Start:
Kathmandu, Nepal

Finish:
New Delhi, India

Group size:
Min 1 , Max 12 ( 4 person work groups)

Ages:
Min 12

Meals:
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation:
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Guesthouse (1 nt), Heritage Property (2 nts), Hotel (7 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

Transport:
Auto rickshaw, Bus, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train

Travel Itinerary

Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.

Days 3-5 Chitwan National Park

Home to tigers, one-horned rhinos, leopards and hundreds of other species, beautiful Chitwan National Park covers hundreds of square kilometres of forests, grasslands and flood plains.

Day 6 Lumbini

A great pilgrimage site due to being where Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born, Lumbini is awash with monasteries, temples and saffron-coloured robes.

Day 7 Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.

Day 8 River Ganges Boat Trip

Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.

Days 9-10 Varanasi

Varanasi, with its twisting alleys and colourful inhabitants, is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and a place that has been held sacred since its inception.

Days 11-12 Orchha

Meaning 'hidden', Orchha is a small village with a grand history and is covered with 16th-century temples and buildings still standing proud.

Day 13 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Days 14-15 Delhi

It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.

2 person per room  ( we will email you face book links or contact  for all the students so you can comunicate and pick your roommate )

Notes:

A single supplement is available on this trip. Contact us
















 

Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Arriving in Kathmandu, walk through a maze of bazaars, visit the 'Monkey Temple', join pilgrims at Boudhanath Stupa and see the burning ghats at Pashupatinath.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 2

Days 3-5 Chitwan National Park

Explore the Chitwan National Park to experience some of Asia's best wildlife viewing. Enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River, before setting off on a guided tour of the park. Look out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and the infamous Nepalese wild chickens.

ACCOM: GUESTHOUSE - 1, LODGE - 2

Day 6 Lumbini

Travel to the border town of Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Buddha.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 1

Day 7 Varanasi

The change of scenery from Nepal to India is immediate. Enter Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, and be greeted by holy cows ambling along the highway.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 1

Day 8 River Ganges Boat Trip

What better way to experience the sacred River Ganges than by boat? Journey down the waterway and experience life on India’s holy river. Enjoy a delicious meal before spending a night camping on the riverbank.

ACCOM: CAMPING (WITH BASIC FACILITIES) - 1

Days 9-10 Varanasi

One of the world's oldest living cities, Varanasi is a hive of religious life. Take in this ancient city on a walk through its maze of alleyways, shops and stalls. In the evening, witness an unforgettable candle flower ceremony by the river.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 1, OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN - 1

Days 11-12 Orchha

Explore the historical palaces and grand buildings that are untouched by modern life and lie scattered across the countryside of Orchha. Test culinary skills at a cooking demonstration and visit a unique papermaking plant.

ACCOM: HERITAGE PROPERTY - 2

Day 13 Agra

Visit the Red Fort, take a rickshaw tour and see the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the finest monuments ever constructed.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 1

Days 14-15 Delhi

The adventure concludes in India's capital Delhi- alive with historical sites, museums, galleries and endless bazaars. The ruins of Qutb Minar, the Indira Gandhi Museum and Birla House are all worth visiting.

ACCOM: HOTEL - 1

Included activities:

Agra - Cycle rickshaw tour, Agra - Red Fort, Agra - Taj Mahal, Chitwan - Crocodile breeding centre, Chitwan - Guided jungle trek & canoe ride, Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple, Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple & Heritage Park, Orchha - Cooking class, Orchha - Orchha Palace, Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony, Orchha - Taragram visit, Varanasi - Old city walking tour, Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride, Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony