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Embark on an adventure tour of Nepal and India, from the rich wildlife of the Himalayan foothills, across the sacred River Ganges, to the birthplace of Buddha. Between Kathmandu and Delhi see the pilgrimage to the ghats of Varanasi, tip-toe through the most exciting places to visit in Delhi and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra. An adventure that will bring all your senses alive, this trip through Nepal and India is an incredible way to see the best of the region.
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Nepal is a country of superlatives. It’s in the Himalayas and the country has eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains and 240 peaks over 20,000 feet. And, of course, it is home to Mount Everest, the highest point on earth (let’s give it its Nepalese name: Sagarmatha).
India is the second most populated country in the world, just behind China. Its slogan, ‘Unity in Diversity’ sums up the country rather well, and its citizens are deeply proud of this fact. All of the world’s major religions put in an appearance here, the best represented being Hindu (hence the many ‘sacred’ cows causing traffic jams in the capital, New Delhi!) as well as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists. The hustle and bustle is virtually constant, but there are always peaceful, spiritual spots that you can escape to easily. With a population of over 1.1 billion (2007 est.) it’s not really a surprise that it’s a bit noisy!
Days 1-2 Kathmandu
Arriving in Kathmandu, walk through a maze of bazaars, visit the 'Monkey Temple', join pilgrims at Boudhanath Stupa and see the burning ghats at Pashupatinath.
Days 3-5 Chitwan National Park
Explore the Chitwan National Park to experience some of Asia's best wildlife viewing. Enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River, before setting off on a guided tour of the park. Look out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and the infamous Nepalese wild chickens.
Day 6 Lumbini
The final stop in Nepal is the border town of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Explore the ruins of Buddhist monasteries.
Day 7 Varanasi
The change of scenery from Nepal to India is immediate. Enter Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, and be greeted by holy cows ambling along the highway.
Day 8 River Ganges Boat Trip
What better way to experience the sacred River Ganges than by boat? Journey down the waterway and experience life on India's holy river. Enjoy a delicious meal before spending a night camping on the riverbank.
Days 9-10 Varanasi
One of the world's oldest living cities, Varanasi is a hive of religious life. Take in this ancient city on a walk through its maze of alleyways, shops and stalls. In the evening, witness an unforgettable candle flower ceremony by the river.
Days 11-12 Orchha
Explore the historical palaces and grand buildings that are untouched by modern life and lie scattered across the countryside of Orchha. Test culinary skills at a cooking demonstration and visit a unique papermaking plant.
Day 13 Agra
Visit the Red Fort, take a rickshaw tour and see the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the finest monuments ever constructed.
Days 14-15 Delhi
The adventure concludes in India's capital Delhi - alive with historical sites, museums, galleries and endless bazaars. The ruins of Qutb Minar, the Indira Gandhi Museum and Birla House are all worth visiting.
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The minimum age is 18 years old. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!
Hotel (7 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Heritage Property (2 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
Bus, Jeep, Private vehicle, Cycle rickshaw, Auto rickshaw, Train
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Allow USD $300 for meals not included.
This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.
Our Real Gap Experience Tours are guided tours that are run through our (other) favourite travel companies. Typically, most of your travel will be on a bus/coach and you will stop off at a number of different destinations in your chosen country. We won’t be able to offer you a buddy list for these trips as people will book through different companies.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
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Best eye opening experience ever, great people , great atmosphere, food amazing, breathtaking, outstanding culture , and we don't know how lucky we are!!!
Sailing down the river Ganges for two days, and seeing the candle light ceremony, and the Taj Mahal was breathtaking!!!!
Being my first trip!!! You never need as much as you think you need lol so pack light!! Always take water purification tablets with you where ever you go.
Amazing, life changing, loved every minute!
I can't choose just one thing- the jungle walk was amazing! Sleeper train to Orchha, Glamping, seeing a baby rhino, climbing onto endless cycle rickshaws around Varanasi. I'm pretty sure I've got post-India depression right now.
-Don't be picky about the clothes you take, try and travel as light as possible. -Even if the activities are optional, do them! -Don't get stressed when things on your trip don't go to plan.
A colourfull, spiritual, chaotic mindblowing experience!
flight over himalaya, jungle tour, indian food, Taj Mahal, colours, hinduism and buddhism, camping on riverside Ganges
bring clothes of a light fabric that will cover your shoulders and legs just let it all happen