India & Nepal Adventure

20 Days | Enjoy an in-depth exploration through the delights of India and Nepal

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Combine the best of India and Nepal in one superbly comfortable trip. Experience the colour and chaos of Delhi's bazaars and witness 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 walks, spiritual moments and local interactions for an unforgettable tour bursting with incredible adventures.

Trip overview

Map of India & Nepal Adventure including India and Nepal
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal, India
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHKWC
This trip generates 87 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
  • 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’ll watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river.
  • Explore the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and learn of its lesser-known poetic history from a local expert among the surrounding gardens.
  • Take a jeep safari with a local guide in Chitwan National Park – a beauty brimming with exotic wildlife – and you may be lucky enough to spot rhinos or elusive leopards and tigers.
  • Visit a Tibetan refugee camp and get to know the community before taking on a cooking demonstration to learn how to create traditional momos (steamed dumplings).
  • By travelling on this trip, you'll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Forget Me Not. Donations help them provide job training, work experience and employment opportunities for young people who've grown up in institutionalised Nepalese orphanages.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Don’t underestimate the weather at any time of year in India. In the summer months, the heat can be extreme. In winter, some travellers have been surprised by the cool evenings. A hat, sunscreen, and clothing that can be layered will serve you well year-round.
  • This trip has some early starts, allowing you to see more of the country in the captivating morning light. Please refer to the Itinerary for more details.
  • Flights and trains in India can be delayed between December and February due to fog.
  • This trip does not go to high altitudes, so if this was keeping you back from visiting Nepal in the past, this trip is for you.
  • While on a map you aren't travelling particularly far, the reality of road travel ais that things always take longer than you expect. Some roads will be bumpy, dusty or even unexpectedly blocked requiring reroutes and plenty of patience.
  • Hotels in some destinations may vary in standard and facilities, and hot water may occasionally 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 different kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. Please refer to the 'Responsible Travel' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

Itinerary

Map of India & Nepal Adventure including India and Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Plane, Private vehicle, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (15 nights), Guesthouse (3 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Jaipur - Orientation walk with a local guide
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Cooking class in a local home
  • Abhaneri - Chand Baori stepwell
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara - Tibetan community visit with momo lunch
  • Pokhara - International Mountain Museum
  • Pokhara - Sunrise from Sarangkot Hill
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Bandipur Day Trip
  • Village Tour, Sunset view & Tipical Tharu Stick Dance(Cultural Show Around 30 Minute)
  • Canoe Ride & Jeep Safari at The Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan NP - Bird watching tour
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
Add on activities
  • Varanasi - Sarnath - INR315
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory - INR200
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Kathmandu - Everest scenic flight - USD240

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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 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.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Trudy · Traveled November 2023
Just do it!!! My trip to Nepal was everything that I hoped it would be and more! My tour leader was very knowledgeable about the local culture which only enhanced my experience but also provided useful information for me to follow up at home. I would absolutely do it all over again. I continue to feel connected with Nepal through Intrepid's outreach efforts in the country.
Review submitted 19 Dec 2023

Stephen · Traveled August 2022
19 days of wonder across northern India and Nepal seeing places out of this world. History, nature, culture and genuinely positive people. End of monsoon season so relatively quiet but no real weather problems. Stunning.
Review submitted 23 Sep 2022
India & Nepal Adventure
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NZD $6,930