7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Nepal Itinerary

7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Nepal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip maker

Make it your trip
1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Pokhara
3
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

— 1 night

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at CIMA Gallery, browse the different shops at Quest Mall, then make a trip to Park Street, then explore the world behind art at Konark Collectables, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hatibagan Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally stop by Kumartuli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 3 nights
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.
Head to S.K. Handicrafts Export and himalayan arts gallery p.ltdfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Swayambhunath Temple and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. Make the 6th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and wander the streets of Thamel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Pokhara, Nepal

— 2 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Begnas Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally look for gifts at House of Cashmere NTA.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Nepal travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.