Perfect for travellers looking to explore India after trekking Nepal, this 15-day trip offers a colourful bookend to the pristine serenity of Nepal’s Himalayan mountains. Our expert CEOs will guide you through the unforgettable city of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, before taking in the unsurpassed natural beauty and spirituality of India. From the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park, you’ll find ways to feed your spirit as well as your sense of adventure.
Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Kathmandu/Pokhara
Get to know the beautiful city of Kathmandu with an orientation walk in the morning, followed by free time to explore. Opt to get up close to the world’s highest mountain with the Everest Flight. Later, drive to Pokhara.
Day 3 Pokhara (1L)
Visit nearby Sarangkot for a sunrise walk with breathtaking views of the Annapurnas. Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Meet some beneficiaries of the program and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) with some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch.
Explore Pokhara with some free time in the afternoon. Opt to go paragliding over Pokhara and soak in the views.
Day 4 Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park (1D)
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area.
Day 5 Royal Chitwan National Park
Explore the park on a 4x4 safari before a walk through the village and rice paddies. Settle in for another night with your Tharu community hosts.
Day 6 Royal Chitwan National Park/Lumbini
Travel to Lumbini and visit Buddha’s birthplace. Enjoy an orientation walk and explore with some free time.
Day 7 Lumbini/Varanasi
Cross the border into India and board a train to the holy city of Varanasi, arriving at night.
Day 8 Varanasi
Enjoy a sunrise boat tour along the Ganges before walking along the ghats and exploring the old city. In the evening, return to the river for a sunset boat trip and see a different side of Varanasi.
Day 9 Varanasi/Orchha
Enjoy free time in this holy city and opt to visit Sarnath. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Orchha.
Day 10 Orchha
Arrive in Orchha and visit Tarragram, a unique paper-making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. After, enjoy free time. Opt to witness an evening puja.
Day 11 Orchha/Āgra
Enjoy Orchha’s peaceful rural charm and visit the Orchha Palace complex. For lunch, opt to take a cooking class with a local family and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Later, board a train for Agra.
Day 12 Āgra/Jaipur
Visit the iconic Taj Mahal at sunrise. Afterwards, travel to the "Pink City" also known as Jaipur.
Day 13 Jaipur
Get to know Jaipur on an orientation walk and stop for a photo at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Explore the impressive Amber Fort before some evening free time. Opt to watch a Bollywood film or enjoy a drink in a converted palace.
Day 14 Jaipur/Delhi
Drive to bustling Delhi and visit the India Gate and Connaught Place.
Day 15 Delhi
Depart at any time.
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