The ultimate Nepal route 4 weeks

The ultimate Nepal route 4 weeks

In 2017 we decided to travel through Asia for 6 months. Nepal was the first country on our bucket list. And I am so happy with this choice, because Nepal has made an incredible impression on us. Our great trekking through the Himalayas is at the top of the most beautiful moments during our trip. The beautiful mountains, nature, intense cities and even jungle. Nepal has packed us completely.

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Route Nepal 4 weeks

The Annapurna Circuit lasts about 2 weeks, so we decided to stay in Nepal for a total of 4 weeks. This way we had enough time to discover other places in addition to the draw. But you could also add a few more weeks to your trip or just do a draw. Although the latter is a bit of a shame, because the rest of Nepal is definitely worth it.

Traffic in Nepal

Distances in Nepal are not huge in themselves. If everything goes well you are often on the road for 5-7 hours. Unfortunately, it is not always possible. Something can happen during a ride that changes everything. For example, if an accident occurs in the Netherlands, there is often not much going on. The traffic is diverted and we can continue. In Nepal this works slightly differently. Roads are often poor, narrow and there are no alternative routes. They also often do not know patiently waiting for each other or structure in an incident. This allows you to be in a traffic jam for hours. For example, we were stuck for 24 hours on a ride that would actually only last 4 hours. Why? They had decided to clear part of the road with dynamite, but unfortunately had used too much. Yes … things like this are apparently normal in Nepal, p. A tip: always make sure that you have food, drinks and a vest on the bus. Even with short journeys.

Our route through Nepal 4 weeks

View our 4-week route through beautiful Nepal below.

     

  • Kathmandu – day 1 + 2
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  • From Kathmandu – Pokhara – day 3
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  • Pokhara – day 4
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  • From Pokhara – Chamje (Annapurna Circuit) – day 5
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  • Chamje – BagaChap (Annapurna Circuit) – day 6
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  • Bagachap – Chame (Annapurna Circuit) – day 7
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  • Chame – Upper Pisang / Lower Pisang (Annapurna Circuit) – day 8
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  • Upper Pisag – Manang (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 9
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  • Manang (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 10
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  • Manag – Yak Kharka (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 11
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  • Yak Khark – Thorung Pedi (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 12
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  • Thorung Pedi – Muktinath (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 13
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  • Muktinath – Kagbeni (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 14
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  • Kagbeni – Johmson (Annapurna Circuit) – Day 15
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  • Johmson – Pokhara – Day 16
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  • Pokhara – Day 17, 18
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  • travel from Pokhara – Chitwan – Day 19
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  • Chitwan – Day 20 & 21
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  • From Chitwan – Pokhara – Day 22
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  • Pokhara (you can also choose to go to another part here) – Day 23, 24 & 25
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  • Pokhara – Kathmandu – Day 26
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  • Kathmandu – Day 27

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is quite intense, but definitely not missing during your trip. It is busy, chaotic but also impressive, beautiful and cozy. Here you have the Thamel district where you can find everything for your trek, the nicest souvenirs and very nice eateries. Outside the center you will find various temples and beautiful rituals. 2 nights is enough to explore the city.

From Kathmandu you can take a bus of less than ten ten that takes about 7 hours to get to Pokhara. The ride is certainly not a punishment. You look your eyes on the way. We really liked Pokhara. There is such a wonderful atmosphere and it lies in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Himalayas. You will also find countless nice hotspots, it is clean and quiet and the perfect place to return after your Annapurna trek. We went back to Pokhara several times, but of course you can also add some other places to your trip. We just loved this place. Big tip!

Annapurna Circuit

Do, do, do! Absolutely the most beautiful thing we have ever done. Terribly heavy and I have to swear. But it was all worth it. You don’t know what you see along the way and getting the Pass feels like such a huge win. After the draw I immediately said once, but never again. Because my whole body was up. But soon we talked about going back maybe to do the Mount Everest Basecamp once. So addictive.

Chitwan

Did you know that Nepal has a jungle? Well not us at least. Very stupid of course, but at Nepal we initially only thought of mountains. What appears in Nepal is that you have several places where you can go into the jungle and also spot a lot of wildlife, including tigers. Unfortunately we missed tigers or maybe luckily. We did come face to face with 2 rhinos. So do it.

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