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 ArchitectureNepali Ghar Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu
4 - 6PokharaRefreshing Himalayan Breeze, Beautiful Snowcapped Mountains, Friendly PokhralisTemple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara, Fishtail Lodge
6 - 8ChitwanNational Park, Elephant and Jeep Safaris, Wildlife EncountersSafari Narayani, Sapana Village Lodge
8 - 10DhulikhelHimalayan Range, Temples, Local Handicrafts, Intriguing CultureDhulikhel Mountain Resort, Dwarika's Resort
10 - 12DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, Maidens Hotel
12 - 13AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, ITC Mughal
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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  • 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. The city is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites and several other attractions, such a carved rose-brick pilgrimage sites, artistic workshops, and cafes and courtyards brimming with friendly local families.

Included Activities

Flight Over Mount Everest (45mins)
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!

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 – while only Hindus are allowed inside the main prayer hall, you can spend time exploring the intricately designed temple complex that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Afterwards, 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 note that only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath Temple. Please be suitably attired for visiting temples. Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomHeritage Deluxe
MealsHalf board (breakfast $ dinner)
StyleBoutique
RoomHyatt Guest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Transfer from Kathmandu Hotel to Airport

Transfer from Pokhara Airport to Hotel

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

Full Day Trek To World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake…offering a great vantage point from where to enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, Phewa Lake and Pokhara city. Enjoy the spiritual and scenic beauty of the Stupa and Raniban forest. Board a boat, ride across the Phewa Lake (25mins), and commence a shaded ascent (abt 1hr) up the hill to the impressively built World Peace Pagoda. Return tracking back via the same route (abt 45mins), to alight the boat back to the Lakeside.

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

Flight from Pokhara to Bharatpur

Transfer from Pokhara Hotel to Airport

Drive from Bharatpur to Chitwan (30 km, 1.5 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

Safari Tour Of Royal Chitwan National Park
Explore the World Heritage Site of the Royal Chitwan National Park – one of the last remaining virgin Terai regions that once stretched across the length of the Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal. Day 1: Arrive at the Bharatpur Airport and drive down to Chitwan. Enjoy lunch at your hotel before taking an elephant safari ride/Jeep Safari into the thick forests of the National Park. Enjoy the afternoon Safari, the park is home to the endangered subspecies including the endangered one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, the leopard, the Asian elephant, and the Himalayan sloth bear, Return from your afternoon safari to enjoy a slideshow on the wildlife heritage of the Park, followed by dinner. Day 2: After breakfast, take a jeep safari in the company of your local forest guide. Ride into the dense jungles with its tall elephant grass and marshland—the perfect territory for the Park’s resident wildlife population. Chitwan is home to a huge and varied population of birds and gharials (crocodiles) too. End your morning with a rewarding session spent bathing domestic elephants and learning about elephant conservation in Nepal. Return for lunch, before heading off for an adventurous canoe ride along the Rapti River, accompanied by your guide. In the evening, enjoy a cultural evening with a traditional Tharu dance performance, followed by dinner. In case you feel adventurous enough to stay back for a third night, you could choose to take a full day safari. If you’re lucky, your naturalist guide could also arrange for a safe nature walk through the Park. (2 Days; Private Activity & Transfers; Note: The park is closed for jeep safaris during monsoon from June to September until reopening of the rough tracks til mid-October; during closure, jeep safaris take place along the forests of the northern border; elephant safaris might not be organized by some hotels, such as Tharu Safari).

Hotel Options
Safari Narayani – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleGuest house
RoomSapna Lodge-Deluxe
MealsJungle Plan
StyleLodge
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

Half Day Dhukilhel Discovery
Set off to discover the mountainous town of Dhulikhel which offers panoramic views of the Himalayas towering over it. Watch the sun as it rises and sets over the spectacular peaks of the famous mountain range from vantage points such as Cho Oyu in the east and Himalchuli in the west. Explore the old town which is home to a traditional Newari settlement. Walk across the many narrow cobbled streets and lanes flanked by rows of beautiful traditional houses featuring exquisitely carved doors and windows. Visit some of the numerous Hindu temples dedicated to various deities as well as the Buddhist stupas (dome-shaped shrines) that can be found in the heart of this quaint town. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)

Hotel Options
RoomDhulikhel Mt-Deluxe Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleResort
Dwarika's Resort – Opt 2
RoomDwarikas Resort- Junior Suite
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

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

Flight from Kathmandu to Delhi

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 closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Maidens Hotel – Opt 2
RoomHeritage Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 12 - 13

Transfer to the Train Station

Board the Gatimaan Exp 12050 train departing from New Delhi at 08:10 hrs and arriving in Agra at 09:50 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

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)

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. (Activity Type : Private;Ideal For: All;Best Time to Visit: All Year;Total Duration: 5 hours;Timings: 08:00 – 18:00 hours;Closed: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday.)

Hotel Options
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
ITC Mughal – Opt 2
RoomMughal 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

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)

Highlights Of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
Experience the history of Jaipur on this half day tour. Begin with a heritage walk of the old markets, brimming with friendly locals as they go about their daily lives and an array of vibrant goods for sale. Jaipur boasts some of the finest jewelry and textile markets, particularly with its specialist semi precious stone jewelry. For those wishing to find their own gems, a visit to Johari Bazaar, the principal jeweler’s market is a must. Visit the contemporary Birla Mandir (Lakshminarayan Temple), dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of wealth, and the 18th century Moti Dungri Ganesha Temple, dedicated to the elephant-headed Hindu God of auspiciousness. Venture to the classical 1960s movie theater, Raj Mandir Cinema to absorb the fanfare of Bollywood royalty! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Heritage Food Tour Of Jaipur
Discover the interesting sights, sounds and flavors of Jaipur, located in northwestern India. Accompanied by your local guide, navigate the colorful streets and lively narrow by-lanes of the walled city on foot. Pass by heritage buildings, palaces, and historical landmarks that make up the beautiful ‘Pink City’. Drop by local markets that feature spices, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, getting a glimpse of Indian food and culture. Visit a handful of legendary, age-old stalls, learning about quaint family-run establishments. Sample the fascinating local cuisine that offers choices of vegetarian and meat dishes. Try an assortment of traditional sweets and savories made from recipes that have been passed down for generations. Savor delicious preparations, soaking in the flavors and aromas of the region’s royal heritage. Sip on the ubiquitous ‘masala chai’ tea while mingling with locals at street corners. Chew on paan (flavored betel leaf), an after-dinner specialty, ending your tour with a stimulating mouthful! (Half Day; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal included: Yes; Fitness level: Moderate; Please note that this this activity is not available during national/public holidays and festivals.)

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 $ 4,740 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,945 /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
      • Pokhara – Bharatpur (Flight)
      • Bharatpur – Kathmandu
      • Kathmandu – Delhi
      • Jaipur – Delhi
    • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
      • New Delhi – Agra (Gatimaan Express – Dep.08:10 hrs, Arr.09:50 hrs)
    • All activities as listed :
      • Kathmandu: Flight over Mount Everest (45mins)
      • Kathmandu: Discover the Heritage Haunts of Kathmandu
      • Pokhara: Full Day Trek to World Peace Pagoda
      • Chitwan: Safari Tour of Royal Chitwan National Park
      • Dhulikhel: Half Day Dhukilhel Discovery
      • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
      • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
      • Agra: Highlights of Agra
      • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
      • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
      • Jaipur: Heritage Food Tour 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
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Nepal and North India: Culture, Adventure and Wildlife

16 days $ 4,740 / person

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