The first question that comes to mind about traveling to Nepal is how much time is needed. Commonly, I do receive a lot of emails requesting for Nepal itinerary for two weeks.  It is easy to spend 15 days in Nepal, and you may still not see them all. Nepal is a top-notch adventure destination. Travel activities in Nepal is a lot different than in many of touristy countries. Travel activities in Nepal require multiple days outdoors in nature and reaching from place to place.

Is two weeks in Nepal is plenty of time? That’s the question I’m going to answer in this article along with 6 unique Nepal Itineraries.

There is so much to see and do in Nepal. Nepal offers plenty of destinations for all variety of travelers and their tastes. Whether you want to involve in adventure sports, mountaineering, trekking, leisurely travel, cultural experiences, Nepal has it all. With so much on the menu, can you have a decent travel experience in Nepal? An easy answer is definite, yes!

Whether you would like to see the mountains up close, engage in adrenaline rushing adventure, seek solitude in nature, experience culture and traditions or stalk some wild animals, two weeks in Nepal is plenty of time. We have brought a few travel and tour packages that you can enjoy in Nepal. These itineraries can be heavily customized as per your needs and preferences. What we have presented here gives a glimpse of how you can spend two weeks in Nepal.Kathmandu Pokhara NAgarkot Tour destination map

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Everest Base Camp Trek on a Helicopter

How can you be in Nepal and not want to see Mount Everest? Everest is the ultimate destination for trekkers, mountaineers and mountain lovers. Trekking to Everest Base Camp takes at least two weeks. There are shorter routes, but they do not reach the base of Mt. Everest or have a tight schedule.

With the growing demands of travelers and their needs and flexibility, the tour operators have made everything possible. Most of the itineraries can be tweaked to best suit your preferences and availability. So, you can see Everest from up close, do the high altitude trek, and indulge in several other leisurely and cultural activities.

When you trek to Everest Base Camp, you will be hiking on one of the best trekking trails in the world. On this ultimate journey, you reach the base of Mt. Everest on your feet and take a return flight to Kathmandu. You will see the mountains and fantastic scenery from your eye level and a bird’s perspectives. While you complete this bucket list, you can also experience the culture, lifestyle, nature, and hospitality of Nepal.

The trekking experience will be once in a lifetime experience. The return flight on the helicopter will also be as stunning as your trek. Besides, you avoid walking down the same trail, which can be tedious and save some time for other wish lists while you are in Nepal.

In addition to towering views of gigantic mountains, you can roam around the streets of Kathmandu valley, interact with local, and take a cooking class, tour UNESCO World Heritage sites, go to local pubs and enjoy local delicacies and drinks. This itinerary is the best of both worlds.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Trek preparation and explore around Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar. Day hike to Khumjung and Khunde village
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche
Day 7: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche
Day 8: Acclimatisation at Dingboche. Day hike to Nangkartshang peak (5083m)
Day 9; Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and return to Gorakshep. Helicopter flight to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Explore Kathmandu Valley
Day 13: Flexible day for activities of your choice
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Adventurous road trip to Lo Manthang

Lo Manthang, a mystical Trans Himalayan settlement in the Upper Mustang region, was once a kingdom in itself, that was closed to the outside world till 1992. The regions’ culture, history, and traditions are preserved to its originality. You feel that you have traveled back in the past when you walk through the alleys of Lo Manthang.
The region is still a restricted area for foreigners, meaning you need a permit to enter this area paying a hefty price (USD 500 for the first ten days and an additional USD 30 for ACAP entry fee). You can either trek through off the beaten trail or hop on a bumpy and adventurous drive below the technically deepest gorge in the world to reach this region beyond the mountains. The alpine desert-like landscape is different scenery than elsewhere in Nepal. The barren landscape, deep canyons, gorgeous valleys, ancient culture and traditions, historic fortresses, and mystical sky caves make this a memorable travel destination in Nepal.
If you decide to take a vehicle to Lo Manthang, your off-road jeep will wind through scenic villages, trembling bridges, across the river, through the gorges and hundreds of meters high on the cliffs below snow-capped mountains. As much as they sound adventurous, this road trip will be a once in your lifetime journey to the magical mountains.
Centuries-old Gompas, villages, and a palace of reigning kings of Lo Manthang can be reached within a week with plenty of other activities to complete in two weeks. Some additional activities include sightseeing and relaxing around Pokhara and Kathmandu. You can also add a flight to Annapurna Base Camp if Mustang’s sceneries are not enough.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Explore attractions of Kathmandu Valley such as famous Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath
Day 3: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and explore Pokhara
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani
Day 5: Drive from Tatopani to Kaagbeni
Day 6: Drive from Kaagbeni to Lo Manthang
Day 7 and 8: Full day hiking and exploration around Lo Manthang
Day 9: Drive to Syangmochen
Day 10: Drive to Jomsom exploring Muktinath, and Kaagbeni
Day 11: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Day 12: Relaxation in Pokhara
Day 13: Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: This itinerary can be customized by extending the drive time or staying at a location you like. Taking a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom will save you a day, which can be used for exploring the mountains. You can take a day out to make a helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara.

High Altitude Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal is all about mountains and alpine adventure. How can you be in Nepal for two weeks and not go on a high altitude trek? In two weeks, you can trek to some of the most popular trekking routes, such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, and Annapurna Circuit. You can even hike two short trails, such as Langtang and Mardi Himal. Trek multiple routes only if you are physically fit and want to switch between destinations quickly.

