18 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

18 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
2
Darjeeling, India
— 1 day
3
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
4
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
6
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
7
Sauraha, Nepal
— 2 nights
8
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Dharavi. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Siddhivinayak will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, hunt for treasures at Zaveri Bazaar, and pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai holiday maker.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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day
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 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and then look for gifts at Chandulal's.

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Getting from Mumbai to Darjeeling by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get slightly colder in Darjeeling: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Shopping · Museums
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Chandulal's ©
Chandulal's
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nathula, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, take an in-depth tour of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Paro trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Paro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Drukgyel Dzong ©
Drukgyel Dzong

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Boudhanath Stupa and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo will appeal to history buffs. Make the 3rd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: visit Thamel, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paro to Kathmandu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Kathmandu is minus 0.2 hours. Traveling from Paro in December, Kathmandu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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River Rafting & Tubing
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo ©

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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park ©
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche and then stroll through Khumbu Glacier.

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Getting from Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature · Parks
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Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche

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nights
Sauraha, Nepal

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Into The Wild Tours & Travel.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sauraha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sagarmatha National Park to Sauraha takes 20.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sauraha are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Tours · Nature · Wildlife
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park

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nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems, then get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pokhara online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sauraha to Pokhara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot

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