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India and Nepal Tour - 10 Days

A tour of India and Nepal, takes you on a captivating tour of two amazing countries; India and Nepal. The trip begins with India's golden triangle; Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and then to Kathmandu, Nepal, and finally to Darjeeling, offering you an extraordinary, and enriching journey through stunning landscapes, astounding architecture, and incredible cultures.

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A tour of India and Nepal, takes you on a captivating tour of two amazing countries; India and Nepal. The trip begins with India's golden triangle; Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and then to Kathmandu, Nepal, and finally to Darjeeling, offering you an extraordinary, and enriching journey through stunning landscapes, astounding architecture, and incredible cultures.

Day 01:  Arrival in Delhi, India

At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. The rest of the day is free and easy, for you to rest, relax, and explore the nearby streets and bazaars of Delhi, India's largest and capital city. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi

We will visit Old Delhi, the seventh city built by Shah Jahan known as Shahjahanabad, which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1638. The Old City, has several architecturally magnificent buildings, built by the Mughals and Turks, such as the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque built in 1656, the Purana Qila, a 16th century fortress, Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, the Lotus Temple, a flower like temple that has won many architectural awards worldwide, and the three World Heritage Sites; the Red Fort, the Shahjahan's palace grounds with massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, and Humayun's Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

The New Delhi town, designed to be a symbol of British power and supremacy, took about 20 years to build. Here, we visit Rashtrapati Bhawan, the National Museum that has over 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years, the India Gate, a war memorial archway inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris,  Jantar Mantar, an observatory to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets, and Rastrapati Bhawan, India's Presidential Palace. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi to Jaipur: 265 km, 5 hours

Then we drive to Jaipur, en route, we pay a visit to the 86 foot-high Lord Shiva statue at the Shiv Murti Mandir Complex in Delhi.

Jaipur, the capital and largest city in the state of Rajasthan, is also known as the Pink City of India, painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales during the rule of Sawai Ram Singh. We explore attractions in Jaipur that include the City Palace, an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture, the vast palace complex occupies nearly one-seventh of the Pink City and is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings, Jal Mahal or Water Palace, a Rajput styled architecture palace in the center of the Maansarovar lake, and Jantar Mantar, the UNESCO World Heritage Observatory which was built by Raja Jai Singh. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Jaipur

Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy that is rich in heritage, culture and architecture, with splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, and beautiful temples. We will begin the tour with the Amber Fort or Amber Palace, known for its artistic Hindu style elements with large ramparts, and series of gates and cobbled paths, overlooking the Maota Lake. Constructed from red sandstone and marble, the opulent palace was home to the Rajput Maharajas. You can also enjoy elephant rides and shop at the bazaar. Other places of interest include Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Birla Mandir, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur to Agra: 251km, 2 hours

We drive to Agra and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, considered to be the greatest Indo-Islamic architectural achievement that incorporates design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. It was built as a symbol of love in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess, by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River.

We then visit the Agra Fort, a 380,000 m2 (94-acre) fort with a semicircular plan and seventy feet high walls, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next we tour the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, another mausoleum termed as a "jewel box", and sometimes the "Baby Tāj" because it is regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal with walls made up from Rajasthani white marble encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations. Overnight in Agra.

Day 06: Drive to Delhi airport then fly to Kathmandu: 205km, 4 hours drive, 90 minutes flight

We drive to the Delhi airport and catch an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. After check-in, you may leisurely explore the streets of Thamel, Kathmandu's primary traveller's haven, bustling with activity offering streets of trekking gear, walking gear, pashminas, winter clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, traditional and continental cuisine, foreign exchange, pubs, clubs, etc.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 07: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We depart in the morning to the Pashupatinath temple, a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the Bagmati River. We then tour Boudhanath, one of the holiest and largest Buddhist stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. We will visit the Patan Darbar square that has heritage buildings representing the four kingdoms (Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur) in Nepal, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next we visit Bhaktapur, an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, with the best preserved palace courtyards in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. Prominent structures are the Nyata-Pola Temple, a 5-story pagoda erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 5-month period from late 1701 into 1702, the world famous Golden Gate, cited as "the most lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom; it is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings", and the 55 Window Palace that has a balcony of fifty-five windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving, built during the reign of King Yaksha Malla in 1427 AD. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 08: Fly to Bhadrapur then drive to Darjeeling: 135 km, 4 hours

From Kathmandu, we board a plane to Bhadrapur, the "tea city" of Nepal, situated on the right bank of the Mechi River, Nepal's eastern border with Bihar, India. From there, we begin our journey to Darjeeling in West Bengal, a hill station on a steep mountain ridge, surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations. Located in the Lesser Himalaya or the Mahabharata Range at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m), Darjeeling gives you spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the majestic Everest on a very clear day. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Darjeeling

We rise very early to watch the exquisite sunrise over a spectacular 250km stretch of Himalayan horizon, including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8475m) to the far west, and the great five-peaked snow fortress, Khangchendzonga, at Tiger Hill (2590m), 11km south of Darjeeling, above Ghum.

Next, we tour the Ghum Monastery,  a Tibetan Buddhist monastery built in 1875  by Lama Sherub Gyatsho, a monk from Mongolia and has a 15-feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha. Then we visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, established to encourage mountaineering as an organized sport in India, the gleaming white Japanese Peace Pagoda, perched on a hillside, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Toy Train.

We can also visit one of the 78 tea estates or tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills that cover over 17,500 hectares of land, producing over 9 million kg of tea per year. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 10: Final departure: fly to Delhi: 95km, 3 hours

We drive to Bagdogra airport, 58 km from Darjeeling, and depart to Delhi.

Important Note : 

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.

What Is Included

  • Pickup and drops from airport and hotel(s)
  • All accommodations on twin-shared basis
  • All ground transportation by private ac deluxe coach
  • Breakfast during the entire tour
  • English speaking, trained and experienced guide and local staff
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur, toy train tickets in Darjeeling and monument entry fee as per itinerary
  • Domestic airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur airport
  • All government and local taxes; and permits

What Is Not Included

  • Indian visa fee
  • International airfare incluing  delhi to Kathmandu and Bagdora to Delhi
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Expenses of personal nature such as snacks and beverages, lunch and dinner, laundry, tips for guides and porters etc
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tours or extra activities other than what is provided in the Itinerary
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