Visit India and Nepal on an adventure from Delhi to Kathmandu
Travel from India to Nepal on an overland trip from Delhi to Kathmandu. From reminders of the Mughal dynasty in northern India to the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal, this trip will truly inspire. Witness the colour and contrast between the bazaars of Delhi, the jungle in Orchha and the sacred Ganges. Be awed by the Taj Mahal and see sunrise over the holy city of Varanasi. Come face-to-face with pilgrims, villagers, holy men and generations of shopkeepers. For those wanting to travel by land between these two very different neighbours, this is the perfect journey.
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Explore Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw, where ancient temples stand against extravagant billboards advertising Bollywood films
Discover how the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, still has the power to surprise even the most experienced travellers
Forget about setting an alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges
The chance to come face-to-face with rare black-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park
Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and stupas in vibrant Kathmandu
This trip includes several long travel days including the overnight sleeper train in the evening of day 5 (approx. 15 hrs) and Varanasi to Lumbini (Nepal) on day 9 (approx. 10 hours) Some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace long distance travelling like a local.
This trip crosses the India-Nepal border on Day 9.
Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb.
Nepal and north India can get surprisingly cold in winter, please pack accordingly so you aren't caught out!
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. This trip starts with a Welcome Meeting in Delhi on day 1 at 1pm.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable for all nights with the exception of the overnight train.
3. The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
Our Delhi to Kathmandu trips score an average of 4.85 out of 5 based on 252 reviews in the last year.
India and Nepal were insane and amazing- we expected a lot and they exceeded expectations in every way. If you are thinking about taking this trip, do it! Approach it with patience and an open mind, and you won't be disappointed.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2017
Intrepid is excellent value for money, providing a fabulous exposure to the culture and history of a country. The range of experiences provided cannot be understated.
Review submitted 18 Oct 2017