Sub Continent Explorer

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

The ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India

Journey Overland through the amazing India to Nepal, taking in the colourful cultures, impressive icons and stunning sights along the way. Experience busy cities filled with animated people, crowded bazaars and commercial enterprise, as well as small, remote villages where a slow-paced rural life endures. 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.

  • 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
  • Explore the historic streets of Kathmandu

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Days 51-52 Kolkata

Soak up the vibrant city of Kolkata. See the Howrah Bridge, take a ride on a tram or check out some of India’s finest art galleries.

Day 53 Bush Camp

Admire the Indian countryside and cross the holy Ganges on the way to Sikkim.

Day 54 Siliguri

Reach the foothills of the Himalayas and camp at the Ganga Ram Tea Plantation.

Days 55-56 Darjeeling

Explore the picturesque streets of Darjeeling, a collection of mountain villages linked by steps and lanes. Surrounded by colourful terraces of rice, tea, quinine and fruit trees, this town offers some truly stunning views.

Days 57-59 Karmi Farm

Gain a fascinating insight into the lives of Indian hill farmers by staying at the Karmi Farm tea plantation. This atmospheric and scenic spot is the ideal place for a bit of rest and relaxation. For those feeling energetic, take a trek to the surrounding foothills and spot local birdlife.

Days 60-62 Gangtok

Considered to be one of the last Himalayan Shangri-las, Gangtok is packed with monasteries and temples to explore. Visit a centre for Tibetan Buddhism or take a stroll through an orchid sanctuary.

Day 63 Siliguri

Return to Siliguri and camp overnight at the Ganga Ram Tea Plantation.

Day 64 Bush Camp

Cross the border into Nepal, spend a night camping in the shadow of snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

Day 65 Khatauti Khola

Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Khatauti Khola. Those feeling adventurous might want to try their hand at whitewater rafting.

Days 66-67 Kathmandu

Complete your adventure in cultured Kathmandu. Search hole-in-the-wall shops for souvenirs or trek to a nearby lookout for spectacular views of the Himalayas.