Nepal & Rajasthan Explorer

Kathmandu - Mumbai

31 days through Nepal, India
FROM: $2650 USD + 1,140 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat, Camel
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Basic Hotel 12 nights
Camping 5 nights
Guesthouse 4 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 18, Lunches x 9, Dinners x 11
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
WHM
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip takes us through the great cities of Rajasthan, through the deserts and beyond to some of India's hidden gems, as well as to the highlights of Northern India.

Rajasthan is undoubtedly the most colourful part of India. Despite being such a harsh arid area that culminates in the Thar Desert, it's the juxtaposition of the deep orange and browns of the desert with the iridescent reds, yellows, blues and greens of the saris, dhotis, and turbans that create such a vibrant atmosphere. Add in the spectacle of the multi coloured spice market, spectacular sunsets over blood orange desert sands, the vivid deep blues of Jodphur town houses, and the mirror whites of Udaipur and you get a feel for what awaits the traveller in Rajasthan.

The chaos of Varanasi can be a bit of a shock to the system, but add in the history and culture of the Mogul heartlands around Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Delhi and the splendours of the Pink City ofJaipur and you have a glimpse of India you will not forget. In Nepal we travel through the foothills of the Himalayas, visit Chitwan National Park and Kathmandu, allowing us to see the contrast between these two countries.

This is a great trip to show you the highlights of northern India, a little bit of Nepal, and the depth of rural life in India’s northwest. Small hotels and guesthouses with limited camping make this an easy journey, but there are some long distances to cover, sometimes where road conditions aren’t the best.

Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing

At dawn drift down the holy River Ganges in Varanasi

Guided tour of the famous erotic temples at Khajuraho

Explore the peaceful grounds of the Itmad Ud Daulah mausoleum, often described as a 'draft' of the Taj Mahal
Visit the Agra Red Fort and see some of the most exquisite architecture of the Mughal Period
Day 1 - Kathmandu (20th September 2020)

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.

Please note: If joining in Kathmandu you will be met by a local guide on the first day where you will have a brief meeting at 6pm. On the second day you will be transported by private transport to Chitwan National Park where you will join your overland leaders and truck!

Please note that many of the options listed below 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 oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley

Entrance: 300 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

Visit Durbar Square, the heart of the old town from where kings once ruled

Entrance: 1,500 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 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 - Chitwan NP (21st September 2020)
Day 3 - Chitwan NP (22nd September 2020)
Day 4 - Gorakhpur (23rd September 2020)
Day 5 - Varanasi (24th September 2020)
Day 6 - Varanasi (25th September 2020)
Day 7 - Khajuraho (26th September 2020)
Day 8 - Khajuraho (27th September 2020)
Day 9 - Khajuraho (28th September 2020)
Day 10 - Agra (29th September 2020)
Day 11 - Agra (30th September 2020)
Day 12 - Jaipur (1st October 2020)
Day 13 - Jaipur (2nd October 2020)
Day 14 - Delhi (3rd October 2020)
Day 15 - Delhi (4th October 2020)
Day 16 - Delhi (5th October 2020)
Day 17 - Bikaner (6th October 2020)
Day 18 - Jaisalmer (7th October 2020)
Day 19 - Jaisalmer (8th October 2020)
Day 20 - Jaisalmer (9th October 2020)
Day 21 - Jodhpur (10th October 2020)
Day 22 - Jodhpur (11th October 2020)
Day 23 - Udaipur (12th October 2020)
Day 24 - Udaipur (13th October 2020)
Day 25 - Udaipur (14th October 2020)
Day 26 - Mandu (15th October 2020)
Day 27 - Mandu (16th October 2020)
Day 28 - Ajanta (17th October 2020)
Day 29 - Ellora (18th October 2020)
Day 30 - Mumbai (19th October 2020)
Day 31 - Mumbai (20th October 2020)

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