13 Days Kathmandu to Delhi

13 Days Kathmandu to Delhi

Begin your journey from the cultural crucible that is Kathmandu, walk along the shores of a tranquil lake where the night comes alive with the sounds of music interspersed with the clink of cutlery from its many themed restaurants. Juggle a date with crocs and rhinos and sink into one final scene of serenity before stepping into India where you’re tossed, spun and absorbed with the vibrance, colours and mystique of one of the oldest cities in the world. Breeze through the constructs of an 18th century city, walk spellbound around one of 8 wonders of the world and end up in the bustle of a metropolis where a tiny quarter defies the inevitability of advance. This and so much more is offered on this trip – a veritable dust devil picking up momentum to flourish into a full-bloodied twister!

  • Start Location : Kathmandu Nepal
  • Finish Location : Delhi India
  • Trip Style : Comfort, Long Haul, Wellness,
  • Country : Nepal India
  • Group Size : 2 to 16

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Inclusions


Accomodations

11 Night twin share hotel 1 night jungle resort

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Activities

Stand-up Paddle Boat, Orientation walk- Pokhara, Cycling- Chitwan, Dinner at local House, Jeep safari, Maya Devi Temple, Evening and morning Boat, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal -Photo stop, Jal Mahal- Photo Stop, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal

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Airport Transfer

Arrival & Departure transfer included

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Local Tipping

Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport

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Meals

12 breakfasts 1 lunches 1 dinner

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Transportation

Private bus, Train Auto rickshaw, Boat, Private vehicle, Jeep, Cycle rickshaw, Internal Flight's

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Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu
Day 2
Pokhara
Day 3
Pokhara
Day 4
Chitwan
Day 5
Chitwan
Day 6
Lumbini
Day 7
Varanasi
Day 8
Varanasi
Day 9
Jaipur
Day 10
Jaipur
Day 11
Agra
Day 12
Delhi
Day 13
Delhi

Day 01 Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu and to the beginning of your adventure! Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport to facilitate your journey to your hotel. If you’re game for a wander, stroll around the lively streets of Thamel or walk up to the cobbled corner of Durbar Square and mill in with the locals as they pray, purchase or sit on the steps of ancient structures that dot the area. People watch over steaming cups of chiya, the Nepalese equivalent of chai and in the evening head back to the hotel for that all-important meeting at 5 pm with your tour leader. Tag along with your fellow travellers after the meeting to a nearby restaurant for an optional dinner and gear yourself up for a fun day tomorrow. Itinerary Disclaimer: You must have and India Visa printed on your passport. Visa On Arrival in India is available only at designated Indian airports and cannot be obtained while crossing the border by land.

Day 02 Pokhara

Past green hills and winding roads, we drive (approximately 5 1/2 hours) to the picturesque town of Pokhara where a placid lake laps its shore. An orientation walk designed to get your bearings is, on the cards at arrival. Get those feet moving as you take in the relaxed vibe of a place that is home to a plethora of adventure sports – cycling, bungee jumping, trekking and paragliding. Discuss the possibilities of slipping these into your day tomorrow with your tour leader who’ll always be on board to provide the logistics. However, please ensure that you have insurance cover for these activities before you book them.

Day 03 Pokhara

Although today is a free day you might want to throw those blankets off before it’s light and head for Sarankot to watch the Annapurna Range being lit up with the first rays of a crimson sun.  Back in town, consider splicing your afternoon with a boat ride across the Phewa Lake and lugging it up to the Japanese Peace Pagoda, which holds a promise of a panoramic view and a good old rhythm to the heart rate. If you’re already booked in for some of the adventure sports but want to shop around for other activities too, your tour leader can help co-ordinate. Despite all available options for you if it’s a lazy day you’re after, step into one of the many cafes and restaurants sprinkled along the lakeside and kick back with a beer, dairy or a book in hand.

Day 04 Chitwan

Drive through towering hills and the constant chatter of the River Trishuli as we leave idyllic Pokhara and head for the rural enchantment of Chitwan. Upon arrival take a bike out for a sedate spin as we ride around fields of golden mustard, typical rustic scenes and a section of a Tharu tribal village. Round off the day by getting to know our Tharu friends up close and personal by sharing a meal cooked by them.

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Day 05 Chitwan

Hold on to your hats and sense of wonder as we balance ourselves on a dug out canoe and drift down the River Rapti. Awake slowly to the sounds of the river as birds split the early morning mist and crocodiles lie lazily on the shallow banks. Climb out of the canoes and immediately onto the waiting jeeps to embark on a hunt for the endangered one-horned Rhino, the elusive tiger and the notoriously shy sloth bear.  Chance however, and collective good luck plays a large part in spotting these animals so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see them – the jungle itself and the anticipation makes it one heck of a ride!

Day 06 Lumbini

After breakfast we leave for our final destination in Nepal – Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Stroll up and along the grounds of the Maya Devi Temple and take a glance at what is believed to be the exact spot where Buddha was born. Learn about the life and times of this great teacher, lose yourself in this grassy expanse and yield to the fragrant incense and soothing chants that emanate from Buddhist pilgrims that occasionally visit the temple grounds.

