Start in New Delhi and end in Kathmandu! With the in-depth cultural tour Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in Asia. Delhi to Kathmandu: Mountain Scenes & the Ganges includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Arrive at any time and welcome to Indias bustling capital - Delhi! Embark on an afternoon orientation tour visiting Connaught Place and India Gate for those iconic photos. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over traditional Indian cuisine at Delhis Kitchen with a Cause. Afterward, wander through the electric Karol Bagh market for your first night out; pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends! Accommodation: - C Park Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group - Delhi Orientation Tour - Connect With New Friends Additional Notes: Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.
Travel by train through the arid terrain to Pushkar, often called Tirth Raj or the "king of pilgrim centres," home to the world?s only temple for the Hindu god of creation, Brahma. Get your bearings on an orientation walk around the colourful city visiting the lake, ghats, and of course the 14th century Brahama temple. Spend some time this afternoon exploring the markets or opt for an unforgettable evening by dressing in traditional Indian clothes before partaking in an authentic dinner cooked by cameleers in the desert while enjoying live entertainment! Accommodation: - Hotel New Park (or similar). Transport: - Train 06:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Pushkar Orientation Walk
Before dawn, climb to the hilltop Savitri Temple and catch the sun rising over the towering Thar Desert mountains. Afterward, travel by bus ?? always an adventure itself in India ?? to the pink city of Jaipur, home to India?s second most visited site, the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds." Enjoy an orientation walk through the market stalls. Accommodation: - Bissau Palace (or similar). Transport: - Local bus 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Savitri Temple Climb - Orientation Walk
Opt to visit the City Palace with its fine collection of textiles and costumes or admire the mind-boggling architecture of Hawa Mahal. Discover more of the wisdom and history of the Mughals by wandering around the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700s, or opt to sit back and relax if you like - sipping a cocktail in any of the luxuriously converted palaces. Opt to get active by pre-booking a cycle tour or sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking a cooking class with a local family. If you arent afraid of heights, pre-book a balloon ride to get an aerial view of the pink city. Accommodation: - Bissau Palace (or similar). Included Activities: - Amber Fort Guided Tour Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Balloon Ride - Jaipur Cooking Class with a Local Family
If you want to see more of Jaipur before departing, pre-book the Cycle Tour and explore the city from a morning perspective. Accommodation: - Amaryatri Niwas (or similar). Transport: - Train 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Taj Mahal Guided Tour Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Cycle Tour
Spend the day getting to know Agra. Opt for a cycle rickshaw ride to visit Baby Taj and the Agra Fort, the Taj?s less famous?but no less impressive?sister monument, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, board an overnight train and wake up in Varanasi. Transport: - Basic overnight train (beds) 13:00 Hr(s)
Take an orientation walk along Varanasis ghats and through the old city. Afterward, opt to explore the temples and take in the spiritual energy of the city, or hop on a boat and sail the sacred Ganges River. If you take an evening boat ride, you will have the opportunity to witness a candle flower ceremony. Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
Another day, another adventure in Varanasi. Enjoy a free day to uniquely explore the spiritual capital of India. Opt to bathe in the sacred waters or visit Kashi Vishwanath, the Golden Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Varanasi is your oyster! Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar).
This will be a longer travel day as it may take up to 12 hours to reach the city of Lumbini. Settle in with your fellow travellers and get to know each other as you take in the scenery. Accommodation: - Hotel White Lotus (or similar). Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle: Bhair?haw? to Lumbini 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Border Crossing (Nepal) Additional Notes: It is possible for most nationalities to get a Nepalese visa at the border; you will need at least one passport size photograph and $25 USD. Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India, time wise.
Experience the Nepali rural life of Barauli Village. Take an orientation walk, visiting eco-friendly homes and learn about the Tharu lifestyle. Opt to venture to the Narayani river on a cycle tour. In the evening, immerse yourself in an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Accommodation: - Barauli Community Homestay (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Lumbini to Chitwan National Park 04:00 - 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Barauli Community Homestay - Barauli Village Orientation Walk
Enjoy a free day to explore the surrounding village and rice paddies before spending another night with the Tharu community. Opt to take a jeep safari through the diverse ecosystem of Chitwan National Park for a chance to witness rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys, and maybe even the elusive bengal tiger. Accommodation: - Barauli Community Homestay (or similar). Included Activities: - Barauli Community Homestay
Travel from the peaceful plains towards the mystical Himalayan mountains, stopping in Pokhara. Get your bearings in town on an orientation walk. Be sure to capture a panoramic group photo with the stunning Annapurna range backdrop. If you want to get your adrenaline flowing, pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara excursion when booking your tour. Accommodation: - Hotel Raraa (or similar). Transport: - Local bus: Chitwan National Park to Pokhara 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
In the morning, opt to travel out to Mt Sarangkot (1592m), only 5 kms northeast of Pokhara, for a spectacular Himalayan sunrise over the surrounding mountains. The walk back down through farms and forest to Pokhara is wonderful and takes between 2-2.5 hours. Accommodation: - Hotel Raraa (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch Included Activities: - Sisterhood of Survivors Project - Lakeside Bar Optional Extras to chose from: - Paragliding in Pokhara
Travel the last leg of this trip through the wild, rugged Himalayan landscape to Nepal?s capital and largest city, Kathmandu. Get a feel for the city on an orientation walk. As Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn, simply wander around and see where chance, fate, or the city may lead you. Check out world-famous Durbar Square, King?s Palace, the burning ghats at Pashupatinath, or Boudhanath Stupa. Accommodation: - Hotel Serenity (or similar). Transport: - Local bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu 07:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Kathmandu Orientation Walk Optional Extras to chose from: - Flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu Additional Notes: Want to take the fast route back to Kathmandu? Book the Pokhara to Kathmandu flight extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent about booking.
If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight on tour. Included Activities: - Departure Day Optional Extras to chose from: - Everest Flight Additional Notes: Please note that if you would like the opportunity to take the optional Everest flight, your departure flight must depart no earlier than 12pm.