How to Spend 10 days in Nepal 

Tripoto
27th Jan 2017

While Nepal as a country occupies the area similar to the US state of Kentucky, the thought of travelling the whole nation in a whirlwind tour of only 10 days is more than just ambitious. The country’s typography despite the hushed memories of the tragic 2015 earthquake not withstanding with the people, is a land out of an adventure book!

Day 1
Photo of Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal by Manish Kumar

The moment you catch a glimpse of the Himalayas standing tall from your flight, you will feel the rush of adventure pumping through your brain tempting you to get lost. However, fortunately for you we would hate for condoning a sense of uncertainty with your travel.

With this itinerary of 10 days, which is in no way exhaustive, you can enjoy Nepal with a simple and organized framework. However, feel free to extend your escape from daily hell in the majestic mountains of the Himalayas for more than 10 days!

Kathmandu Street

Photo of How to Spend 10 days in Nepal by Manish Kumar

Kathmandu: Capital and largest city in Nepal (Day 1 to 3)

While there are a lot of things said about the capital city, like it is dirty or over-crowded. But we would say with confidence that any such complaints about Kathmandu would be cancelled out with the wealth of attractions the Nepal city holds!

Dirtiness is a judgment of value, that can vary based on cultures. Crowds though there represent the soul of the place.

Kathmandu

Photo of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal by Manish Kumar

You will find several foreign faces in the popular tourist spot Thamel, walking around through the various temples around the area is an experience indescribable and Durbar Square is the stroll you must take.

Swayambhunath Temple

Photo of How to Spend 10 days in Nepal by Manish Kumar

Head-over to Swayambhunath Temple for panoramic views of the city and sightings of cute monkeys in the premises! Other notable highlights of the city are – the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and the ancient city of Bhaktapur, this place will take a night-stay to experience it all. Pashupatinath is where the Hindus of Nepal cremate their dead; this is Nepal’s answer to Varanasi in India, but with a more diverse topography.

City of Bhaktapur

Photo of How to Spend 10 days in Nepal by Manish Kumar
Day 4

Patan : 3rd Busiest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara

Take a taxi to Patan and indulge in more temples sight-seeing. You must drop-in to see the Living Goddess. You can have lunch and then head back to Kathmandu.

Day 5

Nagarkot : Best Place for mini-trekking

Take an early bus to Nagarkot and spend a short day of trekking in the mountains for views of absolute splendor. You may choose to stay the night here or head back to Kathmandu.

Photo of Nagarkot, Central Development Region, Nepal by Manish Kumar
Photo of Nagarkot, Central Development Region, Nepal by Manish Kumar

You can indulge in some early morning strolls around the shores of Phewa Tal, a lot of people do yoga here. Then take a trek up the World Peace Stupa and experience the Robotic Buddha Museum.

Spot some tigers at Chitwan National Park

Day 6

Head down to the Chitwan National Park where the lowlands of Nepal meet the Indian borders. High grass that covers this area most of the year remain low in March and it will be easier to spot the tigers that live in the park.

Photo of Chitwan National Park, Narayani, Central Development Region, Nepal by Manish Kumar
Photo of Chitwan National Park, Narayani, Central Development Region, Nepal by Manish Kumar

Apart from tigers a plethora of wildlife reside in the park including crocodiles. The park offers boating through the water body that dissects the area; there is a temple in the middle of the jungle here too. You will also find rhinos, elephants and deers in this park.

Day 10

Head back to Kathmandu and you may spend the shopping at Thamel or visit some of the lesser known Nepal tourist places near by Kathmandu like – Kathesimbhu stupa or go to relax at the Garden of Dreams, depending on your flight timings.

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