Northern India & Nepal

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4.5 Based on 27 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Festivals and events
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal
Start in New Delhi and end in Kathmandu, the tour "Northern India & Nepal" is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, New Delhi and 5 other destinations in Nepal and India. "Northern India & Nepal" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

To travel between Delhi and Kathmandu, from the bustling cities of the Indian plains to the peace and tranquillity of the highest mountains on Earth, is one of the most beautiful and fascinating journeys in Asia. For culture, the Taj Mahal, 'the Pink City' of Jaipur and the holy city of Varanasi are the highlights. We also follow the footsteps of Buddha, visiting the sacred Buddhist sites of  Sarnath and Lumbini. For nature, spotting rhino in Nepal's Chitwan National Park or the first view of the mighty Himalayas will provide lasting memories.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 27 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Wonderful trip - do it!
“A brilliant trip capturing all the chaos, filth, colour and magic of India & Nepal . The memories are too many to detail but will last a lifetime.Personally I loved every day- I stayed healthy throughout sticking to a vegetarian diet and using loads of anti bacterial hand gel. The food was delicious & i am sure Ive put on a few pounds.The group was also great - a perfect mix of solo travellers and couples and we all got on very well.The organisation behind the scenes by exodus was excellent - our guide in india and first part of Nepal, Jatin was always calm, reassuring & charming. The travel involved some changes due to road closures and a train cancellation but jatin always did his best to rearrange schedules & keep us informed. We covered long distances so there are some long days being jolted around in the bus so be prepared, but the good humour of the group, amazing scenery and a few snacks helped pass the time. I found it helpful to download some music or I player podcasts to listen to en route. Also a blow up pillow and big scarf or blanket for when the air con made it chilly.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 02 2019
5 - Excellent
What an amazing journey!
“An amazing and enlightening journey with a great group of people. We saw both city and countrywide and visited many incredible landmarks along the way. We learnt lots about India it's religion and culture. Lead by the most caring and considerate guide.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 29 2018
4 - Very Good
Great, varied trip
“Concise itinerary of some key sights in Northern India and Nepal. Varied sights covering important Moghal, Buddhist, Hindu sites, mixed with wildlife, rural landscapes, lakeside resort and Himalayan vistas.Good pace, not too rushed, not too many bus trips, chance to experience overnight rail journey. Good standard of hotels, good breakfasts with local and Western choices. Trip was considerably enhanced by having Mayank as our leader.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 03 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent jam-packed adventure
“After a fair amount of research into which trip/company to select, I opted for this one. I opted for this trip for a few reasons - I'd previously done another excellent trip with Exodus, only 1 overnight train (just enough!), the itinerary sounded fascinating with some different places included to other similar tours. I was extremely pleased with my choice - an adventure from start to finish, amazing places, loads learned, a fabulous group and a brilliant tour leader.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Delhi; afternoon free.
  • Day 2: Visit Humayun's Tomb and New Delhi; afternoon drive to Jaipur.
  • Day 3: Full day sightseeing Jaipur, including City Palace and Amber Fort; evening free.
  • Day 4: Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Day 5: Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal and later visit the Red Fort; overnight train to Varanasi.
  • Day 6: Arrive Varanasi; afternoon visit to Sarnath site of Buddha's first sermon
  • Day 7: Dawn boat ride on Ganges visiting bathing ghats; free afternoon; evening witness the Ganga Aarti ceremony.
  • Day 8: Cross border to Nepal; to World Heritage Site of Lumbini.
  • Day 9: Drive to Chitwan National Park; optional ox cart ride in Tharu village and evening dance performance.
  • Day 10: Chitwan National park;  included jeep safari and dug out canoe excursion.
  • Day 11: Bird watching, breakfast then drive to Pokhara with views of the Annapurnas on route.
  • Day 12: Sunrise over mountains; free day to explore or optional walk to Sarankot.
  • Day 13: Follow Marsyangdi and Trisuli rivers to Kathmandu.
  • Day 14: Optional Everest flight; visit Pashupatinath and Bodnath; free time.
  • Day 15: End Kathmandu.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners included
Transport
  • Transfer for group flights 
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to New Delhi and from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northern India & Nepal tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northern India & Nepal tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Northern India & Nepal tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Northern India & Nepal tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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