9 days in Darjeeling, Nepal & Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Darjeeling, Nepal & Sikkim Itinerary

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Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
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Gangtok, India
— 2 nights

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Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get great views at Tiger Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip builder website.

Guwahati to Darjeeling is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

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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.
Make the 13th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, visit Thamel, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Darjeeling to Kathmandu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Darjeeling to Kathmandu, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darjeeling in April, expect Kathmandu to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Helicopter Tours

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through MG Marg, deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, and finally snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok travel route website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Gangtok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Gangtok is minus 0.2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula

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