Northern India & Nepal

Kathmandu - Delhi

24 days through Nepal, India
FROM: $3290 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat
Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Basic Hotel 5 nights
Camping 3 nights
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 9
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

There is no better way of visiting Northern India, than balancing it with Nepal. chalk and cheese, or chaos and calm. In Nepal, we hike through the gentle foothills, through rural villages, overlooked by the mighty Annapurnas; we stay in beautiful heritage homes in remote towns and villages and we look for the tigers and rhinos of Chitwan National Park.

Crossing into India, the frenetic pace of life is amplified to a crescendo on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi and in the hustle and bustle of Delhi. Our route takes us through the heartland of the Mogul Empire with its fabulous monuments and forts; the Taj Mahal may be the most famous, but Agra's Red Fort and Akbar's great city of Fatehpur Sikri have to be seen to be believed. Then on into Rajasthan to the beauty and charm of the Pink City of Jaipur and the incomparable Amber Palace.

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
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
Day 3 - Nuwakot
Day 4 - Pokhara
Day 5 - Pokhara
Day 6 - Annapurna Region
Day 7 - Annapurna Region
Day 8 - Bandipur
Day 9 - Bandipur
Day 10 - Chitwan NP
Day 11 - Chitwan NP
Day 12 - Gorakhpur
Day 13 - Varanasi
Day 14 - Varanasi
Day 15 - Khajuraho
Day 16 - Khajuraho
Day 17 - Khajuraho
Day 18 - Agra
Day 19 - Agra
Day 20 - Jaipur
Day 21 - Jaipur
Day 22 - Delhi
Day 23 - Delhi
Day 24 - Delhi

Alexander S

Enjoyed the outdoor, countryside activities and the balance between group activities and individual freedom

Danielle V

Nepal. India was really nice, but really fast going if you just come from Nepal :) One month before departure I mailed Dragoman with the question if we really need to bring matrasses and sleeping bagd. Since matrasses are expensive to buy and a lot to carry. At the beginning of the trip we found out there was no camping at all, it has changed. And they told me it was known about 6 weeks at that time. So we got wrong info what cost money. I now initianaries can change, but it would be nice to mail the people about it that already booked it. Or make sure you know about the changes in the trips you sell.

Sharon D

Enjoyed most the time spent at the Annapurna Eco Lodge, and Agra

Charlene B

There is no specific day or place I liked most but the whole trip, the people on the truck and our amazing guides made it an unforgettable experience.

Douglas R

The flexibility allowed to leader to improve itinerary based on his experience .