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Adventure Tours

Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure

From €1299pp
Depart From
Delhi, India
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
15 days
Destination
India, Nepal
Price
From €1299pp
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Experience India and Nepal on this colourful tour.

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.

Everest Flight - From €198.00

Get a close look at awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, without having to do any climbing; this one-hour plane tour will give you an unforgettable experience.

Jaipur Balloon Ride - From €217.00

Begin your day at dawn, just as the sun starts to rise over the incredible city of Jaipur. As you drift into the sky, enjoy the silence and serenity of the morning, watching as the day starts for the colourfully dressed inhabitants below. From high in the sky, you may float over ancient forts, exquisite palaces, and lively villages moving with people - and elephants! You may never want to come back down. Available August 15 - April 30.

Paragliding in Pokhara - From €97.00

Clip into a harness and get ready to soar! Check out the views while paragliding above the lake of Pokhara surrounded by breath taking mountains. This is a great activity to cross off your bucket list.

My Own Room - From €409.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, request this option during the online booking process.

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time.

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Women on Wheels Transfer

Transfer by a G Adventures-supported project, Women on Wheels. This program provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for a local woman from a resource poor community.

  • Optional Inclusion: Kitchen With A Cause

Hungry? Visit Delhi’s Kitchen with a Cause before or after your tour for a delicious meal that gives something back to the local community. It is more than a bustling restaurant – it’s a product of the G Values Fund* filled with mouth-watering action. Dishes are prepared by talented chefs who celebrate the deep, traditional flavours prevalent in Indian cuisine. The restaurant provides further career and training opportunities to young adults who are graduates from the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, an organization that aids local disadvantaged youth. Here, the cost of your meal gets you so much more than just a full stomach.

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.

Inluded activities:

  • Delhi Orientation Tour, Delhi (2h-4h)

Get a taste of India's capital city through a visit to Connaught Place by metro and a walk to India Gate, a stately memorial built for Indian soldiers who died in World War I.

  • Orientation Walk, Jaipur, (1h-2h)

Head to the markets of this "Pink City," the capital of Rajasthan, and one of the most important heritage cities in India on this CEO-led orientation walk.

Day 3: Jaipur

Marvel Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit Amber Fort. With free time opt to visit nearby villages, the Jantar Mantar observatory or enjoy a drink in a converted palace.

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 visit the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, hand made paper or hand block printing. After, 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.

  • Included activity: Taj Mahal Visit

Visit this icon of Mughal architecture in the evening for the best light.

Day 5: Āgra/ Orchha

Enjoy the peaceful rural charm of Orchha and visit the Orchha Palace complex. Opt to witness an evening puja.

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 activity: Orchha Palace Visit

Visit the three separate palaces, or "mahals," in this complex: the Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, and Rai Parveen Mahal. Enjoy the medieval architecture and learn about its rich history.

Day 6: Orchha/ Varanasi

Visit Tarragram, a unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. After, enjoy free time in Orchha. Opt for a cooking class and lunch with a local family. In the evening, catch an overnight train to 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 take a cooking class with a local family and enjoy the fruits of your labour. In the evening, head to Varanasi by overnight train.

  • Included activity: Tarragram Visit

Enjoy a visit to this unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. All the paper is made from recycled clothing and wood pulp

Day 7: Varanasi

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.

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 Activity: Evening Ganges Boat Tour, Varanasi, (1h-2h)

Enjoy a boat ride on the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Participate in a candle and flower ceremony while on the water.

Day 8: Varanasi

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

  • Included Activity: Morning Ganges Boat Tour, Varanasi (1h)

Catch the sunrise from a boat cruising the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Witness locals participating in dawn rituals of bathing and burning at the river.

Day 9: Varanasi/ Lumbini

Cross into Nepal and visit Buddha's birthplace, 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.

  • Included Activity: Maya Devi Temple Buddha's Birthplace Visit, Lumbini (1h-2h)

Visit Maya Devi Temple , Buddha's Birthplace Visit. Explore the numerous monasteries in this World Heritage Site.

Day 10: Lumbini/ Royal Chitwan National Park

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.

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.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Barauli Community Homestay

Enjoy the hospitality of the Tharu, an indigenous community from the Teral belt of Nepal who live in eco-friendly homes. Experience their unique culture through dances, songs, and a delicious traditional meal.

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 Activity: Chitwan 4x4 Safari, Royal Chitwan National Park (1h-2h)

Explore the diverse ecosystems of Royal Chitwan National Park from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled for the many animals that live there, including birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and rhinos. If you're lucky, you might get to see an elusive tiger

Day 12: Royal Chitwan National Park/ Pokhara

Travel into the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Range in 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.

Day 13: Pokhara

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.

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.

Included Activity: Sarangkot Sunrise Walk (2h-3h)

Experience a spectacular sunrise view of the surrounding the Annapurna Himalayas. Enjoy the 2.5 hour walk back down through lush farms and forests.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Sisterhood of Survivors Project

Visit this G Adventures-supported grassroots organization that is helping to support rehabilitated survivors of human-trafficking. SASANE, our project partners, train women coming out of trafficking to be certified paralegals, so that they are the first point of contact for other women coming out of abuse. G Adventures has helped catalyze a hospitality program for these women to be reintegrated into a dignified work environment. The survivors will teach you how to make momos (traditional dumplings) as well as a Nepali lunch. The program helps support SASANE's outreach and education programs, and is completely run by survivors of trafficking.

Day 14: Pokhara/ Kathmandu

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

  • Included Activity: Swayambhunath Temple Visit, Kathmandu

Visit Swayambhunath Buddhist temple and Unesco World Heritage Site, the the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu. Explore the structure and be sure to check out the Buddha's eyes painted on each side of the Stupa. The site is also known as the monkey temple, for the vast amount of creatures who call the complex home.

Day 15: Kathmandu

Take an optional Everest scenic flight- ask our travel agents for further information. There are no activities planned for today so you may depart at any time.

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Accommodation: Hotels (10 nights), homestay (2 nights), sleeper train (1 night), deluxe air-conditioned tents (1 night)
  • Meals: 1 lunch, 1 dinner, Allow USD400-520 for meals not included
  • Transportation: Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, private van, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, tempo, 4x4, riverboat
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Border crossing support
  • 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

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  • Flights- we'll find the best fares for your chosen travel date or departure airport
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