28 days in India, Nepal & Lhasa Itinerary

28 days in India, Nepal & Lhasa Itinerary

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28 days in India, Nepal & Lhasa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Varanasi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Lhasa, China
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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4
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Explore hidden gems such as Hauz Khas Village and Heritage Transport Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and Sai Baba Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sultanpur National Park & Aravalli Bio Diversity Park). Make the 19th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to New Delhi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. In April, New Delhi is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Heritage Transport Museum
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Safaris
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

4
nights
Varanasi, India

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Sankat Mochan Temple and Tibetan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Ganges River and Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, and make a trip to Sarnath.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi holiday planner .

Fly from New Delhi to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Chitwan National Park and Into The Wild Tours & Travel. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Breeding Centre and Sauraha Art Gallery. Step out of Chitwan National Park to go to Sauraha and see Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chitwan National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varanasi to Chitwan National Park. Traveling from Varanasi in April, expect Chitwan National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

8
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Unique Adventure International P. Ltd.. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thermal Spas. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhaktapur (Nyatapola Temple, Changu Narayan, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take a stroll through Thamel, get to know the fascinating history of Pashupati Nath, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu route maker tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur)
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Photography Tours

7
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Yaowang Mountain of Lhasa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Potala Palace and Sera Monastery. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), get engrossed in the history at Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and see the interesting displays at BuDaLaGong ZhenBaoGuan.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lhasa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Lhasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Lhasa. In May, Lhasa is little chillier than Kathmandu - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Climbing Tours
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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