G Adventures - 14 Night Moderate Tour Package14-Nights Delhi to Kathmandu on a Shoestring-18-to-Thirtysomethings

Tours offered from April 17th, 2018 - November 3rd, 2019

Starting from only $1,061.00 (USD)

Tour Overview

Delhi to Kathmandu on a Shoestring India and Nepal are less places to see than places to do, and this fast-paced 15-day tour ensures you live every moment to the fullest. With other youthful travellers, you'll sail the Ganges, have the opportunity to take a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, and breathe deeply in the Himalayas of Nepal. It's a mix of classics like the Taj Majal and backpacker faves like Pushkar wrapped up in a riot of colour. And we do the planning but leave the choice of excursions up to you. Don't explore South Asia ? live it.HighlightsExplore the vibrant streets of urban India, sail down the Ganges, get a glimpse of traditional life in small villages, experience a jeep safari in Chitwan NP, Learn to make traditional Nepalese dumplings, marvel at Nepal's mountain views.AccommodationSimple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (11 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (2 nt).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 18, avg 14.Meals Included1 lunchWhat's IncludedG Adventures for Good: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Barauli Village Orientation Walk, Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Pokhara. India Gate and Connaught Place visit (Delhi). Guided tour of the Amber Fort (Jaipur) and the Taj Mahal (Agra). Savitri Temple sunrise hike (Pushkar). Visit to Buddha's birthplace (Lumbini). Orientation walks in Pushkar, Jaipur, Varanasi, Pokhara, and Kathmandu. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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G Adventures: Delhi to Kathmandu on a Shoestring

Day 1 Delhi
After the group meeting in the afternoon, there will be a short orientation walk of Delhi, visiting Connaught Place by metro and walking to India Gate.Additional Notes: Please note that if you arrive after 14:00, you may miss the welcome meeting and orientation tour.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Delhi Orientation Tour

Day 2 Delhi/Pushkar
After settling into our accommodation, we will have an orientation walk around Pushkar, including the lake, ghats, and also the the 14th century Brahama temple. Spend some time this afternoon exploring the markets, or jump on a camel and head out for a sunset ride in the desert.Included Activities: Pushkar Orientation WalkTransport: Train

Day 3 Pushkar/Jaipur
Before dawn on Day 3 we climb to the hilltop Savitri temple to watch the sunrise over this holy place. Following that, we travel to the city of Jaipur.Included Activities: Savitri Temple Climb Orientation WalkTransport: Local bus

Day 4 Jaipur
In Jaipur, your CEO takes you on an included tour of the Amber Fort, which seems to cling to the surrounding hills. Opt to visit the amazing City Palace with its fine collection of textiles and costumes or the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds". There are so many things to do with your free time in Jaipur. You may want to discover more of the wisdom and history of the Mughals by wandering around the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700's or opt to sit back and relax if you like -- sip a cocktail in any of the luxuriously converted palaces, now operating as 5 star hotels.Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour

Day 5 Jaipur/Agra
Travel by early morning train to the Muslim city of Agra, site of India?s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Enjoy a guided visit to this icon of Mughal architecture.Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided TourTransport: Train

Day 6 Agra/Varanasi
In your free time, opt to ride a cycle rickshaw and visit the Baby Taj and Agra Fort.Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)

Day 7 Varanasi
There is an included orientation walk of the city, and you can opt to take a boat out onto the sacred Ganges River. If you take an evening boat ride, you will have the opportunity to witness a candle flower ceremony.Included Activities: Orientation Walk

Day 8 Varanasi
Enjoy free time to explore Varanasi.

Day 9 Varanasi/Lumbini
Today we leave India and travel to Nepal. This will be a longer travel day -- it may take up to 12 hrs total to reach the city of Lumbini.Additional Notes: It is possible for most nationalities to get a Nepalese visa at the border; you will need at least one passport size photograph and $25 USD. Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India, time wise.Included Activities: Border Crossing (Nepal)Transport: Train Private Vehicle

Day 10 Lumbini/Chitwan National Park
Take an orientation walk of Barauli town, then opt for a bike ride. Enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community.Included Activities: Barauli Community Homestay Barauli Village Orientation WalkTransport: Private Vehicle

Day 11 Chitwan National Park
Enjoy a free day to explore the surrounding village and rice paddies before spending another night with the Tharu community. Opt to take a jeep safari through Chitwan National Park.Included Activities: Barauli Community Homestay

Day 12 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara
Travel from the plains to the mountains by bus. Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range. Opt to travel out to Sarangkot (1592m), only 5 kms north east of Pokhara, for a spectacular sunrise of the surrounding mountains. The walk back down through farms and forest to Pokhara is wonderful and takes between 2-2.5 hours. Paragliding is another option during your stay here.Included Activities: Orientation WalkTransport: Local bus

Day 13 Pokhara
Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Explore Pokhara during free time in the afternoon. Opt to go paragliding over Pokhara lake.Included Activities: Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Meals: (1L)

Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu
If time permits, enjoy a short orientation walk of Kathmandu with your CEO upon arrival. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn, and some travellers prefer to simply wander, seeing where chance, fate, or the city may lead them.If you have the time, be sure to check out world-famous Durbar Square, the King?s Palace, the burning ghats at Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa on your own.Included Activities: Orientation WalkTransport: Local bus

Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits.Additional Notes: Please note that if you would like the opportunity to take the optional Everest flight, your departure flight must depart no earlier than 12pm.Included Activities: Departure Day

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Tuesday April 17th, 2018 - Tuesday August 28th, 2018
    from $1,061.00
  • Tuesday September 4th, 2018 - Tuesday September 25th, 2018
    from $1,249.00
  • Tuesday October 9th, 2018 - Tuesday October 30th, 2018
    from $1,299.00
  • Tuesday November 6th, 2018 - Tuesday February 26th, 2019
    from $1,349.00
  • Tuesday March 5th, 2019 - Sunday March 31st, 2019
    from $1,299.00
  • Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 - Sunday September 29th, 2019
    from $1,249.00
  • Tuesday October 1st, 2019 - Tuesday October 29th, 2019
    from $1,299.00
  • Sunday November 3rd, 2019 - Tuesday December 24th, 2019
    from $1,349.00