Delhi to Kathmandu

15 Days | Visit India and Nepal on an insightful and peaceful adventure

4.9 out of 5 based on 112 reviews submitted.
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Travel from India to Nepal on an insightful 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 colour and contrast between the bazaars of Delhi, the jungle in Orchha, and the sacred Ganges. Be awed by the Taj Mahal and see the sunrise over the holy city of Varanasi. Come face-to-face with pilgrims, villagers, holy men, and generations of shopkeepers. For those wanting to travel by land between these two very different neighbours, this is the perfect journey.

Trip overview

Map of Delhi To Kathmandu including India and Nepal
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal, India
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHSK
This trip generates 46 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Bigger and more beautiful than any photo can capture, the Taj Mahal is a triumph of Mughal architecture that promises to inspire even the most seasoned travellers.
  • Learn to whip up some central Indian staples during a cooking demonstration at home with friends in Orchha; the perfect opportunity to experience an authentic slice of Indian family life.
  • See pilgrims praying and bathing along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during an unforgettable sunrise cruise in Varanasi – one of India's holiest cities.
  • Stay in a lodge and wake to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a safari in search of rhino, deer, monkeys, and a wide array of birdlife.
  • Spend a memorable night at a Madi Valley Homestay – an Intrepid project that provides sustainable incomes and encourages local communities to conserve the wilderness and wildlife around them.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves travel on public transport, covering long distances and consequently some long days of travel. Long-distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between December and February. Some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by – a book or podcast doesn’t go astray.
  • We do our best to estimate travel times, but these can often change. That's just how it is in these parts and as a result, there's not as much free or independent time as on some other trips.
  • Nepal and north India can get surprisingly cold in winter, please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out! Speaking of the weather, it also has the potential to be very hot, depending on the season. Please make sure you check seasonal weather guides and pick a travel time that suits your comfort level.

Itinerary

Map of Delhi To Kathmandu including India and Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle/Jeep, Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Shuttle bus, Train, Canoe, Bike

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Lodge/Guesthouse (3 nights), Heritage Property (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Activities
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum
  • Orchha - Leader-led walking tour
  • Orchha - Ram Raja Temple ceremony
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • Orchha - Cooking demonstration
  • River Ganges - Boat trip & camping
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Lumbini - Heritage Park
  • Chitwan - Village Bike Tour
  • Chitwan National Park - Park Entry
  • Chitwan - Canoe trip
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Chitwan NP - Tharu cultural performance
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Red Fort - INR600
  • Varanasi - Ram Nagar Fort - INR250
  • Varanasi - Sarnath - INR315
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square - NPR1000
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight (Including transfers) - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - Panorama Hike Urban Adventure - USD57
  • Kathmandu - Kathmandu Living Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Exploring Patan & Bhaktapur Urban Adventure - USD97
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD66

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 1 pm on Day 1 in Delhi.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Day 5 (Sleeper Train), Day 6 (Camping) and Day 10 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 112 reviews submitted.
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Cheyanne · Traveled January 2024
This trip is a must. We packed in so much, in what seemed like a long time but wasn’t, and really got a in-depth view of India and Nepal. The whole trip was really special, I loved everything we did but I have to mention my most favourite thing we did, which was to witness an evening Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony. Brought me to tears, it was truly something I will never forget. A huge part of the success of this trip for me was our amazing guide Madan Singh (Maddy). His passion and knowledge for his culture and country is infectious. As a single female traveller, Maddy made me feel safe and properly informed when in a vastly different environment from my own. If you are booking a trip, I hope you are lucky enough to have him. This was my first trip with Intrepid and I can’t wait to book the next one!
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Kate · Traveled January 2024
This was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. The itinerary was packed full of interesting and exciting things, every day was different. An exhausting but highly rewarding two weeks, largely thanks to our group leader, Kuldeep, who made the entire experience even more special. I highly recommend this trip to anyone considering it!
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Paul · Traveled January 2024
Great way to travel and enjoy the sites with out the headaches of what and where to eat sleep and transport
Review submitted 27 Jan 2024

Thomas · Traveled January 2024
The best thing I ever did, in deciding to go travelling solo, was to open my adventure with booking this trip with intrepid. It far exceeded my expectations right from the start, with the brilliant group leader, the bond in the group and the brilliantly executed dynamic of the itinerary, always leaving you excited for the next day. Do it and you won’t regret it!
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Jackie · Traveled December 2023
This was truly a trip of a lifetime! I felt like I lived a lifetime in two weeks! My group was a wonderful little crew of folks & we were super lucky to have Bhupesh as our guide as he really helped us to understand what we were seeing & was very helpful with guiding us to places to see & explore in our free time. Highly recommend this trip if you have ever wanted to visit India & Nepal!!
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024
Delhi to Kathmandu
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