One of the best tours of India you'll find is our 13-days India and Nepal journey. It will amaze you with its abundance of fascinating, stunning, and exotic sights and sounds. Adventure travel in India doesn't get any better, or more exciting. You'll visit many of India's most important and significant cities, including New Delhi, the nation's capital and third-largest city; Jaipur, known as the "Pink City" for its unusual rose-colored sandstone architecture; Agra, site of the Taj Mahal, the world's most famous monument to love; and Varanasi, the holiest site in India, where thousands of Hindu pilgrims tour its temples and bathe in the Ganges River to gain religious merit. You'll continue to Nepal, which few countries on Earth can match for its combination of spectacular scenery, exotic culture and hospitable people.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival Day in Delhi
  • Explore day in delhi
  • Delhi-Jaipur
  • Explore day in Jaipur
  • Jaipur-Agra
  • Agra-Varanasi
  • Arrive Varanasi and Explore
  • Varanasi to Lumbini
  • Explore day in Lumbini
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Explore Patan, Bungmati & Khokana
  • Departure day from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrival Day in Delhi
Altitude: 239m/ 784.12ft

Welcome to Delhi, India! a monumental city with a vibrant mix of old and new teeming bazaars, stately British boulevards, powerful Mughal palaces and forts, and intricate, ethereal towers, temples and tombs.

You will be met on arrival at the international airport by a representative of Indus Travels and escorted by private vehicle to the hotel. While the room keys and check-in are organized, our representative will brief you about the tour program and hand over the documents to you. Overnight Delhi .

Day 02:

Explore day in delhi
Altitude: 239m/ 784.12ft
Place we visit: Chandni Chowk(busiest market), Raj Ghat and Qutb Minar

Breakfast at the hotel in New Delhi.

Our adventure begins in Old Delhi, the Mughal capital established by Shah Jahan in 1638. At the famous Red Fort, where Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the flag of newly-independent India on August 15, 1947, we trade our car for bicycle rickshaws. Weaving through the warren of crooked, congested alleys off Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest and busiest bazaars, we will see that the traditional workmanship for which India is well known still thrives. We will also visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site, and the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Afternoon visit Qutb Minar, a stunning 240-foot minaret – the tallest in the world – surrounded by an elaborate complex built in the Indo-Islamic architectural tradition.  Overnight Delhi. 

Day 03:

Delhi-Jaipur
Altitude: 431m/ 1414.04ft
Distance: 260km/6 hours
Place we visit: Johori Bazaar

Breakfast at the hotel in New Delhi. After breakfast we drive towards the “Pink City” of Jaipur - Rajasthan’s capital, the origin of Jaipur’s nickname becomes immediately apparent as we enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that rise at every turn. In the late afternoon explore the old city on own or pick an INDUS EXEPERIENCE of your choice in Jaipur.

Jaipur is an excellent place to enjoy unparalleled shopping and people watching. Spend time in the oldest and busiest of markets in the walled city, Johori Bazaar, a true feast for the senses. Aromatic spices fill the air, while oxcarts, rickshaws, cows, bejeweled women and men with shocking pink turbans jostle through the labyrinthine streets. Overnight Delhi.

Day 04:

Explore day in Jaipur
Altitude: 431m/ 1414.04ft
Place we visit: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal

Breakfast at the hotel in Jaipur.

This morning we will drive a short distance outside of the city to Amber Fort and Palace. Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of town, the palace was constructed in the 1590s by Maharaja Man Singh, the commander of Akbar’s army, and was largely motivated by the highly defensible location. This is a beautiful and very well preserved structure, built on four levels and surrounded by ruins, which served as the backdrop for the Mira Nair movie “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.” And in the afternoon we return to the city for a look at the grand Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). This magnificent structure was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discretely watch the grand processions along the main street, City Palace and impressive Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer to which this city owes its name. Overnight Jaipur 

Day 05:

Jaipur-Agra
Altitude: 169m/ 554.46ft
Distance: 232km/5hours
Place we visit: Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal

Breakfast at the hotel in Jaipur.

After breakfast we will continue overland to Agra. We will stop en route at Fatehpur Sikri, the eerily abandoned capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. Akbar built this city to celebrate the birth of his son and future heir to the thrown, Emperor Jahangir. While Akbar is believed to have been illiterate, he took great interest in the arts and architecture; Fatehpur Sikri is one of his masterworks. Sadly, it served as a capital for little more than a decade, eventually abandoned for lack of accessible water. Arriving Agra in time for sunset at the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). You will long remember this scene as the Taj changes color and mood, its marble walls reflecting the pinks and mauves of the receding sun. Overnight Agra. 

Day 06:

Agra-Varanasi
Altitude: 169m/ 554.46ft
Place we visit: Agra Fort
Breakfast at the hotel in Agra.

