known for parks and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ilam Tea Garden and take a memorable drive along Fikkal Bazar.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ilam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taplejung to Ilam takes 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ilam are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Dharan.
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Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Dharan — 5 nights

Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . Dharan is known for historic sites and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Jatta, and make a trip to Pindeshwor Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dharan trip planner.

You can drive from Ilam to Dharan in 5 hours. Traveling from Ilam in September, expect Dharan to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).
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Eastern Region travel guide

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