11 days in Nepal & Tibet Itinerary

11 days in Nepal & Tibet Itinerary

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11 days in Nepal & Tibet Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Budapest, Hungary


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3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Thamel and Boudhanath Stupa. Make the 6th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Stone Vishnu Mandir Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu day trip website .

Budapest, Hungary to Kathmandu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Budapest to Kathmandu. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect nights in Kathmandu to be a bit warmer, around 10°C, while days are warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 11th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara sightseeing planning tool .

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pokhara, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiamiyuan Temple, make a trip to Barkhor Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Canggu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nechung Monastery and Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lhasa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Lhasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pokhara to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pokhara in November, expect nights in Lhasa to be colder, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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