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From the Taj Mahal to the Himalayas

India & Nepal in 17 Days, 15 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of India's Golden Triangle combined with an unforgettable trip through Nepal, home to the Himalayas.

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    Chitwan
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    Kathmandu
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    Patan
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    Pokhara
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    Agra
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    Delhi
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    Jaipur

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Itinerary

Fall in love with the colours of bustling Delhi, climb the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and be fascinated by the breathtaking beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Let the Newar architecture of the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan seduce you. Cruise around Phewa Lake at the foot of the Himalayas, spotting rhinos, leopards, and Bengal tigers in Chitwan National Park.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to India. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Delhi
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Arrive in the capital of India and transfer to the hotel for check-in.* Delhi retains the impressive architectural legacy of its Islamic conquerors, along with a spectacular historical centre. The rest of your day is free to rest or to get to know this lively, fascinating city. Overnight stay in Delhi.

*You will have the option to book early check-in at an additional cost in the next step of the reservation process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
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2794 Reviews

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3rd Day: Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and the lively Chandi Chow Street. Ride a rickshaw around the Red Fort, the former residence of the Imperial Family. Admire the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, explore New Delhi, passing through the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun, the majestic government buildings and the Presidential Palace. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2794 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of Old Delhi

Moderate

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included
Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Moderate

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4th Day: Delhi - Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave by road to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was built in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Its architecture is a magnificent confluence of Hindu, Jain and Mughal architectural styles. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to get to know this vibrant city. In the evening light, the pink and orange buildings exude a magical glow, complemented by the vibrantly attired Rajasthanis and camel-drawn carts that are characteristic of Jaipur's streets. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Note: the route is approximately 257 km long.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Golden Tulip Jaipur or similar
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2698 Reviews

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5th Day: Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, on your way to the Amber Fort. Explore the majestic Amber Fort with a Jeep transfer. In the interior, cross the premises of the palace Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with beautifully bright pieces of mirror. Continue to tour the city of Jaipur including a visit to the Palace of the Maharaja, former royal residence, where a part of it has been converted into a museum. Also experience the wonder of the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world, made of marble. Overnight stay in Jaipur. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Golden Tulip Jaipur or similar
tripadvisor rating

2698 Reviews

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Activities

included
Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds

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Visit to the Amber Fort

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City Tour of Jaipur

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6th Day: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Agra and along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive historic town. Next, pass by Buland Darwaza, the largest gate in the world. Arrive in Agra and enjoy a world of contrasting colours of red sandstone and white marble with an irresistible charm that made this the favourite city of the Mughals. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afterwards visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Inside the fort, discover the picturesque Pearl Mosque. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Agra.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royale Regent or similar
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123 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit Fatehpur Sikri

Moderate

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7th Day: Agra - Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, experience the legendary splendour of the Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river and a universal symbol of love. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his beloved wife. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon drive back to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Note: The route is approximately 210 km long.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
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2794 Reviews

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Activities

included
Taj Mahal Visit

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8th Day: Delhi - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Kathmandu. Arrival to the capital of Nepal, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. The largest urban agglomeration in Nepal, with 2.5 million inhabitants, includes sister cities like Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi and Bhaktapur. The capital of the country is located at 1,400 metres high in a bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

625 Reviews

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9th Day: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Bhaktapur, known as the City of the Devotees, to admire the great architectural beauty of this royal city of the Kathmandu Valley. Also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur  is the best-preserved historical centre in the valley. The Royal Palace stands out, with a grand embossed entrance door, as does the Nyatapola Temple, known as the Temple of the Five Roofs for it's five magnificently sculpted storeys, making it one of the highest in the country. Later, continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan Temple located in the Changu village and dedicated to the god Vishnu. From here, take in the amazing views of the surrounding valley. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

