Kathmandu to Delhi Adventure

Classic, Kathmandu to Delhi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Perfect for travellers looking to explore India after trekking Nepal, this 15-day trip offers a colourful bookend to the pristine serenity of Nepal’s Himalayan mountains. Our expert CEOs will guide you through the unforgettable city of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, before taking in the unsurpassed natural beauty and spirituality of India. From the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park, you’ll find ways to feed your spirit as well as your sense of adventure.

What’s included

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

Highlights

  • Experience nepal's mountain views
  • Travel by jeep safari in chitwan np
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the river ganges
  • Uncover bustling delhi and beautiful jaipur
  • Explore the vibrant streets of agra.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu To explore more of Kathmandu, we recommend booking a prenight to enjoy the highlights which include world-famous Durbar Square, the King’s Palace, the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and the Boudhanath Stupa. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu/Pokhara Get to know the beautiful city of Kathmandu. Opt to get up close to the world's highest mountain with the Everest Flight. Later, drive to Pokhara. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Pokhara (1L) 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. Pokhara has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. With free time, 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: Sarangkot Sunrise Walk Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Day 4 Pokhara/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. 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)
Day 5 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 with your Tharu community hosts. Included Activities: Chitwan 4x4 Safari
Day 6 Royal Chitwan National Park/Lumbini Travel to Lumbini and visit Buddha's birthplace. Enjoy an orientation walk and explore with some free time. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Maya Devi Temple Buddha's Birthplace Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Lumbini/Varanasi This is a long travel day to cross into India. Enjoy the changing landscape and get ready to learn about the history and culture of Nepal and India. Fun Fact: India is 15 minutes behind Nepal. Set your watch. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Nepal/India) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours) Taxicab (2.00-3.00 hours) Train (6.00 hour(s))
Day 8 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: Morning Ganges Boat Tour Orientation Walk Evening Ganges Boat Tour
Day 9 Varanasi/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. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 10 Orchha 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. Included Activities: Tarragram Visit Transport: Auto rickshaw (1.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Orchha/Āgra Visit the Orchha Palace complex to learn more about the ancient history of the city. Opt to become a chef for a day and learn how o cook traditional Indian food with a cooking class held by a local family. Included Activities: Orchha Palace Visit Transport: Auto rickshaw (0.50 hour(s)) Train (2.50-3.00 hours)
Day 12 Āgra/Jaipur Visit the iconic Taj Mahal at sunrise. Afterwards, travel to the "Pink City" also known as Jaipur. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 240km)
Day 13 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. 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. Opt to watch a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Amber Fort Visit
Day 14 Jaipur/Delhi Drive to bustling Delhi and visit the India Gate and Connaught Place. Included Activities: Delhi Orientation Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Delhi Depart at any time.
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