Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure

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15 days,Delhi to Kathmandu
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Explore the vibrant streets of Agra, uncover bustling Delhi and beautiful Jaipur, enjoy a sunset cruise on the River Ganges, travel by jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, experience Nepal's mountain views

If you’re looking to experience the diversity of India and Nepal, this 15-day trip contrasts the colourful culture of India with the pristine serenity of Nepal's Himalayan mountains. From the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park, our expert CEOs will take you through a region of unsurpassed natural beauty and spirituality before revealing to you the rugged Himalayan landscape of Nepal’s magical capital, Kathmandu.

What's Included

  • India Gate and Connaught Place visit (Delhi)
  • Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal tour (Jaipur)
  • Taj Mahal entrance
  • Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
  • Orchha Palace complex visit
  • River Ganges boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony (Varanasi)
  • Varanasi orientation walk along the ghats and old city
  • The Buddha's birthplace visit (Lumbini)
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari
  • Sarangkot sunrise excursion (Pokhara)
  • Kathmandu orientation walk
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) visit
  • Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.)
  • Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, private van, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, tempo, 4x4, riverboat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), deluxe air-con tents (1 nt).

Day 1Delhi

Arrive at any time. In the evening, visit the India Gate and Connaught Place.

Day 2Delhi/Jaipur

Travel to the "Pink City." Explore this beautiful city and opt to watch a Bollywood film.

Day 3Jaipur

Marvel Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit Amber Fort. With free time opt to visit nearby villages, the Jantar Mantar observatory or enjoy a drink in a converted palace.

Day 4Jaipur/Āgra

Travel to Agra and visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at sunset.

Day 5Āgra/Orchha

Enjoy the peaceful rural charm of Orchha and visit the Orchha Palace complex. Opt to witness an evening puja.

Day 6Orchha/Varanasi

Visit Tarragram, a unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. After, enjoy free time in Orchha. Opt for a cooking class and lunch with a local family. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 7Varanasi

Arrive in the holy city of Varanasi. Take an orientation walk along the ghats and visit the old city. Enjoy a boat trip on the Ganges at sunset.

Day 8Varanasi

Enjoy a sunrise boat tour along the Ganges before free time in this holy city.

Day 9Varanasi/Lumbini

Cross into Nepal and visit Buddha's birthplace, Lumbini.

Day 10Lumbini/Royal Chitwan National Park(1D)

Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage site and explore the park by 4x4 safari.

Day 11Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Travel into the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Range in Pokhara.

Day 12Pokhara

Visit nearby Sarangkot for a sunrise walk with breathtaking views of the Annapurnas. Explore Pokhara during free time in the afternoon.

Day 13Pokhara/Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu, visiting Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, en route.

Day 14Kathmandu(1L)

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project and join a dumpling-making lesson. Enjoy lunch here before an included excursion to Bhaktapur.

Day 15Kathmandu

Take an optional Everest scenic flight. Depart at any time.

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