Visit India and Nepal on an adventure from Kolkata to Kathmandu.

Travel from India to Nepal on an Overland trip from Kolkata to Kathmandu. Beginning in the vibrant streets of Kolkata, this journey ascends into the legendary Himalayas before travelling overland across northern India and Nepal. Witness the contrast between bustling bazaars, lush forests and mountain plateaux as you take in all the sights and sounds of this incredible part of the world. From the craziness of modern India to the peaceful monasteries of the Himalayas, this unforgettable journey is a great way to experience India and Nepal.

Start
Kolkata, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Overland
Code
HDOK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
468kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Stay on a Himalayan farm
  • Search for Shangri-la in Gantok
  • Experience Kathmandu’s cultural delights
  • Spot Everest on the horizon
  • See Kolkata’s famous Howrah Bridge
  • Cross the holy Ganges
  • Visit the villages of Darjeeling

Itinerary

Begin your Overland journey in Kolkata, the artistic and cultural hub of India. Why not jump on a tram and explore the city; admire colonial architecture, intriguing museums and the famous Howrah bridge.
Take the narrow winding roads out to tranquil Darjeeling. Enjoy some time relaxing amongst tea terraces and exploring the picturesque surrounds.
Gain a fascinating insight into the lives of Indian hill farmers by staying at the Karmi Farm tea plantation. This atmospheric and scenic spot is the ideal place for a bit of rest and relaxation. For those feeling energetic, take a trek to the surrounding foothills and spot local birdlife.
Considered to be one of the last Himalayan Shangri-las, Gangtok is a place of pilgrimage for many Buddhists. Visit the renowned Rumtek Dharma Monastery and maybe take a trip out to Tsomgo Lake.
Cross the border into Nepal and camp in the foothills of the wild Himalaya. Tonight, enjoy the spectacle of sunset framed by this phenomenal mountain range.
Cross the border into Nepal and camp in the foothills of the wild Himalaya. Tonight, enjoy the spectacle of sunset framed by this phenomenal mountain range.
Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Khatauti Khola. Those feeling adventurous might want to try their hand at whitewater rafting.
Complete your India to Nepal adventure in cultured Kathmandu. Search hole-in-the-wall shops for souvenirs or trek to a nearby lookout for spectacular views of the Himalayas.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
4x4, Overland vehicle, Overnight sleeper train
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (1 night), Guesthouse (5 nights), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

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Important notes

1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.
2. In order to confirm some reservations on this trip we need a good quality, scanned colour copy of your passport before we can confirm your place on this trip.
3. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

Trip notes

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