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Uncover Himalayan heritage and the delights of India’s Golden Triangle with this tour. Beginning in historic Kathmandu, travel past picturesque valleys, serene lakes, towering mountains and in the dense jungles of Chitwan. In India, discover an eclectic mix of colonial heritage, Mughal architecture and Rajput splendor as your travel in the bustling cities of the North.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4KathmanduKathmandu Valley, 7 World Heritage Sites, Buddhist Temples, Amazing ArchitectureKantipur Temple house, Crowne Plaza Soaltee
4 - 6PokharaRefreshing Himalayan Breeze, Beautiful Snowcapped Mountains, Friendly PokhralisTemple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara, Fishtail Lodge
6 - 8ChitwanNational Park, Elephant and Jeep Safaris, Wildlife EncountersSapana Village Lodge, Safari Narayani
8 - 10DhulikhelHimalayan Range, Temples, Local Handicrafts, Intriguing CultureDhulikhel Mountain Resort
10 - 12DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
12 - 13AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Coral Court, DoubleTree by Hilton Agra
13 - 16JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarShahpura House, Samode Haveli
16 - 16DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Transfer from Kathmandu Airport to Hotel

Kathmandu

3 Days

Kathmandu is a Himalayan valley kingdom, cradled within the foothills of mighty peaks.

Included Activities

Discover The Heritage Haunts Of Kathmandu
Discover the deeply spiritual heart of Nepal on this day tour of the key Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kathmandu. Begin your tour at Pashupatinath, an immensely revered pilgrimage site built in the design of a Buddhist pagoda. At the Swayambhunath Temple, its your turn to spin the sacred prayer wheels that encircle its huge circular base, each embossed with Buddhist mantras. Admire the traditional Buddhist artwork placed within the shrine (chaitya) and afterwards, attend a prayer session by Buddhist monks. Afterwards, travel to the ancient Boudhanath Stupa, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Admire its graceful architectural lines and watch Tibetan pilgrims circle the Stupa as part of their prayer rituals. You can light a traditional butter lamp and offer your prayers, if you wish. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning & Afternoon; Fitness Level: Easy; Please be suitably attired for visiting temples. Footwear and leather items are not usually allowed inside the Pashupatinath Temple. Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Flight Over Mount Everest
Discover Mount Everest in a most unique activity! This hour long flight begins early morning so that you can receive the best possible aerial views of the Tibetan Plateau’s lakes and glaciers of the earth’s highest mountain. The sheer size of Mount Everest when you look down is a mind-blowing experience, twice the size of the French Alps and more awe-inspiring from above. Sometimes the mountaintop feels so close that you could almost reach through your window and touch it!

Patan & Bhaktapur Visit
Nepal’s capital Kathmandu combines with Patan, the city of fine arts, and Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, to form the historic, artistic and cultural Kathmandu Valley. Explore Patan’s Hindu temples and Buddhist architecture! Considered Nepal’s cultural gem with its well-preserved pagodas, palaces and temples, regal Bhaktapur is surrounded by the mighty mountains of the Himalayas and boasts amazing views. It was also a stopping point for the ancient trade route between India and Tibet.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (190 km, 7 hrs)

Pokhara

2 Days

Pokhara has it all – a picturesque valley nestled amid majestic mountains, glorious adventure trails and delicious cuisine! Originally envisioned as a center of commerce, the city’s roots can be traced back to the 17th century, when it featured on the trade route between India and China.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Pokhara
Jaunt into tranquility during your full day tour of Pokhara. Experience refreshing nature walks and the breathtaking sunset views of Sarangkot. Explore the incredible Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist temple that was built in 1947 as a symbol of world peace, located atop Anadu Hill. Discover one of the city’s oldest temples, Bindhyabasini Mandi, which is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati. At the International Mountain Museum you can delve into the history of mountaineering and the Himalayan peaks. Head to Purano Bazaar in the old quarters, where the ancient architecture of Newari traders is on display through narrow streets lined with shops. A one hour drive to the village of Naudanda (nine hills) boasts excellent views, as does a scenic boat ride on Pehwa Lake.

 

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Fishtail Lodge – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (160 km, 6 hrs)

Chitwan

2 Days

Chitwan: A wholly different experience! Chitwan is home to one of Asia’s finest National parks and one of the most traditional and conservative indigenous people of Nepal – the Chepangs.

