12 days in Darjeeling, Siliguri & Nepal Itinerary

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Darjeeling, India
— 1 day
Siliguri, India
— 3 nights
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night


Darjeeling, India — 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda and then soothe aching muscles at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling road trip website.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, plan for little chillier nights in Darjeeling, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siliguri.
Spas · Historic Sites
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Siliguri, India — 3 nights

Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Get a sense of the local culture at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum and Lokenath Temple. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at City Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara, take a peaceful walk through Bengal Safari, and engage your brain at The Science City.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Siliguri day trip site.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Siliguri takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal — 1 night

Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes and then explore the activities along Dudh Koshi River. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Memorial to Scott Fischer, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Siliguri to Sagarmatha National Park. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Siliguri to Sagarmatha National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Swayambhunath Temple and The Crematoria. Get some cultural insight at Thamel and Patan Museum. Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, take in the exciting artwork at Ritual Thanka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse for treasures at Universal Crafts.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.
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Pokhara, Nepal — 1 night

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, walk around Basundhara Park, and then see the interesting displays at International Mountain Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, Pokhara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Nepal travel guide

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.