60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Taxi:  17 h 45 min
1
Kharkhorin, Mongolia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
3
Lhasa, China
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Shigatse, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Paro, Bhutan
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
8
Gangtok, India
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 18 nights
Fly:  45 min
10
Pokhara, Nepal
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Kharkhorin
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery and then take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument for Mongol States and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Kharkhorin is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
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Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley

6
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
National History Museum and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Migjid Janraisig Sum and Manzshir Monastery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about all things military at G.K Zhukov house Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar online tour builder.

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia ©
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Choijin Lama Temple Museum ©
Choijin Lama Temple Museum

6
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sera Monastery and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Drak Yerpa, admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa online route planner.

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Lhasa by combination of flight and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in September, expect Lhasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shigatse.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Ganden Monastery ©
Ganden Monastery
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa

2
nights
Shigatse, China

Shigatse ©
Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê, is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, with an area of 182,000km2. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paxia Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashilunpo Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Natang Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nadang Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shigatse online trip planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Shigatse by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Shigatse

Historic Sites
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Tashilunpo Monastery ©
Tashilunpo Monastery

2
nights
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and then don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punakha travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Shigatse to Punakha with the Route module. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

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

6
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Simply Bhutan Museum and National Textile Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Simtokha Dzong and Phajoding Monastery. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

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You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rinpung Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paro Taktsang and Druk Choeding. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paro online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Lhakhang Nagpo
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

6
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 Nathula. Get some historical perspective at Enchey Monastery and Shiv Mandir. Take a break from Gangtok with a short trip to Phushrey Lake in Aritar, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by MG Marg, go for a walk through Kalapatthar, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shanti Viewpoint, and snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Gangtok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Gangtok is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sikkim, Phushrey Lake
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

18
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.
Appreciate the collections at Patan Museum and Music Museum of Nepal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo and Dattatreya Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: ISKCON (in Budhanilkantha) and Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, 55 Window Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Thamel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Gangtok to Kathmandu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Gangtok to Kathmandu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), Kirtipur, ISKCON
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Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo ©
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Dattatreya Temple ©
Dattatreya Temple

6
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gurkha Memorial Museum and Bindhya Basini Temple. Peace Temple and Barahi temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Begnas Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Devi's Fall, push the limits with an extreme tour, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pokhara, with lows of 21°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

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