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Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India
  • Nepal

If you're looking to experience the diversity of India and Nepal, this 15-day trip contrasts the colourful culture of India with the pristine serenity of Nepal's Himalayan mountains. From the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park, our expert CEOs will take you through a region of unsurpassed natural beauty and spirituality before revealing to you the rugged Himalayan landscape of Nepal's magical capital, Kathmandu.


Highlights

Explore the vibrant streets of Agra, uncover bustling Delhi and beautiful Jaipur, enjoy a sunset cruise on the River Ganges, travel by 4x4 on a safari in Chitwan National Park, experience Nepal's mountain views


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Pokhara Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. India Gate and Connaught Place visit. Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal tour. Taj Mahal entrance. Orchha Palace complex visit. Ganges River boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony. Varanasi orientation walk along the ghats and old city. Buddha's birthplace visit. Chitwan National Park 4x4 safari. Sarangkot sunrise excursion. Kathmandu orientation walk. Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) visit. Border crossing support. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (10 nts), homestay (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), deluxe air
conditioned tents (1 nt).


Meals Included

1 lunch, 1 dinner


Transport

Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, private van, auto
rickshaw, cycle
rickshaw, tempo, 4x4, riverboat.


About our Transportation

TRAIN The best way to see India is at ground level on the railway system. In fact, no visit to India would be complete without the experience of tavelling on a train and negotiating the busy railway stations. The chaos in the Indian Railway stations is a replica of the life in India. Indian trains are not merely a conveyance they are an odyssey so sit back relax, be patient and enjoy the show. G Adventures uses a combination of AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper class (for overnight journeys) and AC Chair car or second class seats for day journeys. There are no restaurant or buffet cars on Indian Railways, but on long distance trains an attendant will appear in your coach and ask you if you would like to order food. Regular stops are made at stations where food is also available and on some trains many vendors board the train selling chai, cold drinks and crisps and biscuits. Don't expect pristine western standards anywhere in India, but you'll find AC2, AC3 and AC Chair class fairly clean by Indian standards, with both western
style and squat toilets usually in a reasonably sanitary condition. Sleeper Class and 2nd class toilets may be a different matter! Bring your own toilet paper and hand wash soap or liquid. Indian trains are quite safe to travel on, even for families or women traveling alone, and you are unlikely to have any problems. Having said that, theft of luggage, although rare is not unheard of, so just for peace of mind you might like to take along a chain and padlock to secure your bags (readily available at all Indian stations). Generally, Indian Railways are very efficient, but Indian trains do run late, and sometimes it's hours rather than minutes. Make sure you have something to occupy your time ' a good book, music, a magazine or photos of your home country and family to show the Indian travelers also waiting for the train. You should also have snacks and water for the journey. ROAD Traveling by road in India or Nepal is certainly not what people are use to in Western countries. Rules are not always followed, drivers appear to speed, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, rarely use their mirrors or driving lights at night time. The horn however is used very frequently and can range from the latest Bollywood tune to Britney Spears! In India, although the government is investing large sums of money improving the road infrastructure, there is a lot more to be done. As a result, in both India and Nepal, some of the roads are poorly maintained, pot holed and uneven. This gets even more pronounced particularly during and after the monsoon. Travel time covering relatively short distances is very long in comparison to Western countries.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 2 Delhi/Jaipur

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 3 Jaipur

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 4 Jaipur/Ä?gra

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 5 Ä?gra/Orchha

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 6 Orchha/Varanasi

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 7 Varanasi

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 8 Varanasi

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 9 Varanasi/Lumbini

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 10 Lumbini/Royal Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 11 Royal Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 12 Royal Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 13 Pokhara

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Day 15 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting around 6pm. Head out for an optional welcome dinner with the group.

Details

Prices from: €1299.00

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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My Own Room Exceptions

Night 5
Orchha; Night 6
Sleeper train

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