Epic Nepal to India

20 Days | From the beauty of the Himalaya to Rajasthani heritage stays and the iconic Taj Mahal, this trip has it all

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18 to 29s
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Fill up on momos (steamed dumplings) in Kathmandu and get ready for a huge trip. We're talking rafting adventures and beach camps. Hit the Annapurna circuit for a glimpse of the mighty Himalayas. Come face-to-face with rhinos and a host of other exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park. Get spiritual in Varanasi, see pink in Jaipur and take the ultimate selfie in front of the Taj Mahal. This jam-packed trip covers a bit of everything. We love it, and we think you will too.

Trip overview

Map of Epic Nepal To India including India and Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
18 to 29s
Destinations
Nepal, India
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HHYDC
This trip generates 39.72 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spot Rhino's and other exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park, one of the best places to view wildlife in all of Asia.
  • Set out on an awesome three-day, low-altitude trek through villages and rhododendron forests, taking in the amazing sights of the Annapurna ranges.
  • Paddle around Phewa Lake surrounded by views of the gargantuan Himalayas in super-zen Pokhara,
  • Lumbini is no ordinary town. Visit the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and tour its temples and the legendary Ashoka Pillars.
  • 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.
  • The Taj Mahal may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but do you know its poetic history? A local expert will fill you in.
  • It's hard not to fall in love with the tiny Rajasthani village of Tordi. The locals will feed you and you'll sleep in a 16th-century palace. Oh, and there's some ruined temples and a pretty cool fortress nearby too.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You must have a pre purchased Indian visa in your passport for this trip. Indian visa is required prior to travel and cannot be purchased at border on Day 12 of the trip. Indian e-Visas are not valid for this border crossing.
  • The Nepal section of this trip has a trekking component of up to 5 hours a day at a max of 2200 metres/7200 feet.
  • There are several long travelling days, including Kathmandu to Pokhara (7 hours), Lumbini to Varanasi (10 hours), Varanasi to Agra (12 hours).

Itinerary

Map of Epic Nepal To India including India and Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Heritage Property (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Tea House (2 nights), Sleeper Train (1 night)

Activities
  • Trisuli River - White Water Rafting (Grade 3)
  • Trisuli River – Riverside Camping
  • Annapurna Region – 3 Night / 4 Days Trekking
  • Hemjakot - Community Homestay
  • Pokhara - Orientation Walk
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Chitwan National Park - Park Entry
  • Chitwan National Park – Jeep Safari
  • Lumbini - Heritage Park
  • Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Jaipur - Leader-led walking & market tour
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind)
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - Kathmandu Living Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight (Including transfers) - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple - NPR200
  • Chitwan National Park – Community Forest Jeep Safari (per vehicle) - INR5900
  • Chitwan National Park – Crocodile Breeding Centre - INR111
  • Chitwan National Park – Jungle Walk (per guide) - INR516
  • Chitwan National Park – Canoe Ride - INR663
  • Chitwan National Park – Additional Park Entrance - INR1475
  • Chitwan National Park – Bike Hire - INR188
  • Chitwan National Park - Boat Crossing - INR1475
  • Varanasi - Sarnath - INR315
  • Varanasi - Ram Nagar Fort - INR250
  • Agra - Agra Fort - INR650
  • Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum - INR300
  • Agra - Additional entries to Taj Mahal - INR1300
  • Jaipur - City Palace - INR800
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Red Fort - INR600

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Important notes

1. An excellent level of fitness is required for this trip as there are long trekking days in difficult terrain.
2. Altitude does not exceed 1950 metres/6400 feet on this trip.
3. Rafting on the Trisuli River is grade 3+
4. Please ensure you bring a passport size photo for our Annapurna trek permit application.
5. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring your own or hire in Kathmandu for a few dollars a day.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 4 and 5 (Tea House) and Days 10 and 14 (Overnight sleeper train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 7. A valid Indian visa is required prior to travel. This trip arrives into India overland from Nepal and e-visas are not valid at land borders.
7. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate from September 1st to April 30th and last approximately 60 mins. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments and a certificate of flight are included in the cost. You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on day 1 of your trip. Payment must be made by cash in either INR/AUD/USD/GBP only and is USD$260pp (subject to change). Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions (tickets are fully refundable in case of bad weather).
8. This trip is a combination of HNYU and HNYD our most popular itineraries. As such the make up of your group and your leader may change on day 7.
9. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

10. 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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Caitlin · Traveled May 2023
The extremely varied itinerary made it feel like two trips in one! From the total switch-off I had rafting and trekking in Nepal, followed by the intensity of busy cities in India allowed me to experience so much and visit so many incredible places in a relatively short time.
Review submitted 26 May 2023
Epic Nepal to India
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