India & Nepal Encompassed

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

90 days through Nepal, India
FROM: $11465 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat, Camel, Train, Canoe, Overnight Boat
Crew:
Local Guides where necessary, Two Dragoman Crew Members
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 18 nights
Guesthouse 21 nights
Basic Hotel 35 nights
Camping 8 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Overnight Train 2 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 51, Lunches x 22, Dinners x 28
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
WNT
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is our ultimate journey through the Indian Subcontinent. It's a full 90 days and travels across Nepal and all the way around India. Whilst we take the time to visit the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan, Goa, Kerala, Agra and Jaipur we also takes in the parts of India that you have probably never heard of. These are often just as spectacular as the highlights and even more fulfilling. Take the five days that we spend exploring the tribal lands of Odisha, a remote area populated by indigenous Indian tribes, or our four day visit to Karmi Farm in the foothills of the Himalayas in Darjeeling or the wonderful three days of hill hiking on a ridge overlooking the Annapurna's in Nepal.

This trip is as much about the peoples of India as the sites and through a variety of home stays, city visits and the experiences of day to day life whilst travelling that will really get you under the skin of this great area. We don't forget the great cities either and we visit the biggest of them all; Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and, of course, Kolkata.

Explore the backstreets and alleyways of bustling Delhi
Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner
Explore Jaisalmer and all its fascintating sites
Overnight Rajasthan camel safari into the Thar Desert
Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Mehrangarh fort
Overnight in a community guesthouse to experience true Indian hospitality
Visit and support the Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur
Discover the stunning white city of Udaipur
Visit an extensive hill-top fort from the Mughal era at Mandu
Explore the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Caves and templed of Ellora and Ajanta

A long overland tour that really gets to grips with India. Be prepared for the heat and a challenging lifestyle, as this is India and you will be travelling for 90 days. There will, also, be some long days of driving but it will also be a most rewarding journey. We us mainly small hotels and hostels, with a small amount of camping.

Head out on a fantastic trek along the ridge at the start of the Mardi Himal Trail taking in the unreal vistas of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare in the mountain ranges nearby

Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing

Take a canoe ride down the river spotting local wildlife

At dawn drift down the holy River Ganges in Varanasi

Guided tour of the famous erotic temples at Khajuraho

Day 1 - Kathmandu (11th September 2021)
Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely enter Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Wrapped around the Himalayan mountain range is the remarkable country of Nepal. It is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a land of legend and beauty. Within its narrow confines Nepal contains an utterly spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal has a stunning natural beauty and a simple charm.

There is an important group meeting at 6:00pm. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where and when this important meeting will take place.

Please note that many of the optional activities listed will only be possible for those with extra time in Kathmandu before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kathmandu.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the beautiful and tranquil Durbar Square in the nearby medieval town of Bhaktapur and visit its nearby museums

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit the ancient stupa of Boudhanath. It is one of the largest stupas in the world and on clear days offers views of Everest

Entrance: 400 NPR

Swayambhunath, or Monkey Temple as it is known, is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It has ancient carvings, superb views of the surrounding valley and is crowded with monkeys mingling with the visitors.

Entrance: 200 NPR

Visit the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley

Entrance: 300 NPR

Visit Durbar Square, the heart of the old town from where kings once ruled

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit the former royal palace of Narayanhiti and see the crown jewels of Nepal

Entrance: 500 NPR

Visit the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Nepal's unofficial national deity

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit Lalitpur city and view a mass of temples in the Newa architecture style

Entrance: 1,000 NPR

Get out of the city and explore the nearby national park of Sundarijal and see its idyllic waterfalls and rock formations

