15 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

15 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kanpur, India
train:  21​h
1
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling, India
— 4 nights
train+taxi:  12​h 45​min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
4
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Kanpur, India


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2
nights
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip app .

Kanpur to Gangtok is an approximately 23-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teesta River, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Teesta River ©
Teesta River
Palzor Stadium ©
Palzor Stadium
Deorali Butterfly Bridge ©
Deorali Butterfly Bridge

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tinchuley Village and Barbotey Rock Garden. Explore Darjeeling's surroundings by going to Temi Tea Garden (in Temi), Namchi (Siddheswar Dham & Char Dham) and Ralong Monastery (in Ravangla). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Everest Museum, don't miss a visit to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, pause for some photo ops at Dali Monastery, and admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Namchi, Temi Tea Garden, Pemayangtse Monastery, Ralong Monastery, Coronation Throne Of Norbugang
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Barbotey Rock Garden ©
Barbotey Rock Garden
Everest Museum ©
Everest Museum
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Kopan Monastery. Step out of Kathmandu with an excursion to Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Patan Durbar Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Narayan Temple, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Pashupati Nath.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Darjeeling to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darjeeling in July, with highs in Kathmandu at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Nyatapola Temple
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours
Patan Durbar Square ©
Patan Durbar Square

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bindhya Basini Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pokhara trip planner.

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. In July in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours

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