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India & Nepal Explorer Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India
  • Nepal

Home to the Taj Majal, Delhi's Jama Masjid Mosque, and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, this area is known as the Golden Triangle for a reason. But adventurous travellers know it's also bursting with small-town colours and regional culture. This compact 8-day tour offers plenty of time at the best monuments plus local markets, villages and a stay in a heritage hotel for a taste of traditional life. Everyone should see Rajasthan once in their life'this adventure makes it easy for all.


Highlights

Delve into ancient and modern India with a local guide, Walk Delhi's backstreets and support a street kids rehabilitation project, Step back in time at historical forts and palaces, Connect with history during a night at a heritage village home, Marvel at the grand Taj Mahal and all its glory, enjoy a local lunch at Sisterhood of Survivors (a G Adventures
supported project), Immerse in Buddhist culture at a Monastery guesthouse, search out tigers in Chitwan National Park.


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures
supported project. Walking tour and project visit with a local guide in Delhi. Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market and Gurduwara Sikh Temple. VIsit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj and Agra Fort. Excursion to Fathpur Sikri and the Abhaneri Stepwells (tank gardens). Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Visit the village of Sawarda and overnight in a heritage home. Kathmandu city tour including Boudhanath Stupa. Visit with lunch at the G Adventures
supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Bhaktapur guided tour. Tour in Patan Durbar Square. Experience monastic life at Neydo Monastery. Activities in Chitwan National Park including canoeing, cultural program, Village walking tour and Jeep Safari. Pokhara city tour including Sarangkot, boating in Phewa Lake and hike to World Peace Pagoda. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Comfort hotels (14 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt), monastery guesthouse (1 nt)


Meals Included

16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners


Transport

Van, bus, auto
rickshaw, cycle
rickshaw, walking, plane, boat.


About our Transportation

ROAD Road travel in India is certainly not what people are used to in Western countries. Rules are not always followed, drivers appear to speed, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, and rarely use their mirrors or driving lights at night. The horn however is used frequently and can range from the latest Bollywood tune to Britney Spears! Although the government is investing large sums of money to improve the road infrastructure, there is a lot more to be done. As a result some of the roads are poorly maintained, pot holed and uneven. This gets even more pronounced particularly during and after the monsoon. Travel time is very long in comparison to Western countries and short distances can take much longer than at home.You have the comfort of an air
conditioned Private vehicle, but be prepared to take an odd ride in a local transport for the experience.


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. Hard 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.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 2 Delhi/Ä?gra

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 3 Ä?gra

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 4 Ä?gra/Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 5 Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 6 Jaipur/Sāwarda

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 7 Sāwarda/Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 8 Delhi/Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 9 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 10 Kathmandu/Pharping

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 11 Pharping/Kurintar

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 12 Kurintar/Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 13 Chitwan National Park

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 14 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 15 Pokhara

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 16 Pokhara/Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 17 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Details

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Style:

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 16, avg 12

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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