19 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelling, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lachen, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Lachung, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly to Kathmandu, Drive to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling, India — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then stop by Chandulal's.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Darjeeling is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Darjeeling, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pelling.
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Pelling, India — 1 night

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and then make a trip to Chenrezig Statue.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling journey planning site.

Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.
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Historic Sites
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Gangtok, India — 2 nights

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 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, see where the ancients bathed at The Himalayan Spa, and then stop by MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nathula and then grab your bike and head to Tsongmo Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Lachen.
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Historic Sites · Trails · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Lachen, India — 1 night

Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang and then appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Lachen trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Lachen, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lachung, India — 1 night

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and then take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lachung driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 17th (Mon), explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at 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 traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park journey maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lachung to Sagarmatha National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Lachung to Sagarmatha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kathmandu, Nepal — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Nepal Ascent Treks. Swayambhunath Temple and Jamchen Lhakhang Monastery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look for gifts at S.K. Handicrafts Export, take in the exciting artwork at Woodcraft Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kathmandu itinerary planner.

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pokhara.
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Side Trip
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Pokhara, Nepal — 4 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Devi's Fall. Shop till you drop at Yes Helping Hands Handicraft and Klod Fashion Exquisite. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International Mountain Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, and explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara trip app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pokhara, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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East Sikkim travel guide

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Biking Trails · Landmarks · Historic Sites

Nepal travel guide

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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.
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