Enjoy an in-depth exploration through the delights of India and Nepal
Combine the best of India and Nepal in one superbly comfortable trip. Experience the colour and chaos of Delhi's bazaars, visit erotic temple carvings in Khajuraho and witness intimate displays of faith on the burning ghats of Varanasi. Roam the grounds of the iconic Taj Mahal, head out on a jungle safari and listen for the whispering prayer flags of Kathmandu. Throw in temple towns and village visits, lakeside retreats and mountain hikes, spiritual moments and local interactions for an unforgettable tour bursting with incredible adventures.
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Explore the Taj Mahal; one of the most recognisable buildings in the world; and learn of its lesser-known poetic history from a local expert.
Witness world-class mountain scenery from a heavenly viewpoint, with a breathtaking, included Everest scenic flight.
Take a jeep safari with a local guide in Chitwan National Park, a beauty brimming with exotic birdlife and game - you may be lucky enough to spot rhinos or elusive leopards and tigers.
Discover the secret flavours and spices of traditional specialities during a cooking class in a local home in Jaipur, then; arguably the best part; sit down to feast on your creations.
Soak up the unique atmosphere of a candle flower ceremony at dusk on the Ganges River in Varanasi, then wake up early for a sunrise boat ride, where you can watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river as you pass.
Don’t underestimate the weather at any time of year in India. In the summer months, heat can be extreme. In winter months, some travellers have been surprised at the cool of the evenings. A hat, sunscreen, and clothing that can be layered will serve you well year-round.
There are some early starts on this trip, allowing you to see more of the destinations in the captivating morning light.
Between December and February, flights and trains in northern India can be delayed due to fog.
This trip does not go to high altitude, so if this was keeping you back from visiting Nepal in the past, this trip is for you.
While on a map we aren't travelling particularly far, the reality of road travel in Nepal is that things always take longer than you expect. Some roads will be bumpy, dusty, or even unexpectedly blocked requiring reroutes and plenty of patience. We fly the farthest distances to make the most of our time together.
Hotels in some destinations may vary in standard and facilities, and on occasion, hot water may be limited. There will be times when the location of our accommodation will mean it is practical to eat at the hotel restaurant rather than heading out for optional meals.
While there will be opportunities to spot many kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants anywhere around the world. Please refer to the ‘Responsible Travel’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
1. A single supplement is available if you'd prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 13,14,17 (Guesthouse) and Days 15,16 (Lodge) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. 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) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
4. This trip includes domestic and international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 5kg for carry on.
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