31 days in Nepal Itinerary

31 days in Nepal Itinerary

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31 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  27 h
1
Pokhara
— 9 nights
Bus:  6 h
2
Sauraha
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Nagarkot
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Sagarmatha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Kathmandu
— 9 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Chicago

9
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip itinerary planning website .

Chicago, USA to Pokhara is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

4
nights
Sauraha

Sauraha ©
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.
When in Sauraha, make a side trip to see Shashwat Dham in Parasi, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Elephant Breeding Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sauraha online day trip planner .

Getting from Pokhara to Sauraha by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pokhara in April: high temperatures in Sauraha hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Sauraha

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chitwan National Park, Shashwat Dham
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Safaris

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Nagarkot side-trips: Sunapati Thanka Painting School (in Changunarayan) and Bhaktapur (Peacock Shop, Nyatapola Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagarkot trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sauraha to Nagarkot takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sauraha in April, things will get slightly colder in Nagarkot: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites Fun & Games Classes

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Sunapati Thanka Painting School
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Sunapati Thanka Painting School ©
Sunapati Thanka Painting School
Taumadhi Square ©
Taumadhi Square

3
nights
Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sagarmatha National Park Museum (in Namche Bazaar) and Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, get great views at Everest View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier.

Plan trip to Sagarmatha National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nagarkot to Sagarmatha National Park in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Sagarmatha National Park Museum
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

9
nights
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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a stroll through Thamel.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taleju Bell
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Climbing Tours

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