We would like to suggest trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and explore the lifestyle and culture along the route. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek, it is one of the easiest, accessible, and most beautiful high altitude trekking. The relatively easy trek can be trekked by trekkers of any age group and physical fitness. You just need to choose the seasons like autumn and spring and be prepared to go up and down the hills quite frequently during the trek.

In this two-week-long itinerary, you will get to enjoy a 360-degree view of the Annapurna range, magnificent Panorama of Annapurna range, Gurkha warriors’ culture, and Gurung community, magical woodlands, natural hot springs and beautiful lakes of Pokhara.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Naya Pul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 3: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 4: Hike to Poonhill before sunrise. Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomorong
Day 6: Trek from Chhomorong to Dovan
Day 7: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 8: Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp and optional hike to the glacier and icefall
Day 9: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu and enjoy natural hot springs
Day 11: Trek from Jhinu to Ghandruk and stay at the homestay
Day 12: Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara, explore and relax in Pokhara
Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Authentic and diverse Nepal

Nepal has a lot to offer for leisure-seeking travelers if you do not want to go on a high altitude trek or an extreme adventure. It’s suppose, you can go on less stressful tour, experience culture, lifestyle, and nature. You can add easy day hikes with the family or just tweak the itinerary to go and see different places and geographical variations of Nepal.

You will experience short hikes, nature walks, and authentic village lifestyles. Observe well-preserved traditions and lifestyle, the architecture around world heritage sites, and witness the breath-taking nature at a comfort. The popular cities of Nepal, Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan will all be within your reach. These cities are beautifully nestled close to natural wonders and amaze you and your families.

From major cities to beautiful villages, magical mountain views to dense humid forests in Chitwan National Park, this itinerary includes all. Amazing sunrise, sunset, wild animals, village life, and bustling cities are all on the menu. This is a perfect holiday package for all ages and groups. This leisurely travel itinerary is ideal for you if you are coming with children.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu, experience the city life
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Astam
Day 4: Trek from Astam to Dhampus
Day 5: Trek from Dhampus to Landruk
Day 6: Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk
Day 7: Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 8: Explore Pokhara and its attractions
Day 9: Explore Pokhara and drive to Bandipur
Day 10: Drive from Bandipur to Chitwan
Day 11: Explore Chitwan National park, go on a jungle safari or jungle walk
Day 12: Explore Chitwan National Park
Day 13: Fly or drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Wilderness Safari in Nepal

This is a tour package for you if you love forests, wildlife, birds, and spending hours deep into the jungle. Going into birdwatching, going after rare Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino, and blackbucks, national parks in Nepal have their doors open for you. This wilderness tour package is a mix of wilderness adventure, wildlife safari, and experiencing the people and culture living together with the wild animals. This is a perfect journey for wildlife and nature lovers as there are more than 900 species of birds and 185 species of mammals.

The beautiful forests in the warm plains in the southern belt of Nepal cater to different groups of travelers. Tropical paradise has numerous outdoor activities to enjoy. You will not only encounter one of the rarest birds and animal species in the world but also get to observe the lifestyle of people who are living by the rules of nature.

You can dip in the river with elephants, canoe with alligators and crocodiles, spend a night in the forest with the sounds of wild animals in the bush, dance, and go fishing with locals. You can enjoy quiet sunset behind forest canopy, on the bank of the river. If you are lucky, you don’t even have to go far to witness rare wild animals. Tigers and rhinos, at times, come close to touristy streets.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Birdwatching in Shivapuri National Park
Day 3: Fly to Dhangadhi and drive to Mahendranagar
Day 4: Explore Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve watch wild animals
Day 5: Drive to Bardiya National Park
Day 6: Jungle walk and track tigers at Bardiya National Park
Day 7: Birds and wildlife watching at Bardiya National Park
Day 8: Drive to Chitwan National Park
Day 9: Wildlife safari and jungle activities in Chitwan National park
Day 10: Explore wildlife and experience culture and traditions of Tharu people
Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 12: Explore Kathmandu and its attractions
Day 13: Leisure day
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Adrenaline Rush in Nepal

Nepal is a paradise for adventure sports and extreme outdoor adventures. If a two-weeks-long marathon adventure excites you, Nepal is a perfect destination for you. You can indulge in extreme white water rafting, one of the fastest rivers with class III rapids. You can rappel down the rocks or cascading waterfalls. You can also fly with kites and eagles on paragliding with close up views of the mountains.

There are numerous caves to explore the unknown. You can bungee jump off the 160 meters high bridge above the roaring river or do a canyon swing with more than 7 seconds of free fall. Or, you can experience the steepest zip line in the world. If you want to push further, you can also do the downhill mountain biking in Mustang or skydive above Everest.

We have prepared an adrenaline rushing two weeks of some of these activities in a single travel itinerary. This will be one of the most thrilling travel experiences in Nepal.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Drive to Bhotekoshi
Day 4: Bungee jump, canyon swing, and relaxation
Day 4: Whole day white water rafting
Day 5: Whole day canyoning
Day 6: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 7: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 8: Paragliding and Zip Flying in Pokhara
Day 9: Ultralight flight to witness towering mountains
Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Bandipur
Day 11: Rock climbing and caving in Bandipur
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 13: Leisure day
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
There are numerous possibilities of spending your precious two weeks in Nepal. We have presented a glimpse of a mix of activities that can be done while you have two weeks of your life in Nepal. You can mix and match these activities or plan a different travel experience. These two weeks will be one of the most memorable 15 days of your life. Feel free to talk to your tour operator to plan as you wish. Venture out on less-traveled destinations or hit the popular ones, they offer much more than promised. Nepal offers all of, relaxed holidays to thrilling adventures and fulfills most of your bucket list activities.

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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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