From the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park, our expert CEOs will take you through a region of unsurpassed natural beauty and spirituality before revealing to you the rugged Himalayan landscape of Nepal’s magical capital, Kathmandu.



Day 1 Delhi
Arrive in time for 2pm welcome meeting. In the evening visit the India Gate and Connaught Place.

Days 2-3 Jaipur
Travel to the 'Pink City'. Visit the Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort. Opt to watch a Bollywood film.

Day 4 Agra
Visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal by cycle-rickshaw.

Days 5-6 Orchha
Enjoy the peaceful rural charm of Orchha and visit the Orchha Palace Complex. Opt for a cooking class and lunch with a local family.

Days 7-8 Varanasi
Arrive to the holy city of Varanasi. Take an orientation walk along ghats and visit the old city. Enjoy ganges boat trips at sunrise and sunset.

Day 9 Lumbini
Cross into Nepal and visit the Buddha's birthplace, Lumbini.

Day 10 Chitwan National Park
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage site and explore the park by 4x4 safari.

Days 11-12 Pokhara
Set eyes on the beautiful scenery, including the Annapurna Range, in Pokhara. Take a Sarangkot sunrise excursion.

Day 13-14 Kathmandu 
Drive to Kathmandu, visiting Swayambhunath the Monkey Temple, en route. Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Meet some beneficiaries of the program and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) with some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch.

Day 15 Kathmandu
Optional Everest scenic flight. Depart at any time.


What's Included

  • India Gate and Connaught Place visit (Delhi)
  • Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal tour (Jaipur)
  • Taj Mahal entrance
  • Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
  • Orchha Palace complex visit
  • River Ganges boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony (Varanasi)
  • Varanasi orientation walk along the ghats and old city
  • The Buddha's birthplace visit (Lumbini)
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari
  • Sarangkot sunrise excursion (Pokhara)
  • Kathmandu orientation walk
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) visit
  • Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.)
  • Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, private van, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, tempo, 4x4, riverboat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), deluxe air-con tents (1 nt).


Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £739 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Start/Finish: Delhi to Kathmandu
  • Code: AHDK