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Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges (from 2017)

Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges (from 2017)

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Flight tickets are not included. Our travel experts will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. The price is a from-price and varies with the date. See the exact price when selecting date.
What's included?
From 807 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel experts will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. The price is a from-price and varies with the date. See the exact price when selecting date.
What's included?
Duration
15 days
Starts in
New Delhi
Ends in
Kathmandu
Group size
Max 18, avg 14.
Travel type
18-to-Thirtysomethings
Now's the time to explore India and Nepal on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Make the most of every moment on this fast-paced 15-day adventure. With other young, like-minded travellers, you'll sail the Ganges, have the chance to take a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, and breathe it all in among the Himalayas of Nepal. Think of this trip like a playlist of backpacker classics like the Taj Majal and Pushkar that you'll want to leave on repeat. We do the planning but leave lots of free time to dance to the beat of your own South Asian drum.
Itinerary

Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges (from 2017)

Day 1 - Delhi

Arrive at any time and welcome to India's bustling capital - Delhi! Embark on an afternoon orientation tour visiting Connaught Place and India Gate for those iconic photos. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over traditional Indian cuisine at Delhi's Kitchen with a Cause. Afterward, wander through the electric Karol Bagh market for your first night out; pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends!

Day 2 - Delhi/Pushkar

Travel by train through the arid terrain to Pushkar, often called Tirth Raj or the "king of pilgrim centres," home to the world's only temple for the Hindu god of creation, Brahma. Get your bearings on an orientation walk around the colourful city visiting the lake, ghats, and of course the 14th century Brahama temple. Spend some time this afternoon exploring the markets or opt for an unforgettable evening by dressing in traditional Indian clothes before partaking in an authentic dinner cooked by cameleers in the desert while enjoying live entertainment!

Day 3 - Pushkar/Jaipur

Before dawn, climb to the hilltop Savitri Temple and catch the sun rising over the towering Thar Desert mountains. Afterward, travel by bus ???? always an adventure itself in India ???? to the pink city of Jaipur, home to India's second most visited site, the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds." Enjoy an orientation walk through the market stalls.

Day 4 - Jaipur

Embark on a guided tour of Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to check off your bucket list. The Fort's sandstone walls are perched on a hill almost blending in with the terrain, besides perfectly reflecting in Maota Lake creating a mirage effect (and perfect photograph). Wander through the halls, courtyards, and palaces inside and admire the intricate details. Afterward, head back to Jaipur and spend the free afternoon exploring the city with your fellow travellers and see where the night takes you. Opt to visit the City Palace with its fine collection of textiles and costumes or admire the mind-boggling architecture of Hawa Mahal. Discover more of the wisdom and history of the Mughals by wandering around the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700's, or opt to sit back and relax if you like - sipping a cocktail in any of the luxuriously converted palaces. 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. If you aren't afraid of heights, pre-book a balloon ride to get an aerial view of the pink city.

Day 5 - Jaipur/Agra

Travel by early morning train to the Muslim city of Agra, site of India's most famous landmark - the Taj Mahal! Immerse yourself in a guided tour and learn of the mausoleums unique history as you admire the iconic Mughal architecture. If you want to see more of Jaipur before departing, pre-book the Cycle Tour and explore the city from a morning perspective.

Day 6 - Agra/Varanasi

Spend the day getting to know Agra. Opt for a cycle rickshaw ride to visit Baby Taj and the Agra Fort, the Taj's less famous??but no less impressive??sister monument, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, board an overnight train and wake up in Varanasi.

Day 7 - Varanasi

Take an orientation walk along Varanasi's ghats and through the old city. Afterward, opt to explore the temples and take in the spiritual energy of the city, or hop on a boat and sail the sacred Ganges River. If you take an evening boat ride, you will have the opportunity to witness a candle flower ceremony.

Day 8 - Varanasi

Another day, another adventure in Varanasi. Enjoy a free day to uniquely explore the spiritual capital of India. Opt to bathe in the sacred waters or visit Kashi Vishwanath, the Golden Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Varanasi is your oyster!