Day 07 Varanasi

We say goodbye to Nepal and make our first foray into India this morning. Upon completion of the entry formalities at the border town of Sonauli, we take an approximately 10 hour journey to Varanasi. This is a full day of travel so make sure you’ve come equipped with a sense of humour and a plan in hand to knock off the minutes and hours! You MUST have an Indian visa in your passport prior to starting this trip.

Day 08 Varanasi

On one of the most anticipated days of the tour we board our boat on the cusp of dawn and float languidly along the holiest of India’s river, the Ganges. As morning makes a clear break for light watch life unfold along the Ghats (flight of steps) like a nuanced play. Here, commerce weaves its thread around the spiritual and gives shape to a place unlike any other.  Give into the spectacle as a mass of humanity flock to the banks; each with a hope, a prayer or thanks on their lips. Hang back, observe and when you’re done, head back to the hotel for breakfast. Fill in the afternoon learning about Banaras Silk and as the evening approaches, board your boat again to participate in a flower ceremony and then bear witness to a mystical, vibrant ritual that acknowledges the generosity of the river.

Day 09 Jaipur

We fly to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan today. While there are no activities included on this day, take an opportunity to let your hair down in an old world theatre and watch a Bollywood film. Don’t be put off with a few whistles, cheers or even a little jig as the audience gets involved. In fact, jump off your seats and get into the middle of it yourself! If you have time, watch how a piece of cloth comes alive at the hands of Jaipur’s block print artisans or let the light of that semi precious stone hit your eyes as a workman demonstrates what goes into polishing and the cutting of gems.

Day 10 Jaipur

Begin the day by driving through one of seven gates that pierce the walls of Jaipur’s Old City and plunge headlong into the frenetic activity of its denizens. Stop for a moment at the Palace of Winds to take a quick photo of this iconic landmark whilst trying to ward off the charms of a nifty salesman at one of the local shops. Dive into crowds for that perfect view of the Water Palace and then head for the Amber Fort, resting atop a hill that’s seen it all over the ages. Keep your stride easy and watchful as the fort reveals layers of stories through its ancient walls. Then in your free time, marvel at the 18th century stone observatory (Jantar Mantar) that houses a clock that’s only two seconds away from perfection! Just opposite this World Heritage Site is the City Palace – the residence of the current Maharaja, part of which has been converted into a museum. If these don’t tickle your fancy visit Galtaji, commonly known as the Monkey Temple because of its penchant for attracting – you guessed it – monkeys!

Day 11 Agra

Today is THE big day as we travel to Agra (approximately 6 hours)! If you’ve been to India and haven’t seen the Taj, you’ve not seen anything yet! Despite attracting so much attention the world over, the Taj does not fail to strike a sense of admiration. An embodiment of eternal love, no words do justice to its aesthetics. However, the thought and logistics put behind the structure is a masterpiece of engineering as well. Unravel the mysteries of the Taj or feel free to avoid these pragmatic considerations at the altar of love as you gaze reverently at its scale.

Day 12 Delhi

We walk right into the pages of Mughal history again as our heels strike the red sandstone floors of the Agra Fort. Run an imaginary finger across the walls of the fort and listen to the echo of a bygone time. Revisit the human tales of love and betrayal that this fort has witnessed and take a last glimpse of the Taj Mahal from its ramparts as we leave Agra and make our way to Delhi (approximately 5 hours). On arrival at Delhi, explore the option of doing a Gandhi’s Delhi Tour if you have the time. If not, settle down for a last dinner with your fellow travellers and savour the memories of the past few days spent together.

Day 13 Delhi

It’s time now to bid farewell to your tour leader and new friends but not without a backpack full of memories. Departure transfers are included on the day. If you’re staying on in Delhi, you might want to check out our 12 Days Majestic Rajasthan or our 13 Days Incredible South India tours.

Our Hotels


Hotel Ibis Jaipur

Ibis Jaipur strategically located in the centre of the city, offers modern accommodation with big fluffy pillows, super-soft duvet. Featuring a rooftop pool, bar and a modern restaurant serving multi-cuisine Food

Hotel L Affaire

Hotel L Affaire is a vibrant 4-star hotel located in Karol Bagh. well-facilitated with informal, cosy rooms and elegant decor. The contemporarily designed property is within walking distance from the Karol Bagh Metro Station. A complimentary spread of breakfast buffet at the hotel is good to get you going for the day. Out of the many interesting things to do in Delhi, sightseeing the local way is something you shouldn't miss.

Kathmandu Guest House Thamel

The Kathmandu Guest House, a converted Rana dynasty mansion with fragrant gardens and airy corridors, provideing a peaceful refuge of choice since 1967. Since the days of being the first and only hotel in Thamel. As a guidebook put it, “Kathmandu Guest House acts as a magnet for mountaineers, pop stars, actors and eccentric characters.” Even the Beatles stayed here in 1968. Kathmandu Guest House prides itself on being affordable to all budgets, from those looking to treat themselves to total comfort in elegantly modern suites, to volunteers and scholars who take the famous no-frills rooms.

Dates


Start
Finish
Saturday
24 Sep 2022
Thursday
06 Oct 2022
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Saturday
22 Oct 2022
Thursday
03 Nov 2022
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Saturday
26 Nov 2022
Thursday
08 Dec 2022
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Saturday
24 Dec 2022
Thursday
05 Jan 2023
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$2,080
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Saturday
31 Dec 2022
Thursday
12 Jan 2023
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