15 days in Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

15 days in Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 2 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Dhaka City is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Lalbag Fort, pause for some photo ops at Shahid Minar, take an in-depth tour of Bangladesh National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Dhaka..

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dhaka City day trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Dhaka City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Punakha, Bhutan

— 1 night
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

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Fly from Dhaka City to Punakha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Punakha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 2 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, then don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then admire all the interesting features of Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu day trip planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Paro, Bhutan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paro online holiday planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paro are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Vatsala Durga Temple & Siddhi Lakshmi Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, visit Thamel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaganath (Krishna) Temple.

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You can fly from Paro to Kathmandu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time (BTT) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paro in March: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pokhara, Nepal

— 3 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pokhara road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in March, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Bangladesh travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.

Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.