625 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Bhaktapur

Moderate

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10th Day: Kathmandu - Patan - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we recommend an optional Mount Everest flight-seeing excursion.* Head to the Kathmandu Valley through Asan Tole, the main street of the capital's oldest shopping area, which offers a vivid display of local Nepalese life. Discover the Nepalese culture and experience everyday life through the bustling and narrow streets and courtyards of the city. Visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where you can see the Kumari Temple and the exteriors of the Taleju Temple and Kala Bhairav. In the afternoon, explore Swayambhunath Stupa, located at the top of a hill, to contemplate the beautiful landscape of the Kathmandu Valley. Later, discover the old city of Patan and visit its Durbar Square, the oldest of the three in the valley. See the Royal Palace, home to beautiful patios and ornate windows and sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu. Afterwards, head to the Temple of the Living Goddess Kumari, who looks out onto the balcony to receive the greetings of the devotees. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

*Optional Mount Everest Flight-Seeing Excursion: Have the experience of a lifetime during a one-hour long sightseeing trip on a fixed-wing aircraft. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide by below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion. Return to Kathmandu to begin the rest of the day's sightseeing. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

625 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Kathmandu

Moderate

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included
Excursion to Patan

Moderate

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Optional
Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Light

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11th Day: Kathmandu - Chitwan
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road* to Chitwan, passing by scenic landscapes. Arrive and get settled at the hotel. In the afternoon, set off on a 1-hour nature walk to explore the beautiful surrounding area, scattered with cabins inhabited by the indigenous Tharu tribe, who have lived in the forests surrounding Chitwan for hundreds of years. After a delicious dinner, enjoy a Tharu Stick Dance Show, performed by local farmers, for an insight into Chitwan’s cultural roots. Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Important note: due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

*The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan will now take approx. 7 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Machan Country Villa or similar
tripadvisor rating

110 Reviews

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Activities

included
Nature Walk & Tharu Cultural Dance

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12th Day: Chitwan
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Rise early in the morning and enjoy a coffee/tea break before heading off to Chitwan National Park to seize the day and the tranquillity of the natural environment during the quiet hours of the morning. The area surrounding Machan Country Villa is a true paradise for birdwatchers, so keep your eyes peeled for some of the rare species. Enjoy a nature walk with a naturalist expert who can point out the abundant birdlife before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast. Afterwards you will get to know the behaviours and characteristics of the majestic Asian elephant. Enjoy lunch included. Continue your adventure with a 3-hour jeep safari through the jungle towards the shores of the Narayani River, where a traditional boat awaits to take you on a tranquil cruise. Look out for local wildlife such as crocodiles and water birds before returning to the shore. In the evening, enjoy an informative presentation by a jungle expert to learn more about this unique eco-system. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Machan Country Villa or similar
tripadvisor rating

110 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Chitwan National Park

Light

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13th Day: Chitwan - Pokhara
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off for Pokhara.* En route, visit Bandipur Village, a small hilltop settlement and an amazing example of Newar culture. This charming village is home to precious 18th-century architecture, a number of small cafes and shops. Continue to Pokhara, nestled in a quiet, forest-covered valley. Arrive, get settled at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the fantastic views of the Himalayas and the five Annapurna peaks. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Important note: due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

*The drive from Chitwan to Pokhara will now take approx. 8 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Chitwan to Pokhara to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. If you opt for the flight, you will not be able to visit Bandipur Village.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pokhara Choice Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

409 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bandipur Village Visit

Moderate

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14th Day: Pokhara
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early in the morning to Sarangkot to see the sunrise over the Himalayas, if weather conditions permit. Located at 1592 metres above sea level, it is the most popular spot to enjoy the magnificent views of the Pokhara Valley and the mountains. Afterwards, take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, see the beautiful Devi Waterfall and explore the Sacred Cave of Gupteshwor. Continue to the bustling Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a pleasant traditional place, full of merchants selling fabrics, food and gold, among other authentic Nepalese products. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Pokhara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pokhara Choice Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