We may choose to revisit the Taj to witness its shifting facades at sunrise. After breakfast, we set out to explore the Agra Fort, the work of Akbar the Great, who built it over the course of eight years (1565-1573). The fort was successively occupied by Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan; the latter died here, imprisoned by his son, left to gaze at the Taj Mahal he had built.

After lunch drive to Delhi and drop to Anand Vihar Railway Station for train to Varanasi (Mughal Sarai). Overnight on board train

Day 07:

Arrive Varanasi and Explore
Altitude: 81m/ 265.74ft
Place we visit: Sarnath, Evening Arati at Varanasi

Upon arrival at Mughal Sarai (20 km from Varanasi). Pick up & transfer to hotel at Varanasi, the center of Hindu culture. A holy city dedicated to Shiva, Varanasi has survived the centuries because of its sanctified place in Indian religious life. Late this afternoon take an excursion to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sarnath. At the museum, see excavated pillars from the Maurya dynasty (323-185 B.C.) and ancient stupas. Late evening cruise the Ganges River at sunset to witness the evening aarti prayer ritual. Overnight Varanasi.

Day 08:

Varanasi to Lumbini
Altitude: 2600m/ 8530ft
Distance:350km/9.5 hours

Breakfast at the hotel in Varanasi

Take an early morning boat ride to see the pilgrims gathering on the ghats to bathe in the sacred Ganges as the city begins to come alive in the misty light of dawn. Afterwards, we will go back to the hotel for breakfast.

Continue overland to Lumbini. (And Nepal Service starts). Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 09:

Explore day in Lumbini
Altitude: 2600m/ 8530ft
Placer we visit: Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house

After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 10:

Fly to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

Today after breakfast, we drive for one hour to Bhairahawa from Lumbini. And fly to Kathmandu, which takes 30 minute to reach Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, check in hotel and free to explore or take rest in your hotel.

Day 11:

Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Place we visit: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

After having breakfast we will go for the exploration of Kathmandu valley and our journey starts from the exploration of Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare, whichis one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. At the Southern end of Durbar Square there is a place of one of the most curious attractions in Nepal i.e.  Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains 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.

We will visit to swayambhunath temple; this temple is lovingly called the 'monkey temple', for the innumerable monkeys that have made the temple their permanent residence. Swayambhunath is a stupa based on top of hill, from where we can generally view the scenery of Kathmandu Valley.

Today after breakfast, we will drive towards Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupati is considered as the main shrine to the devotees not only of Nepal but to the Hindus people around the world. Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures.  Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple. They can have good view of the temple complex from Slesmantak forest-- a forest across Bagmati River.

 After exploring the Pashupatinath temple, we move towards our next destination that is Bouddhanath Temple, it is located at 5km east from the center of Kathmandu. Bouddhanath is one of the largest Stupas in South Asia and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 12:

Explore Patan, Bungmati & Khokana
Altitude: 2229m/7312ft
Place we visit: krishna mandir of Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Sunset in Nagarkot

Today after breakfast we move towards the patan, Lalitpur is the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces.Krishna Mandir is one of the grandeur of the square was built in 1637 by the king Siddhinarsingh Malla. The square has been unrestrainedly adorned by the Bhimsen Temple, Manga Hiti, Vishwanath Temple, Jagannarayan Temple, Golden Temple and numerous. Take the pleasure of discovering this Patan Durbar Square which has been entitled in the World Heritage Site. Krishna Mandir is Kathmandu's finest stone wrought monument.

After exploring Krishna Mandir, we move towards Bungmati and khokana town. Bungmati is a small town located at 10 km south from heart of Kathmandu. Bungmati is famous for its hundreds of master wood carver and sculpture producers.  From Khokana, Bungmati is 15 minutes walk. In these village visitors can see typical Newari houses. The best time to visit Bungmati and Khokana is in October and November because at that time the whole village looks beautiful and that view visitors enjoy must. After exploring Bungmati and Khokana we drive to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 13:

Departure day from Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Free day for shopping and Deparuture

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore town of kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Transfer to airport on time and our trip ends here.

Price: US $ per person

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Boat Ride on river Ganges
  • “Aarti Ceremony” on the banks of River Ganges
  • Transportation by Air-conditioned Coach as per the Itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per package details
  • English Speaking Guide in each City
  • All applicable taxes
  • Train fare from Delhi-Varanasi
  • Entrances fees at all sightseeing spots
  • (Anand Vihar DEL / Mugal sarai VNS )
  • All the Lumbini Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the Itinerary
  • One way flight from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu
  • All the Kathmandu Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the Itinerary
  • All the sightseeing by private vehicle in Lumbini and Kathmandu
  • 2 nights stay at 3 star standard hotel in Lumbini on BB plan
  • 3 nights stay at 3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • Final departure

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified as per itinerary
  • Camera fees
  • Tips, gratuity and porterage
  • Personal expenses/ incidentals (laundry, phone calls)
  • International tickets / Domestic Tickets
  • Anything unmentioned in the inclusion
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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