20 days in Nepal Itinerary

20 days in Nepal Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  33 h
1
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
3
Nagarkot
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Chitwan National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Bhaktapur
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Salt Lake City

4
nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Jaganath (Krishna) Temple, S.K. Handicrafts Export, Hanuman Dhoka, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). Your inner history buff will appreciate Kopan Monastery and Vishwanath Mandir Temple. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum and steep yourself in history at Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu holiday maker app .

Salt Lake City, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gurkha Memorial Museum and Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Helicopter Tours and Barahi temple. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara itinerary maker .

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Barahi temple ©
Barahi temple

2
nights
Nagarkot

Nagarkot ©
Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Kali Temple and then take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View point tower. Keep things going the next day: trek along Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail and then hike along Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nagarkot attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Nagarkot takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in October, Nagarkot is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Nagarkot View Tower, Kali Temple
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Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail ©
Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail
Kali Temple ©
Kali Temple
Nagarkot View Tower ©
Nagarkot View Tower

2
nights
Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the striking features of Shashwat Dham. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then explore the activities along Narayani River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chitwan National Park holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Chitwan National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, Chitwan National Park is a bit warmer than Nagarkot - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Shashwat Dham
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Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Shashwat Dham ©
Shashwat Dham

3
nights
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Nyatapola Temple has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairavnath Temple, then see the interesting displays at Living Traditions Museum, and finally stop by Peacock Shop. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Vatsala Durga Temple, pause for some photo ops at Bhupatindra Malla Statue, make a trip to Pashupatinath Temple, admire the masterpieces at National Art Gallery, then make a trip to Traditional Thangka Paintings Gallery & Workshop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Siddha Pokhari.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bhaktapur trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Chitwan National Park to Bhaktapur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chitwan National Park in September; daily highs in Bhaktapur reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
55 Window Palace ©
55 Window Palace
National Art Gallery ©
National Art Gallery

3
nights
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Temples of Machchhendra Nath and Min Nath. Get in touch with nature at Daman and Chobhar Caves. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, admire the striking features of Narasingha Mandir Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Degutalle Mandir Temple, and make a trip to Bhinchhebahal tole.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patan (Lalitpur) online travel planner .

Patan (Lalitpur) is just a stone's throw from Bhaktapur. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daman, Chobhar Caves, Chilancho
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Daman ©
Daman
Spas
Narasingha Mandir Temple ©
Narasingha Mandir Temple

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