India Expedition: Sikkim, Assam & Nagaland

16 Days | Explore India’s lushest and most remote corners

4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,513
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Set off on a 16-day expedition to the unspoiled wildlife reserves, spectacular wetlands and rambling mountain villages that make far-flung northeastern India so spectacular. Learn about the cultures of Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland, search for the iconic one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park and take a winding journey on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Explore the floating villages of Majuli Island, visit Gangtok’s controversial Rumtek Monastery and check out a living root bridge – the handiwork of the Khasi people. Be prepared to be wowed by a side of the country few visitors see.

Trip overview

Map of India Expedition: Sikkim, Assam & Nagaland including India
Kolkata, India
Kolkata, India
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Embark on full day trips to vast national parks, including Kaziranga National Park, home to two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinos, as well as wild boar, tigers, elephants, panthers and some incredible birdlife.
  • Learn about the proud warrior traditions of the Naga people and their resistance against colonial forces, exploring hillside villages like Khonoma and Kigwema.
  • Visit a lush Khasi village dubbed the cleanest in India by the former prime minister, then hike to a living root bridge that looks like something out of a fairy tale.
  • Gaze out at the Himalayas from the Darjeeling Toy Train as it winds its way through the mountains – it doesn’t get much more fun than a steam-powered locomotive ride.
  • Travel to parts of India seldom seen by tourists, and be rest assured that with a local trip leader by your side every step of the way, you’ll find the best lookout points, dinner spots and local secrets.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip takes you to a part of India rarely seen by foreign travellers and is ideal for those who have been to India previously and are keen to explore more. Our past travellers have commented that each day is an adventure, varied from the day before and full of interesting glimpses of India which are impossible to find on any other trip.
  • You'll likely be of as much interest to the locals as they are to you – be prepared for plenty of selfies and conversations.
  • We cover a lot of ground on this trip. There are some long travel days by train and van, including on winding mountain or bumpy local roads, particularly in Nagaland. It's not unusual for journeys to take longer than estimated and travel times to vary from one departure to the next.
  • Parts of this trip travel to over 2000 me above sea level. It can get colder than you might expect in India so make sure you check the weather at your time of travelling to help you pack and bring a jacket and layers just in case.


Map of India Expedition: Sikkim, Assam & Nagaland including India



14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Plane, Private vehicle, Heritage train, Overnight sleeper train, Boat, Metro, Taxi


Hotel (14 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

  • Kigwema Village visit
  • Khonoma Village visit
  • Jorhat - Tea Plantation Visit
  • Kaziranga National Park - Morning Jeep Safari
  • Kaziranga National Park - Evening Jeep Safari
  • Shillong - Single Root Bridge
  • Darjeeling - Tiger Hill
  • Darjeeling - Toy Train ride
  • Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is available for all nights with the exception of the overnight train on day 10.
2. Up to 4 x passport-size photographs and a photocopy of your passport are required for your Nagaland and Sikkim permits. We recommend bringing these from home rather than depending on getting them locally.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets and national park permits. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
4. Luggage limit for the included flights is strictly 15kg for checked baggage and 7kg for carry on.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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William Mark · Traveled January 2024
The trip was well worth the effort. We ventured into regions rarely, it seems, visited by westerners. In 2!weeks i only briefly caught a glimpse of 2 non Indian people’s. I learned a great deal
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Susan · Traveled January 2024
Good leader and good itinerary Low energy infirm older group that needed to be screened more thoroughly before participating
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Narelle · Traveled January 2024
Saby was a wonderful guide introducing our group to an amazing part of India.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Peter · Traveled January 2024
This trip attracts eclectic, experienced, world travelers, whom alone will enrich your travel experience. The region is unique and dose not experience Westerners, so, locals are eager to meet and engage.
Review submitted 06 Feb 2024

Narelle · Traveled January 2024
Fabulous trip led by Saby, who was a local from this area and an excellent guide. There was quite a bit of travel involved but we were able to experience a wide range of amazing places. Recommended for those who want an adventure.
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024
India Expedition: Sikkim, Assam & Nagaland
EUR €2,513