8 days in Darjeeling & Nepal Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling & Nepal Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
3
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Batasia Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling day trip planning app .

Chennai to Darjeeling is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in November, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Darjeeling. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Parks
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

4
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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Darjeeling to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Darjeeling in November, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Walking tours
Helicopter Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara online itinerary maker .

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pokhara, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Spas & Wellness

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