We are two women traveling for just a short trip to Nepal. Unfortunately our vacation schedule doesn't allow for longer. Our goals are to have a good introduction, feel to the Nepal culture and country with a mix of shopping (very little), sightseeing of culture and religious places and then some scenery.
This is what I have so far for our itinerary, what is your thoughts? Is it not enough to fill our days? We are wanting to see as much as possible in each day, would you add or change anything?Would appreciate any help or comments.
Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandhu at 4:15 PM, explore area, shops. Stay at Hotel Friends Home
Day 2- Visit Boudha (Boudhanath Stupa) in early AM, village of Boudhanilkantha, Kopan Monastery, and then back to Kathmandu in the evening to stay again at Hotel Friends Home - should we move to Bhakatapur instead??
Day 3- Patan (Lalitpur) and then staying in and exploring Bhakatapur at Peacock Guest House. I feel like this day is a little light, any suggestions on something to add?
Day 4- Flight in early afternoon to Pokhara, staying a Peace Dragon Lodge. Explore the lake and the World Peace Pogada and Pokhara.
Day 5- Wake up for sunrise at Sarankot and then arranging an all day hike with hotel to visit villages, mountain scenery. Staying again at Peace Dragon Lodge.
Day 6- Travel day, taking a morning flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (11:00 AM) and then our evening flight home (5:40 PM)
Would appreciate any help, comments, things we missed etc! Thanks! This is a dream trip for me and I am looking forward to my first introduction to Nepal!