8 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

8 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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8 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Shillong, India
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Guwahati, India
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Gangtok, India
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Shillong, India

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Umiam Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shillong trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Shillong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

1
night
Guwahati, India

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, explore the galleries of The Maati Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, then don't miss a visit to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Guwahati day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Guwahati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Guwahati are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

1
night
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Everest. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, take some stellar pictures from Everest View Point, then explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taboche.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gangtok to Sagarmatha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.
Make the 21st (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Vishnu Mandir Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu holiday planner .

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Helicopter Tours
Climbing Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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