Entrance: 600 NPR

Day 2 - Nuwakot (12th September 2021)
Day 3 - Nuwakot (13th September 2021)
Day 4 - Pokhara (14th September 2021)
Day 5 - Pokhara (15th September 2021)
Day 6 - Annapurna Region (16th September 2021)
Day 7 - Annapurna Region (17th September 2021)
Day 8 - Bandipur (18th September 2021)
Day 9 - Bandipur (19th September 2021)
Day 10 - Chitwan NP (20th September 2021)
Day 11 - Chitwan NP (21st September 2021)
Day 12 - Gorakhpur (22nd September 2021)
Day 13 - Varanasi (23rd September 2021)
Day 14 - Varanasi (24th September 2021)
Day 15 - Khajuraho (25th September 2021)
Day 16 - Khajuraho (26th September 2021)
Day 17 - Khajuraho (27th September 2021)
Day 18 - Agra (28th September 2021)
Day 19 - Agra (29th September 2021)
Day 20 - Jaipur (30th September 2021)
Day 21 - Jaipur (1st October 2021)
Day 22 - Delhi (2nd October 2021)
Day 23 - Delhi (3rd October 2021)
Day 24 - Delhi (4th October 2021)
Day 25 - Bikaner (5th October 2021)
Day 26 - Jaisalmer (6th October 2021)
Day 27 - Jaisalmer (7th October 2021)
Day 28 - Jaisalmer (8th October 2021)
Day 29 - Jodhpur (9th October 2021)
Day 30 - Jodhpur (10th October 2021)
Day 31 - Udaipur (11th October 2021)
Day 32 - Udaipur (12th October 2021)
Day 33 - Udaipur (13th October 2021)
Day 34 - Mandu (14th October 2021)
Day 35 - Mandu (15th October 2021)
Day 36 - Ajanta (16th October 2021)
Day 37 - Ellora (17th October 2021)
Day 38 - Mumbai (18th October 2021)
Day 39 - Mumbai (19th October 2021)
Day 40 - Mumbai (20th October 2021)
Day 41 - Goa (21st October 2021)
Day 42 - Goa (22nd October 2021)
Day 43 - Old Goa (23rd October 2021)
Day 44 - Old Goa (24th October 2021)
Day 45 - Hampi (25th October 2021)
Day 46 - Hampi (26th October 2021)
Day 47 - Mysore (27th October 2021)
Day 48 - Mysore (28th October 2021)
Day 49 - Wayanad (29th October 2021)
Day 50 - Wayanad (30th October 2021)
Day 51 - Kochi (31st October 2021)
Day 52 - Kochi (1st November 2021)
Day 53 - Alleppey (2nd November 2021)
Day 54 - Varkala (3rd November 2021)
Day 55 - Varkala (4th November 2021)
Day 56 - Varkala (5th November 2021)
Day 57 - Kanyakumari (6th November 2021)
Day 58 - Madurai (7th November 2021)
Day 59 - Pondicherry (8th November 2021)
Day 60 - Pondicherry (9th November 2021)
Day 61 - Chennai (10th November 2021)
Day 62 - Chennai (11th November 2021)
Day 63 - Tirupati (12th November 2021)
Day 64 - Vijayawada (13th November 2021)
Day 65 - Visakhapatnam (14th November 2021)
Day 66 - Odisha Tribal Area (15th November 2021)
Day 67 - Odisha Tribal Area (16th November 2021)
Day 68 - Odisha Tribal Area (17th November 2021)
Day 69 - Odisha Tribal Area (18th November 2021)
Day 70 - Odisha Tribal Area (19th November 2021)
Day 71 - Puri (20th November 2021)
Day 72 - Puri (21st November 2021)
Day 73 - Puri (22nd November 2021)
Day 74 - Kolkata (23rd November 2021)
Day 75 - Kolkata (24th November 2021)
Day 76 - Overnight train to Siliguri (25th November 2021)
Day 77 - Darjeeling (26th November 2021)
Day 78 - Darjeeling (27th November 2021)
Day 79 - Darjeeling (28th November 2021)
Day 80 - Karmi Farm (29th November 2021)
Day 81 - Karmi Farm (30th November 2021)
Day 82 - Karmi Farm (1st December 2021)
Day 83 - Gangtok (2nd December 2021)
Day 84 - Gangtok (3rd December 2021)
Day 85 - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (4th December 2021)
Day 86 - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (5th December 2021)
Day 87 - Chitwan NP (6th December 2021)
Day 88 - Khatauti Khola (7th December 2021)
Day 89 - Kathmandu (8th December 2021)
Day 90 - Kathmandu (9th December 2021)

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Avrea M

I preferred the Nepal and north India sections the most

Aurelie M

The trip went smoothly, I had a great time. Nepal, Rajasthan, the western coast of India, and the Darjeeling area were big highlights.

Janice W

We loved India! The confronting nature of Varanasi, the Taj especially as Brett suggested we all go in local dress, high tea at the Taj in Mumbai, the slums, the tribal areas, freezing in Darjeeling, the people, the lovable rascals who were our drivers and the whole overland experience.