The ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India

Journey Overland through the amazing lands of Nepal and India, taking in the colourful cultures, impressive icons and stunning sights along the way. Experience the very best of these two countries - from the busy cities filled with animated people, crowded bazaars and commercial enterprise, to the small, remote villages where a slow-paced rural life endures. Be awed by the immense beauty of the Taj Mahal, the warm glow of a Goan sunset and the displays of faith around every corner in Varanasi. Escape the heat in the cool climate of Darjeeling plantations, cruise the waters of Kerala, try to spot tigers and elephants in national parks and embark on an exciting safari into the desert. Mix with local children, pilgrims, market traders, tribal people and farmers and see the heart and soul of India and Nepal in these proud people. This adventure travel experience delivers many moments of breathtaking beauty and thrilling fun - don't miss the chance to see the very best of Nepal and India.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 21
Carbon offset
979kg pp per trip


  • Mix it up in Mumbai
  • Sleep under the stars in the Thar Desert
  • Laze on the beaches of Goa
  • Be impressed by the temples of Puri
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Dive into the chaos of Delhi
  • Look for elephants in the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Explore the historic streets of Kathmandu
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Admire the exquisite palaces of Jaipur
  • Behold the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra


Visit Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and soak up its rich atmosphere. Perhaps sit on the steps in Durbar Square to see Nepali life swirl past or head out to visit the temples of Pashupatinath and Bodhnath.
After the bustle and crush of Kathmandu, travel down to the jungle lowlands for a touch of peace and quiet. Visit the local elephants and seek out rare wildlife in the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Spend a morning seeking out Chitwan's shy and rare one-horned rhino on a jungle walk or jeep safari then travel to the Nepal-India border.
Set on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, Varanasi is awash with sights and sounds to overwhelm the senses. Learn the different uses of the ghats - both spiritual and secular.
Visit a second Indian national park - this one is famous for its tiger population. Take a safari and keep an eye out for the big cats, as well as deer, hyenas and porcupines.
Khajuraho was once the capital of the Chandella Kings who built the magnificent Hindu and Jain temples here around 1000 AD. Considered to be 'one of the seven wonders of India', the temples have been almost perfectly preserved.
Home to the glorious Taj Mahal, Agra also boasts the sprawling Red Fort. Take a rickshaw ride to these impressive monuments.
Experience the eerie desolation of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the amazing palaces of the renowned 'Pink City'.
The journey continues to Delhi - a metropolis crammed with the magic and mystery of a million stories. Dive into the chaos and perhaps celebrate the adventure with a Kingfisher beer.
Get on the road and travel to Amritsar, home to the famous Golden Temple. Explore this grand complex, discovering its significance to the Sikh religion before making camp in the grounds of a local guesthouse.
Make tracks into the mighty Himalayas and visit the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Venture high into the heart of the mountains to Shimla. Explore this delightful hill-hugging city, which was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India in 1864. In free time, take the opportunity to visit the majestic Viceregal Lodge.
Journey toward India’s national parks, stopping to camp in the pristine countryside.
Keep eyes peeled for tigers while on a jeep safari in Corbett National Park. Soak up the tranquil park surrounds, listen to the nearby chatter of native birds, or head off on an optional walking tour or elephant trek.
Farewell the mountains of India and cross into Nepal. Enjoy more exciting game drives in Royal Bardia before chilling out at the park lodge.
Set out across the Nepalese countryside, passing through remote villages and an ever-changing terrain.
Arrive in pristine Pokhara to revel in crisp mountain air and soak up immensely beautiful scenery. While here, perhaps indulge in some of the many outdoor activities on offer such as whitewater rafting and trekking.
Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu, the eclectic, chaotic capital of Nepal. Experience the full gamut of flavours, sights and sounds in this bustling city and celebrate the tour's end with a group dinner.
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Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (12 nights), Hotel (18 nights)
Included activities
  • Agra - Guided Taj Mahal tour
  • Agra - Red Fort
  • Agra - Rickshaw ride
  • Amritsar - Golden Temple
  • Bandhavgarh NP - Tiger Safari
  • Chitwan NP - 20,000 Lakes wetland area
  • Chitwan NP - Elephant Safari
  • Half-day jeep safari, Royal Bardia National park
  • Jaipur - City tour
  • Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri
  • Khajuraho - Guided temple tour
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Tiger Safari
  • Varanasi - Ganges boat trip


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