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Real Kathmandu to Delhi

15 Days | Feed both your spirit and sense of adventure on an epic road trip through Nepal and India.

4.9 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
GBP £1,115
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Embrace your inner hippy in Kathmandu, watch the sunset over the Himalayas in Pokhara, search for the one-horned rhino in Chitwan, check out Buddha’s hometown of Lumbini, sail along the sacred Ganges in Varanasi, be mesmerised by the Taj Mahal, hang out in a palace at Tordi Garh, go bazaar mad in Jaipur and finish up in big and busy Delhi. The road from Kathmandu to Delhi is long and winding, but oh so worth it.

Trip overview

Map of Real Kathmandu To Delhi including India and Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Delhi, India
18 to 29s
Nepal, India
Physical rating
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Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 49.35 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
  • Get your Himalayan fill in super-zen Pokhara, where you can paddle around Phewa Lake surrounded by views of gargantuan mountains.
  • Fall asleep to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a jeep safari in search of rhino, deer, monkeys and the elusive Bengal Tiger.
  • Ditch your alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges.
  • 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.
  • Finish the trip in the chaos of Delhi. It's all kinds of crazy as well as all kinds of delhi-ciousness. Don't leave without your leader showing you where to get the best street food.
  • 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-managemen

Is this trip right for you?
  • You MUST have an Indian visa in your passport prior to starting this trip. E-visas are not valid for entering the country at land borders and visas are not available on arrival. This trip crosses the Nepali-Indian border on Day 5.
  • This trip involves travel on public transport, covering long distances and subsequently 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 won't hurt either).
  • Weather in India and Nepal can be very hot in summer and surprisingly cold in winter, please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out! Check seasonal weather guides and pick a travel time that suits your comfort level.


Map of Real Kathmandu To Delhi including India and Nepal



1 dinner


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


Hotel (10 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night), Heritage Property (1 night), Jungle lodge (2 nights)

  • 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 - 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 - INR250
  • 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. 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.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception the overnight train.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Day 5 (Homestay) and Day 7,9 (Sleeper Train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate mornings from September to June and morning and evening from September to March. Morning flights depart around sunrise and evening flights late afternoon and last 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 ticket availability and weather conditions. Tickets are fully refundable in case of poor weather.

4. 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.

Essential Trip Information

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4.9 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Laura · Traveled September 2023
Amazing opportunity to see some of Nepal and India. Our guide Surya was amazing and made the trip well worthwhile.
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Jack · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 22 Sep 2023

Ravi · Traveled May 2023
An excellent itinerary that not only takes you through historical landmarks, but also spiritual sites that are great to explore. One of my highlights was Chitwan National Park in Nepal, which was so much fun to see the wildlife. Another was the birthplace of Buddha, which was surreal. Our excellent tour guide Harshvardhan, made the trip even more special.
Review submitted 31 May 2023

Brooke · Traveled May 2023
Saw a lot in such a small amount of time - good for people with not a lot of time and who want to see A LOT. The tour guides very knowledgeable and help avoid any chances of illness/danger that could occur. Harsh our tour guide made sure we were always informed of potinational risks but still making it a hoot ! Overnight train was the highlight - true india style.
Review submitted 25 May 2023

Farah · Traveled April 2023
I loved the combined Nepal and India with a start in Nepal. I invite you to take 3 days to visit Kathmandu and the surrounding area like Patan. New Delhi no point in staying longer The stay was complete and very rich in discovery with our Jaipur guide! I recommend this circuit - only downsides ask in advance for the prices of the activities to avoid having surprises ... then the partners - no way! Then please note that guides in India are a bit macho... The world is different for women.
Review submitted 14 May 2023
Real Kathmandu to Delhi
GBP £1,115