11 days in Varanasi, Bihar & Nepal Itinerary

11 days in Varanasi, Bihar & Nepal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Bodh Gaya, India
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 45 min
3
Khumbu, Nepal
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h
4
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  45 min
5
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India


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1
night
Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, then stop by Varanasi Remembrances, then look for gifts at Baba Black Sheep, and finally stop by Veave's Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip itinerary website.

New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

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The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Varanasi Remembrances ©
Varanasi Remembrances
Baba Black Sheep ©
Baba Black Sheep

1
night
Bodh Gaya, India

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Bhutan Monastery, appreciate the history behind Great Buddha Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinese Temple, then make a trip to Bodhi Tree, and finally admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple.

Make your Bodh Gaya itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

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Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery

1
day
Khumbu, Nepal

Khumbu ©
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tengboche Gompa, take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point, then examine the collection at Sagarmatha National Park Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Khumjung Gompa.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Khumbu road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bodh Gaya to Khumbu with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 0.2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Khumbu

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Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung Gompa, Tengboche Gompa
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Tengboche Gompa ©
Tengboche Gompa
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumjung Gompa ©
Khumjung Gompa

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patan Museum and Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). Your inner history buff will appreciate Changu Narayan and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumari Chowk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Asan, and wander the streets of Thamel.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Khumbu to Kathmandu in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Kathmandu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). Do some cultural sightseeing at Gurkha Memorial Museum and Bindhya Basini Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Begnas Lake, stop by New Treasure Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Barahi temple, and revel in the low prices at Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokhara road trip planner.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Pokhara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

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Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems ©
Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum

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