Real Delhi to Kathmandu

13 Days | See the Taj Mahal, sleep near the jungle and go wildlife spotting on safari

5 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
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USD $710
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Head from bustling Delhi to remote Tordi on this 13-day adventure through India and Nepal. Get down and dirty with the best street food, gape at one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal, cruise down the holy Ganges in Varanasi, hang in Buddha’s hometown (Lumbini), search for sloth bears and rhinos at Chitwan National Park and finish up in colourful Kathmandu. With incredibly delicious food (naan bread, anyone?), spiritual significance and culture that’s waiting to be explored, what’s your excuse for not taking the adventure of a lifetime?

Trip overview

Map of Real Delhi To Kathmandu including India and Nepal
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Nepal, India
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HHYK
This trip generates 47 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.
Bucket list destinations
Great value
Responsible travel

Why you'll love this trip
  • Ditch your alarm in the spiritual capital of Varanasi – there’s only one way to wake up here and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges. Maybe indulge in some yoga or meditation after and keep the good vibes going.
  • See the majestic Taj Mahal – one of the famed Seven Wonders of the World. This may be one of the most recognisable buildings on Earth, but do you know its poetic history? Don’t worry, a local expert will fill you in.
  • Spend some time in rural Tordi, away from the tourist trail, and stay in an 18th-century palace, enjoy a homecooked dinner from your host and explore the nearby ruined temple and fortress.
  • Fall asleep to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a safari in search of rhinos, deer, monkeys, tigers and a wide array of bird life.
  • Indulge in delhi-cious street food and immerse yourself in the colourful chaos of India’s capital city – from chicken tikka to vegetarian curries, your local leader will know all the best lunch and dinner spots.
  • 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 meaning some long travel days. 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 and watch the scenery go by (a book or podcast won't hurt either).
  • Weather in India and Nepal can be very hot in summer and surprisingly cold in winter, so please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out! Check seasonal weather guides and pick a travel time that suits your comfort level.

Itinerary

Map of Real Delhi To Kathmandu including India and Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

1 dinner

Transport

Cycle rickshaw, Boat, Private vehicle, Public bus, Overnight sleeper train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights), Heritage Property (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Tordi - Home-cooked Dinner
  • Jaipur - Leader-led walking & market tour
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind) Photo Stop
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Lumbini - Heritage Park
  • Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple
  • Chitwan National Park - Park Entry
  • Chitwan National Park – Jeep Safari
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Red Fort - INR600
  • Jaipur - City Palace - INR800
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal (entrance) - INR200
  • Agra - Agra Fort - INR650
  • Chitwan National Park – Bike Rental (per hour) - NPR300
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight (Including transfers) - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square - NPR1000
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple - NPR200
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day Day 6 (overnight Sleeper train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate mornings from September to April and morning and evening from September to March. Morning flights depart around sunrise and evening flights late afternoon and last 60 minutes. 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 in cash - INR/USD/AUD/GBP only please. Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions (tickets are fully refundable in case of bad weather).

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. 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

5 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
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Lucy · Traveled March 2024
Excellent Trip! Saw so much rich and vibrant culture, really got amongst it, was an incredible experience. Every memory was lovely !
Review submitted 29 Mar 2024

Jordan · Traveled February 2024
I had the incredible pleasure of being led by Parul on an 18-29-year-old tour from Delhi to Kathmandu, and her performance was nothing short of exceptional. Parul went above and beyond in every aspect, demonstrating not only extensive knowledge about each location but also an engaging and informative approach that kept the entire group captivated. What sets Parul apart is her ability to infuse fun into every moment. She effortlessly balanced being an expert guide with creating an atmosphere that felt more like an adventure shared among friends. Her thoughtfulness shone through when she surprised me with a birthday cake during the trip, showing an extra level of care and attention to detail. Not only this but after mentioning the group would like a game of cricket she went out to specifically buy tennis balls to facilitate this and even took part in the game, with some exceptional catches and batting too may I add! Not only did Parul excel in her role as a guide, but she also demonstrated remarkable organisational skills by arranging entertaining activities. No question or request was too much for her, and she handled every situation with grace and enthusiasm. In my travel experiences, I have rarely encountered someone as dedicated, knowledgeable, and genuinely fun as Parul. She deserves the highest praise for making this journey an unforgettable and enriching experience. Thank you, Parul, for being an outstanding guide and turning this trip into a series of wonderful memories.
Review submitted 01 Mar 2024

Lilly May · Traveled February 2024
I absolutely loved this trip! We had such a great selection of activities and experiences during the trip - I really felt I made the most of my time away. There was a nice mixture of crazy cities and calm nature so we could experience the different sides of the countries. Our guide, Parul, was also absolutely amazing! I would 100% recommend this adventure!
Review submitted 01 Mar 2024

Emily · Traveled February 2024
A great way to see India & Nepal! My tour leader, Parul, was amazing and made my holiday so stress free as she was so organised! Being on this tour allowed me to enjoy India & Nepal with literally no stress!
Review submitted 01 Mar 2024

Alice · Traveled February 2024
Loved this trip and found Intrepid’s approach very different and felt it really worked with the countries we were travelling and we were experiencing the culture rather than just viewing it
Review submitted 16 Feb 2024
Real Delhi to Kathmandu
From
USD $710