5 days in Kathmandu & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Kathmandu & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Kathmandu & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai, India

2
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Thamel, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary planner .

Chennai, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in August; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Spas
Climbing Tours
Thamel ©
Thamel

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.
Kids will enjoy Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Batasia Loop. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tinchuley Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Chattakpur.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kathmandu to Darjeeling by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in August, with highs in Darjeeling at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

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