15 days in Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

15 days in Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
5
Gangtok, India
— 3 nights

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Helicopter Tours. Peace Temple and International Mountain Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by House of Cashmere NTA, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Ahmedabad, India to Pokhara is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in November: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple
Spas & Wellness

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Kedar Craft and Asan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Durbar Marg Street and Stone Vishnu Mandir Temple. The adventure continues: visit Thamel, get some fabulous bargains at The Cashmere Outlet, buy something for everyone on your list at Labim Mall, and view the masterpieces at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Labim Mall
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Thamel ©
Thamel
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Choeding, thenexplore and take pictures at Chele La Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paro online trip planner.

Fly from Kathmandu to Paro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paro, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Punakha route planning website.

Traveling by car from Paro to Punakha takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ranka Monastery and MG Marg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Enchey Monastery. There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and look for gifts at Golden Tips.

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Traveling by flight from Punakha to Gangtok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

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