Trip reference number: 443
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
Meet fellow travellers in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Go in search of Tigers in Chitwan National Park and take in the beauty of the Taj Mahal and the Amritsar Golden Temple in India. Dare to cross in to Pakistan and journey to where 3 mountain ranges meet, before entering Iran and visiting the sites of ancient Persia. Armenia awaits with monasteries and churches of old before ending your journey in Yerevan.PLEASE NOTE: This is an Exploratory trip with several new areas for Oasis. Things will change and we may not do everything on the itinerary, but equally we may visit lots of places not listed. Basically come with an open mind and an easy going attitude for an adventure of a lifetime! Days 1 to 4 Nepal
Chitwan National Park – in search of Rhino, Leopard and Tiger.
Varanasi – Sacred water of the Ganges River.
Days 5 to 10 Kanpur – white marble temple of Shri Radhakrishna.
Orchha – little visited temples, forts and palaces.
Taj Mahal – see this stunning building at sunrise.
Fatephur Sikri – world heritage site.
Days 11 to 14 Delhi – modern day capital.
Amritsar – golden temple.
Wagah border ceremony with Pakistan.
Days 15 to 18 Pakistan
Lahore – Moghul architecture 5 centuries in the making.
Grand trunk road to Islamabad.
Days 19 to 31 Transfer to jeeps - overnight Naran
Cross the Babussar Pass (4175 m) and drive the Karakorum Highway to Fairy Meadows
Optional trek to the base camp of the 8000m + peak of Nanga Parbat
Rama in Astore Valley - a luxuriant pine forested area
Tarashing - hike to Herrlikoffer Base Camp on the opposite side of Nanga Parbat. Free time in the village looking at local life
Magnificent drive through the plains of Deosai National Park to Skardu
Satpara lake & Satpara Buddha
Shigar valley and fort - area known as Little Tibet
Gilgit and Kargah Buddha (7th Century) - hopefully see a famous Polo Match!
Karimabad (Hunza Valley) - Surrounded by 7000m peaks we visit Altit and Baltit Forts
Karakorum Highway to Passu
Borit lake - we hike to Passu Glacier and cross Gulkhin Glacier on foot
Hussaini suspension bridge - cross if you dare!
Walking tour of Karimabad town and melt water channels
Sunset at Duikar view point (3000m)
We take the original Karakorum Highway, following the Indus River, to Besham
Continue to Islamabad, stopping off in the pine forests along the way
Days 32 to 40 City tour of Islamabad and a visit to Taxila Museum
Flexible itinerary – following old Overland routes to Peshawar and Quetta
Days 41 to 50 Iran
Zahedan – town close to tri point of borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Kerman - Ganjali Khan Caravanserai
Yazd – Zoroastrian history
Tehran – cosmopolitan and frenetic capital.
Esfahan - explore this historic and beautiful city
Tabriz - explore the 35km labyrinthine bazaar and the Blue (Kabud) Mosque
Days 51 to 52 Armenia
Yerevan – World-famous brandy distillery 52 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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