National Geographic Journeys: Explore India & Nepal (AHDNG)

Countries Visited: India, Nepal
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10
    Meals Included: 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Walk the backstreets of Delhi with a local guide, experience the essence of serenity with an overnight stay at a Buddhist Monastery, learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings), enjoy local living with an overnight homestay in a rural village

    Description
    Take 17 exceptional days to discover northern India's famed Golden Triangle and enjoy a priceless immersion in the heart of Nepalese culture. Explore the Taj Mahal and encounter the iconic colours of Rajasthan. Spend a night at a Buddhist monastery and meet with one of the brave women from SASANE, a program that trains former victims of trafficking to become paralegals. From big highlights to intimate moments, this unique itinerary is truly unforgettable.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    17 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DelhiDay 1 Delhi
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Women on Wheels Transfer (1.00-1.50 hours)
    Day 2AgraDay 2 Delhi/Agra (1B)
    Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra. Included Activities: Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project Old Delhi Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
    Day 3AgraDay 3 Agra (1B)
    Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Baby Taj Visit Agra Fort Visit
    Day 4JaipurDay 4 Agra/Jaipur (1B)
    Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of Indias deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 240km)
    Day 5JaipurDay 5 Jaipur (1B)
    Consider treating yourself to a night at the cinema. Going to see a Bollywood film in India is much more than what we are accustomed to in the west. The atmosphere, energy, and pure fun (not to mention volume!) has to be experienced to be believed. Included Activities: Amber Fort Visit City Palace Visit Meet a Local Historian
    Day 6SawardaDay 6 Jaipur/Sawarda (1B, 1D)
    The village is about 60km (37 mi) from Jaipur and has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions, including a unique sikh temple. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. Youll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and small stepwells. Included Activities: Local Village Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 55km)
    Day 7DelhiDay 7 Sawarda/Delhi (1B)
    Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 310km)
    Day 8KathmanduDay 8 Delhi/Kathmandu (1B, 1D)
    Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan, a restaurant that serves fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too). This is a slow-dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you. Included Activities: Nepalese Welcome feast Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Transport: Plane
    Day 9KathmanduDay 9 Kathmandu (1B, 1L)
    Spend the day exploring Kathmandu, including Boudhanath Stupa, one of the worlds largest Buddhist shrines, and the Royal City of Bhaktapur. After, visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) from some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch and lecture with one of the women who have graduated from the Sasane paralegal program. Also, visit a local home and learn about National Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi, who works to preserve ancient weaving traditions of the Upper Mustang region through the Himalayan Indigenous Society. Additional Notes: Some of the sites visited in Kathmandu were damaged in the earthquake in 2015. Restorations are ongoing to bring these beloved landmarks back to their previous glory. Included Activities: Bodhnath Stupa Visit Bhaktapur Excursion Sisterhood of Survivors Project Sasane Lecture Traditional Weaving and Indigenous Peoples Lecture Swayambhunath Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 10PharpingDay 10 Kathmandu/Pharping (1B)
    Experience the serenity of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The monastery guest house offers comfortable accommodations in a peaceful setting with balconies and private western-style bathrooms. There are approximately 200 monks in residence following the Nyingmapa tradition. This is a new monastery (2006), and income from the guest house directly supports it. Included Activities: Patan Durbar Square Tour Overnight at a Buddhist Monastery Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 25km)
    Day 11KurintarDay 11 Pharping/Kurintar (1B, 1D)
    Arrive at our remote lodge, which sits on a ridge amidst the hills and overlooks sandy beaches and a river. Forests cascade down the hillsides, enclosing tiny settlements of tribal people. Additional Notes: The lodge is only access by foot, so please expect a walk of approx. 30 to 45 minutes. Porters will be hired to carry our bags but please pack what you need for the night, as we will leave our larger bags in the vehicle. Included Activities: Neydo Monastery Sunrise chant Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 125km) Walking (0.50-0.75 hours)
    Day 12Chitwan National ParkDay 12 Kurintar/Chitwan National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend two nights enjoying cultural and wildlife excursions in and around Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP), the oldest national park in Nepal. Established in 1973, it became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Within its area of 932kmý (579 miý), RCNP is home to at least 43 species of mammals, 450 species of birds, and 45 species of amphibians and reptiles, including sambars, chitals, rhesus monkeys, tigers and langurs. Additional Notes: The specifics and order of activities may change, depending on the season and local conditions. Your CEO will confirm the exact activities and timing with the naturalists upon arrival at the lodge. Included Activities: Chitwan Area Boat Excursion Transport: Walking (0.50-0.75 hours) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours)
    Day 13Chitwan National ParkDay 13 Chitwan National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Explore Chitwan National Park and the village surrounding it. Activities can include a village walk, boating, nature walks, and a jeep safari in the park in search of rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, black bears, monkeys, and crocodiles. If we are very lucky, we may catch a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. This evening, also enjoy a Tharu cultural dance program presented by local Villagers. Additional Notes: **Please Note: The jeep safari is prohibited during monsoon season by the park authorities; monsoon season is from June-September, and sometimes it can last till October. Boating is also subject to the water levels in the Rapti River. Included Activities: Jeep Safari Chitwan Village Visit
    Day 14PokharaDay 14 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara (1B)
    Nestled in a tranquil valley at an altitude of 827m (2,713 ft), beautiful Pokhara lies on a once vibrant trade route between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalayas. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. It is popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
    Day 15PokharaDay 15 Pokhara (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy the early morning sunrise and mountain views from Sarangkot, go boating in Phewa Lake, and hike to the World Peace Pagoda. Visit a Tibetan refugee settlement to learn more about this community, visit a photo gallery and enjoy a local lunch. This afternoon, opt to try paragliding. Additional Notes: The hike up to the World Peace Pagoda can be quite strenuous and is all steps up and back down. If you are not feeling so energetic, please let the CEO know and you can opt out of this activity. Included Activities: Sunrise at Sarangkot World Peace Pagoda Excursion Phewa Lake Boat Tour Visit a Tibetan refugee settlement with local lunch
    Day 16KathmanduDay 16 Pokhara/Kathmandu (1B)
    Enjoy free time in the afternoon for exploring. Visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath, or the monkey temple. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn, and some travelers prefer to just wander, seeing where the city may lead them. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 17KathmanduDay 17 Kathmandu (1B)
    Feel free to depart at any time today, but remember that check out time from the hotel is 12:00pm. Included Activities: Departure Day
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    11/05/2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 4; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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