6 days in Gangtok, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

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6 days in Gangtok, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, 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.
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Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

1
night
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Simply Bhutan Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Motithang Takin Preserve, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then cruise along Dochula Pass, and finally stop by Junction Book Store.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu road trip website .

Getting from Gangtok to Thimphu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. November in Thimphu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

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Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

1
night
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 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Choeding, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Paro are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Paro

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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and finally examine the collection at Everest Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Himalayan Tibet Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Paro in November, expect Darjeeling to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Parasailing & Paragliding

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