Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure
15 days from Delhi to Kathmandu
From $ 1599
Duration15 days

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.

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  • Duration: 15 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Delhi
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
    Ages: 12+
Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi
There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
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.
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.
Day 4: Jaipur/Āgra
Travel to Agra and visit the Taj Mahal at sunset.
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.
Enjoy the peaceful rural charm of Orchha and visit the Orchha Palace complex. Opt to witness an evening puja.
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.
Visit Tarragram, a unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. After, enjoy free time in Orchha. Opt to take a cooking class and enjoy the fruits of your labour for lunch. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Varanasi.
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.
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 8: Varanasi
Enjoy a sunrise boat tour along the Ganges before free time in this holy city.
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.
Cross into Nepal and visit Buddha's birthplace, Lumbini. 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.
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.
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area. Local meal with the Tharu community.

End place: Royal Chitwan National Park

Meals: D
Day 11: Royal Chitwan National Park

Start place: 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.

End place: Royal Chitwan National Park

Day 12: Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Start place: Royal Chitwan National Park

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

End place: Pokhara

Day 13: Pokhara

Start place: 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.
Visit nearby Sarangkot for a sunrise walk with breathtaking views of the Annapurnas. Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Meet some beneficiaries of the program and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) with some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch. Explore Pokhara during free time in the afternoon.

End place: Pokhara

Meals: L
Day 14: Pokhara/Kathmandu

Start place: Pokhara

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

End place: Kathmandu

Day 15: Kathmandu

Start place: 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.
Take an optional Everest scenic flight. Depart at any time.

End place: Kathmandu

Inclusions

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
  • Transport

    Train, Metro, Local bus, Charter bus, Private van, Auto-rickshaw, Cycle-rickshaw, Tempo, 4x4, Riverboat
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (10 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Sleeper train (1 nt), Deluxe air-conditioned tents (1 nt)

Dates & availability: Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure

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