16 days in Sikkim, Tawang & Nepal Itinerary

16 days in Sikkim, Tawang & Nepal Itinerary

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16 days in Sikkim, Tawang & Nepal Itinerary

Bengaluru, India
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Gangtok, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Tawang, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Bengaluru, India

3
days
Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, admire all the interesting features of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok online travel planner .

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tawang.

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Rumtek Monastery
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
day
Tawang, India

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the activities along Sela Pass, appreciate the history behind Gorsam Chorten, then admire the landmark architecture of Singsor Ani Gompa, then view the masterpieces at Handicrafts Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taktsang Gompa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tawang trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Tawang takes 23 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

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Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass

2
days
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes and then make a trip to Khumbu Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest, then take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ama Dablam.

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Explore your travel options from Tawang to Sagarmatha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

4
days
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Make the 13th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, and admire the landmark architecture of Babar Mahal Revisted.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel
Shree Pashupatinath Temple ©
Shree Pashupatinath Temple

3
days
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Sarangkot.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Pokhara are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

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Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot

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