Multi-Day Tour

Explore India & Nepal (17 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Delhi, India To Kathmandu, Nepal

Valid for Departures: 25 Feb 2018 - 22 Dec 2019

Explore India & Nepal (17 days)

Day 7

Sawarda/Delhi

Day 11

Pharping/Kurintar

Day 12

Kurintar/Chitwan National Park

Day 13

Chitwan National Park

Day 14

Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
None None
Day 1 Delhi: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 2 Delhi/Agra: Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra. Included Activities: City Walk Old Delhi Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Agra, India
None Breakfast
Day 3 Agra: Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Baby Taj Visit Agra Fort Visit
Day 4
Agra, India
None Breakfast
Day 4 Agra/Jaipur: Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Jaipur, India
None Breakfast
Day 5 Jaipur: Consider treating yourself to a night at the cinema. Going to see a Bollywood film in India is much more than what we are accustomed to in the west. The atmosphere, energy, and pure fun (not to mention volume!) has to be experienced to be believed. Included Activities: Amber Fort Visit City Palace Visit Meet a Local Historian
Day 6
Jaipur, India
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Jaipur/Sawarda: The village is about 60km (37 mi) from Jaipur and has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions, including a unique sikh temple. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. You'll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and small stepwells. Included Activities: Local Village Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Sawarda/Delhi
None Breakfast
Day 7 Sawarda/Delhi: Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 8 Delhi/Kathmandu: Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Transport: Plane
Day 9
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Kathmandu: Spend the day exploring Kathmandu and surrounding areas, including Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest Buddhist shrines. Also visit the Royal City of Bhaktapur, exploring Hindu temples, pagodas and monuments, including the stunning wood-carved palace in Durbar Square. After, visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch and lecture with one of the women who have graduated from the Sasane paralegal program. Additional Notes: Some of the sites visited in Kathmandu were damaged in the earthquake in 2015. Restorations are ongoing to bring these beloved landmarks back to their previous glory. Included Activities: Bodhnath Stupa Visit Bhaktapur Excursion Sisterhood of Survivors Project SASANE Lecture Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast
Day 10 Kathmandu/Pharping: Experience the serenity of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The monastery guest house offers comfortable accommodations in a peaceful setting with balconies and private western-style bathrooms. There are approximately 200 monks in residence following the Nyingmapa tradition. This is a new monastery (2006), and income from the guest house directly supports it. Included Activities: Swayambhunath Temple Visit Traditional Weaving and Indigenous Peoples Lecture Overnight at a Buddhist Monastery Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
TBD
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 Pharping/Kurintar: Arrive at our remote lodge, which sits on a ridge amidst the hills and overlooks sandy beaches and a river. Forests cascade down the hillsides, enclosing tiny settlements of tribal people. Additional Notes: The lodge is only accessed by foot, so please expect a walk of approx. 30 to 45 minutes. Porters will be hired to carry our bags but please pack what you need for the night, as we will leave our larger bags in the vehicle. Included Activities: Neydo Monastery Sunrise Chant Transport: Private Vehicle Walking
Day 12
Kurintar/Chitwan National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Kurintar/Chitwan National Park: Spend two nights enjoying cultural and wildlife excursions in and around Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP), the oldest national park in Nepal. Established in 1973, it became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Within its area of 932km² (579 mi²), RCNP is home to at least 43 species of mammals, 450 species of birds, and 45 species of amphibians and reptiles, including sambars, chitals, rhesus monkeys, tigers and langurs. Additional Notes: The specifics and order of activities may change, depending on the season and local conditions. Your CEO will confirm the exact activities and timing with the naturalists upon arrival at the lodge. Included Activities: Chitwan Area Boat Excursion Transport: Walking Private Vehicle
Day 13
Chitwan National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Chitwan National Park: Explore Chitwan National Park with expert local guides. Activities can include a village walk, boating, nature walks, and jeep safari in search of rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, monkeys, and crocodiles. Also meet with a local tiger “technician” who will give a presentation about Nepal Tiger Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of tigers in Nepal. Our expert will join us on a jeep safari to teach us how tigers are tracked, protected and monitored, with help from the local community. If we’re lucky, we may catch a glimpse of one of these elusive great cats. This evening, return to the lodge and enjoy a Tharu cultural dance program presented by local Villagers. Additional Notes: The jeep safari is often prohibited during monsoon season by the park authorities; monsoon season is from June-September, and sometimes it can last till October. When the park is inaccessible, we will search out wildlife in the surrounding forest which is unfenced and just as likely to view animals. Boating is also subject to the water levels and local conditions on the Rapti River. Included Activities: Jeep Safari Chitwan Village Visit Chitwan Tiger Experience
Day 14
Chitwan National Park/Pokhara
None Breakfast
Day 14 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara: Nestled in a tranquil valley at an altitude of 827m (2,713 ft), beautiful Pokhara lies on a once vibrant trade route between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalayas. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. It is popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 15
Pokhara, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15 Pokhara: Hike up to Sarangkot and enjoy the sunrise and sweeping Annapurna Himalayan views. Later hike to the brilliant World Peace Pagoda, a stunning monument built by Buddhist monks from Japan. After, visit a Tibetan refugee settlement to learn more about this community, visit their photo gallery and enjoy a local Tibetan lunch. This afternoon, opt to try paragliding or go boating in Phewa Lake. Additional Notes: The hike up to the World Peace Pagoda can be quite strenuous and is all steps up and back down. If you are not feeling so energetic, please let the CEO know and you can opt out of this activity. Included Activities: Sunrise at Sarangkot World Peace Pagoda Excursion Tibetan Refugee Settlement
Day 16
Pokhara, Nepal
None Breakfast
Day 16 Pokhara/Kathmandu: Enjoy free time in the afternoon for exploring. Visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath, or the monkey temple. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn, and some travelers prefer to just wander, seeing where the city may lead them. Transport: Plane
Day 17
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast
Day 17 Kathmandu: Feel free to depart at any time today, but remember that check out time from the hotel is 12:00pm. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Discover northern India’s famed Golden Triangle and get immersed in Nepalese culture on a 17-day journey. Explore the Taj Mahal and encounter the iconic colors of Rajasthan. Spend a night at a Buddhist monastery and meet with one of the brave women from SASANE, a program that trains former victims of trafficking to become paralegals. From epic sights to intimate encounters, every moment packs a big punch.

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