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Those looking to spend 10 days in Nepal can soak up its towering mountains during one of the shorter treks like Mardi Himal or Poon Hill, then travel down to its plains where nature reserves abound. Try spotting tigers on a jeep safari in Chitwan or head for Bardia instead. Visit the Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini. Alternatively, go for a week-long trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Unwind with a boat ride in Pokhara or scour the streets of Kathmandu for ancient temples and bargain finds. For more ideas and inspiration, check out our Nepal itineraries lasting 10 days below.

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1. Cultural Highlights and Landscapes: 10 days in Nepal

Pashupatinath Stupa is a religious site dedicated to lord Shiva in Nepal.
Stretching on both the sides of Bagmati river, the Pashupatinath temple is the largest Hindu temple complex.
Chitwan National Park was the first National park established in Nepal.
Enjoy wildlife safari, tiger tracing and bird viewing during a Chitwan National Park safari.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 Tour the classic sights of Kathmandu
Day 3 Transfer to Dhulikhel via Bhaktapur
Day 4 Meet Tharu people at Chitwan National Park
Day 5 Ride canoe in Rapti, explore jungle on foot and jeep
Day 6 Take your first steps in Lumbini, Buddha’s birthplace
Day 7 Head for Pokhara, Nepal’s ‘city of lakes’
Day 8 Enjoy mountain views from Sarangkot
Day 9 Drive back to Kathmandu via scenic Bandipur
Day 10 Bid farewell to Nepal

We have the perfect trip for those not too keen on conquering mountains or trundling through snow and ice. Cover some of the most important destinations in Nepal in 10 days. Enjoy sunrise views of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot while in Pokhara and go jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s premier wildlife destinations. Also included is a trip to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, and a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. See tour.

2. Short Trek to Everest: Nepal in 10 days

Mount Everest in Nepal is the highest mountain in the world.

Meet the locals and experience the Sherpa culture as you embark on an epic trek to the Everest base camp. 

Day 1 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 2 Hike to Namche Bazaar, the centre of Everest region
Day 3 Continue to Tengboche, the spiritual hub of Sherpa people
Day 4 Call it a day on reaching Dingboche
Day 5 Pass by memorials of deceased climbers en route to Lobuche
Day 6 Reach Everest Base Camp
Day 7 Soak up surreal sunrise views from Kala Patthar
Day 8 Descend to Namche Bazaar
Day 9 End your day in Lukla
Day 10 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and back for 10 days in Nepal. Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and continue along the well-trodden track that takes you to Gorakshep via Namche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. Scale Kala Patthar for a panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest. Hit the trail back to Lukla after that. You can also reach out to our local travel experts to plan a customized trip to Nepal

3. Gokyo Valley Trek: Nepal 10-day Itinerary

Namche Bazaar is the market town on the way to Everest Base Camp.
Explore the serene Namche Bazaar, which is also the main stop point for Everest trekkers and climbers.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 2 Set foot in Namche, Nepal’s Sherpa capital
Day 3 Explore Namche on your own
Day 4 Soak up spectacular views of Khumbila from Dole
Day 5 Breathe in the thin air of Machermo
Day 6 Marvel at the lakes of Gokyo
Day 7 Return to Dole
Day 8 Hike downhill to Namche
Day 9 Commit your last panoramas of Lukla to memory
Day 10 Take the plane back to Kathmandu

To the northwest of Everest Base Camp are glittering, glacier-fed pools of water known as the Gokyo Lakes. Be part of this ten-day expedition to a Himalayan Shangri-La bestowed with some of the most dramatic views of towering mountains. Take the route to Everest on landing in Lukla and hike all the way to Namche. Then follow the trail to the Mon La Pass for Dole and continue to Machermo. Your final destination, Gokyo Valley, is a six-hour walk from this point. Ascend Gokyo Ri for superb views of the Himalayas before it is time to return. See more Gokyo Valley tours.

4. Mardi Himal Trek: Nepal Itinerary for 10 days

Pokahra known as the paradise of Nepal has activities for everyone.
Enjoy photographic views of Phewa Lake and paragliders from Sarangkot in Pokhara.
Day 1 Take in the sights and sounds of Kathmandu
Day 2 Explore Pokhara’s Lakeside area
Day 3 Hit the trail to Deurali
Day 4 See Mount Machhapuchhre from Low Camp
Day 5 Spot mountain birds en route to High Camp
Day 6 Take in splendid views from Upper View Point
Day 7 Descend to Landruk
Day 8 Catch the bus to Pokhara
Day 9 Travel back to Kathmandu
Day 10 Transfer to the airport

Although not as popular as Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill treks, the Mardi Himal trek can stand on its own, not least because it falls in the Annapurna region. The trail is fairly easy, and the sights are spellbinding although accommodation and other facilities along the route are mostly threadbare. Opt for this tour during your 10 days in Nepal if the mountains beckon you, even though high-altitude hiking is not your forte. Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu and continue to Deurali. Wander through forests of oak and maple to reach Low Camp. Mountains unravel in front of you on reaching High Camp and follow you all the way to Upper View Point, the final destination of this journey. See tour.

5. Langtang Valley Trek: 10-day Itinerary in Nepal

Langtang is a very famous trek route.
Known as one of the most beautiful trek routes, Langtang will give you views of various Himalayan peaks.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 3 Hike to Lama Hotel
Day 4 Enjoy Himalayan panorama on your way to Langtang Village
Day 5 Reach the foothills of Mount Langtang Lirung
Day 6 Explore quaint Kyanjin Gompa
Day 7 Marvel at sunrise views of Tserko Ri, hike back to Lama Hotel
Day 8 Get back to Syabrubesi
Day 9 Take a public bus to Kathmandu
Day 10 Fly back home

Discover a little-known region in Nepal in 10 days. To the north of Kathmandu is the remote yet beautiful Langtang region, famous among travelers for its scenic trails, quaint villages, and snowy cliffs, all of which you will get to savor during this adventure. Hike uphill on reaching Syabrubesi and cross the mighty Bhote Koshi to reach Lama Hotel. Explore the foothills of Langtang Lirung from Kyanjin Gompa. Bid farewell to the mountains on the seventh day and follow your route back to the capital.

Browse through all the 10-day tours in Nepal that we have for more options. Want more than 10 days in Nepal? Go check out the guide on how many days to spend in Nepal for more inspiration. To build a custom itinerary from scratch, contact our local travel expert in Nepal. Browse more tours in Nepal for instant ideas.

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Published by Leah Taylor, updated on October 10, 2022

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    Buddha Treks and ExpeditionFeb 11 2022REPLY
    There are multiple choices of activities you can experience during your 10 days stay in Nepal. There are possibilities for trekking, hiking, cultural tours, pilgrimage tour, safari in national park, rafting, etc.