409 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Phewa Lake & Old Bazaar Pokhara

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Sunrise over the Himalayas in Sarangkot

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15th Day: Pokhara - Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head back to Kathmanduenjoying the spectacular scenery along the way.* Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Important note: due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

*The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will now take approx. 12 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

625 Reviews

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16th Day: Kathmandu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a guided visit to Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, one of the largest in the world and icon of Nepal, sits on an octagonal base and is surrounded by the houses of the Lamas. Afterwards, discover Pashupatinath Hindu Temple from the east bank of the river, the most important and oldest of the Kathmandu Valley, which is dedicated to Shiva and surrounded by an exuberant natural environment. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to stroll through the city or make some last-minute purchases. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

625 Reviews

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17th Day: Kathmandu - US
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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport and check-in for your return flight back to the US. Night on board. (Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US today or the following day.) 

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Tour of Old Delhi

Included activity for day 3 in Delhi

Explore Old Delhi, seeing sites like the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and Chandi Chow Street. End at Raj Ghat, where Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Duration 03:15h Approx.

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Moderate

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Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Included activity for day 3 in Delhi

Embark on a tour of New Delhi with a spectacular panoramic view of the city, where you will be stopping by its most emblematic sites, including the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun and the Presidential Palace.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Visit to the Amber Fort

Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur

Embark on an exciting Jeep transfer to the atmospheric Amber Fort! Here you can see the palace of Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with bright pieces of mirror, all the while imagining the glamorous lives of the Maharajas.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

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City Tour of Jaipur

Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur

Discover Jaipur on a city tour, including the illustrious Palace of the Maharaja, home to an informative museum. Afterwards, get to know a little about India's scientific achievements at the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Suggested activity for day 10 in Everest

One hour long sightseeing on a fixed-wing aircraft. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US- Delhi, Kathmandu - US.*
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  • Flights: Delhi - Kathmandu.**
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  • 15 nights accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 15 breakfasts and full-board in Chitwan with 1 lunch and 2 dinners.
  • Transfers with an English-speaking assistant in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Boat ride on Phewa Lake and Narayani River.
  • Private transfers in Delhi, airport-hotel-airport, with complimentary bottled water.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
  • Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Indian visa and Nepalese Visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are traveling to India with a U.S. passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details: https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

If you are travelling to Nepal with a US passport, you will require a Nepalese visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Nepalese Embassy for further details: https://us.nepalembassy.gov.np/

*Due to the customs rules of the Indian governemnt, you must confirm at the departure desk in the US whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made, especially if not flying through Delhi. Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will certainly need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes.

**Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

India:

***India: The order of the itinerary may differ depending on your arrival day at the destination.

Monday/ Friday: 2 nights in Delhi at the beginning, 1 night in Delhi at the end.

Tuesday/ Saturday: 1 night in Delhi at the beginning, 2 nights in Delhi at the end.

Nepal:

Please note that due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan will now take approx. 7 hours. The drive from Chitwan to Pokhara will now take approx. 8 hours and the drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will now take approx. 12 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024.

To considerably reduce travel time, we can offer the following flight options:

  1. From Kathmandu to Chitwan
  2. From Chitwan to Pokhara
  3. From Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • India
  • Nepal
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity beyond date of visa application and two blank passport pages.

    • Visa

      A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or online E-Visa application one month before arrival in the country.

    • Currency

      Indian Rupee.

    • Language

      Hindi and English.

    • Electricity

      220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.

    • Health

      High levels of air pollution during winter (October to February). Northern cities are the most affected.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 5:30.

    • Other useful information

      Foreigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.incredibleindia.org/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Expected or similar hotels. In the case of change, the accommodation provided will always be of an equal or superior category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected.

    Babies: 0 - 3 years (sharing bed with parents). Possibility to request a cot (limited availability).

    Children: 4 - 13 years old. Additional bed.

    Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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