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Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure

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.

Travel Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant streets of Agra
  • Uncover bustling Delhi and beautiful Jaipur
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the River Ganges
  • Travel by 4x4 on a safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Experience Nepal's mountain views
Pricing Information

Total From €1,105
Nights  14



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Included Activities
  • Women on Wheels Transfer
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Delhi/Jaipur

Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in Delhi before traveling to the "Pink City." Explore this beautiful city and opt to watch a Bollywood film.

Included Activities
  • Delhi Orientation Tour
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Jaipur

Visit the Amber Fort clinging to the surrounding hills and stop and marvel at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. This famous building is in fact only an elaborately carved facade built to enable the purdah ladies in the zenana to watch the goings-on in the street below without being seen. With free time, opt to get active by pre-booking a cycle tour or sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking a cooking class with a local family. You can choose to visit the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, hand made paper or hand block printing, or opt to see watch a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir.

Included Activities
  • Amber Fort Visit

Day 4 Jaipur/Āgra

Travel to Agra and visit the Taj Mahal at sunset.

Included Activities
  • Taj Mahal Visit


Transport

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

Day 5 Āgra/Orchha

Travel by train and local 'tempo' to reach Orchha. Enjoy some time away from India's bustling city and gain insight into rural life.

Visit the Orchha Palace complex to learn more about the ancient history of the city.

Make time to enjoy an evening puja ceremony.

Included Activities
  • Orchha Palace Visit


Transport

Train (2.50 hour(s))
Auto rickshaw (1.50 hour(s))

Day 6 Orchha/Varanasi

Visit Tarragram, a unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. All the paper is made from recycled clothing and wood pulp. After enjoy free time in town. Opt to rent a bike or stroll along the river.

For lunch, opt to become a chef for the afternoon by pre-booking the Orchha Cooking School extra.

In the evening, head to Varanasi by overnight train.

Included Activities
  • Tarragram Visit


Transport

Auto rickshaw (0.50 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Varanasi

With free time, walk the narrow alleys, visit some of the hundreds of temples and shrines or wander the Old City.

Opt to visit the site of the Buddha's first sermon or sit on the banks of the Ganges watching life unfold around you.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk
  • Evening Ganges Boat Tour

Day 8 Varanasi

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

Included Activities
  • Morning Ganges Boat Tour

Day 9 Varanasi/Lumbini

This is a long travel day to cross into Nepal. Enjoy the changing landscape and get ready to learn about the history and culture of Nepal.

Fun fact: Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India. Set your watch.

Additional Notes

It is possible for most nationalities to get a Nepalese visa at the border; you will need at least one passport size photograph and $25 USD. Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India, time wise.

Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Nepal)
  • Maya Devi Temple Buddha's Birthplace Visit


Transport

Train (6.00 hour(s))
Taxicab (2.00-3.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

Day 10 Lumbini/Royal Chitwan National Park

Travel through a belt of marshy grasslands, savannas, and forests at the base of the Himalayas. The region is home to rhinos, elephants, Bengal tigers, bears and leopards. In the evening, meet the local Tharu community and discover their culture.

Included Activities
  • Barauli Community Homestay


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

Included Meals

1D

Day 11 Royal Chitwan National Park

Explore the park on a 4x4 safari before a walk through the village and rice paddies. Settle in for another night of dances, songs, and traditional food with your Tharu community hosts.

Included Activities
  • Chitwan 4x4 Safari

Day 12 Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Pokhara has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. Opt to relax in a café, hire a boat and float around the lake, or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 13 Pokhara

Travel out to Sarangkot for a spectacular sunrise over the surrounding mountains (weather permitting). The walk back down through farms and forest to Pokhara is wonderful and takes between 2-2.5 hours. Opt to paraglide over the lake of Pokhara and take in the stunning views by pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara extra.

Included Activities
  • Sarangkot Sunrise Walk
  • Sisterhood of Survivors Project


Included Meals

1L

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu

En route to Kathmandu, visit Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, sitting high above Kathmandu city.

Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles. To reach Swayambhunath climb 365 steps that lead up the hill. The area surrounding the stupa is filled with temples, painted images of deities and numerous other religious objects.

Arrive to the city in the afternoon and enjoy a short orientation walk. Highlights in Kathmandu include world-famous Durbar Square, the King’s Palace, the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and the Boudhanath Stupa.

Additional Notes

Want to take the fast route back to Kathmandu? Book the Pokhara to Kathmandu flight extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent about booking.

Included Activities
  • Swayambhunath Temple Visit
  • Kathmandu Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 15 Kathmandu

There are no activities planned for today and you are free to depart at any time. If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight while on tour.

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
    Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park
    Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Pokhara
  • India Gate and Connaught Place visit (Delhi)
  • Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal tour (Jaipur)
  • Taj Mahal entrance
  • Orchha Palace complex visit
  • Ganges River boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony (Varanasi)
  • Varanasi orientation walk along the ghats and old city
  • Buddha's birthplace visit (Lumbini)
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari
  • Sarangkot sunrise excursion (Pokhara)
  • Kathmandu orientation walk
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) visit
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Hotels (10 nts), homestay (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), deluxe air-conditioned tents (1 nt).

My Own Room Exceptions

Night 5 - Orchha; Night 6 - Sleeper train
Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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