Nepal & India Overland Overview

Join Intrepid on the ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India. From Kathmandu, travel into the heart of India and visit the coast before returning to Nepal.

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      USD $4,198
      CAD $4,468
      AUD $4,639
      EUR €3,226
      GBP £2,776
      ZAR R42,232
      CHF FR3,978
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      USD $2,210
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      USD $6,528*
      CAD $6,992*
      AUD $7,215*
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      GBP £4,320*
      NZD $2,756*
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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 backwaters 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 delivers many moments of breathtaking beauty and thrilling fun – don't miss the chance to see the very best of Nepal and India.

  • Be impressed by the temples of Puri
  • Behold the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Dive into the chaos of Delhi
  • Explore the historic streets of Kathmandu
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Look for elephants in the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Sleep under the stars in the Thar Desert

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (4 nts), Camping (with facilities) (12 nts), Guesthouse (12 nts), Homestay (3 nts), Hotel (45 nts), Houseboat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Camel, Overland vehicle, Overnight sleeper train, Train
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2509kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. With increasing concerns about tourists embarking on tribal safaris, the government of Orissa has imposed strict rules for trips to areas inhabited by tribal groups. As a result, the Orissa part of our itinerary has changed and we will now stay in hotels, lodges, or campgrounds associated with local NGOs rather than bushcamping in villages. We will also travel with a local guide for the duration of the visit to the tribal area and have more meals and activities included. This has all resulted in a significant increase in the kitty for this trip compared to what has previously been advertised. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. In order to confirm your place on this trip we will need a scanned copy of your passport, passport photo and your Indian visa as soon as possible after booking. 4. For trips in Southern India that occur over Christmas and New Year please allow approximately $130USD extra on the kitty for seasonal increases in accommodation costs. 5. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

  • Trip price from

    USD $4,198
    CAD $4,468
    AUD $4,639
    EUR €3,226
    GBP £2,776
    ZAR R42,232
    CHF FR3,978
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    USD $2,210
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    USD $6,528*
    CAD $6,992*
    AUD $7,215*
    EUR €4,929*
    GBP £4,320*
    NZD $2,756*
    ZAR R67,009*
    CHF FR6,039*
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    USD $79
    CAD $85
    AUD $87
    EUR €60
    GBP £52
    NZD $33
    ZAR R817
    CHF FR73
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Nepal & India Overland Summary

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Day 1 Kathmandu

Experience the allure of Kathmandu, Nepal's lively capital. Perhaps head out to the temples of Pashupatinath and Bodhnath or sit on the steps in Durbar Square to see Nepalese life in action.

Days 2-3 Chitwan National Park

After the chaos of Kathmandu, lap up the tranquility of the Terai grasslands and the Royal Chitwan National Park. Explore the parkland by canoe and foot - maybe even take a jeep safari!

Day 4 Gorokphur

Enjoy a relaxed morning before crossing the border into incredible India. Get ready to be dazzled by age-old temples, stunning landscapes, mesmerizing culture and exceptional food.

Days 5-6 Varanasi

The spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is awash with sights and sounds to overwhelm the senses. Stare out in awe over the sacred River Ganges and learn all about the impressive ghats (steps down to the river) and the rituals of the local people.

Days 7-8 Bandhavgarh National Park

Watch the city sprawl slip into surreal wilderness on the drive out to Bandhavgarh National Park. Look out for tigers, deer and hyenas on a safari drive around the park.

Days 9-10 Khajuraho

Considered 'one of the seven wonders of India', the magnificent temples of Khajuraho date back to AD 1000.

Days 11-12 Agra

Watch an unforgettable sunrise over the magnificent Taj Mahal. Later, visit the impressive Agra Fort.

Days 13-14 Jaipur

Stop at historic Fatehpur Sikri en route to the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur. Explore the sites of Jaipur by truck – or if you like, by hot air balloon.

Days 15-16 Delhi

A metropolis jam-packed with the magic and mystery of a million stories, Delhi will delight and intrigue. Dive into the chaos and explore the many sights and sounds of the National Capital Territory.

Day 17 Bikaner

Located in the Thar desert, Bikaner is known for its camel farm, great food, rustic charm and extraordinary palaces, fort and temples.

Days 18-20 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

Located within the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is like an ancient oasis with its heritage architecture, medieval temples and crumbling, yet majestic, fort. Journey into the desert of Jaisalmer on camels, watching the sun set over the dunes and enjoying a campfire evening before sleeping under the stars. Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel.

Days 21-22 Jodhpur

India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.

Days 23-25 Udaipur

With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.

Day 26 Mandu

Founded in the 6th century, Mandu was an important military outpost for many centuries and is now the site of some remarkable and well-preserved ruins.

Days 27-28 Ajanta

Thirty spectacular cave monuments, decorated in Buddhist paintings and sculptures and dating from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, can be found in Ajanta. Between the 5th and 10th century AD, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples, monasteries and chapels were intricately carved into the hills around Ellora - the result is breathtaking.

Day 29 Ellora

Step back in time as you step into the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves of Ellora. These captivating formations date back as far as 6th century.

Days 30-32 Mumbai

A city of contradictions and never dull, Mumbai has truly wonderful sights vs the hard to see; incredible cultural depth vs rampant consumerism; immense riches vs crippling poverty.

Days 33-34 North Goa

Known for long sandy beaches, surreal sunsets and a relaxed vibe, Vagator in Goa’s North is the perfect place to sit back and unwind.

Days 35-36 South Goa

The beachside bliss continues in South Goa. Lay back in colourful beachside huts and watch the local fisherman landing their catch.

Days 37-38 Hampi

Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.

Days 39-40 Mysore

The peaceful city of Mysore has a score of lovely parks, grand buildings, well-regarded yoga centres and an incredible palace, the product of its Wodeyar Dynasty heritage.

Days 41-42 Wayanad

Home to natural beauty and a wondrous wildlife sanctuary, India's Wayanad District has verdant hills, lush plantations and the aroma of spices in the air.

Days 43-44 Kochi

As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.

Day 45 Allepey

With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.

Days 46-48 Varkala

Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.

Day 49 Kanyakumari

Journey down the coast to Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India. Stare in awe at the impressive Vivekananda Rock and learn the story behind the monument.

Day 50 Madurai

With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.

Day 51 Pondicherry

A former French colony, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) has a distinct French feel while retaining its Indian roots, making it one of India's more surprising and delightful cities.

Day 52 Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram (also Mahabalipuram) is a town with ancient origins. It has nice beaches, good restaurants and the intricately carved Shore Temple, still standing from the 9th century.

Days 53-54 Chennai

Located in India's Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a Tamil cultural centre and home to India's second largest film industry, known as Kollywood.
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    • HDOLC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,198
      CAD $4,468
      AUD $4,639
      EUR €3,226
      GBP £2,776
      ZAR R42,232
      CHF FR3,978
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,210
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,528*
      CAD $6,992*
      AUD $7,215*
      EUR €4,929*
      GBP £4,320*
      NZD $2,756*
      ZAR R67,009*
      CHF FR6,039*
      *
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