Valid for Departures Now Through: 24 Dec 2016
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 4×4 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.
|Day 1||Delhi, India|
Day 1 Delhi:There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 14:00. Head out for a short orientation walk before an optional welcome dinner with the group.Included Activities:Arrival Day and Welcome MeetingDelhi Orientation Tour
|Day 2||Delhi, India|
Day 2 Delhi/Jaipur:Travel to the “Pink City.” Explore this beautiful city and opt to watch a Bollywood film.Included Activities:Orientation WalkTransport:Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Jaipur, India|
Day 3 Jaipur:Visit the Amber Fort clinging to the surrounding hills and stop and take a photo of the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds.
|Day 4||Jaipur, India|
Day 4 Jaipur/Agra:Travel to Agra and visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at sunset.Included Activities:Agra Fort VisitTaj Mahal VisitTransport:Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Agra, India|
Day 5 Agra/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.
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.
|Day 7||Varanasi, India|
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.
|Day 8||Varanasi, India|
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, India|
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.
|Day 10||Lumbini/Royal Chitwan National Park|
Day 10 Lumbini/Royal Chitwan National Park (1D):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.
|Day 11||Royal Chitwan National Park|
Day 11 Royal Chitwan National Park:Explore the park on a 4×4 safari before a walk through the village and rice paddies. Settle in for another night with your Tharu community hosts.Included Activities:Chitwan 4×4 Safari
|Day 12||Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara|
Day 12 Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara:Pokhara has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
|Day 13||Pokhara, Nepal|
Day 13 Pokhara (1L):Travel out to Sarangkot for a spectacular sunrise over the surrounding mountains (weather permitting).
|Day 14||Pokhara, Nepal|
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.
|Day 15||Kathmandu, Nepal|
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, your CEO can assist in booking this option.
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