Included Activities

Safaris In Chitwan
Explore this World Heritage reserve on an adventurous jeep safari. You have the option of taking an elephant ride for spotting wildlife as well; and if you’re particularly adventurous, a canoe ride along the Rapti River may be just the thing for you. Accompanied by your forest guide, enjoy your safari through dense jungles, tall elephant grass and marshland—the perfect territory for the park’s resident population of Big Cats. Chitwan’s very own Big Five include the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, the leopard, the Asian elephant, and the Himalayan sloth bear. The park is home to a huge and varied population of birds and gharials (or crocodiles) too. If you’re lucky, your naturalist guide could also arrange for a safe nature walk through the park.

Hotel Options
RoomSapna Lodge-Deluxe
MealsJungle Plan
StyleLodge
Safari Narayani – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleGuest house
Day 8 - 10

Transfer from Hotel to Chitwan Airport

Flight from Chitwan to Kathmandu

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel (32 km, 1.5 hr)

Dhulikhel

2 Days

Dhulikhel: Undiscovered gem Dhulikhel is a scenic and ancient town located east of Kathmandu with panoramic views of the Himalayan range, enchanting temples, exquisite local handicrafts, and friendly and intriguing culture.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Dhulikhel
Go on a tour of the traditional Buddhist Tamang villages; enjoy nature walks in the many popular trails; go birding and view some exotic species of birds.

Hotel Options
RoomDhulikhel Mt-Deluxe Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

Drive from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu (32 km, 1.5 hr)

Flight from Kathmandu to Delhi

Transfer from Delhi Airport to Hotel

Delhi

2 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Delhi
Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. Your tour of Delhi is complete with an authentic cycle rickshaw ride, escorted by your local guide. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort is closed on Mondays.)

Hotel Options
Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 12 - 13

Transfer to the Train Station

Board the Gatimaan Express 12050 Train departing from New Delhi at 0810 hrs and arriving in Agra at 0950 hrs

Transfer from Train Station to Hotel

Agra

1 Day

Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Agra
Romance at sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your Half day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra – you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)

Visit To Fatehpur Sikri
Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur. (Half Day, Private Activity en route to Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
The Coral Court – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 13 - 16

Drive from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km, 5 hrs)

Jaipur

3 Days

Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.

Included Activities

Cooking With Royals In Jaipur (Half Day)
Discover the regal flavors of Rajasthan! Set out from your hotel to meet your royal hosts who will take you through the steps of preparing delicious local cuisine with traditional ingredients. The cuisine of Rajasthan is rich in flavor and spices and is made with the freshest local ingredients to transport you to the heyday of the Maharajas of yore. Milk, buttermilk and butter are the hallmarks of the local cuisine, as you will observe during your cooking class, and delicacies served in noble households are significantly different from those prepared elsewhere. As you go through each step and discover how the starters, main courses and desserts are prepared, your hosts will regale you with stories of olden times and royal kitchens to give you a taste of the traditional way of life. (Half Day, Evening, Private Activity & Transfer, Travel time to activity: 1 hour, Duration: 3 hrs, Fitness level: Easy)

Highlights Of Jaipur
Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Samode Haveli – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 16 - 16

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Jaipur to Delhi

Delhi

0 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,155 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,620 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 16 days / 15 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara (Flight)
    • Bharatpur, Chitwan – Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu – Delhi
    • Jaipur – Delhi
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • New Delhi – Agra (Gatimaan Express – Dep. 0810 hrs, Arr. 0950 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Kathmandu: Flight over Mount Everest
    • Kathmandu: Discover the Heritage Haunts of Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur Visit
    • Pokhara: Highlights of Pokhara
    • Chitwan: Safaris in Chitwan
    • Dhulikhel: Highlights of Dhulikhel
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Agra: Highlights of Agra
    • Jaipur: Cooking With Royals in Jaipur (Half day)
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
Annapurna Himalayas near Pokhara in Nepal Holiday
What our guests say about this trip

My husband and I traveled to India and Nepal with Enchanting Travels. It was an incredible adventure, exactly the kind of trip we wanted. We are very seasoned world travelers; however, this is the first time was used Enchanting Travels and were very pleased with the experience. Our itinerary was customized to cover the places and experiences we wanted, not what someone else had arranged for the masses. If you go to India, ask for Govind as your driver. He made the Indian traffic chaos seem effortless and quite safe, all the while remaining so calm and pleasant. Hotels and guides were great, everything ran smoothly and was as promised. The only glitch was in Nepal and Enchanting Travels handled that promptly and to our satisfaction. Overall, we’d give them a big thumbs up and would travel with them again!

– Tonya Harper
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Nepal and North India: Culture, Adventure and Wildlife

16 days $ 4,155 / person

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