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Delhi to Kathmandu on a Shoestring Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India
  • Nepal

India and Nepal are less places to see than places to do, and this fast-paced 15-day tour ensures you live every moment to the fullest. With other youthful travellers, you'll sail the Ganges, have the opportunity to take a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, and breathe deeply in the Himalayas of Nepal. It's a mix of classics like the Taj Majal and backpacker faves like Pushkar wrapped up in a riot of colour. And we do the planning but leave the choice of excursions up to you. Don't just explore South Asia ' live it.


Highlights

Explore the vibrant streets of urban India, sail down the Ganges, get a glimpse of traditional life in small villages, experience a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, Learn to make traditional Nepalese dumplings, marvel at Nepal's mountain views.


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Village Orientation Walk, 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. Guided tour of the Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal. Savitri Temple sunrise hike. Visit to Buddha's birthplace. Orientation walks in Pushkar, Jaipur, Varanasi, Pokhara, and Kathmandu. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin
share) (11 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (2 nt).


Meals Included

1 lunch


Transport

Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, rickshaw.


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. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 2 Delhi/Pushkar

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 3 Pushkar/Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 4 Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 5 Jaipur/Ä?gra

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 6 Ä?gra/Varanasi

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 7 Varanasi

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 8 Varanasi

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 9 Varanasi/Lumbini

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 10 Lumbini/Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 11 Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 12 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 13 Pokhara

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Day 15 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.

After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.

Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.

Details

Prices from: €949.00

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: 18

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Night 6
Sleeper train

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