10 days in Nepal Itinerary

10 days in Nepal Itinerary

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10 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  29​h
1
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  45​min
2
Pokhara
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Sauraha
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: San Diego

3
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 Patan Museum and Nature Knit. Do your shopping at Asan and SK Handicraft Exports. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, stop by Nepal Handloom Silk industry, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, and take a stroll through Thamel.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip builder tool .

San Diego, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 13 hours. Traveling from San Diego in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kathmandu, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Gurkha Memorial Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then stop by House of Cashmere NTA, and finally stop by Women's Skills Development Organization. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple, then look for gifts at Yes Helping Hands Handicraft, and finally stop by Yak & Yeti Trekking Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pokhara vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sauraha.

Things to do in Pokhara

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Narayani River, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Breeding Centre, and then make a trip to Chitwan Tharu Village.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sauraha trip planner .

Getting from Pokhara to Sauraha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Narayani River
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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