10 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Kathmandu Itinerary

10 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Kathmandu Itinerary

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10 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok online tour itinerary builder .

New Delhi 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 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls

2
nights
Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip builder .

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In November in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Siddheswar Dham
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta

6
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dattatreya Temple and Changu Narayan. Step off the beaten path and head to Nyatapola Temple and Kopan Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Kathmandu side-trips: Bhaktapur (Taumadhi Square & 55 Window Palace). Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu journey planner .

Getting from Darjeeling to Kathmandu by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darjeeling in November: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
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Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Dattatreya Temple ©
Dattatreya Temple

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