India and Nepal

Highlights in India:

            •    Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi Memorial in Delhi

            •    Tomb of Akbar at Sikandra, Humayun Tomb & Qutub Minar in Delhi

            •    Taj Mahal and  Itmad–ud–Daulas Tomb in Agra

            •    Fatehpur Sikri in Jaipur

            •    Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

 

Highlights in Nepal:

•   Sunrise View from Sarangkot for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna mountain panorama

•   Attractions in Kathmandu

             •   Kathmandu Durbar Square

             •   Swayambhu

             •   Patan

             •   Pashupatinath

             •   Boudhanath

             •   Bhaktapur

•   Attractions in Pokhara

             •   Phewa Lake

             •   Davis Fall

             •   Gupteswor Cave

             •   Seti Gorge

 

 

Trip Cost Includes:

             •   All ground transportation in private vehicles.
             •   Twin sharing accommodation in star hotels with breakfast

                         •   2 Nights in Delhi

                         •   2 Nights in Agra

                         •   2 Nights in Jaipur

              •   Twin sharing accommodation in star hotels with breakfast

                          •  4 Nights in Kathmandu

                          •  1 Night in Pokhara

              •   11 Breakfast and 2 Dinner

              •   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places 
              •   Licensed English speaking local tour guide in each country
              •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
              •   City Map and T Shirt

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will greet you and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities
Overnight: Hotel in Delhi

Meals: NO

 

Day 02 Guided sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, we head for New Delhi sightseeing. Delhi gives you two extremes. There is an Old Delhi, retaining the tradition, whereas New Delhi gives you a fine blend in terms of culture. Our itinerary covers full day guided sightseeing of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Laxmi and Narayana. India Gate – is located on Raj Path in New Delhi, Parliament House, Jama Masjid – largest mosque in India, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar. In the evening return to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel in Delhi

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03 Drive from Delhi to Agra
Morning drive to Agra. On the way, visit the tomb of Akbar at Sikandra. On reaching Agra,check into the hotel . Evening at leisure on your own.

Overnight: Hotel in Agra

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 04 Guided sightseeing in Agra

After breakfast, we go for tour of Agra which is famous for its Taj Mahal,  built by Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor, to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It has been a symbol of love ever since its construction. There are numerous other important monuments in Agra such as Agra Fort. It is a fantastic masterpiece of Indo Islamic architecture. It has many splendid buildings inside like Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan e Khas, Diwan e Am and Jahangiri Mahal. Also visit Itmad–ud–Daulas Tomb.

Overnight: Hotel in Agra

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 05 Drive from Agra to Jaipur

Today we drive to Jaipur. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a city founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It has fantastic buildings inside like Jama Masjid , The Buland Darwaza , Palace of Jodha Bai , Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal.

Overnight: Hotel in Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06 Guided sightseeing in Jaipur

Embark on a full day tour of Amber Fort situated on a hillock outside the city. Enjoy a thrilling joy ride on an Elephant up the hill. Explore the exquisite Sheesh Mahal inside the fort. It is also known as Palace of Mirrors and is very beautiful. The City Palace constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh is another popular sight. The regal grandeur of Jaipur has impressive assortment of gardens, courtyards and buildings with seamless fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Also visit JantarMantar – the royal Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Hawa Mahal– the Palace of Winds.

Overnight: Hotel in Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 07 Drive back Delhi and fly to Kathmandu

We drive back to Delhi to catch a flight to to Kathmandu. On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner

 

Day 08: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath Temple & Patan

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kasthamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth,  the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 09: Fly to Pokhara

After breakfast, transfer to airport for an early morning flight to Pokhara.
Pokhara: Situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is the second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic.

Phewa Lake is a semi natural freshwater lake at an altitude of 742m located in the south of the Pokhara  The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.The Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake and thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Davi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. The water that feeds the Davi’s Fall comes from the Phewa Lake, which follows a rocky stream to eventually rush down the waterfall and disappear. The passages that run under the ground are connected to the hole below the waterfall. The best time to view this spectacular sight is during the monsoon season when there is a high rainfall and the summer season. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Overnight: Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: Sunrise at Sarangkot, Paragliding (optional). Fly back Kathmandu
Just at a distance of 45 minute drive,  Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan mountains of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. After viewing the ethereal lightshow in the mountains, we can go for paragliding adventure (OPTIONAL) after breakfast in the hotel. Fly back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11: Guided Sightseeing in Bhaktapur City, Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhnath Stupa

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century.  Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering  array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms.  Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple  is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport.  Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 12:  Airport Transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

This tour can be arranged all through the year. But the best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.

Accommodation

We provide a star hotel accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place, a bar and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests.  You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.

Best Season

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.

Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD

India  Visa & Visa Fee

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. In Nepal, during the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us

Tour Guides

All our guides are licensed tour guides with good english and knowledge about the country

Documents for tour

  • Passport that has to be valid for 6 months after you return from your tour (keep a separate photocopy)
  • Flight Tickets
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended.

Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  + 977 9841414582