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

Nature Parks 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 Gandantegchenling Monastery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Mongolian Statehood History Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar takes 5.5 hours. September in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Tours Outdoors
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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 Potala Palace and Drak Yerpa. The adventure continues: make a trip to Barkhor Street, get outside with Outdoor Activities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ulaanbaatar to Lhasa in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in September; daily highs in Lhasa reach 24°C and lows reach 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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Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa
Ganden Monastery ©
Ganden Monastery

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 Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Simtokha Dzong and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and see the interesting displays at National Textile Museum.

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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 Kyichu Lhakhang. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paro Taktsang and Drukgyel Dzong. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lhakhang Nagpo, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Paro vacation planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 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 Nature 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 Enchey Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Nathula and Shiv Mandir. Take a break from Gangtok with a short trip to Phushrey Lake in Aritar, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: visit MG Marg, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paro to Gangtok takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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 Ritual Thanka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dattatreya Temple and Changu Narayan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (55 Window Palace, Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Thamel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kopan Monastery, don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Gangtok to Kathmandu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, ISKCON
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
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 Helicopter Tours. Bindhya Basini Temple and Barahi temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple, and explore the activities along Begnas Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pokhara road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pokhara, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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