Visit India and Nepal on an adventure from Delhi to Kathmandu

Travel from India to Nepal on an overland trip from Delhi to Kathmandu. From reminders of the Mughal dynasty in northern India to the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal, this trip will truly inspire. Witness the color and contrast between the bazaars of Delhi, the jungle in Orchha and the sacred Ganges. Be awed by the Taj Mahal and see sunrise over the holy city of Varanasi. Come face-to-face with pilgrims, villagers, holy men and shopkeepers. For those wanting to travel by land between these two very different neighbours, this is the perfect journey.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHSK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
224kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Safari in Nepal's Chitwan National Park
  • Visit the birthplace of Buddha
  • Discover the sights and sounds of Kathmandu
  • Breathe in the beauty of Himalayan panoramas
  • View sunrise over the temples of Varanasi
  • Be romanced by the Taj Mahal
  • See the sights of Old Delhi
  • Sail the River Ganges
  • Explore ruins and rural life in Orchha
  • Witness the pires at Pashupatinath Temple

Itinerary

Colourful, chaotic and steeped in history, the capital of India, Delhi, will leave a lasting impression. Visit fortified Old Delhi - the crowded, narrow alleyways overflow with exotic sights and smells. Explore India's largest mosque and stop by a Sikh temple.
Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra - the ultimate monument to love. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the ornate carvings and bejewelled marble of this mausoleum are truly breathtaking. Spend the afternoon exploring Shah Jahan's home in Agra, the impressive Red Fort.
Take a train across classical Indian terrain to Orchha, one of the most incredible tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. Crumbling temples and palaces are scattered across rural countryside, which is full of friendly locals. Soaring temple spires and domes rise from the jungle in the Orchha Palace complex. Witness a cooking demonstration by a local family and visit a community project for an insight into papermaking.
Sail down India's River Ganges and see Indian river life up-close. Sail past humble villages in the day, before camping overnight on the banks of the sacred river.
Nestled on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is India's sacred heart and the ultimate destination for Hindu pilgrims. Wander the Old City, take part in a traditional candle-lit flower ceremony and boat down the river at sunrise, past pilgrims absolving their sins on the ghats of Varanasi.
Cross the border into Nepal and travel to the birthplace of Buddha, the beautiful town of Lumbini. Hop on a cycle rickshaw and explore the Maya Devi Temple, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.
Look out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and Nepalese wild chickens at the Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River, before setting off on a guided tour of the park.
Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Kathmandu. Visit the 'Monkey Temple', see the Pashupatinath pires and join the pilgrims at Bodhnath Stupa.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Canoe, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (7 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activites
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Allahabad - Nehru House
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Guided tour of Swayambhunath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple & Heritage Park
  • Orchha - Cooking demonstration
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • Varanasi - Old city walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

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Notes

1. This trip starts in Delhi on day one at 1pm.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
3. Separate departures with German speaking leaders are available. Please see trip code HHSCG on our website for more details

Important notes

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Delhi to Kathmandu , April 2015

Delhi to Kathmandu , April 2015