India, with its vast landmass, diversity of cultures, and the massive population is a country of intrigue and excitement. This country will amaze you as you visit the Capital of the nation, New Delhi, then travel to India’s third-largest city, Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City” for its unusual rose-colored sandstone architecture. Agra, the site of the famous Taj Mahal, which sits on the banks of the Yamuna River is the next stop. This stunningly beautiful, and possibly the most extravagant monument ever built for love in the world, will ignite your imagination and leave you with a feeling of other-worldliness. Finally, the tour continues to Varanasi, the holiest site in India, where thousands of Hindu pilgrims tour its temples and bathe in the Ganges River.
After exploring some of the most incredible sights in India, you will visit Nepal, just over the border.
Nepal! The land of Never Ending Peace and Love. This leg of the journey will offer you an insight into Nepal’s rich ancient cultures and history. During your stay, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley and discover a wealth of exciting and notable landmarks. While you are in Kathmandu, you will find that in just a 10-kilometer radius there are more heritage sites gathered together than in any other place in the world. A hike to Nagarkot to see the world’s highest and most extensive mountain range is a highlight of this visit. You will see a huge part of the Himalaya Mountain Range spread out before you, from the aspect of the Ganesh Himal.
A fantastic vista awaits you here, from Dhaulagiri in the West to the Sagarmatha (Everest) region, in the East.
Tibet, (China), lies on an average elevation of 4000 m. The country of Tibet, a land of remarkable landscapes and ancient Buddhist Culture, where monasteries, artistically decorated by the Buddhist Monks dot the scene, and the centuries-old caravan trail is situated. This area is an entirely new experience and one you will be glad you have explored. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, and it is here that the famous and historically interesting Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama is situated. Many beautiful monasteries will capture your attention as you explore this city.
Day 01: – Arrive Delhi
We meet you in the Airport and transfer to hotel and rest day.
Day 02: – Full day in Delhi Tour
Full day in Delhi Tour of Delhi including Red Fort n, the Jama Masjid – the biggest mosque in the India, the Raj Ghat the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi; India Gate an Arch of Commemorative victory; Presidential residence Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament Sansad Bhavan and Government buildings of the secretary; Connaught place, commercial and managerial center. Overnight in the Hotel in Delhi.
Day 03: – Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast leaves Delhi, drive about 5 hours to Jaipur, a charming Old Indian city. Visit Amber Fort – the old capital of the State up to 1728. Visit the Jantar Mantar or astronomical observatory. The Palace of Rajput, paintings of Mughal and weapons and the impressive Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 04: – Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra. On the way to Agra stop at the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great to commemorate the birth of his son. Visit the red stone mosques, courtyards, and the palace.
Day 05: – Full Day in Agra
Visit TajMahal (built by the Shajahan in 1631 to harbor his favorite queen’s body, Mumtaz Mahal). The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort, and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Moghul Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Overnight in Agra.
Day 06: – Agra – Varanasi
After Breakfast Departure by plane/train with destination Varanasi the holiest site in India where thousands of Hindu pilgrims tour its temples and bathe in the Ganges River. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 07: – Varanasi – Kathmandu
Early morning Boat ride on the Ganges, see people taking a bath at the river with the sound of bells and oil lamps. See the Ghats where Hindu’s dead body is cremated after breakfast leaves to Nepal by plane. Meet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel, if we got a time Visit Monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 08: – Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also, visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 09: – Kathmandu- Pokhara take a flight or drive 25 minutes / 6 hrs
We can take the short flight to Pokhara with magnificent mountain view, or drive by private car/tourist bus takes 6 hrs through scenic highway. Pokhara unique charm derives from its all-year-round splendid climate and its stunning close views of magnificent Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail Mountain (6997m), and the mighty Annapurna. Enhancing Pokhara’s appeal is Phewa Lake at the foot of massive peaks a mere 25 km away. Pokhara celebrates mountains and its people, most famously the Gurungs and Magars, who form the core of the renowned Gurkha soldiers.
Walk around the Fewa Lake in the afternoon and take a boat ride. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake. Spend leisurely evening.
Day 10: – Early morning sunrise view to Srangkot and day tour to Pokhara
Wake up very early morning and drive to Sarangkot about a 40-minute drive. Spend time enjoying some incredible sunrise views of the Annapurna Peaks glowing in hues of orange & gold in the rays of the morning sun – what you’ll see is quite unforgettable and well worth the trouble of waking up early. Get back to your hotel in time to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast; you will leave for a tour of Davids falls, caves and Tibetan Refugee Camp, Be back at your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Pokhara. Have a leisurely stroll over the beach side of Lake enjoying the evening.
Day 11: – Pokhara- Trishuli River Rafting – Chitwan National Park (150M- 815M)
After breakfast drive to the rafting site (Trisuli River for Whitewater Rafting). It takes approx. 2 and a half hrs drive from Pokhara to our point of departure for our rafting adventure, at Charaundi Village, on the bank of the Trisuli River. We begin rafting in a languid pleasurable fashion to get the feel of the motion on a raft. Drive onto Chitwan National Park. Wildlife in Royal Chitwan National Park includes the greater one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer and barking deer as well as a wide variety of birdlife. With a bit of luck, there is always the chance of glimpsing the leopard, sloth bear, and Royal Bengal tiger.
Day 12: – Full day in Chitwan National Park
There are several activities to choose from ranging from jeep safaris to elephant safaris, bird watching, nature walks, village walks, etc. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife. Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. After lunch, traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. At the evening, farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Day 13: – Chitwan- Kathmandu
Early in the morning, after tea, you can have bird watching or another elephant ride. Then drive to Meghauly and fly back to Kathmandu. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the lifestyle of Nepalese. Also, you can repurchase some memories and gifts for your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in a hotel.
Day 14: – Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (usually) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 15: – Kerung – Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Day 16: – Tingri/Lhaste – Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at Yak hotel.
Day 17: – Xigatse – Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 18: – Gyantse – Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Flora Hotel.
Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 21: – Lhasa – flight to your onward destination
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to your onward destination.