36 days in Nepal Itinerary

36 days in Nepal Itinerary

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36 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  34​h
1
Muktinath
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Pokhara
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lomanthang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Sauraha
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Tengboche
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Kathmandu
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Columbus

1
night
Muktinath

Muktinath ©
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 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery and then take a stroll through Bara Gaon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple, and then hike along Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Muktinath travel app .

Columbus, USA to Muktinath is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Columbus to Muktinath. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in August since evenings lows in Muktinath dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Muktinath

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek ©
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple

10
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Barahi temple and Matepani Gumba will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Temple and Bindhya Basini Temple. On the 6th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Make the 9th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems, get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pokhara online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Muktinath to Pokhara by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lomanthang.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Walking tours
Barahi temple ©
Barahi temple
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

2
nights
Lomanthang

Lomanthang ©
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghar Gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thubchen Gompa, and then explore the activities along Kali Gandaki River.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lomanthang online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Lomanthang takes 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toSauraha.

Things to do in Lomanthang

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mustang Region
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Kali Gandaki River ©
Kali Gandaki River
Thubchen Gompa ©
Thubchen Gompa

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sauraha Art Gallery and Into The Wild Tours & Travel. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Chitwan National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sauraha tour planner.

You can fly from Lomanthang to Sauraha in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Sauraha are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Tengboche.

Things to do in Sauraha

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Narayani River
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Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park

3
nights
Tengboche

Tengboche
Get some historical perspective at Tengboche Gompa and Khumjung Gompa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Everest and Memorial to Scott Fischer. Get out of town with these interesting Tengboche side-trips: Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbu Glacier, & more).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tengboche travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sauraha to Tengboche takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Tengboche

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Memorial to Scott Fischer ©
Memorial to Scott Fischer

13
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SK Handicraft Exports and Kopan Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Swayambhunath Temple and Asan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, & more). Make the 27th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 31st (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, get some fabulous bargains at The Cashmere Outlet, make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, and view the masterpieces at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip tool .

Fly from Tengboche to Kathmandu in an hour. In August in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur)
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SK Handicraft Exports ©
SK Handicraft Exports
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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