Day 9 - Varanasi/Lumbini

Today we leave India and travel to the peaceful land of Nepal. Step back in time and experience Buddha's birthplace - Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and pilgrimage centre. Opt to visit the Maya Devi Temple, where the Queen gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. This will be a longer travel day as it may take up to 12 hours to reach the city of Lumbini. Settle in with your fellow travellers and get to know each other as you take in the scenery.

Day 10 - Lumbini/Chitwan National Park

Experience the Nepali rural life of Barauli Village. Take an orientation walk, visiting eco-friendly homes and learn about the Tharu lifestyle. Opt to venture to the Narayani river on a cycle tour. In the evening, immerse yourself in an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community.

Day 11 - Chitwan National Park

Enjoy a free day to explore the surrounding village and rice paddies before spending another night with the Tharu community. Opt to take a jeep safari through the diverse ecosystem of Chitwan National Park for a chance to witness rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys, and maybe even the elusive bengal tiger.

Day 12 - Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Travel from the peaceful plains towards the mystical Himalayan mountains, stopping in Pokhara. Get your bearings in town on an orientation walk. Be sure to capture a panoramic group photo with the stunning Annapurna range backdrop. If you want to get your adrenaline flowing, pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara excursion when booking your tour.

Day 13 - Pokhara

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking and at-risk women to become certified paralegals. Learn how to make momos (traditional dumplings) and enjoy a Napali lunch together while hearing of their bravery. In the afternoon, get to know Pokhara more in-depth by freely exploring this photogenic region. Gear up for your big night out at a lakeside bar with your new friends. Grab a drink on us and cheers to all the life-changing adventures you've just shared. In the morning, opt to travel out to Mt Sarangkot (1592m), only 5 kms northeast of Pokhara, for a spectacular Himalayan sunrise over the surrounding mountains. The walk back down through farms and forest to Pokhara is wonderful and takes between 2-2.5 hours.

Day 14 - Pokhara/Kathmandu

Travel the last leg of this trip through the wild, rugged Himalayan landscape to Nepal's capital and largest city, Kathmandu. Get a feel for the city on an orientation walk. As Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn, simply wander around and see where chance, fate, or the city may lead you. Check out world-famous Durbar Square, King's Palace, the burning ghats at Pashupatinath, or Boudhanath Stupa.

Day 15 - Kathmandu

Today is departure day, but do not fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your new friends, exchange social medias, and depart at any time. If you crave more adventure, opt for an Everest flight in the morning (weather permitting). 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 on tour.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (11 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (2 nt).

Local transport

Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, rickshaw.

Meals

Meals Included: 1 lunch
Meals Budget: Allow USD355-465 for meals not included.

Please be aware

Delhi
- Kitchen with a Cause

Pushkar
- Dinner in the desert (1200INR per person)

Aydar Kŭl Camp
- Camel Ride

Jaipur
- Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) Visit (200INR per person)
- City Palace Visit (700INR per person)
- Jantar Mantar Visit (200INR per person, 1000INR per group)
- Raj Mandir Cinema and Movie (200-400INR per person)
- Jaipur Cooking Class with a local family
- Jaipur Balloon Ride
- Jaipur Cycle Tour

Āgra
- Agra Fort Visit (600INR per person)
- Baby Taj Visit (300INR per person)

Varanasi
- Evening Ganges Boat Tour (2000INR per group)

Lumbini
- Maya Devi Temple Buddha's Birthplace Visit (500NPR per person, 1000NPR per group)

Royal Chitwan National Park
- Cycling (400NPR per person)
- Chitwan 4x4 Safari (4000NPR per person)
- Barauli Community Immersion

Pokhara
- Paragliding in Pokhara (8090INR per person)
- Flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Sarangkot
- Sarangkot Sunrise Walk (30NPR per person)

Mount Everest
- Everest Flight (216-246USD per person)

Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges (from 2017)

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