49 days in India & Khumbu Itinerary

49 days in India & Khumbu Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly
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Dharamsala, India
— 12 nights
Drive
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Bir, India
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kasol, India
— 11 nights
Drive to Kullu Manali Airport, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi, India
Fly
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Gangtok, India
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lachen, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lachung, India
— 2 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khumbu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Mumbai, India

— 1 night

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Hutatma Chowk, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mumbai. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums · Historic Sites

Dharamsala, India

— 12 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Baglamukhi Temple, &more), Jwalamukhi Temple (in Pragpur) and Dorzong Monastic Institute (in Palampur). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, and stop by Thankas and Gifts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Dharamsala takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Bir.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bir, India

— 7 nights
Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bir: Mandi (Barot Valley, Barot Dam, &more), Simsa Mata Temple Daroh (in Kangra) and Palampur (Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, Saurabh Van Vihar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, soothe aching muscles at AryaMarga Yoga Institute, admire the landmark architecture of Palpung Sherabling Monastery, and admire the verdant scenery at Joginder Nagar Valley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bir trip planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Bir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Bir

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kasol, India

— 11 nights
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manikaran (Kheer Ganga & Harinder Mountain) and Climbing Tours (in Leh). There's still lots to do: cruise along Rohtang Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, contemplate the waterfront views at Manalsu, and admire the verdant scenery at Parvati Valley.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kasol online journey planner.

Drive from Bir to Kasol in 5 hours. You will leave for New Delhi on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Kasol

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at India Gate, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasol to New Delhi. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gangtok.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites

Gangtok, India

— 3 nights
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 trails, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, visit MG Marg, and steep yourself in history at Nathula.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok sightseeing planning site.

Getting from New Delhi to Gangtok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Lachen, India

— 2 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lachen trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lachung, India

— 2 nights
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally admire the sheer force of Naga Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lachung trip maker.

Drive from Lachen to Lachung in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Darjeeling, India

— 5 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling travel route builder website.

You can drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Khumbu, Nepal

— 5 nights
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khumbu: Memorial to Scott Fischer (in Khumjung) and Sagarmatha National Park (Everest View Point, Gokyo Lakes, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tengboche Gompa, stroll through Macchhermo, and examine the collection at Sagarmatha National Park Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Khumbu trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darjeeling to Khumbu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Darjeeling to Khumbu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Sagarmatha Zone travel guide

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Mountains · Bars & Clubs · Bodies of Water
Sagarmāthā is one of the fourteen zones located in eastern Nepal. It includes mountain districts of the Himalayas (including Mount Everest) in the north, hill districts in the center, and valley districts of the Terai in the south. It is bordered by China to the north, India to the south, the Kosi Zone to the east and the Janakpur Zone to the west.Sagarmāthā is divided into six districts:The main city of the Sagarmāthā Zone is Rajbiraj which is also the headquarters. Other towns of the Sagarmāthā hill area are Katari, Okhaldhunga, Diktel, Salleri and Namche Bazaar; while Kathauna, Lahan, Fatepur, Rajbiraj and Siraha are in the outer Terai. Triyuga is an emerging city in the zone.Sagarmāthā takes its name from the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, which is located in the very north of the zone within the Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 km²) in the Solu Khumbu district. Sagarmāthā means "the Head in the Great Blue Sky".

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