36 days in Pokhara, Kathmandu & Dharan Itinerary

36 days in Pokhara, Kathmandu & Dharan Itinerary

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36 days in Pokhara, Kathmandu & Dharan Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
1
Pokhara
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dharan
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

9
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokhara: Bandipur (Thani Mai Temple & Gurunghe Hill). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip planning website .

Kathmandu to Pokhara is an approximately half hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bandipur
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Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

16
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bhaktapur (Taumadhi Square, 55 Window Palace, & more) and Nagarkot Nature Trail (in Nagarkot). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kathmandu trip itinerary planning site .

Kathmandu is very close to Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dharan.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), Bagh Bhairab Temple, Nagarkot Nature Trail
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Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

10
nights
Dharan

Dharan ©
Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Shey Phoksundo National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tamur River, make a trip to Vijayapur Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhasubba Temple.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Dharan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in September; daily highs in Dharan reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dharan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kosi Zone, Tamur River, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
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Tamur River ©
Tamur River
Panchakanya Temple ©
Panchakanya Temple
Pindeshwor Temple ©
Pindeshwor Temple

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