Best Nepal 7-Day Itinerary Ideas For Travellers

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A week-long holiday in Nepal can provide travellers enough time to explore some of the outstanding highlights the country has to offer, from must-visit royal squares in the capital Kathmandu to natural wonders of Pokhara valleys or thrilling adventure in the wilderness near the Himalayan foothills. If you’re planning a 7-day trip with friends or family, read on for our best 7-day tour itineraries in Nepal that certainly inspire.

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Itinerary #1: Nepal's Highlights Tour

Kathmandu Tour

A relaxing vacation exploring the best of central Nepal, focusing on the two most famous cities: the capital Kathmandu and the peaceful lakeside Pokhara valley. Expect a perfect mix of cultural discovery and natural exploration. There are also pretty stops in charming Newari villages of Bandipur and Bhaktapur, where you can learn more about the nation’s traditional lifestyle.

 

Day Highlights

Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu!

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu’s cultural attractions

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur

Day 4 Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara, Hike to World Peace Pagoda

Day 5 Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise, Afternoon Boat Tour

Day 6 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Explore Bhaktapur city

Day 7 Depart Kathmandu

 

Your journey begins in Kathmandu, the buzzing capital of Nepal, and you can spend the rest of the first day for relaxation after the long flight. The next morning, you’ll leave for a cultural sightseeing tour around the capital, exploring lively streets, ancient temples, and sacred stupas which are of important significance to the country’s history and culture, before taking part in a fun cooking class with the locals in the beautiful city of Patan in the afternoon.

On day three, you’ll drive along a scenic route to the pleasant and charming hill town of Bandipur, a living museum of Newari culture with stunning 18th-century architecture. On the next day, you’ll hit the road to Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest city. Here, you will enjoy a little adventure with a hike to the World Peace Pagoda to admire the wide panoramic views of surrounding mountains.

Day five starts early with a beautiful sunrise experience at Sarangkot Hill Station and lots of free time before you visit the International Mountain Museum and go for an hour boating trip on Phewa Lake in the afternoon.

After a couple of relaxing days, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu, stopping at Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari town famous for medieval temples and traditional crafts. Enjoy your last Nepali breakfast on day seven and head to the airport for your flight home.

 

Itinerary #2: Fabulous Nepal Family Tour

Family Tour Nepal

This trip plan is perfect for families travelling with children who are interested in a relaxing holiday combining with a host of outdoor activities in Nepal. Your family will have ample time to discover around the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, through ancient cultures, sacred sites, and local life, before indulging in the exquisite scenery and exciting adventure in Pokhara.

 

Day Highlights

Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu!

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu’s cultural attractions

Day 3 Drive to Nagarkot for sunrise & village experience, Drive to Bhaktapur

Day 4 Fly from Bhaktapur to Pokhara

Day 5 Drive to Sarangkot for sunrise, Explore Pokhara attractions

Day 6 Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 7 Depart Kathmandu

 

Start your family holiday in Kathmandu, the humming capital with tiny alleyways, ancient temples, and unique storefronts. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. On day two, head to Patan Durbar Square, and wander its beautiful stupas, monasteries, and old royal places. The next day, you’ll travel early to Nagarkot for a breathtaking sunrise experience over the Himalayas and exploring local Nagarkot villages. After, drive to the ancient historical Bhaktapur City.

Spend the next two days roaming around the lakeside enclave of Pokhara. You’ll take a short flight along the Himalaya to the town, explore its colourful bazaars, funky boutiques and relaxing cafes. You can enjoy stunning sunrise views at Sarangkot, hike to the World Peace Pagoda or embark on a boat trip of Phewa Lake.

On day six, you’ll return to the bustling sights and sounds of Kathmandu for one last day of shopping and hanging around the lively street, then rest up before you linger over your last Nepali breakfast and head back to the airport the next morning.

 

Itinerary #3: Exotic Nepal Honeymoon Tour

Dhulikhel

This tour itinerary is perfect for the newlyweds looking for a romantic honeymoon in some of Nepal’s best destinations. After wandering around the historic and cultural highlights in Kathmandu city centre and outskirts, you’ll explore the ancient rhythm of Bhaktapur and embark on an exciting adventure in Dhulikhel. There’s also ample time for you and your partner to rest and enjoy privacy during the trip.

 

Day Highlights

Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu!

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu’s cultural attractions

Day 3 Explore the surrounding areas of Kathmandu

Day 4 Drive Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour, Drive to Dhulikhel

Day 5 Hike to Panauti, Drive to Nagarkot

Day 6 Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 7 Depart Kathmandu

 

The vibrant capital Kathmandu is the first destination of your romantic honeymoon trip in Nepal. The next day, you’ll have a sightseeing day tour around the city, exploring its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bustling streets and tiny storefronts. On day three, travel out to the towns of Kirtipur and Khokana, where you can experience the traditional life of typical Newari villages and unwind in the unforgettable views of serene countryside.

You’ll spend day four discovering the ancient Bhaktapur City, from sacred temples to historical sites, before driving to Dhulikhel, a beautiful hill station where your little trekking adventure starts. The hike leads to Panauti with traditional rural life experience, then onto to the sacred monastery of Namo Buddha, which attracts a lot of spiritual pilgrims and tourists. End day five at Nagarkot viewpoint, where you and your better half can enjoy incredible sunset views over the mighty Himalayas.

After days of exploration, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu en route to ChanguNarayan Temple, an important site full of history and culture. Enjoy a final evening in the capital for shopping or walking around the Thamel before leaving the next morning after breakfast.

 

There are more ways to explore Nepal in a short time. Get inspired by our tailor-made collection of Nepal Tours or contact our Asia Tours experts who are always happy to help you organizing a dream trip in Nepal.

 
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