8 days in New Delhi & Nepal Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & Nepal Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
3
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights

2
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the masterpieces at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
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, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Thamel, and admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu tour planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kathmandu. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Walking tours
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 1st (Fri), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in December since evenings lows in Pokhara dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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