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Set out on an epic journey to northern India and the rugged landscapes of Nepal. Explore the legendary Taj Mahal and the iconic monuments of Rajasthan, and join a family for a Hindu prayer session in a rural village. Then it’s onward to Nepal, where you’ll discover the dazzling stupas of Kathmandu, the wildlife of Chitwan National Park, and the spectacular mountain scenery of Pokhara.
Visit the highlights of Rajasthan
and Kathmandu and stay in a family
home in a rural Indian village.
Meet a Nepalese National
Geographic grantee who is working
to preserve ancient weaving
Spend a night in a Buddhist
monastery and participate in daily
rituals alongside the monks.
Itinerary - 17 Days
Day 1 — Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer
included through Women on Wheels, a G
Adventures–supported project that trains and
employs local women.
Day 2 — Delhi/Agra
Walk through Delhi with a
young adult from the G Adventures–supported
New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old
Delhi with our Chief Experience Offier (CEO) before an afternoon drive
to Agra. (1B)
Day 3 — Agra
Spend the day visiting the
highlights of the walled city of Agra, including
the famed Taj Mahal, the “Baby Taj,” and Agra
Day 4 — Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, exploring the
deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and
the village of Abhāneri, home to one of India’s
largest step wells (tank gardens). (1B)
Day 5 — Jaipur
Explore the “pink city” of Jaipur,
including the Amber Fort and the City Palace,
and view the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds. Enjoy a talk with a local historian
about India’s social fabric and customs. (1B)
Day 6 — Sāwarda
Drive to Sāwarda and step
back in time as we explore this traditional, rural
village. Meet the town elders to discuss life here.
a guesthouse in the village. (1B, 1D)
Days 7 & 8 — Delhi/Kathmandu
to Delhi. The next day, transfer to the airport
and catch a flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy our first
taste of Nepalese food at a welcome dinner.
Day 9 — Kathmandu
Spend the day exploring
Kathmandu. Visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the
world’s largest Buddhist stupas, and the medieval
city of Bhaktapur. Visit SASANE, the G
Adventures–supported Sisterhood of Survivors
project, to meet the women there and enjoy
lunch. Then, talk with one of the participants
to learn about the project firsthand. Later,
meet with representatives from the Himalayan
Indigenous Society and learn about National
Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi’s efforts to
preserve ancient weaving traditions in the Upper
Mustang region. (1B, 1L)
Day 10 — Pharping
Opt to take in breathtaking
views of Mount Everest on a morning
sightseeing flight. Explore Durbar Square, then
drive to Pharping for an overnight stay at a
Buddhist monastery guesthouse, participating in
daily riturals alongside the resident monks. Walk the trails of the surrounding forest. (1B)
Day 11 — Kurintar
Drive to Kurintar and
arrive at our nature lodge on the banks of the
Trishuli River. Choose from a variety of optional
activities, including nature walks or visits to local
villages. (1B, 1D)
Days 12 & 13 — Chitwan National Park
Drive to Chitwan National Park—a UNESCO
World Heritage site—for two days of nature
walks, boating, and a jeep safari in search of
rhinos, leopards, elephants, and elusive Bengal
tigers. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Days 14 & 15 — Pokhara
Drive across the
mountains to beautiful Pokhara. Go boating on
Phewa Lake and then hike to the World Peace
Days 16 & 17 — Kathmandu
Catch a flight back
to Kathmandu. The following day, depart at any
Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $1,299
Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed in
the itinerary. The optional scenic flight to Mount
Everest and the balloon ride in Jaipur are at an
Meals Included 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches,
5 dinners. Allow an additional $335–435 for
meals not included.
Transportation Van, bus, auto-rickshaw,
cycle-rickshaw, walking, plane, boat
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.