Itinerary help for 7 days in Nepal
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 8:43 AM Last Post By: into-thin-air
Sep 21, 2012 11:23 PM
Itinerary help for 7 days in NepalHello!
Me and my husband are going to travel to Nepal in the first week on December for seven days. Primarily want to cover Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot and if possible Jomsom. Pokhara and Nagarkot for their sunrises, sunsets and paragliding. Not much interested in visiting the temples, want to explore the terrain more. I am really interested to spend atleast a day in Jomson and if possible Mustang.
I know I want to cover a whole lot in few days. Would appreciate if someone gives us hotel recommendations for all the places mentioned, things to do, places to eat local food. Would also appreciate information on the Everest flight from Kathmandu and which are the safer options for airline to fly to Pokhara and Jomsom.
How cold will it be in the beginning of December?
Sep 22, 2012 2:14 AM
Good to know that you are planning to visit Nepal for 7 days. You can do the nagarkot ,pokhara and kathmandu tour in including jomsom trip as below itinerary.
Day 1:arrival in kathmandu
Day 2: fly to pokhara early in the morning and sightseeing around pokhara.
Day 3: fly to jomsom and go to mukhtinath and return back to jomsom
Day 4: fly to pokhara and explore around pokhara with boating in fewa lake
Day 5: fly to kathmandu,Sightseeing around kathmandu overnight at nagarkot
Day 6:after visit sunrise in nagarkot and return kathmandu via Bhaktapur durwar squre.
Day 7: Departure to your final destination.
In Thamel there are so many tourist standred hotel you get it eassely . In December jomsom is so cold that is why you may bring warm clothes.For jomsom flight people are choosing tara airlines and other everest & Pokhara flight Buddha is realiable.
Sep 22, 2012 5:22 AM
Sep 22, 2012 9:34 AM
3I have been to Nepal a couple of times in December / January and the days are surprisingly warm – Sunny too, But when the sun drops temperatures plummet, so take warm clothes for evenings.
The itinerary proved by #1 will only work if there are no flight delays – And flight cancellations / delays are common in Nepal so I would give Jomsom a miss
Also on his day 3 you where he suggests you go to Muktinath for the day, Muktinath is at 3.800m so going there from Pokhara you might well feel ill!!
Stick to Pokhara, Sarangkot, Nagarkot, Kathmandu and the valley would be my own advice
Sep 22, 2012 1:24 PM
Once you have been around Jomsom, say up to Kagbeni, gateway to Upper Mustang and a really interesting village (Muktinath's attraction is a temple, second the risk of AMS) and maybe hiked/taken a taxi to a view point near Pokhara (e.g. Sarangkot or World Peace Pagoda) then the views from Nagarkot might not be that interesting. More so if you went N after the mountain flight, for which Buddha Air are recommended
I think you would need to be quite lucky for all the flights in #1's are to schedule but if there is some flexibility with the flight out (no/low cost of rescheduling for example) then go for it because you will see a lot of Nepal in a short time (and Bhaktapur is worth the entrance fee).
Hotel recommendations might depend on the budget and/or facilities required. For KTM maybe have a look at Florid, Nepalaya, International Guesthouse and Courtyard (in increasing cost and all have websites). Can't help with the other locations.
Enjoy the trip.
Sep 23, 2012 4:21 AM
5Some great suggestions here. But you need to build in time for things to 'not work out.' (Strikes can bring buses to a standstill. The weather can ground fights.) If you really only have 7 days, I'd plan to spend the last couple fairly close to Kathmandu - then you've some leeway if things go wrong.
Sep 25, 2012 1:39 AM
I love to visit Chitwan for safari also in Nepal and I think in this period is good. You need tree days/ two nights and it's good for relax.
Sep 25, 2012 6:50 AM
Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I think it will be a safer option to visit Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot/dhulikhel for the time that we have on our hands and soak in as much of Nepal as possible!
Hari: Thank you for the detailed itinerary. I think fitting in Jomsom would not be such a good idea, as I got bad feedback about flights to Jomsom.
Into-thin-air: I have been reading your page for the past few days, really useful and detailed information about Nepal u have there!
Scoodly: Thanks for the hotel recommendations.
Jomcarroll: true that about the unsuspecting strikes! have faced a few of them in India as well!
Sep 25, 2012 8:43 AM
8No Problem – Pleased to be of help and Happy to hear that you have found my Nepal blog useful.
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