Nepal, the North & Rajputs

Kathmandu - Mumbai

39 days through Nepal, India
FROM: $3265 USD + 1,500 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat, Camel
Crew:
Local Guides where necessary, Two Dragoman Crew Members
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 11 nights
Guesthouse 8 nights
Basic Hotel 12 nights
Camping 5 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 26, Lunches x 11, Dinners x 15
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
WNM
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip is Nepal and northern India at its very best, as it not only allows the traveller to see the must do's, but also to step out into the hinterland and experience for a short time the real world and those that live there. In Nepal, we will stay in a couple of amazing small villages to discover local life and have time to hike along a high ridge in front of the high Annapurna and in the deserts of Rajasthan we take camels into the sands and overnight with our Rajasthani guides.

Of course, no visit to this area of India would be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, The Red Fort or the beautiful city of Udaipur, but this trip just has so much more. From the holy ghats of Varanasi and the waters of the Ganges to the ghost city of Mandu, we will travel and explore as many of the regions gems as possible; explore the rat temple of Bikinar; search for rhinos in Chitwan National Park, wander the back street of Jodhpur or Jaipur or perhaps just sit watching the orange sun set over the erotic carvings on the temples of Khajuraho.

If you enjoy getting under the skin of a country, are happy to explore and to see as much as possible, with little time for relaxation and to absorb the sites, sounds and smells of India and Nepal , then you will love this trip. A mixture of small hotels, home stays and a few beautiful historic heritage stays, this is a pretty easy but full on lifestyle.

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 (19th December 2020)
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 (20th December 2020)
Day 3 - Nuwakot (21st December 2020)
Day 4 - Pokhara (22nd December 2020)
Day 5 - Pokhara (23rd December 2020)
Day 6 - Annapurna Region (24th December 2020)
Day 7 - Annapurna Region (25th December 2020)
Day 8 - Bandipur (26th December 2020)
Day 9 - Bandipur (27th December 2020)
Day 10 - Chitwan NP (28th December 2020)
Day 11 - Chitwan NP (29th December 2020)
Day 12 - Gorakhpur (30th December 2020)
Day 13 - Varanasi (31st December 2020)
Day 14 - Varanasi (1st January 2021)
Day 15 - Khajuraho (2nd January 2021)
Day 16 - Khajuraho (3rd January 2021)
Day 17 - Khajuraho (4th January 2021)
Day 18 - Agra (5th January 2021)
Day 19 - Agra (6th January 2021)
Day 20 - Jaipur (7th January 2021)
Day 21 - Jaipur (8th January 2021)
Day 22 - Delhi (9th January 2021)
Day 23 - Delhi (10th January 2021)
Day 24 - Delhi (11th January 2021)
Day 25 - Bikaner (12th January 2021)
Day 26 - Jaisalmer (13th January 2021)
Day 27 - Jaisalmer (14th January 2021)
Day 28 - Jaisalmer (15th January 2021)
Day 29 - Jodhpur (16th January 2021)
Day 30 - Jodhpur (17th January 2021)
Day 31 - Udaipur (18th January 2021)
Day 32 - Udaipur (19th January 2021)
Day 33 - Udaipur (20th January 2021)
Day 34 - Mandu (21st January 2021)
Day 35 - Mandu (22nd January 2021)
Day 36 - Ajanta (23rd January 2021)
Day 37 - Ellora (24th January 2021)
Day 38 - Mumbai (25th January 2021)
Day 39 - Mumbai (26th January 2021)

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