15 days in Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

15 days in Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

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15 days in Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Gangtok, India
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad, India

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Temple and International Mountain Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by House of Cashmere NTA, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara tour planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Pokhara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in November: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thamel and Boudhanath Stupa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durbar Marg Street and Stone Vishnu Mandir Temple. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Kedar Craft, hunt for treasures at Asan, and steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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Kathmandu is just a stone's throw from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in December, plan for little chillier nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Labim Mall
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Choeding, then take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

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Getting from Kathmandu to Paro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kathmandu in December since evenings lows in Paro dip to 1°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 Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Punakha road trip website .

Traveling by car from Paro to Punakha takes 3.5 hours. Finish up 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 L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ranka Monastery and Rumtek Monastery Sikkim. Get a sense of the local culture at Enchey Monastery and MG Marg. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, look for gifts at Golden Tips, and take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Punakha to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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